Yeah ... I know it's always great to strengthen our chances for this year's playoffs, but we've got to work on the future here, and a Rondo/Bradley/Sully core has a huge amount of potential, and some sweet chemistry that seems to be developing well. I'd really love to keep those three guys together to build around when Paul and KG retire.
That three-way with the Lakers looks legit. Lakers really want to dump Gasol and could do worse than that haul. I would do that deal in a heartbeat. Sure AB would be tough to lose but we're not going to land Cousins without him IMHO.
PULL THE TRIGGER..
I don't buy the rumor, but to play along, I think giving up Bradley, Sully, two #1s (presumably 2013 and 2015), and Terry would be a pretty heavy price.
I agree. I could also imagine Rondo going off the deep end if we trade Bradley. He seems really high on playing with AB in the backcourt.
Build around Rondo, AB and Sully?
Dude AB and Sully are not going to be stars in this league, they're not. They're just role players, I don't see AB every becoming anything that great besides Tony Allen with a better jumpshot aka a Aaron Affalo. Sully is a role player at best. Who are you kidding?
Agree build around Bradley and Sully. Guaranteed lotto
I don't think its guaranteed lotto, I think it's an okay playoff contender, making the East semis every now and then.
But getting Cousins paired with Rondo after 2 years of KG in his ear- we could have the best 1-2 punch in the NBA if it worked out. Cousins is just freakishly gifted. He's 21 and as I said in another thread, I haven't seen a center this talented, with footwork and strength like this kid since David Robinson.
I mean when he's at his best he really is the most talented offensive center in the league.
Even Magic Johnson tweeted that DMC is the most talented center in the NBA.
KG working on his defense and expanding his game with his excellent footwork would be like a wet dream.
You gotta do anything to get DMC here, give up Melo, Bradley and Sully. Hopefully dump Greens contract and get Salmons+Garcia in return so we have two bench wings that can guard Lebron and also score.
This would be complete highway robbery if Danny pulls this off.
It would be so sad to see Avery and Sully go but Cousins is a once in every 10 year talent- you MUST roll the dice.
Getting him playing with Rondo solidifies us for the next7-8 years once KG and Pierce are gone- we'd be a dream FA destination with plenty of money to attract elite wing players and small forwards.
Mother of god Danny please do it!