Indiana Trade Breakdown
Outgoing
Ron Artest
6-7 SF from St. John's
19.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.2 apg in 37.8 minutes
Scot Pollard
6-11 C from Kansas
3.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.1 apg in 13.6 minutes
Fred Jones
6-2 SG from Oregon
9.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg in 25.9 minutes
Eddie Gill
6-0 PG from Weber State
0.8 ppg, 0.3 rpg, 0.2 apg in 3.0 minutes
Incoming
Corey Maggette
6-6 SG from Duke
21.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg in 34.1 minutes
Sam Cassell
6-3 PG from Florida State
16.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 6.7 apg in 34.7 minutes
Chris Kaman
7-0 C from Central Michigan
10.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 0.9 apg in 31.6 minutes
Change in team outlook: +15.7 ppg, +7.5 rpg, and +5.3 apg.

L.A. Clippers Trade Breakdown
Outgoing
Corey Maggette
6-6 SG from Duke
21.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg in 34.1 minutes
Sam Cassell
6-3 PG from Florida State
16.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 6.7 apg in 34.7 minutes
Chris Kaman
7-0 C from Central Michigan
10.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 0.9 apg in 31.6 minutes
Incoming
Ron Artest
6-7 SF from St. John's
19.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.2 apg in 37.8 minutes
Scot Pollard
6-11 C from Kansas
3.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.1 apg in 13.6 minutes
Fred Jones
6-2 SG from Oregon
9.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg in 25.9 minutes
Eddie Gill
6-0 PG from Weber State
0.8 ppg, 0.3 rpg, 0.2 apg in 3.0 minutes
Change in team outlook: -15.7 ppg, -7.5 rpg, and -5.3 apg.


Successful Scenario
Due to Indiana and L.A. Clippers being over the cap, the 25% trade rule is invoked. Indiana and L.A. Clippers had to be no more than 125% plus $100,000 of the salary given out for the trade to be accepted, which did happen here. This trade satisfies the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


I don't really think the Clips would do this but it fits, the Clips get Artest, lose an injured Maggette, get three expiring contracts in Jones, Gill, and Pollard but the big thing is Kaman. The Clips are always rebuilding and don't ever seem to keep anyone for very long so Kaman may be expendible. Just a thought since I just heard the the possible 1-1 trade of Artest for Maggette is possibly off. Pacers get Cassell (maybe for only one year) and he is the type of Pt. Guard that can take you to the next level. This would possibly open up another trade later on for Tinsley (if the Pacers want to get rid of him). That is the bad thing (which is a good thing) of 3 pt. guards that can be really effective. Cassell only has a one year deal.