Assuming the Pacers do trade JO to the Lakers (a move that Im lukewarm on) and assuming they are smart enough to get Kwame Browns cap space, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom, what do we think we could turn around and get for Odom in a deal?
Follow my rational for a second: While I love Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom and the talent they bring, isnt it just as feasible for us to spin Odom right out of town and involve a third team to help us acquire backcourt help?
What other teams in the league could Odom help, that might be willing to trade us a talented guard for him in a deal? Ive made a list of possibles...see if you all think these make any sense:
-Trade with Dallas for Jason Terry and filler ( maybe a 1 yr deal for Austin Croshere?)
-Trade with the LA Clippers for Corey Maggette and Quinton Ross. (we know I love Ross)
-Trade with the Knicks for Jamal Crawford and filler?
Are there any others that make sense?
One last point: We need to get the Lakers to include a future number 1 pick for either 08 or 09. I think we can get that done, since they consider the future to be now in LA, and it would really give us some flexibility in future moves.
Just my opinion, of course.