But let's say you do that deal. Boston certainly isn't going to be much worse with Bledsoe, Jordan, Butler and Odom than they have been for most of this season with KG, Pierce and Rondo. Boston also gets much younger, gets some salary cap help, gets assets that will have FAR greater trade value in the future and getting Bledsoe makes trading Rondo and getting back a major star much more possible.
We'd definitely be much worse with Bledsoe, Jordan, Butler and Odom than Pierce, Garnett and Rondo (who btw we could easily bring back all of next year and make another run at it with a healthy Sully, Rondo, and another year of healing from Green and Wilcox.
Jordan is horrible. I had to watch that game with the Clippers announcers and they said Jordan can't play in the 4th quarter because of his foul shooting. He certainly can't be out there in crunch time. So what value does he really give you?
Butler I have no real use for. He scores sometimes makes 2mil a year more than Bass and has a PER about the same.
I live in Fort Worth so I saw what Odom now is, and 8.2mil albatross. Sure it comes off the books, for almost $7mil less than Pierce would come off the books it we didn't pick up his option.
Bledsoe is a good backup point guard. I'm not sure he is anything special as a starter. The Clippers seem to be struggling a bit with him as a starter.
I just don't see any upside in this trade at all. The goal in sports is to get better and this doesn't make us better in the least. Not now, not next year, not ever.