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pacergod2
02-19-2009, 10:15 PM
OK. So the deadline has passed. Now we can get into compiling trade ideas that will be more realistic for the Pacers. This summer will be a time when the Pacers have much more flexibility to trade than they have had in the last couple of years.

Lets do a couple things as Pacers fans with any trade scenario:

1. Make it realistic. Why would we do it? Why would the OTHER team do it?

2. Let's learn a few things about the salary cap. Include salary cap information and how it will affect the team's ability to move forward.

3. Look at it from a pure basketball standpoint and understand its ability to affect our team on the court.

Let's build some momentum on this board so that people understand that Indiana is the heart of the basketball world. Let's show people we know what we are talking about and that every PD member is their own GM.

shockedandchagrined
02-21-2009, 01:18 PM
OK. So the deadline has passed. Now we can get into compiling trade ideas that will be more realistic for the Pacers. This summer will be a time when the Pacers have much more flexibility to trade than they have had in the last couple of years.

Lets do a couple things as Pacers fans with any trade scenario:

1. Make it realistic. Why would we do it? Why would the OTHER team do it?

2. Let's learn a few things about the salary cap. Include salary cap information and how it will affect the team's ability to move forward.

3. Look at it from a pure basketball standpoint and understand its ability to affect our team on the court.

Let's build some momentum on this board so that people understand that Indiana is the heart of the basketball world. Let's show people we know what we are talking about and that every PD member is their own GM.

I think one of the best hopes that the Pacers have for this summer is the possibility that Houston will looking for a more veteran point guard again. It really depends on the McGrady situation. If their intent is to trade him, then all bets are off regarding what they'll be looking for this summer. However, if they decide to keep McGrady for one last attempt to make some playoff noise, they might be looking for someone to handle the point, using Lowry as the backup.

In this latter scenario, I could see Tinsley or Ford being an option. Ford has a slightly higher salary, which makes it a little more difficult for Houston to match, but it would still be doable in theory.

For example, presuming that Brian Cook picks up his player option for 2009-10, then Houston could send Cook and Brent Barry to Indiana for Tinsley. The contracts of both Cook and Berry would expire after 2009-10, so Houston would be taking an additional year of salary in addition to it also taking back about 1.5mm more for 2009-10.

The Pacers might have to add a little extra 'currency' to make such a thing happen, but such a deal is at least conceivable. Again though, this presumes that Houston wants to keep McGrady and make another run next year.

Ford might be more desirable to them, but then again he would likely cost more to obtain.

MillerTime
02-23-2009, 05:25 AM
Trade Tinsley to Washington for Brandon Haywood. Both players havent played all season, but Haywood has one season less than Tinsley on his contract http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=d89zyb

pacergod2
02-23-2009, 09:27 AM
I think Washington covets Branden Haywood. They would do that for Etan Thomas though, I bet.