So you think that the Hawks are gonna trade Josh Smith for Bass and Lee?
posted at 11/15/2012 9:32 PM EST
In response to Fiercest34's comment:
In response to R9R's comment:
You seem to use every post on this board to market this idea that we need to upgrade the PF spot with either: Al Jefferson, Pau Gasol, Josh Smith, or Amare. I'd personally put Millsap at the top of that list, but regardless, I'm trying to figure out the possibility. How do we get one of these guys?
Al Jefferson is 15M
Paul Gasol is 19M
Josh Smith is 13M
Amare is 20M
Milsap is 8M
We have to assume that Rondo, Paul, Kevin, Jet (?) are not tradable pieces. I'd say Bradley is unlikely something that Doc/Danny would give up. Everyone else is in play. I just don't see a scenerio that would benefit us and the other team. I think Josh/Milsap are the only possibilities. Both will be FA, and we could possible get Milsap or Smith for Bass and Lee? Why would ATL or UTAH want that? Maybe Green for Milsap, but what would we do with Bass and no SF to back up Paul? Maybe Green and Bass for Big Al, but again who's going to help us rest Paul?
The point is, you've proposed trades before and you're pushing for this to happen, so lets see a proposal or two. Lets hash it out - maybe predict the inevitable.
P. Gasol - Bass, Lee, and Green
Amare - Bass, Lee, and Green
Josh Smith - Bass, Lee, and another player or players
Al Jefferson - Bass, Lee, and another player or players
Millsap - Bass or Lee or both and another player or draft pick or picks
The key here is to get the player that their team don't want anymore.
For example, if the Knicks don't want Amare because they don't want to ruin their team chemistry and they want to dump his contract, then Amare is a possibility.
The Lakers have D'Antoni as coach now. His system doesn't rely on 2 big men on the floor at the same time. That's why the Shaq and Amare tandem didn't work in 2008. So the Lakers could help themselves by getting Green, Lee, and Bass.
If the Hawks struggle and they don't want to lose Josh Smith in the offseason, then Bass and Lee plus draft picks should do it.
Again, nothing can be done until January 15, 2013.