It seems from news reports that NO ownership is looking to make some changes- particularly to reduce payroll, and that these two players may be on the move.
Raps have about 3 expiring contracts that they can leverage:
Banks - $4.8MM
Evans - $5.0MM
Bellinelli - $2.4MM
Total expiring - $12.2MM
Maybe you offer NO these contracts + draft picks (the two we got from Miami) + the Bosh T/E for both Paul and Okafor. Maybe to sweeten it for NO, we throw in Ed Davis instead of Bellinelli...
The main incentive for NO to do this deal is to get rid of the horrible Okafor contract and replace it with contracts that are coming off the books this year. With the trade exception, they get an instant payroll savings from the Paul contract, some picks, and maybe even a young stud in Davis.
Interested in your feedback...