First off, I'd like to say I miss interacting with everyone on here. I still visit the site regularly but my schedule has been too crazy to participate how I'd like.
I've been tinkering with the trade machine a lot recently, mainly in class and instead of doing homework, and here is a trade that I honestly think is in the best interest of all three teams:
Jazz lineup for current season:
PG- Mo Williams (if not injured) Eric Bledsoe, Kendall Marshall, Earl Watson
SG- Randy Foye, Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Kevin Murphy
SF- Marvin Williams, DeMarre Carroll, Jeremy Evans
PF- Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors
C- Enes Kanter, Ronny Turiaf
Why the Jazz would do this: We know we can't keep our four big's and this trade ships the most expensive one out, and really the one that fits with the future plans of this team the least. We get our point guard of the future in Eric Bledsoe, as well as a backup and a potential point guard of the future in Marshall. Turiaf is a filler and becomes our 4th big, and Lamar most likely get's bought out. Yes, we'd have 4 point guards on the team for the rest of this season, but Earl would obviously be gone after and Mo would most likely be on his way out as well. Our two young big's get consistent big minutes for the first time, and it gives them half of a season to adjust to this rather than throwing them in the fire at the beginning of next year. Obviously this trade is made to solidify our future, but think of this years second unit. Bledsoe, Burks or DMC, Hayward, Favors and Turiaf. That's an incredible second unit.
Suns lineup for current season:
PG- Goran Dragic, Sebastian Telfair, Diante Garrett
SG- Shannon Brown, P.J. Tucker, Raja Bell
SF- Wesley Johnson, Michael Beasley
PF- Luis Scola, Channing Frye, Markieff Morris, Luke Zeller
C- Al Jefferson, Jermaine O'Neal
Why the Suns would do this: There have been reports about the Suns being interested in Al Jefferson. We can say what we want about Al Jeff, but the bottom line is that he is one of the best true low post scorers in the game. He can generate points at any given time. They have a nice tandem with Dragic and Jefferson should they be able to bring Big Al back and they could build around these 2. Raja Bell brings them an expiring contract which allows some flexibility to upgrade SG, SF, and/or PF. They have the assets to flip players and try to find a direction for the roster to go in. They don't miss Marshall too much because he never really cracked the rotation and they don't want to pass up on a premier post scorer.
Clippers lineup for current season:
PG- Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups, Jamal Tinsley
SG- Jared Dudley, Jamal Crawford, Willie Green
SF- Caron Butler, Matt Barnes, Grant Hill
PF- Blake Griffin, Trey Thompkins
C- Deandre Jordan, Marcin Gortat, Ryan Hollins
Why the Clippers do this: There has been a lot of speculation that it would be in the Clippers best interest to trade Bledsoe, mainly due to the fact they can't keep both Bledsoe and Paul. This is there chance to make a championship move and avoid losing Bledsoe for nothing. Tinsley is there just in case Billups can't hold up. JT is a capable backup. Hell, he's a starter on a playoff team. Jared Dudley adds a lot of depth to their backcourt. Lastly, a three man rotation of Griffin, Jordan, and Gortat is insane. The minutes could be divided to where they are all playing very similar minutes to what they are playing now, although Gortats may be the one to decrease the most. Any remaining minutes go to Ryan Hollins. This move immediately makes them contenders.
Potential adjustments: The only potential problem I see is maybe the Suns feel they aren't getting enough. We could give them one of our picks or try and have the Clippers send their 1rst rounder the Suns way.
Thoughts? Dennis Lindsey's email address? I can't tell you how much I'd love to see this happen..
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