and here is why:
Maggette, Mobley, and Rebraca for AI works under the salary
cap and leaves the team with enough $$$ to extend Livingstick if
he produces this year.
AI gives Donald T the marquee player to compete with Kobe
in the LA rivalry. Ticket sales will go up with AI. The league likes
the rivalry too.
AI would coexist with Sammy because he needs a strong
leader to keep him in check.
Stern would be all for the deal. He wants an NBA championship
brought back to a big market (LA, Chicago, and NY) to increase ratings.
Dunleavy could handle AI even if they dont get along. Remember
Dunleavy kept the Jailblazers together before they imploded when he left.
Philly gets fair value in the trade. They acquire two veteran starters.
King can look no further than last year's Artest trade to see that the Pacers
got robbed in renting Peja for one year and Maggette and Mobley would
be at least be a consolitation prize in an AI trade.