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NBA 2K21 Updates Roster to Include Harden Trade

2K has updated their NBA 2K21 roster today to include the recent trade activity, which included James Harden to the Nets, Caris LeVert to the Pacers, Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince to the Cavs and Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs to the Rockets.

The trade, which was announced yesterday, really makes things interesting in the East, if Kyrie comes back to the team. Who really knows what’s going to happen there.

Who do you think are the winners and losers of the trades yesterday?

 

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  1. I think you would have an issue with how many pieces are leaving Brooklyn. Not sure what the limit is but I’m pretty sure it’s less than 12 (5 players, 3 picks, 4 pick swaps)
    michaelhalljr
    Is this trade doable in mynba? I really don't want to have to turn the cap room off in order to get it done.
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    I tried but it seemed impossible, I'll wait for some of the roster guys to give it a crack.
    Seems like you'll have to release guys into free agency and then sign them to the new team to get it to work.
    Initial thought is Nets lose. Too many assets leaving to attain a former MVP. No reason to put a dent in your depth, especially with having lost Dinwiddie for the year and with Kyrie being himself. Lot of draft capital being dealt is a lesson they haven’t learned from it seems (See 2013).
    Rockets win. A Brinks truck full of assets; they still have a roster that’ll be fairly competitive with draft assets that they can flip, if they see no reason to use the picks themselves. I still have my doubts about them sending Caris to Indiana, but I see the financial reason they did it.
    Cavs attaining Allen & Prince are solid. Allen is a guy they can immediately start if they trade Drummond or lose him in FA. Prince is a good player, but how will they fit him in the rotation of wings they have? They’ve got Porter Jr., Okoro, & Osman who all need the minutes, so how do the Cavs make it work without making a mess?
    Pacers did a good job of exchanging Oladipo for LeVert. Made the expiring contract of a former All-Star guard transform into a wing with plenty of potential that still has years on his deal.
    As a Raptors fan I'd say I won in this trade lol.
    Rumours of Siakim, OG and 4 first rounders for a fat, disrespectful, pain in the you know what, who quite frankly hasnt won anything had me seriously concerned so this trade is a big win for Raptors fans.
    I also hate Kyrie so I cant wait for the inevitable train wreck. lol
    Bolt957
    Initial thought is Nets lose. Too many assets leaving to attain a former MVP. No reason to put a dent in your depth, especially with having lost Dinwiddie for the year and with Kyrie being himself.

    I wonder how much people's assessment's of this trade differs if Kyrie never suits up for the team again.
    They just gave up what the Clippers gave to get Paul George. Kyrie is a better #3 than whoever it was for the Clippers last year, or the Lakers for that matter.
    Who out here taking Michael Porter Jr over Kyrie/KD/Harden was the 3rd best player on a team? This is really what we're trying to argue, that a diminished version of that player is going to be worse than every other team's 3rd best guy. I don't see that happening.
    And if it does, there's nothing that says they have to keep Kyrie if it isn't working. Pretty sure the Sixers aren't saying no to Kyrie for the Ben Simmons package, or all the other teams that didn't have enough assets for Harden.
    Lot of draft capital being dealt is a lesson they haven’t learned from it seems (See 2013).

    James Harden is in his prime. This isn't close to the same as Billy King trading future lottery picks for washed players.
    KG & Pierce were literally 37 & 36 respectively. Harden is 31 and lead the league in scoring the last 3 years.
    michaelhalljr
    Is this trade doable in mynba? I really don't want to have to turn the cap room off in order to get it done.
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    Its possible, you just have to edit the contracts. Also, turn off the recently traded restriction. I edited Harden and Oladipo salary to 20 mil and traded them for each other. Then I traded Harden to Brooklyn for Levert. I edited some scrub on the Cavs salary to Jarrett Allen and traded him to Brooklyn. Then I edited the salary back to what each players was beforehand on the new team. The picks are pretty easy to move.
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    Junior Moe
    Its possible, you just have to edit the contracts. Also, turn off the recently traded restriction. I edited Harden and Oladipo salary to 20 mil and traded them for each other. Then I traded Harden to Brooklyn for Levert. I edited some scrub on the Cavs salary to Jarrett Allen and traded him to Brooklyn. Then I edited the salary back to what each players was beforehand on the new team. The picks are pretty easy to move.
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    Yea I edited Harden and Prices salary down a little bit. I also turned off the recently traded for thing and made a 2nd trade with Levert/ Dipo. I also had to cut some players.
    Bolt957
    Initial thought is Nets lose. Too many assets leaving to attain a former MVP. No reason to put a dent in your depth, especially with having lost Dinwiddie for the year and with Kyrie being himself. Lot of draft capital being dealt is a lesson they haven’t learned from it seems (See 2013).
    Rockets win. A Brinks truck full of assets; they still have a roster that’ll be fairly competitive with draft assets that they can flip, if they see no reason to use the picks themselves. I still have my doubts about them sending Caris to Indiana, but I see the financial reason they did it.
    Cavs attaining Allen & Prince are solid. Allen is a guy they can immediately start if they trade Drummond or lose him in FA. Prince is a good player, but how will they fit him in the rotation of wings they have? They’ve got Porter Jr., Okoro, & Osman who all need the minutes, so how do the Cavs make it work without making a mess?
    Pacers did a good job of exchanging Oladipo for LeVert. Made the expiring contract of a former All-Star guard transform into a wing with plenty of potential that still has years on his deal.

    Man the CAVS have Drummond, McGee and NOW Allen. Give us a CRUMB of Center in Toronto LOL. Mcgee would do just fine
    Junior Moe
    Its possible, you just have to edit the contracts. Also, turn off the recently traded restriction. I edited Harden and Oladipo salary to 20 mil and traded them for each other. Then I traded Harden to Brooklyn for Levert. I edited some scrub on the Cavs salary to Jarrett Allen and traded him to Brooklyn. Then I edited the salary back to what each players was beforehand on the new team. The picks are pretty easy to move.
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    georgiafan
    Yea I edited Harden and Prices salary down a little bit. I also turned off the recently traded for thing and made a 2nd trade with Levert/ Dipo. I also had to cut some players.

    Thanks fellows for the explanation. I was doing a lot of head scratching trying to figure it out. As for Prince to Cleveland, should I release him and have Cleveland sign as FA?
    Mauer4MVP
    How did no one else jump on this and beat that? Someone like Chicago should have jumped at Jarrett Allen
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    I think its a fair deal the Cavs gave up a late 1st and a future 2nd. They will also have to pay Allen I'm guessing 15ish million per year this summer. They also have to take on Prince's contract which is for 15 million next year.
    I'm actually surprised, Indiana isn't praised more. Oladipo propably would have left after the season anyway. So they basically got a very talented, possible breakout player in exchange for a couple of months of Oladipo.
    Marmemole
    I'm actually surprised, Indiana isn't praised more. Oladipo propably would have left after the season anyway. So they basically got a very talented, possible breakout player in exchange for a couple of months of Oladipo.

    LeVert isn't really a breakout player; most people don't realize how old he actually is.
    He's 26, only two years younger than Oladipo, who had just made his 2nd All-Star team by that age.
    He's a solid player (when healthy), and under team control an additional two seasons. It's effectively a 2-year extension for Oladipo who otherwise wasn't re-signing.
    That's a good thing long-term, it just doesn't move the needle much (if at all) short-term.
    Marmemole
    I'm actually surprised, Indiana isn't praised more. Oladipo propably would have left after the season anyway. So they basically got a very talented, possible breakout player in exchange for a couple of months of Oladipo.

    I think that move worked well for Houston too. Oladipo was the biggest contract they acquired but with his contract expiring, they basically get to try him out for a season and see if he's worth the money. If not, it shouldn't be too hard to dump him for cap space in the off season.
    The Cavs gave up a 1st round pick and Dante Exum.
    Allen is okay, he's worth a first I guess, but it's not a steal of a deal, especially when they already have Drummond.
    zrohman
    The Cavs gave up a 1st round pick and Dante Exum.
    Allen is okay, he's worth a first I guess, but it's not a steal of a deal, especially when they already have Drummond.

    It’s a Bucks first round pick and Drummond is on an expiring deal anyway, it’s definitely a steal.
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    zrohman
    The Cavs gave up a 1st round pick and Dante Exum.
    Allen is okay, he's worth a first I guess, but it's not a steal of a deal, especially when they already have Drummond.

    Player Ages
    Allen (22), Sexton (22), Garland (21), Okoro (20), Osman (25), Porter (20), Windler (24)
    Over 25:
    Drummond (27), Nance (28), Love (32), McGee (33), Dotson (26)
    Drummond is a rental that doesn't fit their timeline. The core of this team is in their young 20s.
    Allen is also an RFA so he's effectively under contract another 4-5 years.
    Drummond would have been an overpay to retain, not a guarantee, w/ considerably higher risk. The Cavs already went this path w/ Kevin Love, they are not trying to do it again. He's clearly on the move at the deadline w/ this trade (or even bought out if there is no market as was the case last year).
    Forgive the rant and ignore my opinion if you are against hearing the opinions of clearly bias long time fans.
    The point of the NBA is to win the championship. The majority of franchises are only in position to win ONCE every decade or 2.
    Therefor the Nets won the trade.
    No one says that the Pelicans won the AD trade because Ingram is a star and they got a bunch of picks. The Lakers won a championship. So unless New Orleans wins 1 as well this decade, the Lakers won the trade.
    Pacers, Cavs and Rockets did well, but I would not call it winning.
    Also let's keep it real on what the Nets gave up:
    - Jarrett Allen = a late 1st rounder who WE built up
    - Caris LeVert = a late 1st rounder who WE built up
    - Taurean Prince = a very replaceable wing who underachieved with us
    - A bunch of 1st round swaps that logically probably wont convey because Houston won't be good again anytime soon in the deep western conference.
    - And we still get to draft at the back of the 1st round this year, which Marks is amazing at.
    Marks has an all time great track record finding talent. Dinwiddie, LeVert, Allen, Joe Harris, and Timothe Luwawu were all COMPLETELY unwanted by the rest of the league before the Nets got them. Now he's turned 2 of them into Harden.
    Other GM'S WISH they could've pulled off the turnaround that Marks did here in the past 4 seasons.
    dwayne12345
    Therefor the Nets won the trade.

    Only if we assume trades can only have one winner.
    The point of the NBA is to win the championship. The majority of franchises are only in position to win ONCE every decade or 2.

    Since only a handful of teams are in position to win the championship, that means different goals (i.e. building towards FUTURE championships / playoff success) for the other teams.
    The "championship or bust" mentality supposes that there is only one winner and 29 losers every season. Such a narrow definition of success would have you thinking the Stockton/Malone Jazz are relative to the Sacramento Kings. Everything has context.
    No one says that the Pelicans won the AD trade because Ingram is a star and they got a bunch of picks. The Lakers won a championship. So unless New Orleans wins 1 as well this decade, the Lakers won the trade.

    There is no "trade championship" where there is a "winner" and a "loser". Teams aren't "competing" with each other when they make trades; both sides are helping each other accomplish their goals.
    Maybe this old-school mentality applies to 1-for-1 deals like Westbrook for Wall, or Westbrook for CP3, but those types of transactions are uncommon in the modern NBA. Players are usually traded for future considerations & flexibility, not for a match in talent.
    Who won the Andre Drummond trade?
    The answer isn't as black & white as you're trying to present.
    And we still get to draft at the back of the 1st round this year, which Marks is amazing at.

    Uh?
    2020: Nicholas Claxton (31st)
    2019: Dzanan Musa (29th)
    2015: Chris McCullough (29th)
    Slow it down and take the homer shades off.

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