Pistons don't need big men. They need to move rip and get First round picks haha. Lottery here we come! (I'd prefer drafting some young talent and letting our Summer Squad play during the regular season for experience. Stuckey and BG would start though.)
Philidelphia has some SF depth, and talented depth at that. The decision to draft Evan Turner to play the SG and move Andre Iguodala to the SF spot has created a bit of a logjam at SF with Iggy, Thaddeus Young and Andres Nocioni all on the roster. It's possible Young could slide to play some PF as he has in the past, but with Elton Brand (and his jumbo contract), Maresse Speights (and the team's desire to develop him with more minutes), and Jason Smith in the fold - Young may not see many minutes at the PF position.
The sixers have only sophomore combo guard Jrue Holiday and, another under-sized SG in Louis Williams, at the PG spot. Sixer brass has been looking to acquire some experience in the form of a more 'pure' point guard, and the Raps have two.
If Jose was the target, a package of Thaddeus Young with the ending deal of Jason Kapono matches under CBA rules. (In the less likely scenario that the Raps were sending Jarrett Jack to PHI, then a package of Jack with and Evans or Banks going to Philly gets the numbers in sunc). No doubt Kapono would not be seeing much floor time in T-dot, but he would be good for a few locker room quotes.
Indiana & Detroit
With the drafting of Paul George with the 10th overall pick, the Indiana Pacers created a logjam for themselves with franchise player Danny Granger and big-ticket veteran Mike Dunleavy on the roster at the SF position. George and Granger could working together on the future with George playing some SG or Granger playing some PF, but Dunleavy seems like a very expendable asset.
What is the Pacers most glaring need? POINT GUARD! A line-up of rookie SG Lance Stephenson, AJ Price, and TJ Ford is not a PG tandem that can win ballgames in the NBA.
A Calderon for Dunleavy swap, straight-up works. So with all the potential for picks, cash and other smaller assets to be added, it seems like there could be a deal here. However, it only makes sense if Indy is willing to take on long term salary on Calderon, and Toronto is willing to take back a contract that will pay more through the 2010/11 season.
A similar situation in Indiana, is taking place in Detroit. Tayshaun Prince is on an ending deal, and has a team that needs some PG help. Stuckey has failed to thrive when given the keys to running the team, and rumor has it the Pistons are not keen on bringing Stuckey back for any significant dollar amount following this season.
A swap of Calderon and Banks heading to Detroit for Tayshaun and Chris Wilcox matches in the financial department, but Dumars is more interested in sending out Maxiell or Charlie V, after some poor spending decisions.
Well, if the Raptors want a young shot-blocking Centre who can get up and down the floor, they should take a serious look at Minnesota. With Darko re-signing, along with bringing in Kosta K. from Utah, Ryan Hollins seems to be a potential target who would soften the blow of losing out on Chandler. Many executives see Hollins as a "Chandler-lite", with his size, athleticism and length.
Minny is also looking to shed long term dollars on one of their PG's, and the worst-kept secret in town is that Ramon Sessions is the odd man out. So, by taking on a package of expirings for Hollins and Sessions, it sounds like Minnesota would be willing to dance. Sessions would serve as good insurance in Toronto if Barbosa or the starting PG were to go down.
With the Raptors sending out the expiring contract of Marcus Banks (who could act as Minnesota's 3rd PG without demanding minutes), and the expiring and talented Marco Bellineli (who would automatically become the best long range shooter on the club); there is a strong potential for a Sessions and Hollins deal.