"They could turn out to be only innocent mathematicians, I suppose," muttered Woevre's section officer, de Decker.
"'Only.'" Woevre was amused. "Someday you'll explain to me how that's possible. Seeing that, on the face of it, all mathematics leads, doesn't it, sooner or later, to some kind of human suffering."
Lakers wouldn't consider that deal right now - they are not shopping Odom - and aren't even really trying to move Kwame. Also Mitch is a long way away from giving up on Vujacic - that was his pick.
"They're not shopping Odom" is different from "They wouldn't trade him for three starters and salary relief."
The third player doesn't need to be Vujacic... just a low-cost player that's a legitimate project. Or McKie and a protected draft pick.
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I'd be cool with Odom or Maggette. I think the Pacers are deep enough, which is why I don't like the GS trades as much. Even before the Artest trade demand I was pushing for two for one trade to improve us (quality over quantity). Of course, I had no idea Artest would do this...
I think I'd have to give the players involved (read: Odom) more time to see if they can find their place in the offense before taking a chance on Ron. If Ron wasn't traded come the offseason and Odom didn't show any progress, I'd pull the trigger assuming I couldn't get a big man (Boozer) for him.