definitely, nice stats jsm by the way, and Jalen Rose, Donyell Marshall, and Eddie Robinson for Alvin Williams, Jerome Williams, and Morris Peterson...hell, there's a lot of trade rumors here...even throw in Antonio Davis if you must, he's not wanted up in Canada. Oh yes, and Marcus Fizer might be involved too, trades galore!
Here's the breakdown:
Mo Pete: Morris Peterson has all the potential in the world, and he can play the two or three spots, but last year was supposed to be his breakout year while Vince was injured, and he proved everybody wrong...by screwing up. He only shot like 38% from the field last year and even worse on threes...his defense ethics might make up for his lack of scoring, he's still young, he can score and find a place in this league...his shot is actually not bad...his stellar play and scoring might contribute sometime...it's just too many people expected so much out of him...so much for being a 21st pick....
BREAKDOWN: Great source of lure and trade bait. Many teams, including the Knicks, want him, and want him badly. But if he goes to Chicago in this blockbuster, then Chicago's got themselves a starter, replacement for Kendall Gill.
Junkyard Dog: Jerome Williams, a pretty unique player by his own right, is best described as a hound. He scraps and plays with heart on the defensive end, and surprisingly, also on the offensive end, can be a double-digit scorer when given the right minutes. Unusual PF, pretty quick but not a shotblocker, more of a stealer...anyhow he's a good defender with no range...and he shoots like 50% from the field, at least last year. Any team would do good to pick him up, he plays well, does what the coach wants him to do, does what he does back, loves the city, and think of a better version of Mark Madsen. Even if he has no jumpshot and can't hit free throws, Toronto doesn't want him anymore with the arrival of Chris Bosh--haha--the Bosh-Carter tandem. He, like Peterson, is also pretty good trade bait and might fit in with several capable teams.
BREAKDOWN: JDawg to Chicago? It might just fit, who knows, he can spell Tyson Chandler off the bench for help D...thats why the Bulls are trying to move Marcus Fizer, not that he is just injury-prone.
Alvin Williams: Alvin Williams has definitely lost his starting job in Toronto, to a guy called Milt Palacio. This is a move I don't understand, Williams plays more under control, is taller and a better passer than Palacio, but I guess Toronto is in rebuilding form; perhaps they want a speedy short point guard like Palacio, who's more defensive minded, which Kevin O'Neill would surely pray for. So Alvin looks like the odd man out of the lineup, he's not scoring and producing any minutes this year, and even Milt seems to be playing better than him. Last year he generated the assists and steals, and hardly turned the ball over, but his days seem numbered in Toronto because of their rebuilding mode.
BREAKDOWN; Williams is a good bait for Chicago to bite on, since he is very skilled as a PG and has been in the league for a while...he deserves a chance there, although Chicago might not make any use for him with Crawford, Pippen and Hinrich already trying to play.
Antonio Davis: A wizened vet who still can play rugged, post up and pound the glass. He is a true leader and there is no point for Toronto to really go yapping about trading a player of his caliber. When Keon Clark and the Dream left Toronto, Davis was forced to play center and he played the slot pretty well. Also a good FT shooter and jump shooter, and he helps his team a lot...shouldn't be included in the trade, although Davis looks frustrated enough to want out of Toronto. He is a little defensive minded and can be a good rebounder for Toronto, and getting Donyell Marshall for him is basically getting a younger version of him, but nonetheless, Antonio has more experience and should really be kept.
BREAKDOWN: Most likely, if the Raps even do trade, it would only be Morris Peterson, Jerome Williams and Alvin Williams...most of the guys who were on their rotation last season...not anymore. Sort of sad, but Davis really doesn't look like the odd man out...unless he's traded for a guy like Tyson Chandler, whom the Bulls don't want to trade, I see no point in trading Davis.
Jalen Rose: The all-renowned star of this deal. In fact, Toronto's intent is to get a guy who can contribute in every aspect of the game, especially scoring...rebounds and assists are also in the category. Jalen is a true all-star and is the leader for the Bulls--so I don't know if it would be wise to trade him for a bunch of qualified yet overrated starters; and if that is the case Chicago needs to look for Jamal Crawford, Chandler, Curry and all of their youth to step it up. Pippen and Gill can't handle the entire veteranship together. On the flip side, Jalen would really help Toronto a lot...he and Carter are a tandem, and wait till Chris Bosh matures....then Toronto would be freaky. But the downside is that Toronto loses most of their core players, who actually did somewhat of an effective job last year, so hopefully Rose can pick up their slack if he gets traded.
BREAKDOWN: Rose is the man of this deal, just like Jamison and Walker were with the Mavs's trades over the course of the offseason. If this trade falls, and in my opinion, this choice is only up to chicago to get rid of Rose's fat contract--then they better hope for huge advantages and bigger plays out of their guys--and Toronto better hope for Rose to step it big for them.
Donyell Marshall: A truly underrated player, subjected to trade talks also. Earlier in the offseason there were trade talks about Marshall for Devean George, shows how much Chicago wants to get rid of Marshall, but now it seems that Marshall is in subject to trade for the Raps...he's not a bad player, shouldn't be trade bait, he's more like an icon...he can really do wonders even as a starter, has range, plays nice D, long arms, scores, rebounds like hell...off the bench he's dangerous, and he's proving that with Chicago right now. He may flourish as Bosh's tutor in Toronto, though.
BREAKDOWN: Shouldn't be traded. Doesn't has as much value as expected, but really makes an impact on any team.
Eddie Robinson: Nice finesse player, undrafted, but has yet to show his array of skills due to hard-knuckled injuries. Huge leaper, moderate wingspan, can play some D. More of a SF than a PF, but plays both nonetheless, can shoot and score...pretty underrated once again but has some value in trade bait, especially in a trade like this. Chicago doesn't have much use for him.
BREAKDOWN: Once again, this trade is up to chicago's choice to make. They can trade him; they don't really need him and don't have much playing time, which he may get in Toronto...a lineup of Palacio--Carter--Rose--Bosh--and perhaps Donyell Marshall at center...and then you have Eddie Robinson off the bench, so he can fluorish...injuries..?
Marcus Fizer: Chicago has been wanting to trade him ever since God gave Jesus life...no, just kidding, but it seems like he is subjected to all these trades...a bigger version of gary Trent and a lottery pick, Fizer is an offensive machine and dominates in the paint and in the glass...a sixth man when given 25 minutes a game...his other arsenals are pretty weak though, defense and rebounding may need improvement, but still, a spectacular player and valuable trade bait when he's not injured. Heavy too.
BREAKDOWN: Most likely, of all players, Chicago would want to get rid of Fizer the most, he's not a bust but they are really tired of his injuries especially now that they have Corie Blount and Donyell Marshall backing up Tyson Chandler. Fizer's days are numbered, but he is an above average PF and can get huge playing time for the Raps, if he is not injured...injured emphasized.
So these are all the guys susceptible to trade in this trade breakdown:
Other guys that may be vulnerable to trade but at the safe zone in terms of being traded:
Lamond Murray--injury last year tarnished his image; three-point specialist and scorer might be needed in Toronto though
Chris Jefferies--not much use for him but could be thrown in for salary cap reasons
Jamal Crawford--great player and will be one, streaky, fast, passes, scores, but with J-Will injured might be needed
Tyson Chandler--not likely; but certainly isn't living up to expectations
If all four of these guys switched teams, then obviously Toronto has the better chance, anyhow, Toronto looks better if they have a trade...they need guys like Rose and Marshall to pick up their fallen slack. Chicago can manage with a bunch of capable players, no star however, so it may not really help them lest someone suddenly take the huge leap to stardom, like Eddy Curry or Crawford.
But I suppose only a couple or three of these four players would each be traded in this blockbuster, so who knows?
***P.S. Please read....in fact, if all four players were traded for one another, according to TradeChecker, the trade WOULD be accepted....salaries match, especially since Davis and Rose each have huge fat ones***