SmoothOperator wrote:How about...
Morrison/Farmar/Sasha for Kirk Hinrich.
Why the Chicago Bulls do it?
Hinrich has been playing backup PG ever since the Bulls received Rose. By receiving Morrison + Farmar, they get expiring contracts and Farmar is still a more than capable backup PG. With Sasha they get a capable backup SG who's contract also ends a year sooner than Hinrich's, thus giving them more flexibility.
By doing this trade with LA, the Bulls cut payroll and add depth at the same time.
The Bulls could potentially have a depth chart of
Tyrus Thomas/tim Thomas
Why the Lakers do it?
The Lakers do this because they can potentially receive something in return for their expiring contracts, instead of letting them expire and getting nothing in return. They receive a starting calibre PG who is a 2-way player, able to play offense and defense. Hinrich is also capable of playing spot minutes at SG, as he has done so for Chicago. This way he can fill in for Kobe when Kobe is on the bench resting up.
The Lakers have to give up relatively little in exchange. Vujacic and Farmar have both shown to be inconsistant and poor decision makers, and Ammo doesn't even get any playing time.
By receiving Hinrich, the Lakers solidify their starting PG position as Fisher continues to get closer to retirement.
Lakers depth chart ends up looking like
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