I proposed a trade a couple days ago where we send BOTH KG and Pierce to the Clips. I think Pierce would love to play in his hometown LA, especially for a chance at another championship. KG would be more likely to waive his no-trade clause if he follows Pierce to what would be the #1 contender in the West.
Pretty obvious why both teams would do this. Boston instantly starts the rebuild with some great assets in Jordan/Bledsoe. Butler/Green is formidable at SF. Boston also saves about 14 million on their cap for next season with Odom/Billups expirings plus the $$$ difference in the deal. This allows for the team to be a legit player in FA to go after a solid PF.
The Clippers are trading a lot of players, but it is essentially a 4 for 4 swap b/c Billups being in the deal.
KG >>> Jordan
Pierce >>> Butler
Terry can fill in for much of Bledsoes production in their rotation. Wilcox can play backup minutes.
LAC has the starting lineup of:
Terry or Crawford
might as well hand them a ring......it would be a hard deal for them to turn down, IMO.
Next year, the Celtics look like this before FA:
Green or Butler
There are a ton of solid players who won't command huge salaries to fill around this young, talented core. This trade would also likely cause us to net a pick somewhere in the 9-13 range as well.
We would be set at PG minutes between Rondo/Bledsoe/Bradley
SG is pretty solid with Bradley/Lee.....could maybe grab a bigger SG in FA like Martell Webster, or a shooter like Kyle Korver
SF is pretty set between Jeff Green and Butler
PF is solid with Sully/Bass although I think this is where the C's could look to add depth with a scoring big-man. Al Jefferson anyone? Keep in mind, there should be around 15-million in cap space to use on the roster, thanks to the trade.
Center looks good with Jordan/Melo, and signing Big-Al would shore up the bigs rotation.
FA's besides Al Jefferson (who won't make as much as he is currently) that come to mind for this type of rotation would be:
Josh Smith (likely out of price range, although maybe he takes a discount to play with Rondo....doubt it though)
Larry Sanders (Great rebounder/defender)
Elton Brand (depth big who can still get some buckets)
Chase Buddinger (solid scorer/shooter) to rotate between SG/SF
Martell Webster (scores in bunches, good bench player)
Kyle Korver (great shooting off the bench who can spot start)
Tyreke Evans.....down season, so maybe we can get him at a lower rate. Listed at 6'6 (likely 6'5/6'4), but can play both PG/SG, and even a little SF if we were to run a small lineup for stretches of a game.