Why trade for Deron when you have a great chance at signing him in the off season?
Deron Williams is going to Dallas this offseason.
If we are still playing .750% ball at the trade deadline the only trade I would be interested in would be for Dwight Howard himself and even then I would have to think about what we are giving up.
March 15th? That's so long from now...we have no idea what the landscape of the NBA will look like by then. I'm enjoying the ride right now and I don't see any real reason to mess with the team's makeup yet. Let's just see where the season takes us, Larry has been a slow play GM so far and I trust him on that.
Ever since it was first mentioned a while back and also earlier in this thread, but the prospect of having wilson chandler on this team would be insane. The amount of depth for our team would just be ridiculous. I forget what his situation is but I think he's a restricted free agent so not sure what kind of money we'd be giving up to get him.
Do we want to mess with our roster right before the playoffs? Aren't we going to start gelling around that time? This team has not reached its ceiling, you could risk disturbing our chemistry with trades. I say, we can provide cash and filler only.
I would love to add a long defensive shot blocker which is the only thing we lack besides another wing who can score off the bench.
But we can address one of those two or maybe both of those in the draft.
If Deron Williams would sign a long term contract with us, DC + Granger to New Jersey for DWill is a move that would get us to championship levels.
We add one more offensive spark for 5 mill or so, and Granger's scoring is replaced by DWest recovering from injury, Hibbert, Hill, Hans, and George stepping up, and Deron Williams himself.
Losing Granger would hurt, but you have to give to get. No pain, no gain. How else will we obtain a first rate point guard?
I wouldn't want to lose any of the core members. As some have mentioned, I would really only be interested in a backup wing. As we saw in Philly game without Granger and Hill, you in rough shape with just Dahntay and Stephenson running with Paul George.
Getting Smith or Chandler from China would be nice as you don't have to lose anything. My only worry would be finding a player like that enough minutes without ruining the rotation.
(Diva concerns don't concern me much, product of environment IMO.)
We could ride out the season, then trade West and DC for Rondo. We'd actually have more cap space to go after a pf/c type player this offseason. West is a closer fit salary wise and I'd rather move West then Granger. If they'd want a 1st., a 2cd. and DC for cap relief, then I'd say do that as well. I would think the Celtics place a very high value on Rondo and I don't know what it would take to land him.
I still think whatever move the Pacers make it will be small if our record is quite good. If we start to lose to playoff quality teams, I could see Bird and Co looking to make a bigger splash.
I'd say no one right now unless it is for straight up cap space. Our team is really starting to come together and if things progress I'd want us to just add a scorer at the 2 spot to the bench. In a perfect world Ray Allen would fit this team well, but I don't see him embracing that role and his DW comments might make for an interesting reunion. I see us probably picking up a spot up shooter if any, a Korver or Reddick type.
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I would definitely consider trading Granger and Collison for an All-Star point guard. We're extremely unlikely to get a top point guard unless we make a deal for one. Hibbert and Paul George are the most important players for this team's future, and pairing a top point guard with them would be great. I'd prefer Rondo over D. Williams due to the differences in salary, but Williams would also be a great asset to this team if he would be interested in coming here long-term.
Seems like trading for Williams is likelier than trading for Rondo. What do we have that the Celtics want? Sure, they would have traded Rondo for CP3.
Well, then again, Doc might want Tyler, considering how he is mauling his present roster. But I want us to keep Tyler, for those same reasons.
I'd love to sign Steve Nash and Wilson Chandler this offseason.