We have all talked about how we want to take a top flight player with our own pick in the 2013 draft, but also want to move back in and take a player like Otto Porter. In fact, it seems most people just want to take Otto Porter in general. To do that we would need another, likely mid-to-late, lottery pick. I think that this three-team trade could possibly get it done.
It is centered around sending Anderson Varejao to the Kings. Before you get all excited, no, I do not believe they would be willing to part with DeMarcus Cousins. In it, Boston receives DeMarcus Cousins in exchange for Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green, while also taking back John Salmons' bloated contract. In order for the salaries to line up, the Cavs take back Jeff Green.
At first, it looks like a bit of a raw deal for the Cavs and the Kings. However, we would also receive the Kings' lottery pick this year, in addition to either a future first round pick from the Celtics, or two future second rounders. Note: the Kings are currently seeded at the #7 spot, and Porter is ranked #8 on Chad Ford's big board. The Kings would likely make this trade because they have a new ownership and would likely love to send Salmons' contract elsewhere. They would also be picking up a good big man that is on a favorable contract, and another in Sullinger who is young and cheap. In exchange for their first rounder this year, we would give up the rights to their lottery pick in the Omri Casspi-JJ Hickson trade, and send them our Miami/Los Angeles first round pick this year.
To me this seems like a fair trade all around. What do you guys think? Should the Cavs, if given this chance, jump on the offer?
*Upon revision, it seems a little unlikely that Sacramento would trade out players for two injured big guys. We could revise it to send them our first round pick next year, too.