'tis off season, which means time to think up trades
how's this 3-team deal:
:thepacers trade jackson, foster, and tinsley. acquire andre miller and mo taylor.
trade jamal crawford and mo taylor. acquire kenyon martin.
trade andre miller and k-mart. acquire jackson, foster, crawford, and tinsley.
why for the pacers
pacers trade depth for quality and flexibility. jackson and foster are both solid rotation guys, but pacers now have a lot of young prospects to potentially replace them. andre miller gives them a (healthy) starting pg, and mo taylor is an expiring contract who can either be bought out or kept as a 1-year rental.
why for the knicks
knicks take a chance on k-mart's knees. his aggressive style will add toughness to knicks' frontcourt. they also alleviate their backcourt logjam by dealing crawford. they do take on a lot more salary, but what's money to the knicks.
why for the nuggets
k-mart is unhappy in denver and anyway they have nene and camby. in return they acquire 4 guys who can be rotation players, but it costs them andre miller. both jackson and foster fill needs for denver, while between tinsley and crawford denver hopes to fill the void left by miller.
how this deal came about
denver has been shopping k-mart for a while but have found few takers. the knicks are one of the few teams willing to take on k-mart's contract and suspect knees, but they only have mediocre players and expiring contracts to offer in return. whereas denver would prefer to get back contributors as they are trying to build a contending team around carmelo. enter the pacers. the pacers are at a transition point where the knicks' expiring contracts look pretty good. getting back a solid pg makes the salary dump a lot more palatable for the pacers. denver ends up with solid players from indiana, while knicks get k-mart while only giving up spare pieces.
from a financial standpoint, knicks take on a lot more salary, denver takes on a little more than before, while pacers stand to save a lot.
thoughts? have at it, folks.