Hey guys I was trying to get a little creative last night about possible trades because two weeks is a long damn time and while I want Noel I wanted to think what kind of moves I would be open to or at least would think about.
So here were the best two ideas I could come up with.
#1, #19 for Jonas Valanciunas and Demar Derozan.
Why Cleveland would consider this. JONAS! The magical unicorn would look great next to Tristan and has a lot of Marc Gasol in his game in my opinion. A lot of heart.
Why Toronto would consider this. They need to blow up everything. While Jonas is their one good prospect the opportunity to rid themselves of Demar's awful contract (9.5 mill for 4 years) would be very tempting especially if they could add two young players in this years draft that could be building blocks for the future but still not help them win enough to take them out of the Wiggins lotto.
Next move after this: MOVE DEMAR FOR ANYTHING! Like I would honestly take just a second round pick. Most likely destination would probably be Phoenix. If you could get Dudley from PHX for Demar I think you do it even if we need to sweeten the pot with a second.
In reality. Not sure Toronto would do this but I think it's close.
#1 and Tyler Zeller to Charlotte for MKG and #4.
Why Cleveland does this: MKG fills the void at SF and at #4 they could draft Len or even Cody Zeller to play center.
Why Charlotte does it: People there love Tyler Zeller and the opportunity to add a top pick to the equation might be really tempting for them. All depends how much they still value MKG.
I've stated my preference but I just wanted to gauge how everybody would feel about moves like this.