Friday, August 04, 2006

Some More NY Trade Ideas

Going off the rumor that was reported this morning (see below) I figured I would come up with some deals that would be more attractive to both teams.

TRADE 1: Darius Miles and Raef Lafrentz for Quentin Richardson, Ime Udoka and Malik Rose.

We get rid of the village idiot and an overpaid big who's looking more and more like he's going to be buried at the end of our bench after the arrival of Maglorie in exchange for someone who, at least initially, can help the team in Q-Rich, as well as a vet big who will sit at the end of the bench, be a leader and not complain (and who will give us cap relief a year sooner than Raef) and another local boy for the Oregonian and John Canzano to entertain themselves with. NY gets a versatile forward who can help them win now, as well as a big with a shooting touch from beyond 15 feet, which is something they currently don't have (besides C Channing Frye), who will also help them win, seeing as it is win now at all costs or die for Isiah.

TRADE 2: Darius Miles and Raef LaFrentz for Jalen Rose.

This one's much more simple. We get cap relief, they get the same two players for the same reasons and with the same benefits as above. Jalen could also help us this year before his 16 million dollar contract expires at the end of next season by eating up some minutes at the 3 when a veteran presence is needed so Martell and Outlaw can develop under less stressful conditions.

In both deals, one or more of our many future second round picks could be thrown in as sweeteners.

Keep in mind that any deal with NY for Miles is pretty much contingent on whether or not the Wizards match Jared Jeffries' offer sheet.


At 3:12 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

i love the second trade...the best part is after his MEGA contract is up we could resign him to a much smaller contract so he can keep helping T-Law and Martell become great players

At 4:50 PM, Blogger Alex said...

malik rose sucks
i would do the deal if he never shows lamarcus aldridge how to play in the post

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Sean said...

hes not here for his post play...hes here to sit and be a veteran scrup off the bench who can mentor the young guys in the workings of the NBA while providing leadership. his contract is also smaller and one year shorter than raef's


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