Crazy trade idea:
Four team trade:
BOS: out- Rondo, Bass (to Kings), Pierce (to Grizzlies), Green, Melo (to Jazz)
in- Cousins, Evans, Salmons (from Kings), Gay (from Grizzlies), Millsap (from Jazz)
SAC: out- Cousins, Evans, Salmons (to Celtics), Honeycutt (to Grizzlies)
in- Rondo, Bass (from Celtics), Pondexter (from Grizzlies)
MEM: out- Gay (to Celtics), Pondexter (to Kings)
in- Pierce (from Celtics), Honeycutt (from Kings)
UTH: out- Millsap (to Celtics)
in- Green (from Celtics), Melo(from Celtics)
Sacramento gets franchise player in Rondo, get rid of Salmons contract and time bomb in Cousins.
Memphis saves some money and with Pierce are real title contenders this year
Utah gets something for Millsap,opens minutes for Favors, gets upgrade in SF position, center prospect in Melo
Some draft picks can be included.
And after trade C's rosters would look:
EVANS / TERRY / BARBOSA
BRADLEY / LEE / TERRY
GAY / SALMONS / LEE
GARNETT / MILLSAP / SULLINGER / WILCOX
COUSINS / GARNETT / SULLINGER / WILCOX.
Our rotation of bigs (Garnett,Cousins, Millsap, Sullinger and Wilcox) would be best in the league.
Our backcourt of Evans, Bradley, Terry, Lee and Barbosa one of the most versalite, with defense (Bradley, Lee), shooting (Terry, Barbosa) and all-around talent (Evans).
And dropoff from Pierce to Gay isnt very big.
And best of all, look at the age of our future core:
Evans ('89), Bradley ('90), Gay ('86), Sullinger ('92), Cousins ('90)
Lee ('85), Millsap ('85).
I know its highly unlikely, but this is the only trade i would do where we trade Rondo and Pierce. It would hurt to see them go, but this trade would make us contenders next 10 years.