Re: Rondo to the Pelicans?
posted at 5/30/2013 7:23 PM EDT
In response to rameakap's comment:
After that we have these 13 players on the 15 man:
C - Jordan, Lopez, Biedrins
PF - Bass, Sully
SF - J. Green, D. Green, Jefferson
SG - Bradley, Rivers, W. Green
PG - Vasquez, Bledsoe, Crawford
The remaining 2 spots are picks 6 and 16, so some players have to be released/bought out although the picks could certainly be packaged on draft night, along with say a Bass or Crawford (or Terry/Lee prior to those other trades that happen in July) for a star or top 3 pick. Would the Cavs trade picks 1 and 19 (along w/ $ filler like Gee/Miles) for Jeff Green and picks 6 and 16? Nerlens Noel is a Boston native.
Those 3 trades bring in only 15-16 million in contracts for 2015, then only Green's 915k for '16 (Vasquez and Bledsoe have qualifying offers of only around 6 million). Meanwhile moving RR, Terry and Lee saves 6-7 million in 2015 and another 5 million in 2016.
Still trying to contemplate all of this, but Rame has the right idea here. If you look to rebuild (get rid of PP, KG, RR) then you have to go all in with it. I like shipping out Jeff Green in this scenerio for Noel and S&Ts. I'd look to trade Bass away as well.
Its hard to assess, but I think with the right rotations and a few more moves at the deadline, we could be bad enough to position ourselves well in the lottery for Wiggins...
That should be the goal of a total rebuild, the shot at a transcendent player.