Trade with the Pistons
posted at 7/1/2013 12:11 PM EDT
They want Smith, Smith wants Rondo.
Boston Trades: Rondo, Courtney Lee
Pistons Trades: Greg Monroe, Tony Mitchell, Expiring Contract of Rodney Stuckey
Why for Boston: They get a talented young Big in Monroe, who can come off the books next year if he isn't working out (he will work out, he's a beast). Another guy with loads of potential in Mitchell who is on a late round rookie contract. And Stuckey is a guy to play PG next year that won't win you any games and is off your books at the end. Get rid of Lee's contract.
Why for Pistons: You get the PG that Josh Smith wants to play with, and can still offer him a rediculous max contract. You get a top 5 talent PG who puts butts in the seats with his electric style of play. You get a nice bench piece to replace Stuckey in Lee for about the same $.
Pistons can offer Monroe because he will command a new contract next year and bigs like him get paid. And they already have his clone in Drummond. Danny could demand Caldwell-Pope instead of Mitchell but I doubt the Pistons let him go as he fills a role for them.
I trade-checked it, the #s work.
Boston: PG- Stuckey, ? (other trades/min. signings)
Sg- Bradley, Brooks, Crawford
SF- Green, Wallace, Mitchell
PF- Sully, Olynyk, Humph(hopefully will be gone)
C- Monroe, Melo, Iverson
More $ off the books next year, and def a lottery team. But there is still some really nice potential there for the future.