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The other trade would be trading Splitter, Joseph and the rights of Nando de Colo for Jason Thomspon and Hasaan Whiteside. This works out well for both teams. Sacramento can give Thompson $4 mil but he will opt out and become a free agent. He can get the Mid-Level Exception elsewhere or up to $6 mil/year. The Kings will likely take Drummond further showing that they will part with Thomspon. Thus, the Kings would like a Center that they were lacking last season and could use Splitter.
They also don't have a true point guard. Isiah Thomas being the closest to one. Thus, they wouldn't mind getting Corey Joseph and the rights of De Colo who is a true point guard. The Spurs would also be getting Hasaan Whiteside, whose offensive game is raw but is a nice rebounder and an excellent shot blocker.
Jason Thompson, who is 25 I feel has some good upside, and does everything solid, just like Splitter does. I slightly put the advantage of Thompson over Splitter though. I also feel Thompson's game is very similar to Duncan's, both are the same type of bodies, and Duncan can help mentor Thompson over the next few seasons to become even better!
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Looks like a potential trade is up the sleeves of the Spurs and I am excited about this speculation here. This would work out so well for both teams. I hope R.C. Buford reads this because I can see this going down like this! We would trade Blair and our rights of Lorbek to Boston for Avery Bradley and their 21st pick. At the 21st pick if still on the board we can either take Moultrie or Fab Melo. Melo more than likely will still be there at 21. We wouldn't resign Danny Green. Green would sign with Boston for about $2 million replacing Bradley. Both are very similar players. Boston would want Blair because they aren't going to sign Bass. They can sign him for $4 mil for he will opt out and become a free agent, likely getting the Mid-Level Exception for another team. Blair is making $1 mil next season and would replace Bass, both very similar players. So we would get an excellent G/SG defender in Bradley who could defend either Westbrook or Harden better than Green or Ginobili could. Also, we would more than likely be getting Fab Melo who is an excellent shot blocker and a nice 7 footer! We would then use our Mid-Level exception and sign Diaw.