will be thin at PF until Sullinger gets back & maybe we have a few dollars to throw at a good SF in the offseason if we can somehow unload Bass in the near future in a seperate deal. A Sullinger assuming he comes back 100% & D-12 instantly becomes the best rebounding & physically intimidating frontcourt in the game. I this this lineup is a lineup that can challenge for title soon with a tweak or 2.
Likely Lineup 2013 playoffs!
PG: Chris Paul/ Avery Bradley
SG: Avery Bradley/ Courtney Lee
SF: Ron"PEACE"Artest/ Devin Ebanks
PF: Brandon Bass/ Chris Wilcox/ K-Mart or DL'er
C : Dwight Howard/ Fab Melo
Dream Lineup 2013-2014!
PG: CP-3/Bradley/ Cheap FA
SG: Bradley/ Lee/ Cheap FA
SF: "Peace" Artest/ drafted SF or Bi-anny SF
PF: Dwight Howard/ Sullinger/ hopefully not BASS
C : Greg Oden(mid-level)/D-12/MeloLakers
I think this trade helps them tremendously being they get a true all-around extra playmaker in Pierce to take up for Kobe new role as a secondary ball distributor. They acquire a new stretch 4 in Green essential in running D'Antoni's offense, they get Odom back & he a good fit for up-tempo ball & a great back-up PF & spare minutes at 3 with Earl Clark blossoming. Gasol goes back to True Post-up 5 where he belongs & maybe LA ask for a 1st rounder or Melo to acquire a future prospect center. But Sacre & Jordan Hill should be just fine. And Barbosa in D'Antoni's offense is self explanatory a perfect fit behind Nash & Kobe, the deer they need who can put points up in a hurry! Nash,Kobe,Pierce,Gasol would be a legitimate nightmare for the league in late game situations FT shooting & late game clutchness big shot makers that you wouldn't have to worry about like with Howard being non existent with less than 5 mins. Making it worthwhile for LA! All in all a great package for Howard if you may lose him for nothing.
C : Gasol/Hill/SacreClippers
get a trusted defensive big in Garnett & become even more deeper & veteran battle tested. Losing CP-3 may not hurt as bad in the present as some might imagine. You cover up all holes in the lineup by getting KG & Terry along with keeping Bledsoe while taking your weak link in W.Green out of the starting 5. And when Billups come back I think the Clips would have a Juggernaut. Think of this team now & in the next 2 years.
PG: Bledsoe/Billups or vice versa/ G.Hill/ *Rondo
SG: Terry/Crawford or vice versa/ W.Green
C : Garnett/D.Jordan/Turiaf
* Wildcard in Rondo for the future without having to worry about losing CP3 in the offseason for nothing!