Re: What To Do This Summer?
My FINAL off-season plan before free agency kicks off in about 13 minutes and change:
Portland Trail Blazers Trade: Andre Miller, Joel Pryzbilla
Portland Trail Blazers Receive: Baron Davis, Raptors 2011 & 2012 2nd Rounders, Cash Considerations
Blazers get a potentially better fit next to Brandon Roy, but it is a huge gamble to take on so they get 2 2nd rounders
Toronto Raptors Trade: Jarret Jack, Reggie Evans, Marcus Banks, 2011 2nd Rounder, 2012 2nd Rounder, 2013 2nd Rounder
Toronto Raptors Receive: Andre Miller, Joel Pryzbilla
Raptors further dump contracts running after the 2010-11 season and Pryzbilla could possibly work well with Bargnani up front.
Los Angeles Clippers Trade: Baron Davis, Rights to Sofoklis, Cash Considerations
Los Angeles Clippers Receive: Jarret Jack, Marcus Banks, Reggie Evans, 2013 Raptors 2nd Rounder
Clippers dump Baron and get a potentially better point guard option for the future as Jack can start until Bledsoe develops fully. Evans is bought out.
*Follow up, Banks + 3 2011 2nds to the Jazz for TPE*
Denver Nuggets Trade: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Andersen
Denver Nuggets Receive: Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, Minnesota 2012 1st Round Pick, Clippers 2013 1st Round Pick
Deal works if Melo does want out, the Nuggets get a possible replacement in Aminu, dump Birdman's contract and gain two first rounders + get a center to team up with Nene up front for the next two years.
Clippers Trade: Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, Minnesota 2012 1st Round Pick, Clippers 2013 1st Round Pick
Clippers Receive: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Andersen
Pretty much a no brainer for the Clippers here in my opinion. Taking on Andersen's lengthy contract sucks, but Melo on the Clippers could be huge.
Houston Rockets Trade: Rights to swap picks with Knicks in 2011 (#1 Protected), 2012 2nd Rounder
Houston Rockets Receive: Rights to Sofoklis
Rockets get a big man who can really work well with Yao.
Clippers Trade: Rights to Sofoklis
Clippers Receive: Rights to swap picks with Knicks in 2011 (#1 Protected), 2012 2nd Rounder
Clippers get a possible pick swap that can be high and a 2nd rounder for Sofo's rights.
Mavericks Trade: DeShawn Stevenson
Mavericks Receive: Chris Andersen
Mavericks spend money to get a shotblocking center.
Clippers Trade: Chris Andersen
Clippers Receive: DeShawn Stevenson
Clippers dump Birdman's lengthy deal for a decent expiring wing.
Clippers resign Rasual Butler to a 3 year/14 mil deal.
Clippers resign Craig Smith to a 2 year/6 mil deal.
Clippers sign Kwame Brown to a 1 year deal at the veteran's minimum.
Clippers sign Anthony Johnson to a 1 year deal at the veteran's minimum.
Clippers sign Theo Ratliff to a 1 year deal at the veteran's minimum.
Clippers sign Quentin Richardson to a 1 year deal at the veteran's minimum.
Clippers resign Steve Novak to a 2 year/5 mil deal.
Clippers Final Depth Chart:
PG: Jarret Jack | Eric Bledsoe | Anthony Johnson
SG: Eric Gordon | Rasual Butler | DeShawn Stevenson
SF: Carmelo Anthony | Quentin Richardson | Steve Novak
PF: Blake Griffin | Craig Smith
CE: DeAndre Jordan | Kwame Brown | Theo Ratliff
Minus the front court, I like how that roster looks