Re: Vince Carter deal
I like this deal if you can modify it, because VC is often overvalued based on his name and Okafor is consistently undervalued in terms of the boards, blocks and fg%. So play up the idea that you're really losing in the first half of the deal. Throw out the Thomas/Varejao piece and instead deal another player where you get a nice upgrade. For example, if you want to dump Nocioni, get Artest or Granger in return. That's probably asking too much in the second half, but do you get what I mean? Work the idea that you're really losing the first part (which IMO you're really not losing a ton, but often people perceive that you are) to make some great gains with the second part. Thomas for Varejao is not even close to enough considering what you could do with it if you barter well. Hope that makes sense, good luck.