I would be worried putting all your coin on one bet too - the bet in this case is one draft pick. I would be looking for multiple first round draft picks over the next 2-3 drafts ('13, '14, '15).
Would Chicago give up Charlotte's pick to take on Boozer?
Would Charlotte give up Detroit and/or Portland to shed Thomas or receive another asset?
Would Minnesota give up picks in any (please pray God) deal with LA for Bargnani?
Would Washington give up a, just thinking out loud, 1st round pick top 3 protected in 2013 and unprotected in 2014 to shed Okafor (gives them $15M in cap space this summer with an already young roster)? Okafor is really bad now given his contract.
What about Milwaukee? They are dying to move Gooden.
Phoenix has some undesirable contracts (although I would not touch Beasley).
Obviously you can't do it all but there are opportunities there, I would think, to take on some undesirable contracts now for young talent later (draft picks). I mean, what is the worse thing that happens? The Raptors slip to last place? lol (a very cynical lol).
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