Sky wrote:The Lakers aren't going to trade both Bynum and Odom and only get one quality big in return. Haywood is a journeyman. AD is nice but he's old. Bynum and Odom out would have to be JO and much better pieces than Haywood and Daniels. And as Rich points out the salaries are toxic.
Im going to take from your tried and true vault my man:
"You have to give to get"
We may not get two quality big men, but we get quality pieces in return. And thats what is key here.
Im sure if the basis for the deal was something along those lines we could slip in the salary of Vlad for Marquis Daniels or something of that nature to Indiana to make the talent more palatable without changing the salary structure.
The basis for the deal though is that we get a starting caliber point in AD, JO as the big man. A replacement for Kwame at half the cost and still retain our MLE.
If we entice Indy to swap Vlad for Daniels in the deal since it doesnt affect their getting Bynum AND 25 mil in cap space AND getting rid of Tinsley, i'd say there's a fair shot a deal like this could work.
You ahve to look at what's going out and what's coming in:
Odom, Bynum, Kwame, Vlad out
JO, Haywood, Antonio and Marquis Daniels in with the MLE still to spend.
We get our 2 way anchor.
We get his center next to him
We get more athletic on the perimeter with guys that can handle the ball and create.
The MLE that is left is icing on top. The key is our talent level is raised substantially as Haywood is no worse than Kwame and JO is greater than LO or Bynum put together, without factoring in the contributions of those other two guards.
As you always say: Talent is key.
IF we can swap Vlad for Daniels in this scenario, the deal is a good one.