I mentioned us making a deal for Okafor once before but now that the year has gone on and Collison has stepped up his play some he is pretty interesting as well and if we could get him along with Okafor I think it makes the trade that much more desirable.....would go like this:
1. E. Okafor
2. D. Collison
3. Julious Wright
3. Diener (expires, filler)
1. Shaq (buyout back to CLE)
2. Earl Watson (expires)
3. Danny Green
4. CLE 1st Rounder
As with before its a risky move taking on Okafor's big deal....but I really think he fits in great next to Roy down low. Collison and Price could be a really special back court and Wright is a wildcard that could develop into a nice player and is cheap enough to be low risk, high reward.
Cleveland gets not only the stretch PF they covet but also an experienced vet who can hit clutch shots and is known as a great perimeter defender for the likes of Rashard Lewis in the playoffs.
New Orleans gives up more for less, but as they are obviously a team in flux this frees up massive amounts of cap space and makes them major players in free agency next summer to get another star to add to Paul & West. They also get another 1st rounder from CLE. Danny Green is cheap and seems to have some potential so could make the deal more attractive to NO.