Hypothetical NBA Trades

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  1. Prefect Brown Belt

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    Here is a fun one that I came across that I think could have happened. Rodman and Kukoc to the Suns for Barkley.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...1170077_1_bulls-dennis-rodman-charles-barkley

    I don't know if it would have made the Bulls better. Dennis Rodman was an incredible third option. This guy here did a study on Dennis Rodman using a bunch of analytics and came to the conclusion that for what Dennis Rodman offers, he should in some all in draft be drafted before a lot of players that are conventionally thought to be better. Finding a 28-30 ppg scorer is a lot easier to come buy than a guy who plays excellent defense and can pull down 16-18 boards a game. I would recommend reading this link below. But the argument runs basically the same line in how in fantasy baseball, the number one or two best shortstop should be drafted very high since there is bigger gap between the very top shortstops and the rest of the field than in the gap between the best short stop and the best fantasy baseball player at any position. It is interesting but Rodman from this guys analytics is an outlier that only has Bill Russell as a equal comparison.

    https://skepticalsports.com/the-case-for-dennis-rodman-guide/

    Toni Kukoc had a bit of a wasted career with the Bulls as well. He was probably would have been near an all-star, like third team all-star. The Suns would probably have been better off rebuilding with Toni and Dennis. Toni made about as much as Barkley, which I still can't figure out since Kukoc wasn't even a starter, so a trade from a money point of view could have worked.



    Anyways, I just love the idea of Pippen, Jordan, and Barkley just playing "eat my shit" basketball. Barkley still had some miles in the odometer so I think there would have been a good chance that what happened in Houston wouldn't have happened in Chicago. Jordan would probably get more nasty and trashy talky with sharing the court with "I am not a role model". It would have been awesome. Probably, more than if Pippen had been traded for Kemp, which I think would have worked as well for the Bulls. The only thing that I think maybe wouldn't let something like this work is that I think Jordan could have been overshadowed, especially his last year with the bulls, by someone like Barkley or Kemp. Anyways, its an interesting "what if".
     
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    Kufic was close to the ideal 6th man. The Bulls already had three viable scoring options, the best enforcer in the league, probably the best 3pt/ft specialist in the league, a couple of big bodies to take up space in the paint, and a serviceable pg. Trading for Barkely, which would've at best replaced what you're getting out of Kukoc/Rodman, wouldn't have been worth risk of upsetting that equilibrium.
     
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    Blazers supposedly offered Clyde Drexler + their #2 overall pick in the '84 draft to Rockets for Ralph Samson. Rockets already had the #1 overall pick to use on Olajuwon and then could've taken Jordan at #2

    Rocks could've had an Olajuwon-Jordan-Drexler trio in their infancy but instead passed on the offer and kept Samson lol


    *Also, if HOU thought Jordan would've been redundant with Drexler, they could've taken Barkley at #2. The 1997 past-prime trio of Hakeem-Barkley-Drexler could've actually happened 12 years earlier than it did :eek:
     
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    OR they could have got sam bowie!
     
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    Not good enough for the horents
     
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    It is worse. The trade would chew up the Hornets cap room and force them to pay luxury tax. All just to make the playoffs but not good enough to do anything.
     
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    Not a superstar kind of trade, but i remember when the Warriors and T'Wolves we're close to dealing Klay for Love back in 2015. That would have been an awful trade for GS as Draymond came into his own that same season.
     
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    TS, your first trade would've sucked balls, next up?
     
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  12. Prefect Brown Belt

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    I said in the post it probably would have made the Bulls a worst team but you would have got a chance to see Pippen, Jordan, and Barkley play together.
     
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    I remember some Vince Carter-for-Kobe Bryant rumors in the early 2000s, and some T-Mac-for-A.I. rumors in the mid-2000s.

    I don't think either trade was ever anymore than fun-but-baseless gossiping.
     
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