Hello there fellow basketball fans, The Boourns here, making his way from Detroitbadboys.com to ask for your thoughts on what the future holds for the aging point guard Jameer Nelson on such a young, re-building team such as the Orlando Magic.
Admittedly, I was surprised to watch the Orlando Summer League this year and see Victor Oladipo playing point guard as opposed to off-guard (what's the deal? No point guard for your summer league or is this a legitimate chance to play out in the regular season?). I immediately thought to myself, "It's so crazy, it might just work!" And I'm serious. The idea of a backcourt featuring Oladipo and Afflalo would be deadly from long range on offense (assuming Arron gets back to his career averages this season) and absolutely depressing to play against when they're defending.
The recent news of Oladipo combined with Jameer being one of the older players on a young team got me to wondering whether Magic fans are interested in trading Jameer, and if so, what would it take? As some of you diehards are probably aware, the Pistons don't reeeeeeally have a point guard we want to be starting next year and the idea of Jameer Nelson setting up an offense featuring Greg Monroe, Josh Smith, and Andre Drummond for the next couple years is quite appealing to me.
So with that said, what would it take? Keep in mind, that Pistons fans and Joe Dumars consider any trade including Drummond or Monroe a non-starter (if we're not willing to give them up for Rondo, we're probably not going to do it for Jameer). My initial thought was Brandon Knight + either expiring contract (Charlie Villanueva or Rodney Stuckey) + maybe a Kyle Singler, Jonas Jerebko, etc. might be enough, but please don't boo me out of here because I'm always willing to acknowledge my homeristic ways so if my offer seems ridiculous, I'd appreciate your counter-offers in kind. Also, if you're tired of Kyle O'Quinn's beard already, feel free to throw him in that trade idea as well (I'm a personal fan and had hope the Pistons took him in last year's draft).