4 Team Deal:
NOLA, Orlando, NJ, Golden State
WHY: Is an explanation necessary?????
WHY: Warriors open up playing time for Klay Thompson by dealing Ellis and they finally get a young big man to compliment David Lee and anchor their defense. Okur’s expiring deal also gives Warriors financial flexibility.
Chris Kaman/Monta Ellis/MarShon Brooks, Both NJ’s 2012 1st Round Draft Picks and NJ’s 2013 1st Round pick
WHY: Brooks is a rising star, Ellis is an elite scorer who needs a fresh start, the two 1st rounders (one which could be the #1 pick) help the Magic moving forward and Kaman’s expiring gives the team cap relief at season’s end. This deal also keeps the Magic in the hunt in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
Ekpe Udoh/Glen Davis
WHY: Hornets get two young big man (one with strong local ties to Louisiana) for Kaman’s expiring contract