@crazyb I don't know if Howard is going to the Nets. It's just an educational guess. I think it's spliting hair between D-Will and D.Rose for second. And I think Chicago would be my 2nd choice for Howard.
Legit Trades (part 1)
I thank all of you who left comments. Now that I look at it my last post had some flaws. So I thought of a new trade.
E. Okafor, resign D. West, M. Bellineli, 1st rd pick, D. Anderson, Patrick Ewing Jr.
D. Howard, JJ Redick, R. Anderson
Pros: They get one of the best c,pf combinations in the leage. Also they get a good shooter and a quality draft pick and a tall,big center. Earl Clark can move to pf
Cons:Okafor has a bad contract and West has a bad knee. Anderson is 31 and Bellineli cant play d
Pros:We get the best center in the leage who we pair up with the best point guard. We also switch out jj and willie green. Then Ryan Anderson will help replace David Anderson.
Cons:We now dont have alot of backups. We still have a HUGE hole in the backup sf position.
ORL:B+ They acquire enough quality players to keep getting better and getting more chemistry. Starting 5: Nelson/Richardson/Turkoglu/West/Okafor Backups: Arenas/Bellineli/Richarson/Bass/Orton
NOH:A+ We will be the best team in about 3 years. Starting 5: Paul/Redick/Ariza/Landry/Howard Backups: Jack/Green/Pondexter/Anderson/Gray
Please leave your comments!!!
This post was submitted by neitzelbaby12.
IMO if the magic blow it up, they won't be taking back a contract like Okafor's, especially if the new CBA limits player salaries to a level where Emeka is one of the highest paid in the game.
Magic is one of the Highest paid salary teams out there so yes of all teams that could afford Okafor and it don't hurt their budget its Magics,Spurs,Mavericks,Heat,& Lakers. if that was the case then we couldn't get Howard anyway because Howard cost too much to, but the bright side is he's worth it!
all of this can go down if we are able to resign a lot of our players, but I just stop at D. Howard through. most likely the Hornets will try to resign most of their players back, and start trading around preseason (if we have one) or the beggining of the regular season! D.West will be their #1 Prioty to resign. most of you might criticize me for saying that but they will try their best to resign him and C.Landry or replace Landry w/ a sixth man type. Best replacement to me is Thaddeus Young! a New Orleans Native and who knows he might give us a home field discount.I still think we can use D.West after Resigning him to get a player like D.Howard or keep him and get rid of Okafor's big contract for a real third scorer(K-Mart,ME8 or Iggy). we R more likely to get Iggy of all people. he's fed up with Phi. and looking for a change of scenery, but I would prefer K-Mart or ME8!!!
Howard is going to the Nets to play with the second best PG in the league in the worlds biggest market. West may end up there to. It makes no sense for West to re-sign with us so we can trade him to a team that will be cash strapped if we get a firm cap and losing their franchise player. Never going to happen. New Jersey can offer Brooke Lopez that's a prospects we can't touch even if West inexplicable agreed to a S&T. Before the West injury we could have made a case after no chance. Lol at the notion that West and Okafor are the best C/PF tandem. How about Gasol/Z-Bo or Bynum/Gasol, I'd take Okur/Jefferson, Camby/Aldridge and Jordan/Griffin.
Notice i said one of the best not the best. D. Williams is not the second best Rose, Westbrook, Rondo
there is no guarantee that D.Howard is going to the NETS, and if he was he would not be going w/the 2nd best PG in the league.D.Williams is in a Top 5 but not second best. Derrick Rose is #2 and problably argue himself to #1, but that's still Chris PAUL.West MAY! end up there or he may end up in Indiana, or come back home to the Hornets. It's all about POSSIBLITY. + if the Nets are targeting Superman don't you think they might have to give up Brooke Lopez. because Nets are kinda like us. We both don't have that much tradable guys! but we are most likely more to get Howard than the NETS. LOL I do agree with you that WEST/OKAFOR tandem is not the best but is still one of the best, and you can't count that out!