Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The NBA Trade Winds Are A-Blowin'

With the NBA Draft just around the corner, trade talks are heating up as teams seek to shift pieces of their organization in order to address needs for the immediate future. Unlike previous years, there is major starpower included in trade talks, including but not limited to the disgruntled Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Shawn Marion. While there have yet to be any firm or concocted rumors included Bryant and Marion, the Kevin Garnett to the Celtics rumor is building steam in the mainstream press.

Note: The remaining contract amounts are approximations and can be seen at Patricia Bender's NBA page.

Via the Boston Herald and a little bit of my imagination ...
Minnesota trades Kevin Garnett (averaging $20M until 2009), Mark Blount (averaging $6.5M until 2010), CASH ($4M) and the 41st pick to Boston for Al Jefferson ($1.75M until 2008), Gerald Green (averaging $1.6M until t-opt in 2009), Sebastian Telfair ($1.9M until 2008), Theo Ratliff ($12M until 2008), Brian Scalabrine (averaging $3M until 2010) and the 5th pick

WHY? I've always held the belief that if the T-Wolves are to trade KG, they are going to get rid of at least one of their bad contracts (Mark Blount, Marko Jaric, Troy Hudson and Mark Madsen), which is akin to a controversial congressional bill that has pork barrel legislation attached to it. Is it ugly? Yes. Is it necessary? Yes, especially in terms of a rebuilding project for the T-Wolves. Of course, the T-Wolves will have plenty of quick decisions to make on what to do with Jefferson and Green, as well as who they will select with the 5th pick overall next week.

Should Mike Conley slip past both Atlanta and Milwaukee ...
Sacramento trades the 10th pick and rights to Kenny Thomas (averaging $7.1M/yr with a p-opt in 2008) to Portland for Zack Randolph (averaging $14M/yr until 2011), 37th, and 52nd pick

WHY? Despite Randolph having an excellent season last year, Portland have been trying to shop him and they might have found the right opportunity. Sacramento's dying for an inside presence to place alongside Brad Miller, who battled plantar fasciitis last season. While Portland has perfectly competent point guards in Jarrett Jack and Clement's man-crush Sergio Rodriguez, but the Blazers have let it be known that they are interested in Mike Conley Jr. If he slips to the 10th pick, which he might due to rumors and reports linking the Hawks to Al Horford at the 3rd pick and the Bucks to Corey Brewer at the 6th pick, it might be the window to trade Randolph and obtain the young point guard. Kenny Thomas would serve as a make-weight to reduce the burden placed upon the Kings' books.

Via the Chicago Tribune ...
Cleveland trades Drew Gooden (averaging $8M/yr until 2009) to Chicago for Victor Khryapa ($1.3M until 2008) and the 9th pick

WHY? Chicago has the 9th pick but no one available addresses the gaping hole that is their inside scoring crisis. Drew Gooden, who the Cavs are allegedly shopping, fits that need. Khryapa represents another shooter to add to LeBron's never-beginnning arsenal.

Coming on the heels of rumors of Phoenix seeking to move Kurt Thomas and the Nets begging for a power forward ...
Phoenix trades Kurt Thomas (averaging $7.5M/yr until 2009) and the 24th pick to the Nets for Jason Collins (averaging $6.1M/yr untli 2009) and the 17th pick.

WHY? This will likely require a third party, because the Suns really don't want to pick up Collins' contract, since he won't be a member of the D'Antoni's eight-man rotation. Thomas would garner instant minutes from the Nets and provide the inside presence that the Nets have lacked for the better part of their last two playoff appearances.

Spanoulis wants out and the Rockets are looking to swing a second-rounder ...
Houston trades Vassilis Spanoulis to Dallas for the 50th pick.

WHY? Spanoulis has let it be known that he'll be returning to Europe to resume his career, so the rich get richer and Dallas gives up one of its three second-round draft picks. Meanwhile, Dallas has a full roster and can afford to have Spanoulis develop even more abroad.


Other News and Rumors
Atlanta will either trade the 3rd pick or select Florida's Al Horford, who from early indications of the individual workouts has come away as this draft class's top power forward.

Philadelphia 76ers Team President Billy King has gone on record to say that the 76ers won't be keeping all four of their picks (12th, 21st, 30th and 38th), because they simply do not have enough room for four rookies on the roster.

In a rare move, the Chicago Bulls have **promised** (there's that word!) that they will select Oklahoma State's JamesOn Curry with the 49th pick. For all the newbies to this site and to NBA Draft talk, promises are generally given to players who teams would like to select in the 1st round. That's because being selected in the 1st round guarantees a multi-year, seven-figure salary.

4 comments:

summy said...

Well, too bad KG just shat on your first one...and on my Celts...

Paymon said...

New trade talk that won't come to fruition ...
3-way trade
Minnesota gets: Expiring contracts of Kurt Thomas, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair, and the 5th, 24th, and 41st picks.
Phoenix gets: KG
Boston gets: Shawn Marion

IMO, it's a bad trade for Boston because they're essentially trading the 5th pick overall to rent Marion (whose value will depreciate sans Nash) for a year before he opts out next summer.

Also, weird "promise" news. The Knicks allegedly promised WIlson Chandler that they will take him with the 23rd pick.

summy said...

I understand the lack of desire to go to Boston by some of these players...I mean, aside from an Easter Conference Finals trip a few years back, the team has been fairly abysmal since the golden 80's.

But why so much hate towards the Eastern Conference as a whole? KG would be a king in the East as opposed to one of many big names in the Western conference.

And do you really think MN will let Phoenix get KG?

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