Phil XI wrote:2 trades pre-draft/
TPE, #60 to Hornets for Ariza, #10
Get 5 year younger, athletic at SF and a trading chip pick
Trade between LA, Minn, Bklyn
LA gets Deron, sends Pau, #10
Minn gets Pau, sends Derrick Willms, #18, non-guar Miller & Webster
Bklyn gets Derrick Willms, #10, #18, n-g Miller&Webster (immed cut)
Why Bklyn: get their return for orig Deron trade. #3 pick DFavors v #2 DerrickWms, 2 1sts out v 2 1sts in, salary savings of Harris $ moved last time v cutting n-g contracts to save 15m in this deal, rebuild around DW, Lopez, Brooks, 2 1sts, and have several '13 expirers creating major cap flexibility
Why Minn: get Pau to settle/nurture Rubio for a good price (don't need DW or 18 or n-g deals), Pau-Love-Pekovic is great frontcourt rotation
Why LA: essentially Deron, Ariza for Pau and TPE. Start the future (Bynum-Deron) while maximizing Kobe's window, then convince KG to come run w Kobe, Deron, Bynum for 3mil ring chase!
sounds good to me!