Re: Trade Rondo for Nash, i'll explain logic
posted at 5/22/2011 6:09 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Trade Rondo for Nash, i'll explain logic
[QUOTE]Here is my original post. By the way ramekap-your response on 07FEB was one word- "Awful"-so I guess you answered your own question-genius. Don't usually post these trade proposals but what the hell. Please Rondo bashers relax (he looked great today). Nothing against Rajon but here me out. In an effort to solidify our 2 year championship window and in light of Suns sadly beginning to view Nash in a Ray Bourque kind of light. Rumors starting to trickle out about the Suns moving Nash (and maybe some love for Grant Hill too??). They would look great in green for our 2 year run. I was playing in the trade machine and there are numerous scenarios that would work. Nash/Hill/Robin Lopez (not sure the Suns would give him up-but hey Rondo is young and has a friendly contract) for Rondo, Baby and J. O'Neal. Rondo has played great and has shown improvement in well documented areas that needed improvement (jump shot, FT%) but in 2 years he will be playing with slop and scrubs and probably get moved for building blocks anyway. Let they young man move West and run in the Valley of the Sun. Also the guy takes it so hard to the hole that I fear he may not get back up one of these times. Nash and Hill are professionals and would fit in right away. Hill could do spurts at PG. Opposing defenses would have to respect Nash and there would be no doubles on Ray/Pierce or collapsing down low. Don't know what the Suns thought process is these days but rumors are starting to swirl about Nash and I would presume they would be willing to give Hill a shot at a ring (although he may not want to move to get one). Getting Lopez would be sweet. There were other deals that worked and much of this is contigent on how much the Suns would help out a few old timers looking for a ring. ONLY 17 MONTHS LEFT TO GRAB UP 2 MORE BANNERS!!!! .
Posted by spewey[/QUOTE]
Going by your February ideas I'd have done it this way:
Perkins, Harangody and Nate for Harden, OKC's 2012 1st rd pick (not the Clippers better one) and Krstic.
Rondo, Marquis Daniels, Wafer and Semih Erden for Nash, Lopez, Hill a swap of 2011 1st rd picks and our 2012 1st rd pick.
Then we'd have had this lineup for the playoffs:
C - Lopez (20) Jermaine (20) Krstic (8)
PF - KG (32) Baby (16)
SF - Pierce (32) Hill (16)
SG - Ray (28) Harden (20)
PG - Nash (28) DWest (20)
I think we'd have had the #2 seed and a much better showing than we ended up with.
We'd have a better 1st rd pick this year.
The only issue is what kind of talent Rondo is going to be the next 4 years of his deal compared to 10 less million in cap space and less talented young guys.
**I'd also have shopped Baby and Avery around (could bring back a 4-6 million player) for a better rebounding PF with a deal thru 2012 only**