To me it's all about value. I don't care what it does to rotations or anything else. This team needs talent, and as much of it as it can get. Especially up front.
If trading the 2 Jones guys gets us a better player who's on a decent contract that's great. If nothing else it's a good asset to use in a trade. Just because we trade for him now it doesn't suddenly mean he's no longer of use.
I would play Roy and McRoberts at center with Bass and Hansbrough at PF if needed!
If we are trading for a big man we need to focus on guys who can play center because backup center is our biggest need.
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Maybe the author of the orlandoSentinel has something in mind as to the particular player the Magic wants from the Pacers. Just wild thinking.
I would do the trade just to clear up the roster space needed to sign Magnum Rolle, and use Brandon Bass in a future trade to get rid of TJ Ford.
If Orlando would bite on that deal, I'd make it and try to bring a 3rd team (Clips?) in.
Bass doesn't do us any good here, but he's got to be a more appealing catch than DJones/SJones.
This space for rent.
If our sole purpose is just to retain Rolle, then we could do that more economically just by waiving SJones.
But I can't see parting with any draft choices just to pick up a back up that will be no better than 4th big. And, with almost certain acquisitions of additional bigs for the 2011/2012 season, I don't think Bass will be any better than 5th or 6th best big.
It is a deal that cuts the roster size to 15, but I sure would hope we could make a deal to get a player that would help us much better than Bass. I just can see us committing $4M to him for this season and the next two.