The hope is that Jones is still the talent he was believed to be.
I had another idea today as rumours have come out about the Cavs possibly shopping the #1 pick.
Sacramento gets: #1 pick and Andrea Bargnani
Cleveland gets: DeMarcus Cousins and, I think, Sacto has to give them the 7th pick too
Toronto gets: Tristan Thompson and the always horrible contract of John Salmons
TO trades: Bargs, DeRozan, Ross
TO receives: KLove, Sefolosha
OKC trades: Perkins, Sefolosha
OKC receives: Bargs, Ross
Minny trades: KLove,
Minny receives: Perkins, DeRozan
We get our upgraded PF and potential all star, as well as a good SG defender and a guy that can knock down the 3.
OKC gets rid of Perkins, while getting an offensive upgrade with Bargs and a young developing Ross to help fill the spot left by Sefolosha. Trading offense for defense.
Minny gets DeRozan to fill the much needed void at the SG, and , unfortunately, Perkins.
This works on the trade machine but I'm not sure I like it. Also, I'm not sure this is something either OKC or Minny would consider. The T'Wolves might need a draft pick, and I'm not sure if OKC could warrant moving Sefolosha.
Would this be good for the Raptors?
This deal makes very little sense. Overvaluing Perkins (TO wouldn't need to attach Ross to get Perkins). Undervaluing Love (for Perkins and DeRozan? Are you kidding me?).
This deal is really bad for MInnesota, so it clearly wouldn't happen. They'll get a very nice haul if and when they decide to move Love. It wouldn't even be that great for Toronto. It's hard to give up both DeMar and Ross in the same deal. Not only do you give up on developing both of them as your future SG, but you use them in the same deal with a decent but very limited role player coming back. The Raptors would suddenly lack A LOT offensively on the wing, especially if Fields elbow stays fucked.
I was thinking the same, just throwing it out there trying to find a way to unload Bargs for TO and Perkins for OKC, while getting that coveted PF everyone wants. I have no illusions, nobody will want Perkins. And yes, it is bad for Minnesota, which is why I thought adding a draft pick or two might help. And I also don't like moving both Ross and Derozan, but there is a good chance one may have to go in order to move Bargs.
For instance, a team that made the playoffs and doesn't have the room for a late 1st rd pick in what's being advertised as the worst draft ever might be interested in a guy like Bargs. Several teams like that have bad players/contracts to unload.
Examples....GSW (Biedrins/Jefferson), OKC (Perkins...they also have 2 1st rd picks becuase they got ours in the Perkins trade, so it is one season where OKC could trade a pick away), BKL (Humphries). They'd all be good fits for him too. As to whether they'd have interest? Who knows? But when you look at the garbage they have under contract, it's possible. Even though some of these guys are expiring, the teams they're with might not be willing to part with (or even have) more assets to add in a better deal for them.
With Masai Ujiri as our new GM, he will explore option in trading Andrea by July 1, I say ship him to the Knicks.
Toronto out: Bargnani + Fields
Toronto in: Tyson Chandler + Steve Novak + Knicks 2013 1st round pick
Raps can acquire a backup PG in I.Caanan, M.Kabongo, or N.Wolters
Lowry/Drafted Backup PG/John Lucas III?
DeRozan/T.Ross/3rd stringer SG
Why Raps: We get T.Chandler who has lost some favor as a Knick, a decent veteran C at his age, can rebound and block shots, provide veteran help for the young Valanciunas. S.Novak is a deadly shooter, a decent backup behind R.Gay. Besides, we also acquire their late pick whom we can flip for a PG
Why Knicks: They acquire Bargnani who will provide more option for the Knicks, this way Amare Stoudamire can be pushed to play C for the team. Landry Fields will return to his beloved Knicks as a backup option for C.Anthony or backup SG for JR Smith (resigned)
Assuming Houston signs Dwight Howard, and this trade works financially after the signing, I think it helps all teams.
Houston receives: Andrea Bargnani
Toronto receives: Andrew Nicholson
Orlando receives: Thomas Robison, Royce White
Houston can pair Bargnani with Howard like Orlando did with Ryan Anderson since Bargnani won't have to play under the basket like Pau Gasol which clearly didn't work. Toronto gets out of Bargnani's contract, and we get a young PF with potential. Orlando receives 2 young PF too add to their young core. Thoughts?
Bargs for Kris Humphries, just get them both out of their individual hells. Maybe they both bounce back. This just seems less cruel.
Saw this little piece of rumour out there today:
So, assuming that some draft day deal is going through or being built around Bledsoe-Butler for Afflalo, anyone think the Raps can get in as a 3rd team with Bargnani as that "stretch four" they want?Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler are expected to be packaged in a draft-day trade for Orlando’s Arron Aflallo, addressing the Clipper need for a shooting guard.
With less likelihood of finding a high post center to clear room underneath for Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan figures to remain the starter.
Meanwhile, the Clips will look for a three-point shooting power forward—a “stretch four.”
This is a 3-team deal I came up with for an example:
LAC get: Bargs and Afflalo
->Why? Well, I don't know where they find that stretch 4 unless part of the draft day deal involves the #2 pick...?? That's entirely possible, but without knowing, there actually aren't a lot of stretch 4s available. Teams tend to be fond of the efficient, role-playing ones like Andersen and Ilyasova. Bargnani though...a new team, taking a 6th man type role, coached by Rivers who might be able to get something out of him . Why do they give up Crawford? Well, with Afflalo eating minutes and Billups probably wanting to go back to LAC, it's not as big a loss as it would have been last year. They'll have more issues at SF, though they can make a signing like Barnes last year (maybe even Barnes again) for a cheap, solid role player. Or if Pierce is bought out, I think everyone would expect him to immediately join Paul and Doc with the Clips.
ORL get: Butler, Bledsoe and Crawford
->why? Well, Butler and Bledsoe are part of the rumour. Makes sense. Bledsoe, a young PG, and Butler, a vet and cap relief, for a rebuilding young team. Crawford would give them offense from the perimeter which they also badly need with Redick gone and if Afflalo's traded. Not to mention Crawford's creativity would be a very nice addition, and with Bledsoe, give them 2 legit ballhandlers who can break down the D. They'd have to swallow Crawford's long deal, but it's also reasonable and easy to move again.
TOR get: Nicholson, Green and Harrington
-> Why? Facilitating and trying to get something for Bargs. Green is on a cheap deal that's non-guaranteed. Harrington is on a less cheap deal that is also non-guaranteed. ORL has been allowing Harrington to work out for teams to try and find a suitor because they don't want to pay to buy him out. TOR could take him on and do just that if they want. The main asset is Nicholson, who has a nice game, but probably not that high a ceiling. Still, the Raps only give up Bargs and get 2 vets who they could easily buy out to free up money faster, and one young player who's already shown some decent ability.
Just send Bargs to OKC for the 29th or 32nd pick, Perkins' contract and one of Jones or Lamb and call it a day. Could snag Adetokoubo in that range potentially.
Realistic trade, gives us a backup center, an additional prospect and potentially allows us to send Ross to Minnesota for either DWill or maybe even the 9th pick (especially if Oladipo and Kentavious are off the board). Could use that pick to net us Carter-Williams.
Heading into FA, with the MLE still available to snag a guy like Landry to play 4 off the bench. Lowry, Gay, Perk, Fields, Amir are all gone in or before 2015 Free Agency if you want to do a rebuild afterwards around MCW, DeMar, Lamb, Adetokoubo and Val.
Tor: Thompson, Salmons, 2nd rounder
At this point we just need to get rid of the well overstayed Primo Pasta&Sauce. Sacramento is dumping Salmons on us and can use some scoring potential. At this point Thompson is a better starting PF than Bargs and we throw Salmons scrap minutes as our 6th wing. We try and pick someone who has fallen out of the 1st round, or a high potential like Goodwin or Leslie. Im also very fond of James Southerland. He has a cold blooded 3 ball and is athletic. This trade also allows us to use our amnesty on Klieza
What about Bargnani and Derozan to Denver for JeVale McGee and Wilson Chandler?
I was reading a rumor today about Indiana (on either ESPN or CNNSI, can't recall), which mentioned them looking for help at PG and bench scoring. With West getting a little older, Hansborough being more of a rebounder than scorer (and a free agent) and Granger on the block, I wonder if there could be a fit with Toronto (either as a landing spot or facilitating a multi-team trade).
Something like Lowry & Bargnani for Granger would work, but obviously the Raps don't have a huge need for Granger with Gay & DeRozan already on the roster.
The Lakers are about to lose D12. Artest, Duhon and a 1st rounder for Bargnani.
The Raptors get a couple servicable players with short term deals and a 1st rounder.
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