View Full Version : IND/CLE/NO

02-11-2010, 12:09 AM
I mentioned us making a deal for Okafor once before but now that the year has gone on and Collison has stepped up his play some he is pretty interesting as well and if we could get him along with Okafor I think it makes the trade that much more desirable.....would go like this:

Indiana gets:
1. E. Okafor
2. D. Collison
3. Julious Wright

Cleveland gets:
1. Murphy
2. Posey
3. Diener (expires, filler)

New Orleans:
1. Shaq (buyout back to CLE)
2. Earl Watson (expires)
3. Danny Green
4. CLE 1st Rounder

As with before its a risky move taking on Okafor's big deal....but I really think he fits in great next to Roy down low. Collison and Price could be a really special back court and Wright is a wildcard that could develop into a nice player and is cheap enough to be low risk, high reward.

Cleveland gets not only the stretch PF they covet but also an experienced vet who can hit clutch shots and is known as a great perimeter defender for the likes of Rashard Lewis in the playoffs.

New Orleans gives up more for less, but as they are obviously a team in flux this frees up massive amounts of cap space and makes them major players in free agency next summer to get another star to add to Paul & West. They also get another 1st rounder from CLE. Danny Green is cheap and seems to have some potential so could make the deal more attractive to NO.

Solomon Grundy
02-11-2010, 07:33 AM
You're right, it's a great deal for us and a pretty good deal for Cleveland, but New Orleans gives up a lot. Plus, with Chris Paul being sidelined for several weeks I doubt they would give up Collison.

02-11-2010, 02:01 PM
Yeah your right it would really stem from NO pulling the trigger.....However, Wright has been mentioned as on the block, and Okafor has a pretty big contract for a team that isnt using him correctly and are in cost cutting mode, them being able to move him at this point is the centerpiece of what makes them want to make this deal happen. Collison is a sweetener that must be added to make anyone consider taking these 2 longer contracts off their hands (Okafor, Posey) The 1st rounder from Cleveland gives them a little added incentive and we throw Watson in to help them at PG until Paul comes back and beyond and he is still an expiring. NO would get something like 20+ million off the books for next season like this. Cleveland doesnt give up much of anything for to potentially integral cogs. We do get 2 nice players and one with potential, but we our price to pay is pretty high risk that Okafor pans out.....I think its pretty uqual for all 3 teams.

02-11-2010, 03:29 PM
you can forget them trading collison

02-11-2010, 06:32 PM
To move Okafor's and Posey's contract I think they would. They already have Paul and he isnt going anywhere. The team as constructed is going nowhere fast, they seem to want to build around Paul and West.....without moving some of these other guys that will never happen.....Collison is the price to pay to have cap space.....and to be honest it isnt all that steep a price when you consider the type of $ it frees up. To be honest I bet Cleveland is willing to take on Mo Peterson's deal as well in this trade since they arent really giving up much of anything, that makes it even more attractive for New Orleans.....your talking about almost 30million on the books for the Hornets this summer. Yes it adds a lot of $ to Cleveland's books but do you think anybody could stop this team in the playoffs:

PG - Mo Williams, Delonte West, Boobie Gibson
SG - Posey, Parker, Moon
SF - LBJ, Mo Pete, Jackson
PF - Murphy, Hickson, Powe
C - O'Neal, Z, Verajao

Thats a championship......win for everybody

02-13-2010, 11:59 AM
Yeah, they're in cap HELL for a long time. I can completely see them trading Collison and Thornton with multiple picks to get their contract off their hands.

02-13-2010, 03:57 PM
this trade it toooooooooooooooo good for us...it'll never happen

02-15-2010, 01:23 AM
They would do ANYTHING to get Peja, Posey, and Okafor out of there. ANYTHING.