This trade was emialed to me…says it courtesy of: yackman
I LOVE IT!!! Kinda upset I didn’t think of it!
E. Curry (expiring)
Hornets would be getting starters at SG, SF, PF, a serviceable center, and a great backup PG. If you’re going to give up 2 allstars, that’s what you expect to get in return. We’d also save about $2 million this year.
Sixers get rid of Iggy’s contract, freeing up Evan Turner to start at the 2, and they get an All Star PF, a capable backup at center, and a young PG/SG that can backup Jrue Holliday and depth at the 3. If they want to and can sign West/Turiaf/Douglas/Wright to extensions great, if not, $16.2 million comes off the books at the end of this year giving them the cap room to build around Evan Turner.
Knicks get CP3. And they also get to keep Wilson Chandler, even though they’d prefer to keep Gallinari or Randolph, keeping one of those three is a win for the Knicks.
Hornets roster looks like this:
(Thornton could also play the 2, Iggy the 3, Galli the 4, and Randolph the 5 for stretches of the game)
At the end of this season you have roughly $31 million coming off the books and probable starters at every position except for Center (unless Spreights and/Grey develop), and good depth.
Maybe you throw a max deal at Gasol or Horford and you rely on your GM to continue to add pieces at the right cost.
Then you rely on your coach to develop the young talent and to make sure this team is getting better every game.