Contending Next Year?
I'm not entirely sure how certain cap situations work, but I think everything fits here.
Toronto Receives - Indiana 1st Round Pick
Indiana Receives - Leandro Barbosa
Sign Wilson Chandler to 4 years @ 8.4 Mil
Cap Space - 54,542,598
Toronto Receives – Morris, Goudelock, Dallas 2012 1st Rounder
Lakers Receive – Calderon, Scola, Beasley
Houston Receives – Gasol, Johnson, Lakers 2012 1st Rounder
Minnesota Receives – Kevin Martin
Cap Space – 45,708,807
Toronto Receives – Nash
Phoenix Receives – Davis, Bayless, Indiana 2012 1st Round Pick, Dallas 2012 1st Round Pick
Draft – Harrison Barnes
Cap Space – 45,901,045
Resign Nash to 2 years @ 9 Mil
Cap Space – 54,901,045
Sign Johnny Flynn @ 3.14 Mil
Cap Space – 58,041,045
PG – Nash, Flynn
SG – DeRozan, Goudelock
SF – Chandler, Barnes, Johnson, Kleiza, Morris
PF – Bargnani, Johnson
C - Valanciunas
Then we have the mid-level exception to go after a backup SG, or make some more moves to clear the jam at SF.
1. I'm pretty sure Dallas' first rounder went to Lakers as part of the Odom deal. It's top-20 protected until 2017, but I can't see the Mavs holding out that long.
2. No way the Pacers trade their 1st rounder for Barbosa
3. 8.4 mil a season for Chandler is grossly overpaying him.
4. Morris and Goudelock is a horrible return for the Raptors
5. There's no way Phoenix does that deal for Nash. You're talking about an all-star, one of the best point guards in the game for essentially, no where near his value. That's a pie-in-the-sky kind of deal.
Deal works, but is unrealistic and fantasy like. Hell course I would like it, but you would need to turn on the Association Trade Override from 2K if you want this going through.
Goose, interesting thinking
Trade one i disagree with Mango since Bird stated in the last day or so they would look to add a player in the coming weeks for a team looking to open cap space and they would not send another player out. A high 20s pick is not unreasonable here.
Signing Chandler then works although I do agree with Mango $8.4 is higher than required.
Houston has Offered more for Gasol already including Dragic and their pick so adding Johnson to them AND a pick is too much to them. I say the Houston pick added to the Raptors and the LA pick stays in LA.
Raptors would look to draft Lillard/Kabongo etc with the Houston pick or if need be pkg the HOU and DAL picks to move up slightly to get one of them.
I expect the Morris, Goudelock and pick(s) is about salary as much as anything.
I wouldn't bother with the Nash trade. It is pie in the sky but considering his comments this week about what it would be like to be UFA and Phoenix etc needing to pay his worth then just go after him in FA in the summer.
Flynn signing is interesting and would be a low risk try a b/up if we can sign Nash or protection if we don't. Even if we hit the cap the midlevel split between Flynn and AGray would easily work. AND we have Weems' rights still if we need backup SG protection.
Note Goose that Barnes, and Chandler can play minutes at the SG and JJ and Kleiza will play spot minutes at the PF with Amir spotting at C.
Adjusted lineup in above:
PG: Nash, Flynn/Lillard/Kabongo, Morris
SG: DD, Goudelock, (Chandler, Barnes)
SF: Chandler, Barnes, JJ, Kleiza
PF: Bargnani, ED, Amir (JJ, Kleiza)
C: JVal, AGray, Alabi (Amir)
ED/Amir, maybe Weems become trade options along with the DAL pick if not packaged up.
I like that, I really do. I don't think BC would ignore this and if it can happen, he'll do it. BUT, Nash is a liability on defense, unlike Jose who is a good system defender, it would hurt the team, and I just don't see him fitting Dwane Casey's defense.
Sonny Weems is NOT coming back to T.O, he tweeted and blogged about how Toronto didn't speak about him during the on-air talk with Bryan Colangelo during the Raptors game.
Ed is staying, you can count on that. Amir will be the one traded if this is the case.