Out - Jason Richardson, Brandon Bass, Chris Duhon, Malik Allen (Duhon & Allen to make salaries match)
In - Andre Igoudala, Elton Brand (plus Battie or filler if Orlando and Philly agree on lesser players)
*can't take place until Feb 18, due to restrictions on trading Richardson with another player.
Why for 76ers:
Mahinmi is the most important piece. To balance salaries in the trade another player has to come from Dallas. I'm suggesting Jones, because his contract balances the salary numbers. Jose Juan Barea or Rodrigue Beaubois' contracts would work, too, but the Mavs are high on Beaubois. And, Barea gets more floor time right now than Jones, so I assume that makes Jones more moveable. It is technically possible to just trade QRich for Mahinmi using each team's TPEs and held draft rights.
Why for Dallas:
Lost Caron Butler, but are in "win now" mode. QRich gives the Mavs vet experience on the wing--likely a starter at small forward. Orton gives them a young prospect for next year, so they are not completely giving up this year's 1st round pick. [Still not sure Dallas would go for this move, since Mahinmi and Jones may be worth more to them than this offer gives them. They'd probably be more willing to move Haywood, but that would be a rotten contract for Orlando relative to his production and floor time.]
Nelson / Arenas / ***
Igoudala / Redick / Dominique Jones
Turkoglu / ***
Brand / Anderson / Clark
Howard / Mahinmi
Jason Richardson goes with QRich to Dallas. Caron Bulter and DeShawn Stevenson's expiring contracts go to Philadelphia plus Dallas' 1st-round pick. This way Dallas gets more talent now and Philly gets more assets for the future. This depends on the 76ers desire to play younger players versus making the playoff push with JRich on the team.
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