Both players get paid what they want. I honestly think both would teams would agree to that trade. Lakers get desperately needed size at the wing position. Nuggets get a 3&D starter for a championship team and a youngish wing replacement for Grant.
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Nah we keeping KCP
Lakers- signing Grant would make them lose their max slot in the following year. KCP on 1 year whether he opts in, or opts out for a raise gives them cap flexibility.
Lakers - KCP is literally a biblical level player
lakers, trading 2 roleplayers for one
Kuzma is easily replaceable on the Lakers with a guy like Jeff Green, wouldn’t be a loss at all.
Wouldnt that sacrifice be worth it to have someone to guard the superstar SF of the league like Kawhi and Giannis taking the load off of LeBron?
No not really, Grant isnt doing shit to Giannis and in a playoff series AD and Lebron are guarding Kawhi.
Lebron can handle that load when he has AD on offense
Lakers lose. How tf is Grant worth *two guys* that just had great Bubble runs?
The team that ends up w Kuzma
Lakers need KCP, he’s their best shooter
Kuzma wouldnt re sign so we would lose, but if he would re sign we would win the trade tbh
Nuggets already have a couple of KCP types in Barton Harris and Morris
Lakers probably wouldve had to go to 7 games in more than one series without KCP. His shooting is too important. Hes now a shooter with championship pedigree and he would probably be even more valuable for them next season.
Both teams tbh
Lakers Grant is fools gold. I am not a person that only looks at the numbers when all the advanced metrics hate you you are probably doing something wrong.
Lakers. KCP is a more consistent shooter. Grant is streaky. If Im not mistaken he was bad offensively against the Clippers
Lakers and it’s not even close
KCP is better than Grant. A more realistic deal would be a sign and trade of DG + Kuz.
Nuggets. Those guys are bums who deficiencies are masked by Lebron and AD
No BB IQ, defensive liability on any other team, 31 percent from three. KCP is like an average guard... but maybe you can enlighten me
Nuggets lose. KCP/Kuzma are easily replaceable end of rotation guys. Grant showed hes a lot more valuable than that
LOL, you really are still that salty over the series?
How is KCP a end of rotation guy?
Its just salt, which unfortunately has become the defining characteristic of the Denver Nuggets fanbase. [Look at the minutes numbers for us in the Denver series](https://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/2020-nba-western-conference-finals-nuggets-vs
You can plug in anyone to replace him hes just a standard 3&D player. Grant has 3s, defense, can play on the wing or down low and can slash to the basket. Good in transition too
Hes nothing to build around (nor is Grant), but KCP really proved to be a very solid role player this year. His shooting and defense were invaluable for the Lakers. Throw in Kuzma, who remains one of the cheapest contracts per value in the league, and thi
Lakers. Grant overrated