been reading on espn/realgm threads from hornets fans stating what they would want in exchange for Collison. is the below too much for the pacers to take back in a deal?
the overall consensus from hornet fans is they want to get under the cap to sign an MLE FA. many of their fans said this would be a good trade for their team.
Collison, Okafor, Posey, Songalia (24 million)
Murphy, Ford, Solo (20 million)
Dun, Ford, Solo (19 million)
as a pacers fan if this was agreed to by NO's I would encourage Bird to accept. We do not have to give up Rush (not much interest in him from NO's) or a draft pick.
I do not see either team getting a better deal than the one listed above. For indy we get a good young pg, solid pf even though he is overpaid, its balanced out by Collison's reasonable contract. Posey has 2 years remaining at 6.5 million and can backup Granger, and is likely tradeable next season. Songalia has one year remaining at 5 million and is tradable this season with our other expirings, and if not we let him walk.
our lineup would be something as follows:
pg: Collison, Price
sg: Rush, George, Jones
sf: Granger, Posey
pf: Okafor, Hansbrough, McBob
c: Hibbert, Songalia, Rolle
Dunleavy or Murph would stay, and likely Foster (which im okay with, i like foster, and hope he retires a pacer).
is this too much for indy too take back? i ask b/c it seems most hornets fans would be willing to agree with this exchange of players.