Re: Am I missing something?
posted at 12/2/2011 6:37 AM EST
In Response to Am I missing something?
[QUOTE]Okay, I have been hearing a lot of Bologna about a swap for Chris Paul and Rondo and some 3rd team. Now, as interesting as that may sound, I've also heard that one of the main reasons the Celtics are so interested in Paul is that could also potientially wheel in Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard has stated before that he would love to play with Chris Paul. However Chris Paul is uninterested of coming here because he doesn't want to carry the team on his own...So here is what I was thinking... Why not just cut out the middle man, (Chris Paul) and trade Rondo + the Clippers 1st round draft pick, and ours and maybe one other player like Glen Davis in a sign and trade or possibly Jeff Green for Dwight Howard? Now I know what some of you are thinking, whoa wait what? Than lose our starting point gaurd? No way, are you nuts!?!?! But think about how often a Point Gaurd comes around like Rondo, pretty often I mean you can already compare him and Paul, with Paul being the better scorer. I would not put Rondo as a "Elite" Basketball Player, I'd put him 1 notch below, I would put him in the top 4 point gaurds, but I think Rondo is very replacable. So now we traded for Dwight, now what? Now a few possibilities could happen, Chris Paul could get traded to the Knicks, LA, etc. but in reality that will probably be very unlikely, because think about it, A. He gets traded to LA, he gets put in the same situation as here in Boston if he got traded here, they are getting old and only would probably have Kobe after a trade, and probably within the next couple years would have to carry THAT team. B. He could go the Knicks, but who do the Knicks have that are interesting in a trade? No one really, and think about how huge of a paycut Paul would have to take. But lets pretend he does get extented by someone, other than the Celtics, oh no now what? Well to me it sounds like Derron Williams of the Nets seems like he wants to test free agency, to me that is a very solid plan B. you go after him, you go after Williams, sure he's a few years older, but him and Dwight could work extremely well together they could end up playing together with the Nets anyways... But anyways long story short (kind of) by trading for Dwight instead of a point gaurd, you are garunteed to be getting the best center in the NBA, and most likely one of the two, (Williams, and/or Paul) are going to become a free agent this offseason and you can sell to them both that they wouldn't have to carry the load by themselves they have the best center currently in the NBA right now, along with Paul Pierce, and possibly also a supporting cast of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett as mentors, and Role players. I think the smart thing to do right now is land Dwight in a TRADE you can't wait!
Posted by RawckinSox[/QUOTE]
I think you are missing something. Orlando can offer Howard the most money AND pay either Paul or DWill. That makes Orlando a hot spot for vet's looking for one more run at team friendly money. Look for the likes of KG or Ray to head south after this year
C's are in big trouble. They love Rondo for THIS team, but in the next 2-3 years he is not the type of person to attract top tier free agents, mentor a lottery pick, or lead a locker room.
I do think DA is content with only one aspect of his roster after this year...Doc.
I do envision him letting KG and Ray walk after this year, look to move Rondo for another building block, and move PP as well (Lakers after they clear Walton, Artest and Fischer?)
DA will hoard draft picks and cash, looking to get a franchise player in the lottery, secure other young talent in the draft, and augment them with solid free agents, not 1 piece blockbusters (Howard).
It will take 2-4 years, but DA and Doc can get it done.