Re: If the Clippers want KG ...
posted at 2/4/2013 6:20 PM EST
In response to R9R's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
I had been thinking a 3-way trade along those lines with Utah as well.
It'd be nice if we could also take the expiring Odom contract for Bass and maybe give up a 1st and get Hayward as well. He's like a taller Redick.
Big Al remains a guy who will get you 16-19 points a game and 9-10 boards. He can be the 3rd best player on a champion. Rondo can be the 2nd best. Certainly Green, Avery, Lee, Sullinger and Pierce (for 2 more years) can all fall in the range of 4th-6th best player on a champion. Only issue is this team won't have a true #1 unless Rondo can make that leap off an ACL surgery and Green or Avery can leap from 4th best to 2nd best player. Al is what he is.
THE TRUTH! What current contending NBA team would have its Center as its #1 guy? I think Rondo, Bradley, Green, Sullinger, Al is a contender. Especially if AB, JG, and JS take big steps forward and Rondo comes back even better. I mean, who else is out there that we could possibly get? Maybe we let go of Sully and gor for J.Smith. Rondo, Bradley, Green, Smith, Al. All we would need it a cold hearted SG shooter who could close out games for Bradley. Like a Reddick off the bench...
Say its something like:
Boston: Jefferson, Hayward
Clippers: KG, Barbosa, Wilcox, Collins
Jazz: Bledsoe, Melo, Butler, Willie Green, Clippers 1st in '14
Then you are correct that is an interesting younger team that could make noise if it had a lot of guys get better and a rebounding big man, Pierce and DeAndre Jordan are no longer involved, but still you have:
C - Al, ?
PF - Sully, Bass
SF - Green, Pierce, Hayward
SG - Avery, Lee, Hayward
PG - Rondo, Terry
I'd try to move Lee with one of Bass/Terry (depending on what we draft) for a big, kinda like where we were all this season, its basically subtracting KG for Al, but adding a young shooter in Hayward and a better pick than we all expected.