This trade is ofcourse to convince bosh to stay but not only will he stay but Raptors will become instant contenders.
With this trade the line up will look a bit like this:
pf) Bosh (resigns)
C) Johnson (resigns)
Why will NO do this trade?
NO as we all know have 2 terrific pgs in the game today. We also know how they are close to luxury tax and have terrible long term contracts and aren't ready to contend in the rigorous western conference.
Chris Paul is on the trading block and yes its not guaranteed that they will trade him but if the right pieces were offered then why not?
With this deal NO will recieve Andrea (great upside...dirk), Expiring contracts, Hedo (I know you will question why they would add Hedo? well Hedo as BC said still has value and can be moved, however NO would want him because they are shipping out Okafor's long contract as well as posey's. In return adding Hedo's 9.8 million/guy with good value doesn't seem so bad).
Furthermore Raptors can send them their future 1st round pick which could sweeten the deal.
As for 76ers, they are seeking trades with teams that can either take Brand's contract (won't happen) and Andre's contract. The problem is that they just drafted Evan turner (way more upside than Andre). So its not bad if they get rid of Andre's long-term contract. They can build around Turner, Holiday, Young, and yes Alabi. Raptors are giving them jose whose contract is more cheaper than Andre, plus they add a good rotation player in Marco and as we all know...they need a BIGMAN!.
So trading Alabi while keeping Davis seems like a good deal for Raptors.
With the following trades I don't see how Raptors are not instant favourites to win it all. I know making this sort of deal is really complicated but you have to see the characteristic of both teams.
One drafted Turner so they don't need Andre while NO are not commited to winning which is what Paul seeks.
It makes sense for all teams and if BC gets it done Bosh will instantly resign and yes I see us competing with LA next season.
Give your opinion on this situation...