Thunder fans went from having Russell Westbrook and a bag of Skittles to having Westbrook, Paul George, Patrick Patterson, and … well, pretty much the same bag of Skittles.
But in all seriousness, Patterson is a huge bargain at three years and $16.4 million. He should fit in nicely as possibly the Thunder’s starting power forward. Amazingly, he’s the most lucrative Thunder free-agent signing … ever?
Hayward eventually dropped a 2,100-word essay on The Player’s Tribune titled “Thank You, Utah,” so his mind was probably made when Haynes tweeted the news. But man, it could’ve gotten really ugly for Haynes had Hayward changed his mind and signed elsewhere.
As a result, Cleveland wants a deal similar to that of Denver, which traded Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the Knicks in 2011. In return, the Nuggets recouped a deep package of young, established players including Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, New York’s 2014 first-round pick, two second-rounders, and cash.
There are two teams that can give Cleveland what it wants
The Miami Heat have made both Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow available in Irving trades, according to ESPN. Winslow is good friends with Irving and would love to play with him, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, but the Heat package simply isn’t attractive enough to warrant MLB Cheap Jerseys parting ways with an all-world talent.
Instead, the Suns and the Celtics have the best pool of young players and trade assets on tap to pry Irving away from the Cheap Vintage Jerseys Cavaliers.