Re: Bradley or Rondo?
posted at 3/5/2013 3:20 PM EST
In response to hedleylamarr's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
I'm still all about trading Rondo this offseason if you can get 3 things in return:
1. A lotto pick (preferably in the top 11) or another borderline all star under 30
2. Since the $ has to work it can't involve big contracts past 2015
3. A pure PG, doesn't have to be a 35 min starting PG, just a 20-24 min great ballhandler who can share time with Avery (and I guess Williams) at the position
My current desired deals involve two teams with cap space that could be interested in Dwight and Josh Smith, the Mavs and Hawks
A. To Dallas (maybe with Crawford) for Marion, Darren Collison their lotto pick and (maybe) Vince Carter
B. To Atlanta (with Bass and either our draft pick or Crawford) for Al Horford and Lou Williams
You are correct that a lot will have to do with what DH and Smith decide. I STILL say we should not overlook the possibility that they will play together next year.
We could trade Rondo for a big only, then try to pry Bledsoe away from the Clips....or we could take our chances on Michael Carter-Williams, and hope he falls into our lap in the draft.
Carter-Williams is one of the guys I was thinking of in that 6-11 range (along with Muhammad, Bennett, Zeller, Len, Oladipo, GRIII and Noel (if he drops b/c of the ACL). Dallas wants Howard, Rondo at 12m instead of Carter and Marion at 13m instead could help them land Dwight. Howard would def rather play with Rondo and Dirk (and maybe Mayo) than Nash, Kobe and Gasol.
1-2 of those 7 guys will def be there when Dallas picks and gives us 1 us the 2 things we need for the post PP/KG future: A scoring athletic young wing (although C-W is more PG, but would be terrifying with Avery) or a big man to be in the mix with Sully and Melo, we need a 3rd young big over 6'10" (if the 6'7" Bennett can't play SF he'd fall on my list b/c of Sully).