All this talk about Orlando adding another star to play along Dwight is uninspiring at best. No team wants our mid-level, over-paid, and not young players, we have to offer, in exchange for a young star (Ellis, Iggy, etc.). I'm not sure if we need to trade Dwight or if it's gonna happen this year but here's an idea I've been playing around with.
Big Baby (6.5m)
Total = 38.5 Million (vs. 31 million traded out) ... that works
Brook Lopez (3m)
Total = 17.5 Million (vs. the 15.4 traded out)... works
Darius Morris (.5m)
Total = 43.5 Million (vs. 53 Million) ... works
That way we get a legit Center for now and the Future in Bynum, who seems healthy, as well as many other assets (Morrow, Brooks, Farmar, Morris, and 19 million in expiring contracts thru Humph&Okur)
I'd assume we get the Nets 2012 1st round pick (which sits and number 4 in the draft right now). I also think the Lakers might want a future first (either our 2013 1st, lottery protected, or the Nets 2014 1st, if they would be willing).
This trade is the closest thing I've been able to think up that is Fair Value for DH10, in that we get a very good and very young Center in Bynum. This also has the perk of allowing Anderson to still remain effective as Bynum will spacce the court for him just like Dwight does. We also get rid of all our bad contracts (JRich, Big Baby, Duhon, Q) and replace them with young, cheap players that come at positions of need (Farmar, Brooks, Morrow, Morris). We also get probably a Top ten pick with the Nets 1st rounder. And most importantly, we will be 20 million under the cap next season after we amnesty Hedo (Also worth mentioning. I chose to include JRich & Big Baby instead of Hedo because we can amnesty Hedo and his remaining 18m and we Cannot amnesty JRich or Big Baby since they signed after the new CBA came in place)
2012 Roster after trade:
Farmar / Ish / Morris
Morrow / Wafer / Liggins
Hedo / Brooks / Clarke
Anderson / Hump / Harper
Bynum / Okur
And More Importantly the 2013 Roster will look like this;
Farmar / Ish / Morris (Probably will add someone her: Kendall Marshal, Austin Rivers, Westbrook (ha), DJ Augustin)
Morrow / Wafer (looks pretty good - youth and potential)
Brooks / Liggins / Clarke (looks pretty good - youth and potential)
Anderson / Harper (defintely could use a good rebounder/defender here, maybe sign Ersan Ilyasova or use the ORL 1st on this spot)
Bynum / Fran Vasquez (that's right, Fran says he's coming over and what a perfect time it would be for him to come over and Back-Up Bynum, who many thing will get injured)
What do you all think??
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