Well, I didn't wanna do this...I'd much rather be posting a game 7 thread....but thats the way the cookie crumbles.
We need more scoring badly. Ron Artest just completely choked and played like a moron.
I say if we can pull some kinda Artest-4-T-Mac trade off we do it no questions asked. Here's what I came up with using RealGM Trade Checker:
PF Austin Croshere (5.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.7 apg in 13.7 minutes)
SF Ron Artest (18.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.7 apg in 37.2 minutes)
C Scot Pollard (1.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.2 apg in 11.1 minutes)
PG Fred Jones (4.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.1 apg in 18.6 minutes)
SG Tracy McGrady (28.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.5 apg in 39.9 minutes)
PF Juwan Howard (17.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.0 apg in 35.5 minutes)
SG Reece Gaines (1.8 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.1 apg in 9.6 minutes)
This gives us the BEST shooting guard in the NBA, a young backup PG/SG in Reece Gaines, and a very solid backup PF.
Pacers could go with a lineup of
With a bench of Reggie, Howard, Bender, AJ, Gaines +whoever we cna pick up via FA.
Or we can go with
Either way this looks like the best team in the league PERIOD.
If we could do this trade I'd do it in a heartbeat.