View Full Version : Boston/Los Angeles trade

01-22-2013, 01:58 AM
If the Lakers want to go into rebuild mode and still have most of their starting five intact, they can trade Dwight Howard ($19.5 million, 1 year), Jordan Hill ($3.6 million, 2 years), Earl Clark ($1.2 million, 1 year) and cash to Boston for Jeff Green ($8.4 million, 4 years), Brandon Bass ($6 million, 3 years), Courtney Lee ($5 million, 2 years), Fab Melo ($1.3 million, 4 years) and Avery Bradley( $1.6 million, 2 years).
Boston gets the best center in the league, and it's a team that plays better to Howard's strengths than Los Angeles. Hill and Clark provide some depth, although Boston keeps Jarred Sullinger and can hit the free agent market. More importantly, Howard and Rondo set Boston up for a transition away from Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. In the meantime, hopefully Garnett can make a better leader out of Howard.

PG: Rajon Rondo, Leandro Barbosa
SG: Jason Terry, Leandro Barbosa
SF: Paul Pierce, Earl Clark, Jordan Hill
PF: Kevin Garnett, Jarred Sullinger, Jordan Hill
C: Dwight Howard, Jarred Sullinger, Jordan Hill

Los Angeles keeps four it its five starting five together and starts Pau at center. It adds an insane amount of depth and interchangeable line-ups:

PG: Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Leandro Barbosa
SG: Kobe Bryant, Courtney Lee, Leandro Barbosa
SF: Metta World Peace, Jeff Green, Earl Clark
PF: Brandon Bass, Jeff Green, Antawn Jamison
C: Pau Gasol, Fab Melo, Brandon Bass

Both teams take risks, which is only fair. Boston is depleted in the back court, and Los Angeles has to depend heavily on Pau Gasol once again while integrating a lot of young, raw talent.

01-22-2013, 03:03 PM
uh no