Re: Trailblazers Trade/Draft Scenario
Scenarios realistic or not with these teams following.... Keep in mind I don't know the salaries for next year, just looking at ESPN trade machines salary numbers, which not sure how accurate it is. Remember Portland has 4 2nd round picks.
Cleveland- send Jarret jack and Martell Webster/2nd round pick or 2, for Sasha Pavlovic.
Results- Sasha Pavlovic is a developing player, who can play 2 or 3, and turning into a good defender, he has guarded Vince Carter and Rip Hamilton these playoffs, and with the right coach could really excell, should earn 3 Million a year or so in a new contract(sign and trade), which would equal out 2 Jack and Websters contract. Get a young talent with some NBA experience.
Cleveland, gets a PG, not an elite one, but a young solid NBA PG, and Webster who is a young player which can shoot the 3 well at times, or a 2nd round pick which gets them back into the draft this year, which the 2nd round should still have quality players available.
If they wanted 2 get crazy here we go.....
Minnesota- swap pick 1 for Minnys 7, receive Kevin Garnett and next years 1st round, and give Minny Magloire (expiring contract, if he is still around, not sure if he's done after 06 or 07 season) and Jarret Jack.
Results- Minny gets a great prospect Center in Oden, or Durant if they chose, let KG free finally, a solid young PG in Jack and an expiring contract. Portland gets a proven All Star who plays with his heart and can lead a team in Garnett, also get a lottery pick this year (7th overall) and next years 1st round from Minny, allowing them 2 get another big man or someone like Julian Wright or Corey Brewer, and 1 more pick in next years draft. they would have 2 big contracts in Randolph and Garnett, I'm not the best with figuring out the money aspect.
Chicago- Deng should be resigning this year, so do a sign and trade, I'm sure he'll earn a good amount, then send Randolph to Chi. Right now the money doesn't work out, so maybe throwing in a filler some where. Or you could send Nocioni instead of Deng, but i think Deng is the better player.
Results- Portland keeps their top pick and gets a nice 3/4 player in Deng or Nocioni, and Chicago gets their inside scoring, rather than drafting a young big man with their 9th pick, and they wouldn't have 2 resign Deng.
I think the scenario with Cleveland and Chicago would make the most sense, the Minny one I think is bad the more I think about it, but I know some of the GM's could think of how to make that better, I think KG needs 2 go 2 a win now team, not like Portland.