Houston has traded for Chris Paul, and the LA Clippers have acquired Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and a 2018 First Round Pick (Top 3 Protected). With seemingly no notable damage, the Rockets have acquired firepower enough to compete on supremacy with the Golden State Warriors out in the West.
Meanwhile, I totally did not see it coming, Paul George has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. What’s even more surprising is that if ever PG leaves, it opens up cap space for OKC, and no draft picks were involved in the transaction.
At the wake of the blockbuster trade that is the Chris Paul moving to Houston, as well as Paul George, I’ve been running simulations back and forth at NBA 2K17, trying to come up with quality trade and signing ideas that would be a good to great benefit for all teams involved in the transaction.