r/nba Magic Sep 30 '22 Wholesome 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

[Wojnarowski] ESPN Sources: The Oklahoma City Thunder are trading Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick via Atlanta to the Houston Rockets for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss. News

http://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1575651435823628288
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u/TheLonelyLighthouse1 Warriors Sep 30 '22

And the crowd goes mild

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u/ukbeasts Rockets Sep 30 '22

This was a power move tol piss off the interns at NBA 2K23 having to make all the roster adjustments.

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u/flomotionfr [POR] Brandon Roy Sep 30 '22 Silver Wholesome Take My Energy

Quite possibly the most random assortment of names I’ve ever heard in a trade

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u/Charlie_Wax Warriors Sep 30 '22

I think Presti just watched Moneyball, felt inspired, and decided that David Nwaba is a top 20 player in the league because he consistently gets on base even though he hurt his elbow and can't play catcher anymore.

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u/Kwilly462 Nets Sep 30 '22

Presti: "How can you not be romantic about basketball?"

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u/orangEcrushE Mavericks Sep 30 '22

They get on base

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u/LiveVirus2 [OKC] Russell Westbrook Sep 30 '22 Gold

Do I care if it’s a layup or free throws?

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u/Wuffy_RS Lakers Sep 30 '22

You do not

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u/Adam___Silver Sep 30 '22

I do not

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u/seanconnery69696 Suns Sep 30 '22

Go ahead, tell Nwaba how easy it is to play point guard in the west

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u/Slim01111 Warriors Sep 30 '22

It’s incredibly hard

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u/Adam___Silver Sep 30 '22

Hey, anything worth doing is

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u/ttwwaatt Sep 30 '22

What a fucking movie. Goddamn.

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u/browndude10 Rockets Sep 30 '22

it has to be one of the best sports movies of all time; phenomenal cast too

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u/MoscowMitchMcKremIin Pistons Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Watch Moneyball and then Don't Look Up and you get the duality of Jonah Hill

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u/Lukin4 Trail Blazers Sep 30 '22

Then watch The Wolf Of Wall Street and you get his Giuliani side as well

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u/ttwwaatt Sep 30 '22

Just thinking about the crack of that bat at the end. WHEW.

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u/HotelFoxtrot87 Sep 30 '22

One of Brad Pitt’s best performances. I want to say Top 5 for him.

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u/Cletus_Starfish [POR] Nic Batum Sep 30 '22

I think one of the best descriptions I've ever heard of Pitt, and I can't remember from where, is that he's a "character actor in a leading man's body," which is perfect given his eclectic array of roles. Point being, he has quite the oeuvre to choose from when ranking his performances, but yeah I agree that Moneyball is somewhere up there.

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u/ChiefBigGay [OKC] Eric Maynor Sep 30 '22

People need to watch 12 monkeys. It's my favorite performance of his. He's not the leading man, but he steals the fucking show. Pitt is an incredibly talented actor and I love that he dips between fun and serious roles. When he brings it (moneyball, Se7en, 12 monkeys) he brings it with the best of them.

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u/Rularuu Sep 30 '22

When I watched that movie again last week it really stood out to me how much shit he breaks. He really throws some fantastic tantrums in Moneyball, and he does all of them with this sort of half-calm, like he is still holding in most of his rage.

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u/Kwilly462 Nets Sep 30 '22

Some of the best screenwriting I've ever heard, and ever will hear.

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u/Pardonme23 Lakers Sep 30 '22

Sequel spoiler: the A's still suck

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u/StraightCashH0mie Hawks Sep 30 '22

How can you not be romantic about baseball tanking?

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u/Brokenlimit Warriors Sep 30 '22

Stop, stop we’re already dead :(

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u/tcbears Sep 30 '22

Is David Nwaba going to play first base?

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u/ja21121 Sep 30 '22

First base is incredibly easy to learn. Tell em wash.

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u/135467853 Sep 30 '22

It’s incredibly hard.

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u/derekprior Sep 30 '22

Anything worth doing is

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u/verendum Warriors Sep 30 '22

It’s incredibly hard

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u/MakeAShadow Spurs Sep 30 '22

It's incredibly hard.

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u/Metal_Sonic7 Pelicans Sep 30 '22

It’s incredibly hard.

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u/iwannasuesacramento Kings Sep 30 '22

He’s gonna hit a buzzer beater after being subbed in for the final 5 seconds to lead OKC to their 28th straight win

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u/CubsBearsIlliniBulls Sep 30 '22

I LOVED Nwaba on the Bulls. I thought he was gonna turn into a high end role player.

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u/broohaha Bulls Sep 30 '22

Yeah, Nwaba was scrappy with the Bulls.

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u/LostNTheNoise Hawks Sep 30 '22

Next they'll trade Venafro...

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u/I_Hate_Klutch_Sports Iran Sep 30 '22

We'll need Suzanne to work her magic with the phones

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u/omnicious Suns Sep 30 '22

Presti with dreams of making Nwaba a defensive anchor in the paint - "It's not that hard, David. Tell him, Mark."

Mark Daigneault - "It's incredibly hard."

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u/PhenomenalSanchez Sep 30 '22

I think these GMs were bored

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u/Relyst Knicks Sep 30 '22

I read it and the only thought I could muster was "what?" Possibly the most inconsequential trade I've ever seen.

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u/Several_Baseball_678 Sep 30 '22

This feels like a fantasy football trade where two guys just swap benches.

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u/Amyndris Lakers Sep 30 '22

Meanwhile Danny Ainge is offer you his Matt Ryan for your Nick Chubb.

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u/bageltheperson Suns Sep 30 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This is the shittiest 8 player trade in NBA history.

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u/Impulse3 Pistons Sep 30 '22

Lol they could have not announced this trade and just played the season and I’d never know.

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u/Freddedonna Raptors Sep 30 '22

All those dudes are gonna be on "Who he play for" sometime this season

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u/dlanod Mavericks Sep 30 '22

I read the tweet about 30 seconds ago. You could ask me who they all play for now and I'm not sure I'll get above 50% - and that's knowing there's only two options!

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u/thepolesreport Lakers Sep 30 '22

Especially after the majority of them are waived or traded again in the next few weeks

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u/Raticus9 [DET] Tayshaun Prince Sep 30 '22

At some point next season, I would have caught a Rockets game and said "Oh, they have Theo Maledon? I don't know why I thought he played for someone else."

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u/Ferbtastic Heat Sep 30 '22

I kept looking for “the piece”

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u/CARNIesada6 Celtics Sep 30 '22

"...and the crowd goes MILD!"

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u/neededtowrite Spurs Sep 30 '22

And Oklahoma didn't get a pick in return. What kind of operation are they running over there.

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u/LiveVirus2 [OKC] Russell Westbrook Sep 30 '22

Clearly the tank is over Nwaba was the missing piece. No stopping us now.

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u/shammmgodd Sep 30 '22

all these mfs could be playing in China rn i wouldn’t be surprised

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u/BallNevaLie Bulls Sep 30 '22

Bro don't sleep on 2025 second round pick, he's got the makings of a varsity athlete.

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u/Charlie_Wax Warriors Sep 30 '22

"I'm going D1!"

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u/dameplsrunfromgrind Sep 30 '22

Basically swapped mid for mid

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u/BigNav2001 Thunder Sep 30 '22

Calling any of these dudes mid is generous

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u/shadynastysasshole_ San Diego Rockets Sep 30 '22

I think Nwaba can contribute to a contender. He’s a good defender who can kinda score on the back ups when needed

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u/WrapDifficult4284 Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

C’mon man Harkless is definitely mid

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u/JetsLag [NYK] Nate Robinson Sep 30 '22

Peak Mo Harkless is mid

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u/Trebacca Pacers Sep 30 '22

How could you be Mo Harkless 💔

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u/Pardonme23 Lakers Sep 30 '22

He's washed

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

A real poo-poo platter

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u/rediKELous Thunder Sep 30 '22

That is EXACTLY what I was thinking.

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u/UnderstandableXO Kings Sep 30 '22

moe harkless is going through it rn this is his 4th team this offseason

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u/banjocoyote [SAS] Keldon Johnson Sep 30 '22

My man is rackin up them Hilton points tho

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u/Zoulzopan Sep 30 '22

do they get airmiles point? I doubt they sent a private jet for mo harkless

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u/dennythedinosaur Sep 30 '22

I kinda feel bad for Harkless. He was a starter on the WCF Blazers, then was starting alongside Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on a contending Clippers team.

Then he gets traded to a bad Knicks team and it's all downhill from there.

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u/BanUrzasTower [SAC] Harrison Barnes Sep 30 '22

I mean getting traded sucks but he's not the same player anymore. He was barely playable for us last year and we needed wings who are even slightly below average

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u/Dennisfromhawaii Suns Sep 30 '22

Bro shouldn't even unpack his bags.

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u/Capt_Am [HOU] Tracy McGrady Sep 30 '22

At this point, I'd just stay and wait til the season starts...

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u/Snasty728 [IND] Ron Artest Sep 30 '22

He getting the Luke Ridnour treatment

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u/SlamJamGlanda Pacers Sep 30 '22

3 more to go, right??

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u/rockets9495 Rockets Sep 30 '22

New age Quentin Richardson

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Sep 30 '22

Some fans go on a pilgrimage to all 30 arenas. Moe is doing that but as a player.

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u/Stillwater_Nik [MIN] Ricky Rubio Sep 30 '22

The Ocho baby. Jericho would be proud

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u/Theoriginalamature Sep 30 '22

Houston just wanted a DAYSTE!!

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u/TheFierceAnimal Sep 30 '22

How could you be MOE HARKLESS?

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u/BoomBoomSpaceRocket 76ers Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Moe Harkless is like that one guy at work whose name you've seen a thoudand times but you've never actually met. I had to google to find out what he looked like. Dude's logged 14,000 minutes and somehow I've missed all of them.

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u/the_descendent Trail Blazers Sep 30 '22

Believe it or not, you guys drafted him.

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u/JLR- Kings Sep 30 '22

Passed around more than a blunt on April 20th.

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u/mikeydale007 Tampa Bay Raptors Sep 30 '22 Silver Gold

You know, I was just thinking, what if The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick via Atlanta to the Houston Rockets for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss, and then it happened.

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u/thesch Bulls Sep 30 '22

Damn good call. I have to be honest I didn’t see this trade coming.

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u/secretlypooping 76ers Sep 30 '22

wow buddy you haven't been paying attention then

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u/beforeitcloy [SAC] Mitch Richmond Sep 30 '22

SMH these casuals

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u/Gekthegecko [BOS] John Havlicek Sep 30 '22

Now why would the Thunder do this trade? ☝️☝️

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u/AmusingAnecdote Warriors Sep 30 '22

I have to be honest, I only know who half these guys are.

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u/ElectroStaticSpeaker Sep 30 '22 Helpful

I've heard of Second Round Pick before.

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u/KingInvalid96 Hawks Sep 30 '22

Second Round Pick is headlining this deal!

I actually wouldn't be surprised to see our 2025 2nd becoming the best player out of this trade in a few years

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u/Background-Class2841 Sep 30 '22

I thought Marquese Chriss was going to be good…..

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u/JJ_Shosky Timberwolves Sep 30 '22

Nah I'm pretty sure 2025 second round pick is new you might be thinking of 2023 second round pick?

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u/-Acerin Mavericks Sep 30 '22

I know cause thats the haul Rockets took from Mavs for Wood.

Also it was Boban instead of Nwaba.

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u/AmusingAnecdote Warriors Sep 30 '22

Smart to keep Boban.

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u/tinhatfellow Tampa Bay Raptors Sep 30 '22

most knowledgeable Warriors fan.

No fr tho, I've heard almost all of them, but if you told me Theo Maledon was a name Woj made up to see if we were paying attention I'd believe it.

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u/NinetyFish [OKC] Josh Giddey Sep 30 '22

I was so high on Theo Maledon pre-draft, dude. 6'5" French point guard who was considered to be Tony Parker's protege? Duuuuuude.

And then Sam Presti, the man who scouted Tony Parker and convinced the Spurs to draft him, snagged him in the secon dround? Duuuuuude.

And then it turns out he's just always kinda there on the court and doesn't do anything aggressive or creative, while also not being a good shooter or defender.

Still like the dude. Maybe the Rockets can use him as a good deep bench point to calm down the offense when they're getting a little too rowdy. I'm a big fan of that "calm everything down" bench point guard archetype, ever since our Eric Maynor days before his injury.

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u/YpsitheFlintsider Pistons Sep 30 '22

Most of these dudes have been in the league for quite a while

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u/rjld333 Pistons Sep 30 '22

Damn, you must not be a real hooper

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u/LiaM_CS Nets Sep 30 '22

Get off your high horse, anyone could've predicted this

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u/AlHorfordHighlights Celtics Bandwagon Sep 30 '22

I'm a card carrying member of the Oklahoma City Thunder should trade Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick via Atlanta to the Houston Rockets for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss club so I'm happy to be validated like this

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u/MarkovCocktail Thunder Sep 30 '22

They all said we were crazy before 50 minutes ago

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u/cheesyheezy Sep 30 '22

The first fan made trade machine input to ever actually happen. This is a historic day.

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u/pwndnoob Trail Blazers Sep 30 '22

I had it as a different 2nd round pick, good shit mikey.

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u/here_for_the_lols Thunder Sep 30 '22

I had assumed it would be a 2026 Second round pick, turns out I was wayyy off

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u/Altruistic-Injury281 Knicks Sep 30 '22

I laughed out loud. Thank you for this

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u/THATSTHEBOTTOMLINE Heat Sep 30 '22 Wholesome

This is a trade you make on basketball GM to go from 54 to 55

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u/Ionkkll Warriors Sep 30 '22

If I'm 54 on basketball GM I'm tanking

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u/THATSTHEBOTTOMLINE Heat Sep 30 '22

I’m always tanking on hard mode

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u/sebastianqu Heat Sep 30 '22

I never tank, I'm just always terrible

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u/sclongjohnson Warriors Sep 30 '22

The Sac Kings strat

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u/MoreThanAFeeling1976 Heat Sep 30 '22

BBGM AI trades

Lindell Wigginton for Tyler Dorsey

Isaiah Livers for Kenrich Williams

Lebron for 4 bench players and a first

Sam Hauser and a second for Saben Lee

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u/norcaltobos Kings Sep 30 '22

Lmao my first thought was, "This looks like a trade I would make in Basketball GM when I need to trade some random dudes to clear cap space."

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u/nysraved [LAL] Sasha Vujacic Sep 30 '22

Got excited when I saw a Woj bomb with so many players listed, but man this has gotta be the least consequential trade involving this many players of all time lmao

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u/califournya 76ers Sep 30 '22

All those dudes gotta buy new houses and move for nothing lol

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u/AdmiralG2 Raptors Sep 30 '22

This is one of the trades of all time

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u/ThePringlesOfPersia [OKC] Steven Adams Sep 30 '22

The Thunder and the Rockets are both much teams now

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u/charlesspeltbadly [OKC] Steven Adams Sep 30 '22

It’s a 2k AI trade

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u/Ronnie2kDropCode Knicks Sep 30 '22

Mfs just got bored and said whatever let’s make a trade

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u/adahl36 Pistons Sep 30 '22

Lmao literally tho how do you even land here as a GM

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u/Ronnie2kDropCode Knicks Sep 30 '22

I think it cleared some cap but still such a random assortment of players, like one of those trades you make on 2k when you put your three worst players in the trade finder

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u/Dr_Disaster Bulls Sep 30 '22

Classic “I just want these dudes gone” type trade.

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u/big_old-dog Australia Sep 30 '22

“Now how the fuck do I get rid of these dudes I just got”

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u/wan2tri [DAL] Dirk Nowitzki Sep 30 '22

Not exactly random. It's essentially the players they got from us. They just opted to keep Boban and include Nwaba instead.

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u/Thirteen_in_35 Sep 30 '22

It actually generated OKC two hefty TPEs at the expense of one second round pick. Hou gets a 2nd for essentially nothing being that OKC sent over 6m as well. An minor move, but a win/win.

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u/i_like_2_travel Sep 30 '22

The trade finder went through and Presti said fuck it let’s see what happens this year don’t mean shit.

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u/sactownproud Kings Sep 30 '22

THATS HALF THE DAMN LEAGUE

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u/Charlie_Wax Warriors Sep 30 '22

Woj cap gun.

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u/maimkarim Sep 30 '22

We have trade at home!

Trade at home:

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u/kaprrisch Cavaliers Sep 30 '22

Eight guys had to find new mansions because of this trade. Big trade for the moving industry.

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u/Pereise1 Warriors Sep 30 '22

Lol maybe if they all chipped in they could rent a mansion for the season 🤷🏽‍♂️

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u/MoscowMitchMcKremIin Pistons Sep 30 '22

At that point they can just trade apartment leases. (How many of these guys actually bought a house?)

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u/CreeperDude17 Trail Blazers Sep 30 '22

When the CJ/Pelicans trade went down last season Hart and Nance deadass just swapped houses

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u/nerdpulse Trail Blazers Sep 30 '22

Funnily enough a lot of NBA players lease or buy from other NBA players. Turns out that the market for 5-10 million dollar houses is not that large in cities that aren't New York, LA, Boston, or Miami. Easier to buy or rent from someone you know

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u/Good_NewsEveryone Pelicans Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

What does this mean for the g league title picture?

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u/pm_me_your_last_pics NBA Sep 30 '22

Now that's one weird ass trade

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u/ninety4kid Magic Sep 30 '22

Like their organizations didn't like how they handled media day and moved them already. Lol.

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u/SlaughterMelon35 Thunder Sep 30 '22

Sam find a hobby

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u/harden4mvp13 Rockets Sep 30 '22 Helpful

What is this garbage for garbage swap

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u/Eric_T_Meraki Sep 30 '22 Gold

One man's garbage is another man's trash.

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u/nugginthat [Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf] Sep 30 '22

One man’s trash is another man’s rubbish.

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u/Gamesgtd Magic Sep 30 '22

It’s literally an all bench warmer trade

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u/ty9023 Lakers Sep 30 '22 Silver

HOW COULD YOU BE MOE HARKLESS

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u/WatchinLikeTV [OKC] Russell Westbrook Sep 30 '22

How could ya be moe

Cold as the winter wind when it breeze Moe

Just remember that you talkin to me Moe

You need to watch the way you talkin to me Moe

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u/BatmanNoPrep Lakers Sep 30 '22 Helpful
  • In the night I hear 'em talk
  • The coldest story ever told
  • Somewhere far along this road
  • Moe lost his soul to a GM so heartless
  • How could you be so heartless?
  • Oh, how could you be Moe Harkless?!
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u/Kwilly462 Nets Sep 30 '22

This is what happens when tanking teams get bored

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u/mossy_1945 Sep 30 '22

If you know who won this trade you know too much about the NBA.

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u/OKCBaller035913 Thunder Sep 30 '22

Nobody won. Both teams swapped their bench warmers for more benchwarmers. Maybe Houston won because they got a pick or maybe OKC won because they cut salary to get under the tax.

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u/NinetyFish [OKC] Josh Giddey Sep 30 '22 Silver

Simple low-investment win-win for both teams unless the second rounder becomes a real player, in which case cheers to the Rockets and I'm sure Presti will send a nice text to Rafael Stone for getting one on him.

The Thunder cut salary and get under the tax, because why pay tax in a tanking year, that's ridiculous and hurts future flexibility; the Rockets get essentially a free second rounder that might become a real player someday.

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u/N0rTh3Fi5t Sep 30 '22

Had to go pretty far down to find someone even attempting to explain why this trade happened. Thank you.

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u/Turbo2x Wizards Sep 30 '22

truly one of the trades of all time

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u/TalenHortonTuckMeIn Sep 30 '22

Some really players involved

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u/iSleepUpsideDown East Sep 30 '22

Nah but ngl half the dudes I forgot were still in the league lmfao

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Sep 30 '22

All of these guys could be on “Who He Play For” on opening night and Chuck would go 0 for.

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u/Significant-Sink7030 NBA Sep 30 '22

That would be hilarious actually to have them just be Rockets and Thunder players. I wonder how long before he would catch on.

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u/LimitlessTheTVShow Thunder Sep 30 '22

And even after he caught on he'd still have a 50/50 chance to get it wrong

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u/BearsFan3417 Lakers Sep 30 '22

He would have a 50% chance and still say the wrong team

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u/iSleepUpsideDown East Sep 30 '22

Theo “so good that got shut down” Maledon

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u/Errattik Sep 30 '22

Am I crazy for thinking he has the most potential of anyone involved in this trade?

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u/tastelessshark Hawks Sep 30 '22

He was good for me in MyLeague one time so I agree.

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u/KingNephew Rockets Sep 30 '22

Two teams swapping their 8-12 players

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u/Gamesgtd Magic Sep 30 '22

8 is being generous bud

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u/AnkitPancakes Thunder Sep 30 '22

Yeah these are our 12-15.

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u/AZRockets Rockets Sep 30 '22

Same. We made history today

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u/AnkitPancakes Thunder Sep 30 '22

Pleasure doing business

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u/Grolgar Thunder Sep 30 '22

More like 13-17 for the Thunder. Most these guys (except Favors) were about to get cut from the 15 man roster.

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u/Brad-Stevens Celtics Sep 30 '22

what a wild trade lmao

Presti on one

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u/longjohntanner [OKC] Jerami Grant Sep 30 '22

THUNDER LEGEND TREY BURKE RETURNS

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u/jfrodriguez1983 Mavericks Sep 30 '22

Presti trading a pick? It's time! The rebuild is over.

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u/ScumbagHP Bucks Sep 30 '22

What the fuck does this mean

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u/KDL2000 Knicks Sep 30 '22

2K MyLeague random ass trade

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u/MusicalGold Knicks Sep 30 '22

We never got to see the dream lineup of Favors Gay Love Sessions.

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u/Beef_Jones Sep 30 '22

Speak for yourself

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u/browndude10 Rockets Sep 30 '22

Thunder save 10m. Rockets get a 2nd

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u/d4ntoine Warriors Sep 30 '22

Woj Bomb Water Balloon

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u/SuckMyLonzoBalls Clippers Sep 30 '22

whole lotta nothing for a whole lotta nothing

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u/EGin2016 Raptors Sep 30 '22

Some1 tell me what this means for both teams

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u/stoppedcaring0 Jazz Sep 30 '22

Sam Presti and Rafael Stone both had airline miles that were about to expire and didn’t want them to go to waste

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u/VodkaBarf Cavaliers Sep 30 '22

I honestly don't see anything wrong with that. Better than going to Bakersfield for no reason and getting food poisoning from shitty barbecue.

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u/Few_Mulberry7175 [HOU] Kevin Porter Jr Sep 30 '22

OKC went far below the tax

Tilman basically bought a 2nd rounder for 1 million

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u/LiveVirus2 [OKC] Russell Westbrook Sep 30 '22

Yep. All the rest is window dressing.

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u/iSleepUpsideDown East Sep 30 '22

Okc got a lot of garbage for a lot of garbage

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Sep 30 '22

But Presti didn’t even get his 2nd round pick fix. In fact, he GAVE one up. The weirdest trade he’s ever made.

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u/quantims Sep 30 '22

Maybe he's getting help with his addiction.

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u/wcohen Thunder Sep 30 '22

Presti gave Rockets a second-rounder so they'd absorb guaranteed contracts that OKC was going to have to cut regardless

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u/dsbllr Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Maybe, just maybe this is the logic:

OKC can waive the players.

Houston gets a 2nd rounder and two vets to mentor the young guys.

I have to check all the contracts but I'm assuming it's something like this.

Edit: Yup. That's what it looks like. Houston absorbed some salary for mentorship and get to try out some players that might fit their young core while getting vets for mentorship

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u/BranAllBrans Bulls Sep 30 '22

RIP to the fax machine that spent ink on this absolute trash.

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u/lxkandel06 Nets Sep 30 '22

Just 3 years ago these same two teams traded Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul...

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u/Propuhganduh [DEN] Jamal Murray Sep 30 '22

Why are two tanking teams swapping their players lmfao

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u/Gamesgtd Magic Sep 30 '22

5D tanking chess. Who can help which team lose more.

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u/TheGreatLaake Sep 30 '22

If you don’t love that, then you don’t love nba basketball

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u/hooskies Knicks Sep 30 '22

Omg this is a peak bottom feeder trade

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u/ImDarkraii Rockets Sep 30 '22

Ok I guess

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u/TSSFranco Knicks Sep 30 '22

This will go down in history as a trade,

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u/SDas_ [LAL] Alex Caruso Sep 30 '22

The multi-player trade everyone was waiting for

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u/AllOutRaptors Raptors Sep 30 '22

This reminds me of when I'm playing 2k GM mode and I get bored playing with the end of the bench guys and just trade them away for other end of bench guys to mix things up

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u/Cheechers23 Raptors Sep 30 '22

Wtf???

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u/sirtalonAOEII Lakers Sep 30 '22

David Nwaba pride of San Luis Obispo.

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u/II1III11 Mavericks Sep 30 '22

Hey it's 3/5 the Christian Wood trade.