An idea I had:
PACERS TRADE:Why for the Pacers: Yes, Danny's been playing great for the past few games, and he is undoubtably the best Pacer since Reggie of the mid-late 90s. But this team in all likelihood won't be competing this year. They have a very good chance at making the playoffs, and that would be valuable, but I feel like our ceiling is not very high if Danny is our alpha male. I think Gordon can be that late-game closer/cooler that can create his own shots in deperate situations. Foye and Smith are mostly included for salary cap purposes, but Foye is a versatile backcourt player that can be a great backup for Darren and Gordon. Smith is pretty underrated and is really a stud on the low block that could be a great second unit spark and occasional starter. Losing the two first-rounders hurts but I think the productivity these three guys would give us would make up for it. Gordon would become our go-to scorer, and gives us a nice core of Darren/Gordon/George/McBob/Hibbert with Foye/Smith and either AJ or Lance off the bench.
Lance Stephenson -or- AJ Price
2011 1st Round Pick
2013 1st Round Pick
Why for the Clippers: Getting a high-volume scorer that can space the floor and score within the flow of the offense would be key. Granger would likely play a more supporting role to Griffin, especially after this season. I would envision Danny playing mostly the 3, but occasionally the 2 as well. Lance is a sweetener that can also play the 2 (or AJ is a sweetener because he gives them help at the point and makes trading Baron Davis a little easier). The two first-rounders are really the key to the deal -- the Clippers arguably don't get any worse with this trade and have assets to build around. If they find a taker for Baron Davis (Hawks?) and can shed salary, they get much more balanced and really improve in the short and long term.
What do you guys think? Am I deranged for thinking that A) the Pacers would/should part with two first-rounders or B) that the Clippers would consider this deal?