I was thinking of trading partners recently after watching the Celtics continuous struggles. I was thinking of a framework of this caliber:
LAL: Trade Gasol and Nash, receive Rondo and Green
Tor: Trade Calderon, receive Nash
Bos: Trade Rondo and Green, receive Gasol and Calderon
I think this trade benefits all teams involved. All of the aforementioned teams need an overhaul to be competitive once again; this could be the shot in the proverbial arm for all sides involved.
For Toronto, they get to have their hometown hero play for them finally. The Nash experiment in LA is just not working out.
Lakers get an all-star point guard and young forward for their future.
Celtics get one last chance to compete in the playoffs this year with veterans on board. Calderon is a playmaking point who also cans around 90% of his free throws. Gasol can still do damage, but is being sacked in favor of Dwight in Hollywood.
Even if this doesn’t work out, we still likely get a pick in the mid to late teens, and draft a guy like Plumlee or McDermott.
I like it for the Celtics.