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Air Alamo Grades 3 Spurs Trades for Domantas Sabonis

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Trade two was pitched by one of our own and brings Danny Green back to the team that first gave him a real shot in the NBA. In it, Ben Simmons would finally be moved while the 76ers recoup some nice future picks and a rising guard that fits their system well in Derrick White. They wouldn't be getting the top-30 star they're asking for, but I don't know anyone in NBA circles that believes that will happen this season anyway.

The Spurs would lose a key member of their backcourt and a couple of picks but gain a 3-and-D wing and an All-Star in return. Here's what the staff had to say about the idea:

Dylan Carter: "It's really hard to build a multi-team trade that makes everyone happy, but this has the potential to fit the bill. San Antonio would only be giving up one of its own future picks (the others were acquired in separate deals). They also get an All-Star talent who fits their system."

Roberto Araiza: "I like Sabonis, but I don't think this trade would move the needle for the Spurs much at all. I'm not completely opposed to seeing what the Spurs could get for Derrick White on the trade market, but giving him away with three draft picks for Sabonis and a 34-year-old Danny Green is not ideal.

Jonah Kubicek: "I like the players involved going where they go and I don't really care about Simmons going to Indiana, but giving up that many firsts isn't ideal."

Josh Paredes: It would certainly be nice to have Danny back and Sabonis is easily the best currently active player of this group. The three first-rounders really just turn me off to this one though, even if a couple of those are found money. San Antonio has proven they can find gems even late in the first round with Murray, White, and Johnson, so is Sabonis really worth sacrificing that much of their future? I don't know -- he's a two-time All-Star at 25, so maybe.

Individual Grades: C, D, B, B, B

Average Grade: B

After the jump, a final trade that sends both Keldon and Derrick off in a three-team deal.

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