cameroncrazies02
As many of you regulars know, I'm a big lobbiest for trades in the NBA. So this is a thread dedicated to everything trades. Post any trades you would like to see or you think should happen. Here are a few of mine that I think should get done by/in December:

New York Knicks receive-
Larry Hughes

Chicago Bulls receive-
Zach Randolph

This is a fairly easy trade straight up. Draft picks could go in either direction to make things fair for the respective GM's. This helps out the Knicks in many ways, mainly addition by subtraction. New York has a fairly weak backcourt with a realistic rotation of Duhon, Nate Robinson and Jamal Crawford at the point and 2 guard position. They could definitely use another backcourt player and Hughes would flourish, I think, in D'Antoni's system a la Raja Bell. They also would cut out Randolph's contract and Hughes expires before the summer of 2010 where the Knicks will be going after Lebron. As for the Bulls, they have a logjam in the backcourt and Hughes seems to be the odd one out considering Sefolosha's development. They also get an inside scorer to anchor down the middle and spread the floor for the shooters.
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Indiana receives-
Etan Thomas

Washington receives-
Jamaal Tinsley
2009 2nd round draft pick

Why Indiana does it-Indiana needs to simply move on whatever way they can from Tinsley. It's causing a disturbance for this young team and this issue is a roadblock to the future for this up and coming franchise. Indiana is one real big man and a Danny Granger extension away from being a dominant team. Thomas isn't a dominant big man by any means, but he can get up and down the court and block shots with the best of them. This would cause a bit of a logjam at center for Indiana, but I like a Thomas and Hibbert with Foster in for emergency purposes platoon better than just Hibbert and Foster. The Pacers also need to stop pretending Troy Murphy is a center. He's a below average defender and a below average rebounder. Slide him to the 4 permanently with this move. They also get basically the same contract back, but cut a year off the deal. There's no way they're going to get it completely cut off their books without some reprocussions and Thomas can help them immediately as well as in the long run as an 'expiring conract' next season.

Why Indiana doesn't do it-that 2nd round draft pick could be the difference. I'm not sure why, but GM's are so reluctant to give up 2nd round draft picks when guys that late in the draft barely ever make it on the team or back across seas. They need to add that 2nd round pick to sweeten the pot though and that's the only way Washington would consider this deal.

Why Washington does it-Gilbert's out until at least December (I have a feeling it's longer, we're just being led on to believe it's not very serious) and Antonio Daniels is 33 years old. That's it for the point guards on their roster. They lost Roger Mason to free agency. Between free agency and trades, Tinsley is the best they could get for what they're giving. Also, when Arenas comes back, I'd like that platoon of Tinsley and Arenas in the backcourt and if they wanted to go really small, a lineup of Tinsley, Arenas, Young, Butler and Jamison would be interesting to watch. Obviously Washington is in no position to worry about their cap space...they're screwed already. Plus, if Tinsley works out, Daniels' contract is up after this season, they can just let him walk. They ALSO get a 2nd rounder out of it. That helps for a variety of reasons if they wanted to make a trade to add a big man alongside Jamison or something, it's a pot sweetner. All of that and...the Wizards work out their frontcourt. Blatche and JaVale McGee (the highly touted center out of UNLV early in the college hoops season last year) are the platoon at center and with Blatche, giving him consistent minutes at one position will help out his breakout season that should be coming. McGee is raw, but throw him in for 8-10 min spurts a game and he'll come along fine.

Why Washington doesn't do it-too many headcases in that lockerroom. Arenas flaps a lot of gums, Tinsley gets himself into trouble and Nick Young is an instigator...not too mention Brendan Haywood is known to throw down with his own teammates.
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[link=http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=ford_chad&page=TradeTalk-081015]http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=ford_chad&page=TradeTalk-081015[/link]

This isnt really any trades, but its his takes on players that could get traded. I could def see Felton and Marion going if the Heat cant get any extensions talks because he pretty much is another Beasley. It's also interesting to read about the Blazers, theres certainly a lot of young talent on that team.
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Rumors are flying that Charlotte is shopping Gerald Wallace this pre-season.....here's my ideas.

Lakers receive-
Gerald Wallace
Adam Morrison

Charlotte receives-
Lamar Odom
Chris Mihm

Lakers get their more conventional SF and a lock down defender at that. He plays multiple positions, can give Kobe a break at defending the best player on the opposite team and is incredibly versatile. Who knows about Adam Morrison, he's essentially a cap filler to make the trade work and is in the final year of his contract. He wouldn't break the SG/SF rotation of Kobe, Wallace, Ariza, Walton and Vujacic.

As for Charlotte, Odom helps their inside scoring issue, and if he doesn't exactly work out alongside Okafor, his contract is up after this season where they'll have lots of cap room to go after big name FA's. Mihm backsup Nazr Mohammed and has a small contract.

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