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3 NBA Offseason Moves That Make Perfect Sense as Free Agency Gets Underway

Josh Gayle has three NBA offseason moves that he would love to see but also believes have a realistic chance of happening. He breaks down the three 2022 NBA offseason moves here.
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3 NBA Offseason Moves That Make Perfect Sense as Free Agency Gets Underway

NBA free agency is always so fun, July 1st is as much as a holiday to me as July 4th and I love seeing the chaos and league shift in such a short period of time. Below I will discuss some moves I would like to see and think they’re in the realm of possibility.

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NBA Offseason 2022

DeAndre Ayton To San Antonio Spurs

Admittedly, San Antonio has historically been a boring team. I’ve been a life long of Coach Pop but there aren’t many times I’m going out of my way to make sure I catch a game of theirs. For the sake of my sanity I’m going to assume that they don’t trade away Dejuonte Murray to Atlanta, not sure why that’s even a rumor in the first place. With Jakob Poeltl on the last year of his deal and Spurs not drafting his replacement it makes me think they’re the team in the market that needs a Center the most. With Detroits recent trade for Nerlens Noel and draft selection of Jalen Duran I think that drops them out of the race and makes the Spurs the favorite. The Spurs have the money to pay him the max and with a franchise that historically likes to have dominant bigs, this makes all the sense in the world. I would guess a sign and trade of Poeltl and a few minor assets to Phoenix in a sign and trade.

Gordon Hayward To OKC Thunder

Reports are suggesting that Oklahoma City is looking to absord salary for draft picks. This moves makes sense for two reasons, OKC can add a veteran to a very young team who can both contribute on the court but off of it more importantly as well. This could help out Charlotte resign Miles Bridges who Mitch Kupchak has already expressed an interest in keeping. By the time Hayward’s contract is done, OKC will have cap flexibility and more draft capital on top of an already large collection of assets. OKC has done an exeptional job at drafting and winning trades, the future is bright but they are no rush to be competitive just yet. Keep stockpiling picks and one day they will swing for the fences with more assets than a team can afford to refuse.

Rudy Gobert to Chicago Bulls

This is under the assumption that LaVine will resign for the max but Chicago has one great weakness, defense. The Bulls were difficult to watch after Lonzo and Caruso were out with injury, they were simply trying to outscore other teams in shootouts which isn’t the best recipe for success. I’m a fan of Vucevic but he’s not the center this team needs, one could argue that they need his shooting because DeRozan cant space the floor too well but I would say prioritizing a rim defender is higher in terms of priority. Rudy is a multiple time defensive player of the year and I still feel like he doesn’t get the respect he deserves. Utah can get a good haul incling Vooch in a situation that clearly isn’t working alongside Donovan Mitchell.

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Josh has a knack for picking winning bets, and he specializes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. As a lifelong Detroit sports fan, he has plenty of time on his hands during playoff season. You can follow him on Twitter at @ThatGuyBets.


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