In lights of all the talks around Doc, Pierce and the Celtics, I think this is the best option closest to reality that benefits all parties involved!!!
Without further ado, here is my idea:BOS-LAC:
We send to Phoenix before June 30th:
Pierce (16.8M) + Lee (5M) + Melo (1.2M) + DJ White (0.2M) + 2013 Pick #16 for a total of 23M going out of the books!
and we get:
Gortat (7.3M) + Frye (6M) + Tucker (0.8M) + Beasley (5.8M) + 2013 Pick #30 for a total of 20M coming in the books!
The suns then go ahead and release Pierce and DJ White and save 10M right there in their process of rebuilding while acquiring a D and 3 type of SG in Lee that they need as well as a young Center their GM like a lot in Melo that can develop while they try to win the lottery next year...BOS-PHX
Then we send to the Clippers:
KG (11.6M) + Beasley (5.8M) + Jor. Crawford (1.2M) + 2015 2nd Round Pick for a total of 18.5M out of the books!
And we get from the Clippers:
Jordan (10.5M) + Jam. Crawford (5M) + Bledsoe (1.7M) + Compensation for a total of 17M back in the books!
Of Course we arrange it so we make sure Pierce and Doc join KG in LAC... In exchange of a compensation in the form of their 2014 first rounder..!!
Who says no here..??http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=kyfrk49 Why for LAC?
They get Doc and KG and Pierce and retain Chris Paul and Blake to compete for a title and try to win now!
Paul - Jor Crawford/Free Agent MLE (Mo Williams, Harris, Calderon..?)
Billups - Green/Jor. Crawford/Barnes
Pierce - Barnes/Butler/Beasley
Blake - Odom/Beasley/Summers
KG - Hollins/Free Agent Vet(Wilcox?)/2013 Draft # 25 (Dieng,Plumlee, whitney..?)
With Doc as the coach!
This team can win the title next year!!!! Why for PHX?
We all now Phoenix is entering full rebuilding mode!
The Beasley experience didn't quite work out well for them, so they will be very happy to get rid of him..!
Gortat made it know that he wasn't interested in Rebuilding as he is entering the prime of his career and want to compete in the the playoff!
The hiring of our former Asst GM shows they are interested in rebuilding through Drafts... They have no ambitions nor possibilities to be in the playoffs next year so they should just tank and look forward to the nice 2014 draft class!! Melo + Lee + #16 are assets that can help them both reach the goal of a good position in the lottery and collect good assets for when all the pieces will be in place!
they also need to free up cash that will be use when they are ready to contend for playoff... The 10M saved will help the get the nice complementary piece to compete at that time...
The suns GM recently said there are looking for wings so Lee comes in handy and that GM was the one selecting Melo so he knows his potential and suns have the time to let him learn and grow! So I think this works quite well for the suns and the negotiation will be between old friends which always help!! ;-) Why for BOS?
We are set to be luxury tax payers next year!! A lot of money wasted and not a lot of flexibility under the new CBA...
Plus Doc is leaning toward leaving and that shows we are about to trade or release Pierce... KG made it know that he would come if Pierce is there... So we can imagine they want to play together! they both live in LA and the Clippers would love to have them!! Plus their coach could join too! I think this works perfect for them!
For us, it's rebuilding mode accelerated on Steroid!!!
We keep our key young assets (RR, AB, JG, Sully
!) and add to them : Jamal Crawford
: A deadly scorer that can handle the ballBledsoe
: A young athletic point guard that can fill up the stat sheet and play DTucker
: A 3 and D SG/SF who brings toughness and known for his defense against Lebron, Carmelo and Kobe!Frye
: A PF/C who is deadly from 3 and can be a weapon for Rondo as he take the opposing center out of the paint so Rondo can operate...Gortat
: An excellent Center who plays both ends and is entering his prime!Jordan
: A young Athletic center who can get to the next level if he can add some offensive moves..
We also keep Terry
(Experience and 3pt shooting in the money time!), Twill
(athletic, ball handling, distribution, needs to improve team D and Shooting...), Bass
(mid range assurance as well as good man D) and Shav
(Rebounding beast who can finish around the rim!).
So this team can definitely make some noises in the playoff if well coached!! Young and talented!!
Here is the potential Roster if we can draft a good Small Forward in the draft (like Bullock with the #30 pick).
Rondo - Bledsoe - Terry
Jam Craw - Bradley - Twill
Green - Tucker - Bullock
Sully - Bass - Shav
Gortat - Jordan - Frye
Very good team!! Right..??
What's even better is financially
, this team brings us well below the tax threshold!!! We will be roughly around 66 M instead of the 79 M
that we could potentially have if we stay the course... this saves us a LOT of money!! Again the "us" is not for me but for the owners but you know what I mean! lol!
We could even try to turn Jordan into Big Al
if we are more concern about the offense than the D with a sign and trade with Utah...!!
And finally we have 2 first round picks in 2014
to look forward to as well as some cap flexibility
What do you guys think...