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And about Singleton, the Wizards aren't even giving the kid playing time. I think they could offer their TE they received in the Wallace trade straight up for him, and I think the Wizards would consider it.
http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q21). If Memphis rids themselves of Rudy and takes on Gerald Wallace, their total salaries sum would fall below the tax line since Wallace only makes $10 mil per for the next three years, instead of Gay who makes a peak number of $19 million. If the luxury tax line stays within the $70 million mark, Memphis is below the tax line unless they make a move for a huge contract. Look at Memphis' committed salaries for this season alone:
I didn't even realize Gay makes so much money, and it even gradually increases over time.
I REALLY think Hollinger's +/- on Wins is inaccurate. No way this trade decreases our wins by 6
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Here's my take on what the Nets should do:
1) Three team deal between Brooklyn-Memphis-Minnesota
Rudy Gay and Darrell Arthur to Brooklyn
Mirza Teletovic and Jerry Stackhouse to Minnesota
Derrick Williams, MarShon Brooks, Gerald Wallace, future first round pick, and 3 million in cash to Memphis
Doesn't work in the TM because it isn't accounting for cash considerations. Memphis does this to stay beneath the tax line, receives a more than solid player in Gerald Wallace that Memphis will love, and two young players with nice potential in Derrick Williams and MarShon. Also receive a future draft pick and cash, more assets for them. The Wolves receive a true power forward in Mirza who can spread the floor and is gradually improving on the defensive end. It's a hard pill to swallow losing him, but in order to improve the team, you have to let some guys go. We all know Derrick Williams has been on the trade block for pretty much the entire season, therefore there is no hesitation on Minnesota's end. Minnesota would cut Stack and he'd finally assume the role of assistant coach with the Nets. Finally, the Nets receive Rudy Gay, a talented athletic player who adds much needed athleticism to the team and is a capable shooter. He isn't a Wallace caliber defender, but he is athletic enough to hang with the likes of the KD's and LeBron's of the league. He is great in transition, and he'd be a sight to see with Deron at the point. Arthur is more than an add-in, but a role player for the Nets that can occasionally shoot as well. Very athletic, and he's a solid rebounder as well.
Kris Humphries and Tyshawn Taylor for Ben Gordon
With Brooks gone, the nets fill the void by adding a very good shooter named Ben Gordon. Average defender, but he adds a thing the Nets sorely lack, which is a consistent shooter off the bench. The Bobcats like(d) Hump and were prepared to offer him a contract this past offseason, so there may be interest there. Their contracts are very similar, and the Nets could use Ben's deal next season to trade for a power forward when it is an expiring contract. I didn't want to add Ty in there, but he gives them more incentive to do the deal. He's a young guy that would probably get more minutes there, and would be given PT to develop. You could switch him out for Tornike, but we'd have to know which player the Nets value more.
TE (acquired in the Gerald Wallace trade) for Chris Singelton
Singleton has the tools to become an elite defender at the 3/4, but he barely gets PT with guys like Nene, Seraphin, Webster, Ariza, etc. ahead of him in the depth chart. He would add athleticism and defense to the Nets, and he's only 23. Washington receives an asset that they'd have to use before the trade deadline.
Final Roster (post-deadline):
Deron Williams/C.J. Watson
Joe Johnson/Ben Gordon
Rudy Gay/Keith Bogans/Damion James
Reggie Evans/Darrell Arthur/Chris Singleton
Brook Lopez/Andray Blatche
Nets address three of their biggest weaknesses, youth, athleticism, and scoring. 4 spot is still obviously the weakest link, but the Nets would still have the opportunity to trade Gordon's contract for an upgrade next season. Bogdanovic may come over next season, so losing Gordon wouldn't hurt as much.
Why the hell are people so obsessed with Rudy Gay. The guy is not good. Joe Johnson is worth his contract more so than Gay imo
The guy would solve none of our issues and would relegate a 9 million dollar player that struggles to create for himself to the bench with no playmakers. That is not productive.
We need a PF and trading Humphries for anything but a PF is silly. BTW Humphries value drops more and more each day. I would be shoked if the Nets could get anything more than Nene for him
Humphries at this point has zero value, I don't even think Washington trades him for Nene. Nene has been playing well as of late, and I don't think they want to tamper with what they have going on there. Guys like Beal, Webster and Seraphin have stepped up, and Wall came back from injury. I think they want to see where that core takes them.
Wallace gets his points off of cuts and put backs. Gay would just be another player to take the ball out of Deron's hands where it should be
God i hope the Lakers and Hawks keep losing.
Nets get: Howard, Illyasova, Korver, Pryzbilla
Hawks get: Lopez, Brooks
Bucks get: Humphries, Taylor
Lakers get: Smith
That trade is interesting for everyone, but would the Bucks take on Hump?
Interesting idea. But I still think the Nets should try and get Rudy, and quite honestly, it's something the Nets would realistically do. Would be nice if they got Arthur from them as well taking on that contract.
Didn't want to post twice in a row, but apparently Sam Amico tweeted the Nets might try and get Millsap near the deadline. If that's the game plan, then scratch off Rudy Gay as a target. Paul Millsap would be a great addition, but it's just a matter of how he gets in a Net uniform. It's going to be difficult to move Hump.
Last edited by JerseysFinest; 01-19-2013 at 02:17 AM.
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http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=ak66ar4 picks could go to either the Bobcats or Jazz.