posted at 1/18/2014 2:26 PM EST
In response to Mployee8's comment:
In response to R9R's comment:
You get Noah for Sullinger, expirings and the Celtics 2015 pick.
Then you'd still have our own 2014 (likely top5) pick to go after another big name, player X, like we did to get Ray Allen.
It would be extremely hard to see Sully go, but that gives us a chance at another big 3 with Rondo, Noah and player X with Green and Bradley as starting role players, perfect for who they are.
Possible player X's:
Aldridge (super-unlikely, but possible if Portland melts down)
Afflalo (definitely available, Orlando would drool at our pick)
Monroe ( definitely availabe and a S&T with Detroit would be doable)
Millsap (who knows what Altanta is ever doing)
Love (definitely a long-shot. BUT what if the Celtics get a top3 pick. That would be hard to pass up if you're minnesota considering Love may walk at the end of his contract. It would be risky for the Celtics, but I think Noah is the kind of defender that can cover up Love's defensive liability. I think Rondo, Noah and Love with Bradley and Green can become a dominant team in the East, enough to convince Love to stay)
Favors (another long-shot, but I don't know if its clear that the Favors/Kanter frontcourt is working out in Utah the way they planned. If we land Jabari ... Utah would absolutely give us either big man for him)
Now Afflalo (Born 9/85') is the first smart trade idea you've posted in awhile. Orlando doesn't want to trade him and keep hanging up on interested callers but they would take the call for our #1 pick in 2014 should Danny prefer the sure thing vet SG over the potential of a high draft pick. Buyer beware ... He's a year older than Rondo ... LOL!!!!
Of course, swapping our 2014 #1 pick (unless it's the Brooklyn pick) would almost assure the end of tanking. If Danny can get Afflalo for the Brooklyn Pick then that would be a steal and we'd just need to get that elusive Center to keep us together till the great 2015 FA Center Sweepstakes gets here. And if we got lucky with our own pick we'd get a Parker, Embiid, Wiggins or Hood.
What are you talking about? You only go get Afflalo in a situation where you also get Noah as that future Center.
If you can somehow get Noah and Afflalo without giving up Sullinger (by using our picks) that would be the most ideal.
Rondo, Afflalo, Green, Sullinger, Noah would be fuuun. Especially if we have Pressey, Bradley, Olynyk, Wallace and Bass off the bench.