Okay, so as a Houston Rockets fan I've come up with a few trade scenarios of which I'm personally not sure if they're realistic at all. Personally, I could see something like this working out for all teams and most of all, I'd love something like this to happen as a Rockets fan.
Future 1st round pick
I could totally see something like this work out for both sides. Firstly for Atlanta because of the acquirance of a guard like Lowry, which is in my opinion a definate upgrade over Jeff Teague at both ends of the floor, and a guard whose style would fit Atlanta's perfect. Secondly because someone like Scola would be an excellent fit to play alongside Horford, with his post presence and good midrange game. Budinger is a real solid player, he can hit the three or take it to the hoop. He can developed into a decent player if given the playing time and proper coaching. The pick I've included because I'm not sure if Atlanta would do it without a first rounder being included in the deal. If somehow Hawks sign a SF like Batum that team would be crazy. Lowry/Johnson/Budinger/Scola/Horford
It's obvious why it would help Houston out. Downgrading at PG, but a huge upgrade at the PF and acquiring legit star player.
Future first round pick
This would be a solid trade in terms of talent that is being acquired by both teams. James Harden is a legit go-to guy and it could really work out well for Houston to have him and Josh Smith playing alongside eachother.
For OKC the trade might even be better. They get Patterson, who has the potential to be a real star and maybe even more important: he has a post-game, which he can only improve upon in the future and that way bring OKC that depth they're currently lacking. Along with that a legit starter at SG that can defend almost any wing player in the league and a decent back-up center to compete with Perkins. The pick is included to make up for the potential superstar-power the Thunder give up by losing Harden. Leaves OKC with a possible WB/Lee/Durant/Patterson/Ibaka or WB/Lee/Durant/Ibaka/Perkins and Patterson & Dalembert off the bench.
All this would mean Houston would be left with a rotation of:
Teague/Dragic (if resigned)/
Camby (if resigned)/Greg Smith
If somehow Martin could be traded for some depth at other positions as well as a decent back-up SG, that would be great. Along with the upcoming draft for which Houston has 3 picks that could potentially include 2 lottery picks, the Rockets might become legit contenders in less then a year. What you guys think? Do any of the trades here even have the slightest chance to succeed?