All right, draft day trade here folks. Let me know what you think
Washington gets: #3 pick
Utah gets: Baron Davis, #4 (Cle), #5 (Tor), #6 (Was)
Here's why everyone does it.
Washington wants Kanter. Easy explanation there.
Toronto gets a decent PG they have long coveted, and a pick. (They can absorb Harris' contract with the Chris Bosh exemption)
Cleveland rids themselves of Davis (more room for Irving), and get a young scoring center whose defensive problems can be masked by Varajeo.
With the picks, I'd say the Jazz take Knight, Biyombo, and Leanord. 3 young guys. Biyombo and Leanord will be strong defensively- a huge need on the Jazz.
Davis can give us enough to keep from having to throw Knight into the deep end. Davis' contract is the same length and close to the same size as Al's- so he wouldn't be anymore of a drain than Al. An Amnesty Clause may rescue us besides that. This deal saves the Jazz roughly $8 million next year (Al 13+ Harris 9 - Davis 14=8 million saved)
With the 12th pick we need a shooter. I'm thinking Klay Thompson- possibly even Fredette though the minutes crunch would get dicey at PG. I'd also look at someone like Burks or Singleton to further beef up our perimeter defense.
The roster ends up looking like this:
PG: Knight, Davis, ?
SG: Hayward, Miles, Bell
SF: Leanord, AK?, #12?
PF: Favors, Biyombo, Millsap, Evans
A quick word about the PF/C situation. Yes, Still a logjam. Evans will undoubtedly be a garbage time man. Best case scenario, I see Okur giving us 20 good minutes. Favors can play center (roughly same height/weight as Horford + greater length) and I think Biyombo could to. Yes, he's only 6'9", but he has incredible length. Think what Ben Wallace did as a 6'9" center.
Just and idea for a lazy offseason.