1.) Shawn Marion 3/4
Contract Status: 2013/2014 Early Termination Option
How we get him? If his ETO is excercised we offer him the full MLE
If not a trade that involves anyone but Lowry/DeRozan/Gay/Johnson/Valanciunas would be palatable to me
Why do I want him? Solid defender, veteran presence, excellent rebounder, high basketball IQ adds a dimension to
playing small ball 4
2.) Luis Scola 4/5
Contract Status: $4,148,510 -$4,508,504-$4,868,499
How we get him? Phoenix has recently fired their GM and in a rebuilding mode a young player like Terrence Ross could probably get this done.
Why do I want him? He is an extremely crafty cost effective 4, with low post savvy and effective range he would be a much cheaper option over someone like Boozer or Gasol.
3.) Chauncey Billups 1/2
Contact Status: Free Agent
How we get him? Mid Level or Mini Mid Level for two years could get this done. The exception to my knowledge (I'm still reading that novel of Larry Coons) depends on our cap situation before July 1st. He already has his ring so a competitive situation with available playing time would be ideal for him. The Clippers focus is going to turn to Bledsoe anyway.
Why do I want him? I'm done with PG battles. Lowry needs to know he is the man. Casey needs to know if his man goes down there is a solid piece in place to aid the Raps in not losing a step. If Lowry stays healthy we got our 6th man who can play 12 - 14 minutes at PG and 8 - 10 at SG.
4.) Anderson Verajao 4/5
How we get him? The Cavs are not as far along the rebuilding path as Toronto is. Shedding salary and offering up Acy along with an expiring contract or two would allow for some tinkering.
Why do I want him? can you imagine the energy, intensity, rebounding, shot blocking, hustle of an Amir, Anderson, Jonas big rotation? Again he would add playoff experience, and another veteran presence.