Re: Working the NBA Trade Machine: Rondo to Sacramento!
posted at 10/29/2013 5:10 PM EDT
This trade would never happen. Celtics win BIG TIME.
Vasquez is a sneaky good, efficient PG (14 and 9 in 34 min for NOLA). I wish he shot better from 3 (34%), but I'll definitely live with the other things he's above average at. Steady FT shooter. Underrated for sure.
Dealing Ben McLemore is a move that would haunt the Kings forever because that's been the team's mantra the last couple of years (post Mike Bibby, Peja, C-Webb, Christie, etc.). Kid is super athletic, great form, explosive, tear-jerking backstory, but disappeared in some of KU's big games last year. Feel bad he fell to Sacremento. Thought he'd go higher. Still well worth a risk, if you could even call it that.
Jimmer...whatever, could be fun.
Salmons and Patterson are just fillers. Salmons isn't a bad bench player. Fills a role.
But the biggest part of the trade is shedding Gerald Wallace's atrocity of a contract. This trade somehow saves the Celtics $5 million. Plus, you could add a pick. Not sure which one (no way you get their 1st rounder), but it's not a bad idea to stock pile picks in a LOADED draft.
I love all these fake trades, based purely on how ridiculous they get sometimes. Keep em coming.