Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Off-Season Scenario 10

And yet another off-season scenario...because trade and draft speculation never gets old.

In a three-team deal, Portland trades Theo Ratliff, Steve Blake, and the 30th and 31st picks to Cleveland and Brian Skinner to Philadelphia, Cleveland trades Zydrunas Ilgauskas to Philadelphia and Eric Snow to Portland, and Philadelphia trades Samuel Dalembert and Kevin Ollie to Portland.

Portland trades Darius Miles to San Antonio for Robert Horry and Brent Barry.

Portland trades Zach Randolph to Chicago for Sweetney and the #2 and #16 picks.

Portland trades Outlaw and #16 to Houston for the #8 pick.

Portland drafts Rudy Gay with #2, Brandon Roy with #4, and Cedric Simmons with the #8 pick.

PG: Telfair, Jack, Snow, Ollie
SG: Roy, Barry
SF: Webster, Kryhapa
PF: Gay, Sweetney, Simmons
C: Dalembert, Horry, Ha

This scenario leaves us with a team that is young, fast and exciting. In order to win, we would need to play an uptempo style of basketball, as all five starters thrive in the transition game. This would also allow us to overcome the lack of height, However, the bench for this team is both tall and versatile, with many players having the ability to play multiple positions. Horry, Snow and Ollie are all class acts who will provide4 the veteran leadership we need, and Dalembert is a bright young center who, while inconsistent at times, is a massive shot blocker who would upgrade our defense and rebounding upon arrival. Gay plays the PF in this scenario because he ahs both the size and the quickness to survive there in a run and gun. However, Viktor, Horry and Sweetney can fill in if there is the need for a larger, more traditional PF.


At 10:19 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

NO RUDY GAY EVER!!!!! and he is no where near worth the 2nd pick BOOOOO!!!!!! there is no way the spurs will mess up their perfect system by bringing the head case known as darius miles and we might get the 16 out of the bulls but not 2 and 16...just no way. i have to say this is the first off-season plan i actually hate with an amazing passon

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

wait sry to add onto the mayham you've unleashed...did i see robert horry as the back-up center, he hasnt avg more than 5 rebounds a games for a while

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At 3:26 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

Ryne too bad the Bulls have been rumored interested in trading the 2 pick for Randolph straight up.

Whats wrong with Rudy Gay? A percieved lack of motivation. Well tell me Ryne, how many UConn games did you actually watch this year? How many times did you see Rudy Gay simply give up on his team? I'll admit I did not watch very much of him, but from what I did watch, he was scrappy and he hustled. Any other reasons for not having Gay on this team? Too much potential? Too much athleticism?

Good scenario Sean. I REALLY like the idea of putting Rudy Gay at Power Foward ... I wonder who u got that from.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

Only thing is the Chicago trade is a little unrealistic ... we will have a hard enough time getting the 2 pick from them as it is.

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

he proved nothing to me this ncaa season (yes i did watch 3 of uconn's season games and all of their tournment games)...he looked like just another player, now i believe we need to draft a junior or senior because of the experience. The last thing we need on this team is potential, what we need is someone who can make a difference now. Also we can get Rudy Gay with the 4th and that still would be too high for him. If he proves he is more than just a project to me then i might consider taking him but only if we trade down 2,3, or 4 spots

At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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