Re: Rondo to Knicks still breathing heavy!!!
posted at 2/8/2014 6:27 PM EST
In response to hedleylamarr's comment:
In response to rameakap's comment:
This is the best New York can offer:
Boston trades: Rajon Rondo, Gerald Wallace, Jeff Green
New York trades: Amar'e Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr, 2018 1st round pick, 2020 1st round pick, right to swap 1st round picks in 2017 and 2019.
Like the above article says, I may not find that enough if I am Ainge.
I am still hoping for Wallace, Bass and Rondo for Greg Monroe, Brandon Jennings, Charlie V's expiring and a small deal like Will Bynum's to make the $ work.
I usually like your trade ideas, but I don't like that one. I don't like Charlie V or Jennings.....although it would be tempting to get rid of Wallace.
I proposed Bass for Asik.......Hump to CHA for Gordon and #26. We then trade Bradley, #26 and #19 to Utah for Hayward and #21.
Green for Asik also works.......
How about TWO three team trades:
To the Pistons --> Rondo, Wallace, Ben Gordan(exp), Josh McRoberts
To the Bobcats --> Humphries(exp) and Villanueva(exp)
To the Celtics --> Monroe, Stuckey(exp), Jennings and Will Bynum (maybe '14 pick in the 24-27 range from Bobcats)
To the Rockets --> Bass and Favarani (playoff quality backups at both PF/C)
To the Celtics --> Asik and Gordon Hayward
To the Jazz --> Olynyk and the Celtics 1st rd pick from the Nets/Hawks this year and top 3 protected first rd pick next year. Or if the C's get the '14 pick from Bobcats they can include that and the Clippers '15 pick instead of their own top 3 protected pick in 2015, whatever they/Jazz can agree on.
The Jazz are angling for Parker or Wiggins in the draft. Kanter backed up by Gobert is a good long-term C situation. Same with Favors backed up by Olynyk. They love Burke at PG (Bradley may be too small to play with him) and Alec Burks is a good backup at both guard sports anyhow. They would have the Nets/Hawks 1st and the Warriors 1st to add depth at either guard spot and a 6'6"+ wing player. Maybe they have another 1st in this draft as well or if not TWO in 2015. They would also not have to give 40-50 over 4 years to Hayward, who would be their 3rd-4th (maybe even 5th!) best player when all is said and done as Wiggins/Parker will be the #1 option. Olynyk at 3.3 more years and 6 million total is better than paying Bradley an extension starting at 6m a year next year.