i hinted at this in a different thread but...
one thing i've been struggling with since the summer (when i first started conceptualizing tinsley trades) is who would want tinlsey.
from my perspective here are the teams that may be in the market for a PG:
CLEVELAND ... damon jones / eric snow / david wesley isn't cutting it, they need a higher caliber PG if they want to move to the next level. they've been shopping jones for a while and now it sounds like they may be shopping hughes as well.
ATLANTA ... lue and claxton aren't starting PGs. they need a vet. PG floor leader to guide all of the young talent they have. joe johnson desperately needs help too.
WASHINGTON (backup upgrade) ... im not even sure if wizard fans know who backs up gilbert. they could be looking to improve in that position. i think daniels usually plays PG when Gil is out so they'll probably just stick with developing the young guy they've got.
PHOENIX (backup upgrade) ... banks is widely considered the worst FA signing of last season. granted, right now barbosa is subbing for nash at PG, i watched the Spurs game and banks played a plenty of minutes so they still need help. and the suns are also aware of how nash has crapped out during playoff time so they might be looking more than we may realize for a PG that can truly backup nash.
LAKERS ? ... I'm not sure if Phil Jackson is totally thrilled with Smush as his starting PG but he's also recently said that Farmar is barely ready for the NBA much less starting. the lakers could be in the market to upgrade.
MINNESOTA ? ... so far mike james has been a disappointment, troy hudson is injury prone and beyond his starting prime. jaric isn't a pure PG and has had trade rumors surrounding him for a little while now. i think the wolves have a talented nucleus with hassell, davis and blount (obviously KG needs no mention) and a more solid playmaker is what could be needed.
TORONTO ? ... this was mentioned in a different trade thread, as i mentioned there, i'm not sure why they do this apart from maybe wanting experience on this team of so many young developing players.
SEATTLE ? ... ridenour has fallen out of favor. earl watson isn't the most consistent of starting PGs, Sonics could be looking to upgrade.
MIAMI ? ... most likely looking to upgrade. williams has been injured. payton is old and suspended.
NEW YORK ... SHOULD be upgrading the PG position to get someone who can pass. who knows though...
NEW JERSEY ... Kidd sounds like he's being shopped. but marcus williams has looked fairly good thus far for the nets. so maybe they're looking for a solid backup.
which teams strike me as likely trading partners? well i've always thought that Jamaal would like the idea of playing in NY and Isaiah would probably want him back. they desperately need a PG who can create offense, and regardless what most of PacerNation says, Tinsley is Steve Nash compared to Starbury.
another team, and i know this is odd, i think would leap at the opportunity could be the Cavs. i know you typically hate to trade within division, but much like the bulls with a front-court scorer, i get the feeling that the Cavs would jump at the opportunity to get a true PG next to Lebron.
NOW... what is it that we need?
i think we need a PG that better suits our team. not sure who that is. calderon is a nice thought. i tend to like arroyo (of PGs that are attainable). i think we need a playmaker ho can score if need be but would rather pass and get the offense flowing.
we also need a shooter. someone reliable ala peja or reggie. not necessarily someone of that type of salary ... so maybe a steve kerr comparison would be better. maybe we just need another scorer, a true #2 option. because danny had a few good games post-trade but has really kinda disappeared since. maybe he's not ready to be that guy night in and night out.
i also wonder if we need help in the front court in someone different than harrison.
we also could use 2007/future draft picks... always good to have on hand.
so i guess... taking all of that into account... how do we successfully trade tinsley and also get what we need in return?
any thoughts about any of my rambling?