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Idea: Green and Bass for Okafor and Singleton
« on: February 04, 2013, 11:43:46 PM »

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http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=a9qr2kd


What is the verdict?

Quite honestly,the Wizards are looking like a running team. Fast break and transition baskets should potentially be their identity, with Wall and Beal at the guard positions. Putting an athletic Jeff Green will help with their running game and provide another post up option other than Nene. Bass will space the floor; the Wizards  do NOT have a knock down spot up shooter. 

The hole that Okafor leaves will be replaced with a Seraphin and Booker; both of them are very good finishers. Obviously, their defense would get worse as Okafor is a great interior defender, but getting more minutes to prospects would be ideal for a rebuilding team. Bass will also be a contrast to Seraphin and Booker's close to the basket styles of play. It would be a great fit.



The Celtics' defense vastly improves with Okafor. Rebounding goes up as well; Okafor has been crashing the boards really well this season. This would be more of a win now move, but Okafor's contract expires in 2 years - just like Pierce/almost KG. I honestly don't want to see the 2 traded. I'd rather ride it out and see how it goes, just for those 2 years. Just until Pierce/KG retire.

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Re: Green and Bass for Okafor and Singleton
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 11:55:43 PM »

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I'd rather have Green.  Also, the Wizards might like that they have a lot of salary coming off their books in 2014, just as extensions for Wall, probably Seraphin, and possibly Crawford kick in.  Adding over $15 mil to their 2014-2015 salary situation might not be desirable for them.

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 12:25:31 AM »

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Rather have Green.

He is living up to his deal at the moment.

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Re: Green and Bass for Okafor and Singleton
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 12:52:03 AM »

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Huh. I'm rather surprised.

Take a look at Okafor's game log. - http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3819/gamelog;_ylt=AhrWVXW_M5Qpiiw9B_LcOPj0PKB4

While Green is playing well, Okafor has been averaging 10.6 ppg and 13.3 rpg over the past 9 games. I'm estimating about 1 spg and 1 bpg during that stretch as well.
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Re: Green and Bass for Okafor and Singleton
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 07:36:50 AM »

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My preference for Green is not only due to the fact that he is playing well, but he's pretty much the only option behind Pierce, who cannot play 40 minutes a game.  Also, in our PG-less system, players who can create for themselves are important,  something that Green is capable of but which Okafor cannot do.  Even tho I live in DC I don't watch much of the Wizards, but I would note that Okafor's resurgence correlates strongly with Wall's return from injury, and it would not surprise me if they were related.  Accordingly, Okafor might not be a good fit for a Rondoless team.

Re: Green and Bass for Okafor and Singleton
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Why would we want to make a deal in which we give up the 2 best players?
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 07:51:26 AM »

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Why would we want to make a deal in which we give up the 2 best players?

While I'm on the record as preferring Green to Okafor, I'd trade bass for about anyone at this point.  And Okafor has probably played better the past three weeks than Bass has his at any point in his career.  He's still overpaid, but he's better than Bass.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 08:01:22 AM »

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Why would we want to make a deal in which we give up the 2 best players?

While I'm on the record as preferring Green to Okafor, I'd trade bass for about anyone at this point.  And Okafor has probably played better the past three weeks than Bass has his at any point in his career.  He's still overpaid, but he's better than Bass.
agreed.

Okafor is far better than Bass. 

a month ago I'd have pulled the trigger on this deal but with Green coming around and with Rondo/Sully out for the year, I'd pass on this one.

 

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