Now I'm not saying that trading for Varejao is the best thing the Pacers could do right now.

It really depends on the priorities of TPTB. Do they want to wait for JO to be as healthy as he can (he will never be completely healthy) and see if he can play in this offense or do they want to pull the trigger now.

Cleveland is in a precarious situation with Varejao and now that he has said he doesn't want to play there anymore, it looks like they're going to S&T him.

First I think it might be hard to get Cleveland to take JO because they've already dealt with having a big money maker with injury problems (Larry Hughes).

So would you be willing to trade:

Jermaine O'Neal (who could possibly be the sidekick LeBron is looking for)
Jeff Foster (he's basically Varejao but older)

for

Varejao
Drew Gooden
Donyell Marshall (to make salaries work, and hell he can shoot the three)

Not saying this is the best value we can get for JO or anything, but would you be willing to deal with Cleveland given the circumstances right now.