I do wonder what type of player Kemba could get us. I’m ok with us exploring it bc I just don’t see us able to do a lot, other than get someone like Kevin Love, who I do not want. What do you guys think we could realistically get for him?
Now, all this assumes that Kemba is destination-agnostic beyond being on a solid playoff team (meaning he won't kill a trade with a small-market team by telling them he'd be a rental), but the list of playoff teams/fringe playoff teams who could use a point guard and has some stuff to trade is something like Indiana, San Antonio, maybe the Lakers depending on how Lebron feels, and the Sixers if you can talk yourself into any of their young guys on the shelf with odd ailments (Fultz/Zhaire Smith) or that unprotected Miami first-rounder they have floating out there. If the chatter about Dallas being unconvinced about Dennis Smith Jr.'s long-term fit with Doncic and they're all-in on a playoff push to send Dirk off maybe they'd get involved too.
So some theoretical packages could revolve around (and could require some balancing pieces coming from either Charlotte or the other team - remember, Kemba's turning 29 in May and will be an unrestricted free agent):
Indiana - one of their Turner/Sabonis duo of young bigs
San Antonio - they've got some interesting young guys on the shelf in Murray and Lonnie Walker, and Jakob Poeltl has been lively after a disappointing rookie season. They've also got their own picks and Toronto's this year. You wouldn't get all that, but whatever the offer is would likely be built with some of that
LAL - At this point everyone knows who their young guys are thanks to Lebron's presence and the AD trade chatter. I imagine they'd be rather tight-fisted with their assets and assume they can sign him over the summer like they've done with every other trade discussion the last 18 months, so there's probably not much to talk about here
Philly - they've got Markelle Fultz, Zhaire Smith, and an unprotected pick from Miami in 2021. I have no idea what any of those assets will turn into, and I don't think they do either.
Dallas - if they even got involved. Dennis Smith Jr. would be the obvious big prize in this scenario, but I'm not convinced the talk is real. Charlotte would probably have to add something in this scenario, considering the age and contract scenarios.