Re: move to make
posted at 5/15/2011 1:59 AM EDT
Awesome ideas... I love the way you are thinking....and I will SERIOUSLY examine them all and give you props for the effort of armchair GM that wants to spend/win. Too bad I seriously doubt these ideas are realistic.
#1Trade Rondo for Chris Paul. Trade Baby and Rondo to get him.Not quite fair value IMO... but who really knows what the deal w/ CP3 is. If it was Baby after the '09 playoffs and Rondo after '10... w/ the CP3 after either of those years... it would be fair. Not from where they all stand right now tho I'd think.
#2 Sign and trade Green for Deandre Jordan (Clippers need Small forward and can you imagine green and Blake in transition..) They already have Kaman who they won't be able to get rid of.
Going with Kaman over Jordan is interesting for LA... Jordan fits the age group of Gordon-Griffin. 100% disagree w/ Kaman comment. The Clips can EASILY move Kaman if they want to. 1 year @ 11 million for a 15-8 Center?? My idea was Baby and Krstic for Kaman.
I'd trade Green for Jordan (if we got someone like Battier or Prince to bu Paul) or Green and our 2012 1st for for Kaman and Aminu.
#3 Resign DWest
YES! no-brainer. Question is does he take a small % raise on current vet min or do we need our LLE/MLE for him? Who knows how theose type of contracts are configured after the new CBA gets done.
#4 Sign BAttier (2 years bi annual exception)
He will get the MLE from someone or even more from the grizz... so not possible.
#5 Full Mid level exception (Carl Landry) or just something around 4million
He will quite possibly get more than the MLE from NO or at least take the full MLE... good thinking tho... i like him as a upgrade to Baby.
#6 Resign Krisitic for low money
This is ok if you don't have to use him in a sign and trade to get your strating C. a 1 year 5.5m deal (if we are left w/ O'Neal bro's in the middle) seems likely.
PG: Chris Paul
SG: Paul Pierce
SF: Shane Battier
C: Deandre Jordan
Carl Landry, RA, Delonte, Kristic, JO, Avery Bradley
This team would compete and would be more athletic.. After the year we would be in a good position to Sell D Howard as Garnett, and Allen could resign for Vet Minimums for a couple of years. IT would give Howard and Paul 2 legit years to contend and with the 2 of them they'd have the base for years to come.
All a pipe dream but if they can gety Paul it could be possible. Deandre Jordan could be traded even to Orlando this year with some other players if Orlando decides to unload which they should.
If I was Orlando I'd rather have Jordan, Bledsoe, Aminu and a 2012 or '13 # 1 pick from the Clippers for Howard than Bynum, Odom and a couple late 1sts.
an oh yeah... you start Ray before Battier... if anything Pierce comes off the bench