Do you think OKC would bite on this trade. (I only through Nate Rob in too match salaries)
Pau / Odom / Blake / TPE / 2 2nd round picks for Westbrook / Ibaka / Collison / Aldrich / Someone to match salaries
Westbrook / Fisher / Trey
Kobe / MLE shooter-defender / Vet. Minimum shooter
Artest / Barnes / Ebanks
Ibaka / Collison / Caracter
Bynum / Aldrich / Vet. Min Big
Blake / Maynor
Sefolosha / Harden / Cook
Durant / MLE backup
Pau / Odom
Perkins / Mohammed
Why OKC does it:
They get rid of a potential problem in Westbrook and replace him with a point guard that is a true point guard that can run the offense they want to run. They add a top PF in the league in Pau that can be their number 2 scoring option so that Durant can really shine as the number 1 option and they get a legit post scoring threat. OKC also gets Mr. Versatile 6th man of the year to replace Collison. They also get 2 2nd round picks and Sasha's TPE to bring in guys that they want.
Why LA does it:
Point guard problem - Check
Perimeter defense - Check (fully checked when they sign a suitable backup for the job at the 2, that can shoot as well)
Post Defense - Check (Bynum and Ibaka would be ridiculous on the defensive end)
We also get a backup big in Aldrich, who is a big body and we can look to get more perimeter players that can fit our needs.
Its a tough decision on both ends because both teams will be addressing needs that they have, while giving up good players along the way. If were going for Westbrook might as well sweeten the pot and see what else we can get.
I think its a fair trade as both sides are replacing good players with good players.
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