I appreciate their effort, but how exactly can we land a rotation caliber big man without giving away anything but trash?
Since we aren't winning it this season, there is no need to rush for a big man trade, though. The only thing I can see is KG being moved (for that Clippers trade or something like that) and us getting some pieces for the future.
We could trade Rondo or Sullinger, or them both. I suspect that the two of them would fetch a pretty good big man in return, for the "last run."
I could see Utah being interested, for example, in Rondo/Sully for Al Jefferson. Utah gets a top PG at a very reasonable salary and a decent prospect, in return for someone they probably won't be able/willing to re-sign this summer anyway.
Utah can afford to be patient this year, since they are waiting for Favors and Kanter to develop anyhow.
Why do we get someone Utah is looking forward to dump for two players? Besides, the addition of Jefferson doesn't make our team any better than it currently is.
You don't think that acquiring a legitimate 20/10 guy and one of the best low-post scorers in the league makes us better? Explain.
Just to be clear, I am talking about this year. Rondo and Sullinger aren't going to play a single minute for us.
Why on god's green earth to we trade our stud PG and a great rookie prospect when the jazz have been thinking hard about a package around thiago splitter from the spurs?
Jefferson would not be a 20/10 guy for us and you're grossly overrating his value considering he can't defend the shoes he's standing in.
I'm not sure you understand my point.
I'm trying to think of the best way for us to acquire a high-quality big man to help with the playoff run THIS YEAR.
Giving up two guys who will not play a minute for us is one way to do that. In this suggestion I'm not considering the future at all - it is the ultimate "one last run" strategy.
And I totally agree about Al's defense, but if you can name a better big man we could acquire for Rondo and Sullinger, I'm all ears. I think Josh Smith might be another possibility, but he isn't markedly better than Jefferson in my mind, particularly given our need for post offense.
Also, let's not over-rate Sully right now. He just had season-ending surgery for the very problem that caused him to slip so dramatically in the draft. As we've seen with Dwight Howard, it is a very real possibility that Sully does not come back at the same level, next year or maybe ever.