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    Default Toronto/LA/Utah/Minnesota

    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=d34rjer

    To Toronto: Millsap, Pekovic, Ridnour
    To Minnesota: Gasol
    To LA: Bargnani, D. Williams, M. Williams
    To Utah: Fields, Anderson, Barea

    This is a very unlikely trade, and is based entirely around the idea that Minnesota really wants Gasol. There's no way they can acquire him without moving salary, and in Pekovic, Williams, Ridnour, and Barea, they don't move any pieces that are crucial to their long-term plans.

    LA gets rid of Gasol and gets a couple young bigs in Bargnani and Derrick Williams, both of whom fit with D'Antoni's system. Mo Williams is just expiring filler here.

    Utah gets a couple wings who are probably upgrades to anyone they currently have on the roster, other than Hayward. In Barea, they get some PG insurance for a roster that has only Alec Burks signed beyond this year. (If they preferred Ridnour over Barea, that would work too. Or Shved, but I assume that Rubio and Shved are the PGs that Minnesota wants to keep).

    For Toronto, this only makes sense if they're prepared to spend well into the tax to keep both of Millsap and Pekovic. If so, it allows them to completely firm up their bigs rotation (Millsap, Valanciunas, Pekovic, Johnson).

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    Utah says no, then blocks your number from calling again.
    The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!

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    To Toronto: Milsap, Ridnour, Cunningham, Burks
    To Minnesota: Gasol, Anderson
    To Utah: Ross, Clarke
    To LA: Bargnani, Roy, Williams

    Ok. So Toronto gets a stud at PF who they may be able to extended due to bird rights. they also add a young shooter, a young PF and a very competent backup PG. Minnesota gets a great centre, for when Pek expires and a 3 point shooter.
    Utah gets 2 athletic wings, while only giving up an expiring and Burks. LA gets a floor stretching big man for Dantoni's system, a good bench scorer in Roy and a combo forward full of potential.
    I got rid of Pek as to get him the raps would need to send Amir - and after this season Pek will be useless infront of Jonas.
    Raps Rotation:
    Lowry/Ridnour/Lucas
    Derozan/Burks/Pietrus
    Gay/Fields
    Milsap/Cunningham/Acy
    Valanciunas/Johnson/Gray
    Thoughts?

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    Roy? Explosive wing? Good bench scorer?

    Ehm...

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    who would decline?

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