Originally Posted by Captain Klank
I'll pass on Lamar Odom. He was pretty much non-existant during the NBA finals. I would rather just trade Hinrich to Portland for the #13 overall pick and clear out some cap room. Anthony Randolph is rumored to be plummiting and might be there for that pick. He is said to have the upside of Lamar Odom and possibly Chris Bosh if he can gain weight
I am pretty sure Portland is over the cap, so trading Kirk to Portland for the pick straight up doesn't work. You have to match salaries.
As for Odom, no. Guess you didn't watch the NBA Finals - he is garbage. We have Luol Deng.
How is this for a trade...
Luol Deng and Larry Hughes, plus a future draft pick for Speedy Claxton and Joe Johnson.
Then draft Beasley and let Duhon and Gordon walk. Second round grab a center - Sasha Kaun or David Padgett.
I think that team could get the job done. Joe Johnson is a flat out beast - if we were able to pull him away from ATL - but Luol Deng would be tempting for them. Pair him with Horford, Josh Smith, and Bibby and they'd be back in the Playoffs. But for Johnson to leave ATL - I dunno if that trade would work - but Luol Deng, Hughes and a future 1st round pick - it'd be tough to pass up.