Snakell Beast wrote:I MAKE THIS TRADE!
We fix our two most glaring weaknesses, PG and SF shooting/scoring, and we get a 7 footer (Biedrins) back for Gasol, so we don't lose our size advantage. Granted Andres is not as good offensively, but in comparable minutes he is significantly better at boards and blocks. We can space the floor much more effectively with our two knock down shooters, and we can combine several different line-ups that are both defensive AND highly efficient shooting the ball on the perimeter. Bynum and Kobe will have all the room they need to operate close to the basket, and if they don't, then we have SIX, COUNT 'EM SIX!!! players that are more than capable of averaging WELL over 35% from downtown. After the trade, the roster has 1 open space. I would sign Rasheed Wallace. The roster looks like this:
PG: Curry / Blake / Fisher
SG: Kobe / Goudelock / Kapono
SF: Wright / World Peace / Ebanks / Walton
PF: Biedrins / Wallace / Murphy
C: Bynum / McRoberts
We can amnesty World Peace in the off-season. Luke's contract becomes a $6.1m expiring contract, and don't forget our $8.9m TPE and TWO first round picks in a deep draft. We have found good talent with late second round picks, so two first rounders ought to get us a few quality role players. If Orlando wants to do a Bynum/Howard swap before the deadline, we can negotiate that as well.
therealdeal wrote:Why the hell would Golden State make this trade?
vaylen wrote:Understatement of the century!
Snakell Beast wrote:therealdeal wrote:Why the hell would Golden State make this trade?
Well, they were considering trading David Lee (18 and 10) and Steph Curry for Gasol, so Biedrins and Wright (a combined 13ppg) is probably more realistic. First, they get a front court of Gasol/Lee, pretty damn good. Second, they instantly become a playoff team, meaning playoff dollars. Third, they solve the roster duplication problem of having two players that simply don't fit well with each other. They are basically trading a 16 ppg player in the backcourt at 45%fg for a 16ppg front court player at 51% FG...also their rebounding and post defense get WAY better. Plus, I think Gasol averages about 18-20ppg with them as the #2 option to Ellis. I think it is a great deal for both teams, as evidenced by the fact that BOTH teams GAIN projected wins in the trade machine.
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