As we approach draft day, perhaps we strike a deal with a familiar draft day trading partner: the Portland TrailBlazers. Portland is looking to fix up their PG position, and they have some cap space. So I propose
Pacers select Ty Lawson at #13 (or whatever PG they like best, Jennings, etc etc.)
The Pacers trade TJ Ford to Portland
The Blazers trade Martell Webster and #24
WHY for IND?: That's assuming that the Blazers wouldn't give up Outlaw, who would be the better pick up IMO. Webster was hurt last year, but he was a pretty good 3P shooter before that. He has the size/length to be a nice 2/3 shooter/defender off the bench behind Danny and Brandon. We also get the 24th pick, as compensation for taking on a 4 year deal, and maybe we could get a 2nd too. I believe the deal is pretty reasonable for a backup, assuming health of course.
IND picks up their PG of the future at 13 (best value), and gets a later pick to grab a big or use in another trade, as well as possibly another 2nd rounder.
WHY for POR?: They don't touch their key rotation, while picking up a legit starting PG. Their cap can absorb it, and Ford's contract isn't too long to be an issue. If you're in the West you better be able to beat LA. Lightning quick PGs gave them fits, so Ford would be a problem for them. Portland already causes a lot of problems for LA and Ford would help. He would relieve some pressure from Roy in the backcourt. In the wrong situation for Ford (vs. Billups?) Portland can use a bigger PG like Blake to defend Billups. The talent is obviously greater than what they'd get at 24 and with their 2nd as they have too many young bodies as is.
Ideally we'd get Outlaw who can hit the 3 and play defense, but I'm not sure that he'd be available. If he was I'd definitely trade for him instead. Thoughts? Is it fair, would either or both do it?