So they played this cool game on RR and I wanted to start a thread to see everyone's opinions.
Pretty much you get to be the Raptor's GM and make 6 moves to make the team as good as possible. Similar moves count as 1 move (ex. Sign Lowry to a 4yr/44mil deal, sign Vasquez, rescind offer to Buycks etc). All trades must go through NBA trade machine to make sure they work, and must be reasonable. You must oblige to the cap (about 63mil but you are allowed to spend around what the raptors spent this year, so let's max it at 72 mil). You must have 13-15 players on the team.
Move 1. Draft Jeremi Grant with the 20th pick. Draft Kristaps Porzingis with the 37th pick. Draft Jordan Bachynski with the 59th pick. Stash Porzingis in Europe for a couple years.
Move 2. Sign Vince Carter to a 2 yr/6mil deal. 3mil per.
Move 3. Sign Greivis Vasquez to a 2 year/6.4mil deal with an option on a 3rd year. 3.2mil per. Sign Patrick Patterson to a 2yr/8.6mil deal to be used in a sign and trade. 4.3mil per. Rescind the offer to Dwight Buycks, Julyan Stone, John Salmons and Tyler Hansbrough.
Move 4. Trade Patrick Patterson(4.3mil), Steve Novak(3.4mil) and a 2016 second rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans for Ryan Anderson(2yrs left at 8.5 mil per).
Move 5. Sign Kyle Lowry to a 4yr/42mil deal. 10.5mil per.
Move 6. Pick up Amir Johnson's option for 7mil.
KL: 10.5 GV: 3.2 NDC:1.2
DD: 9.5 VC: 3
TR: 2.8 JG: 1.2 LF: 8.5
RA: 8.5 AJ: 7
JV: 3.7 JB: 0.8 CH: 5.9
Hansbrough: 1 mil owed
Salmons: 1 mil owed
Camby: 4.1 owed
Total: 71.9 mil
Notice a lot of 2 year contracts, making sure we have cap space in 2016 to take care of signing JV and TRoss while also being a player on Durant and everyone else in 2016. I think our bench gets a lot stronger with GV, VC, Amir on the bench and Grant is very good defensively and can contribute even though he can't shoot all that well. Our starters become better offensively as Anderson stretches the floor for DD, KL to attack and lets JV stay down low. Put in Grant and Amir for DD and Anderson and we have a very good defensive team on the floor and put in VC for DD and we have a dangerously good 3 point shooting team.
I think these moves takes us to over 50 wins and at least a second round berth in the the playoffs while still having cap space when we'll need it.