Re: DeMarcus Cousins Sent Home - wants to be traded.
posted at 1/2/2012 11:20 AM EST
In Response to Re: DeMarcus Cousins Sent Home - wants to be traded.
[QUOTE]Scratching my head. In your trade proposal we lose JON (who cares) AB (who cares) and some picks (slightest concern). In return we get the best, most dominating center in the NBA still in his prime. So, where do we sign up??
Posted by Karllost[/QUOTE]
It clearly is going to cost more than just players.....it will cost at least the better of the two draft choices, as well. The guy's stock is not as high as a 5th choice because he's a problem. So, to get something out of it, they may have to accept something less than they'd want to get some value. If necessary, we could offer BOTH first round draft choices + Wilcox or both choices or JOhnson and a first rounder (two young players for one!).
More importantly, in my post, I was actually suggesting a 3 team trade that landed Howard in Boston and Cousins in Orlando. Salary exchange issues not solved as others pointed out, but my post was suggesting a longer term plan that got Howard and then encouraged DWill to join Howard. I'm advocating a short term rental that can land DH here permanently. The sales job would be Howard playing with Rondo and Pierce and the boys this year, then knowing he's got Green joining next year and knowing he gets more money from us as we'd have his Bird rights. Add to that once he's in Boston, he gets to know the franchise (Danny, Doc, HOF players who are still around the team and motivate them, fans, the City that gets a bump rap but is a wonderful city......and maybe even a championship this year!). That's an attractive package for Howard and DWill.
Yes, I know my post was a huge long shot - but Red drafting Bird and signing him before the next draft was a long shot; Red getting Bill Russell AND KC Jones was a long shot; Danny getting KG to agree to come to the C's was a long shot; Lakers getting Gasol for such a small price was long shot.
My point is: Anything's Possibleeeeeeee! At least try it, Danny!