The WSH-MIN trade of a couple of years ago is the inspiration behind this thread. I'd like to see Toronto do something along these lines.
Before we start, a couple of notes regarding draft. 1) I don't buy this is a weak draft. While there may be limited superstars, there are some quality players in the draft. 2) I don't buy players not declaring. Look at Irving for what can happen to college players. Also look at 1998 draft: 9 of top 10 picks were FR, SO, or JR. Only 1 SR. That draft also featured Bibby, Jamison, Carter, Nowitzki, and Piere in top 10. Not a bad draft.
As for trades, criteria:
- teams who are already stock-piled with youth and a) around $50M in guaranteed money next year and looking to shed salary for their own RFA or FA's in general, or b) overloaded with certain players such as too many wings.
- gets the Raptors a higher draft pick.
- gets the Raptors decent veterans to lead the 'youngsters'.
PHI: Raps take Nocioni and 1st round pick for MIA first round pick and TPE.
HOU: Raps take Jeffries, get lower of HOU/NY draft pick and/or lower of HOU/LAC second round pick for MIA first round pick and TPE
LAC: Raps take Foye and 1st round pick for Barbosa and MIA first round pick.
PHX: Raps take Pietrus and higher of PHX/ORL first round pick for MIA first round pick.
DET: Raps take Jason Maxiell and 1st rounder for MIA first round pick.
MIN: Raps take Webster and one of MEM/UTA first round pick for Calderon and MIA 1st rounder
MIN: Raps take Flynn/Webster/MIN 1st round pick for Calderon/Barbosa/MIA first round pick.
GSW: Raps take Biendris and 1st rounder for MIA first round pick. *This would assume Biendris has no value in the league due to 3 years and $27M remaining*
IND: Raps take Posey and 1st rounder for MIA first round pick. *IND already has low salary for next season - may not be interested in more salary dumps*
A lot of these are off the top of my head. Does anyone else have others?