last roll of the dice for celtics
posted at 8/3/2010 8:34 AM EDT
ok, I've found a trade that works.
the 2 remaining players we've been linked too are shaq and rudy.
so a 3-way trade with cleveland and portland as follows:
sheed's contract to portland, plus cash to buy it out
rudy to celtics
shaq sign-and-trade for about $4 mil (sheed's contract minus rudy's)
pryzbilla to cleveland (using a fraction of the trade exception for lebron)
before you say that the other teams won't agree to it, consider this:
rudy and pryzbilla are superfluous to blazers with additions of camby and wes matthews, and they get rid of pryzbilla's outsized contract
cleveland get the shot-blocker and rebounder they desperately need, and dan gilbert continues to try to improve the team to spite lebron
from our perspective, rudy is a good pickup who can fight with wafer for the shooter's spot in the rotation, and shaq, for all the complaints about him, cannot be defended by any starting center in the league (except perk), let alone bench players
oh, and sheed can resign for the minimum after the allstar break, if he so chooses