"It's not even close," says one Western Conference scout. "The difference between Kobe and LeBron is like [the one between] a Maserati and a Volvo."
TheMagicTouch wrote:How about this?
http://www.realgm.com/src_checktrade.ph ... id=4011954
LA gives up Bynum, Odom, Caveman, Evans, picks 19, 40 & future 1st round
LA receives Garnet and pick #32
Had to give up Mo to make the salaries work and it beats having no centers. The draft should be deep enough to possibly get a steal with the 32nd pick
Boston gives up Ratliff, Al Jefferson, Wally Szczerbiak, picks #5 and #32
Boston receives Jermaine O'neal, Caveman, Evans, picks #19, #40
Jefferson is a future star and the compensation is fair. Getting Radman makes up for losing Wally, plus they can still pick up decent players with picks 19 and 40. Boston will suddenly have an all-star, role players and depth.
Minnesota trade Kevin Garnett and the #7 draft pick
Minnesota receives Jefferson, Ratliff, Szczerbiak, and the #5 pick and LA's future first round pick
Minnesota makes out well here. Ratliff can still be a shot blocking presence, Szczerbiak has been dialed in while we weren't looking and Mchale obviously sees star potential in Jefferson. Plus they trade their 7 for the 5 pick and pick up a future first round pick from the Lakers - though I'm thinking '10 instead of '09. As an added bonus, since the T-Wolves are looking for expiring contracts, Ratliff will be a FA at the end of the season and Szczerbiak has a player option after '07
Indiana trades Jermaine O'Neil
Indiana receives Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, & draft pick #7
Lamar should fit into the Pacers offense well and they won't lose a lot on the rebounding end in this deal either. Indiana is reportedly not completely sold on Bynum but I do think they are intrigued by Bynum's potential. Adding in the 7 pick should make this deal too good to turn down for the Pacers and should be easy to negotiate as long as the Lakers include a future first rounder to Minnesota.
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