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    Default Another Gay idea, just because (TOR-MEM-DEN-UTA)

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    Notes
    - Obviously this is completely dependent on the new Memphis ownership group wanting to avoid luxury tax
    - This trade is constructed to bring a return for Rudy Gay that is similar to the haul OKC got for Harden
    - I tried to construct a trade that addressed needs of each team (some based on rumors/articles I have recently read)


    Toronto
    + Rudy Gay
    + Josh Selby
    + Raja Bell
    - Jose Calderon
    - DeMar DeRozan
    - Ed Davis
    - rights to Thomas Zubcic
    - 2013 2nd round pick
    - 2014 2nd round pick
    - 2014 2nd round pick (SAC)
    - 2015 2nd round pick
    - $3M cash

    Memphis
    + Jose Calderon
    + DeMar DeRozan
    + rights to Thomas Zubcic
    + 2013 1st round pick (lesser pick of GS/UTA, via UTA)
    + 2014 1st round pick (better pick of NY/DEN, via DEN)
    - Rudy Gay
    - Josh Selby

    UTAH
    + Wilson Chandler
    + Ed Davis
    + 2013 2nd round pick (TOR)
    + 2014 2nd round pick (better pick of SAC/TOR, via TOR)
    + $1.5M cash (TOR)
    - Paul Millsap
    - Raja Bell
    - 2013 1st round pick (lesser pick of GS/UTA, via UTA)

    DENVER
    + Paul Millsap
    + 2014 2nd round pick (lesser pick of SAC/TOR, via TOR)
    + 2015 2nd round pick (TOR)
    + $1.5M cash (TOR)
    - Wilson Chandler
    - 2014 1st round pick (better pick of NY/DEN, via DEN)


    TORONTO
    - Gay is an upgrade from DeRozan in starting lineup, allowing Fields to shift to starting SG
    - backup PF logjam is cleared up
    - Lucas moves up to 2nd string PG, with Selby becoming 3rd string PG
    - Bell becomes the 3rd string SG
    - add approx. $4M to total team salary this season (next season's team salary would be roughly what this year's team salary is prior to this trade)

    MEMPHIS
    - DeRozan is a younger/cheaper replacement for Gay, who still has potential to further develop into a star player
    - Calderon is an expiring asset that could either allow them to save big $$ and/or be used in another deal
    - get 2 1st round picks
    - save approx. $3M this season and very likely more than $10M each of the next 2 seasons (if DeRozan is re-signed for as much as $8-9M per season and Calderon walks after the season)
    - DeRozan & Calderon & 2 1st round picks & Zubic (a 2nd round pick) is similar haul to what OKC got for Harden (Lamb & Martin & 2 1st round picks & 1 2nd round pick)

    DENVER
    - Millsap can slide into the starting PF role, letting Faried fall back into the backup PF role
    - Chandler was stuck behind Gallinari & Iguodala on the wings, plus they still have Brewer & Miller at backup SF and Fournier & Hamilton at backup SG
    - add approx. $3M this season
    - swap a guaranteed-money late 1st round pick for 2 non-guaranteed 2nd round picks (likely that at least one of them will be early 2nd round) - $1.5M cash could be used to try and turn one of the 2nd round picks into a late 1st round pick via future trade

    UTAH
    - they want to open up playing time for Favors & Kanter, and the story I read recently has them wanting a good, young wing/guard for Millsap, so Chandler would seem to be a very good fit
    - Davis gives them a backup PF, so the trade doesn't even create any holes for them
    - they get to dump Bell and end the ongoing saga with him
    - save approx. $4M this season
    - swap a guaranteed-money late 1st round pick for 2 non-guaranteed 2nd round picks (likely that at least one of them will be early 2nd round) - $1.5M cash could be used to try and turn one of the 2nd round picks into a late 1st round pick via future trade



    I know there are a lot of "Ifs" and assumptions in this deal, but I think it is pretty fair for all teams and addresses some key needs of each team.
    Last edited by CalgaryRapsFan; Tue Oct 30th, 2012 at 02:51 PM.

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