Rondo to Lakers?
posted at 6/4/2013 9:29 PM EDT
Lets face it, Steve Nash is done. No way an old and bad back Nash and an old and coming off a serious inlury Kobe can compete with younger faster backcourts next year. In an effort to retain Howard, the Lakers trade: [works on REALGM)
Gasol, Chris Duhan, Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock and 2014 second round pick for
Rondo, Bass, Terry and Lee
Lakers get a young assist happy Rondo to feed Bryant and Howard underneath, incentivizing retention of Howard as their first priority.
Boston gets all star quality big man help in Gasol to match with Garnett and dumps horrible contracts and disappointing play of Bass, Terry and Lee to help in the rebuilding process. Duhan as a cheap serviceable backup PG and Morris as a cheap young serviceable backup SG and Goudelock, the D league MVP PG/SG (averaged 18PPG against the Spurs in the playoffs when Bryant went down).
then: Pierce and his contract (packaged with Shavlick and LA second round pick) traded to Clips for PG Bledsoe and C Jordan.
PG: Bledsoe [Pierce trade] - Duhan or Goudelock
SG: Bradley - Morris or Goudelock, Crawford, DWill (more trade material here for backup SF)
SF: Green - draft pick [Shabazz]
PF: Gasol - Sully
C: Garnett - Jordan or similiar [Pierce trade], Melo