Boston trades: Rondo, Jeff Green, Sullinger, Melo, Barbosa
Boston gets: Dwight Howard, Dudley, Tolliver
Lakers trade: Dwight, Pau Gasol
Lakers get: Gortat, Josh Smith, Jeff Green, Deshawn Stevenson
Atlanta trades: Josh Smith, Stevenson, Tolliver
Atlanta gets: Pau, Sullinger, Barbosa
Phoenix trades: Gortat, Dudley
Phonix gets: Rondo, Fab Melo
I think its a no brainer for Atlanta who is going to lose Smith no matter what this season and gets a very good (better?) replacement who at the very least can probably fetch more via trade next season that Josh Smith is currently. And they get Sullinger too.
I personally would in a second if I'm Danny Ainge. I know some of you simply don't want Howard (inexplicably) but whatever.
Phoenix trades Dudley and Gortat and gets back Rondo. Seems like a no brainer for them.
Does LA do it? They'd be giving up more talent than they have coming in for sure. But I'm just confused with what direction this team is going in. D'Antoni is an absolutely horrible coach for the personnel they have on their roster. To the point that it is frustrating Dwight and Pau. Yet Lakers management has stuck with D'Antoni. If they are sticking with D'Antoni (and Nash as PG) then this trade actually makes a lot of sense regarding fit. Gortat already has excelled with Nash and Green and Smith are great fits for this kind of offense while Gasol and Dwight are not.
Thoughts on LA or any alterations that could make this more likely?