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I'm putting on my conspiracy hat.....this leads to the question of whether the Pacers offer a MAX to Gasol at all...thus forcing the Grizzlies to match and putting them in a position to WANT to clear some capspace....while forcing the Grizzlies to pursue a S&T involving McBob and Mayo.
Just throwing it out there....but if I were Bird, I'd subtly suggest to the Grizzlies that the Pacers WON'T make a MAX contract offer to Gasol ( thus letting them sign Gasol to whatever contract that THEY....not us...want ) in exchange for a S&T involving McBob with Mayo.
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If this were to materialize, I would hand the PG keys to Hill and shop around Collison, Rush, cap space, and picks for a PF. I'm not sold on Collison as a starter on a contending team. B/c George can play both the 2 & 3, we could role out a George, Danny, Mayo wing rotation, all getting 25+ mins per night.
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Anyway, I'm all for it. I think we have Memphis a bit by the balls maybe. They still need to resign Gasol, but if we decide to go for Mayo first and they match they would have to really do some good calculating whether they would still be able to keep Gasol. IF this is the case, then I like it.
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Sweet.Marc Stein: Sources also tell ESPN that, as @Mike Wells predicted, Pacers and Grizzlies again engaged Josh McRoberts/OJ Mayo talks. This time S-and-T 2 minutes ago
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you nailed it. OJ has some serious upside due to his talent and skill level. and i believe this is the year he will finally piece it together, with his crazy workouts during the lockout.
George Hill is a combo guard , just like OJ is. But Hill is more PG ish whereas OJ is more SG ish.
If somehow you guys are able to commit a robbery and get OJ. I'd seriously would hope that FO look to deal Darren Collison. Collison is too much of a liability defensive when it comes to guarding Derrick Rose who you guys will obviously most likely meet again in the playoffs. Hill,Mayo, George will take turns trying to contain Rose.
I would like to get Mayo.
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Sources also tell ESPN that, as @MikeWellsNBA predicted, Pacers and Grizzlies again engaged Josh McRoberts/OJ Mayo talks. This time S-and-T
Well hell, that's great news. I'd love to get OJ here.
I supported this deal at the deadline. I was regretful after the playoffs that it didn't happen. Again, I would love to see this happen. Collison, Hill, George, Mayo and Granger is a good rotation. Don't care who starts at the moment. More penetration than last year with Mayo, more shooting with Hill (and maybe more with an improved George). Only thing that is missing is a point that can get others involved, though I'd be willing to see if Collison can improve there with more options. Wouldn't mind moving him for Rondo, either, but that is a dream scenario.
I'd give Memphis extras to make it happen, too. Price, who they could cut and save some cash. Picks, Stanko, whatever.
is OJ a good defender?
He can be when motivated. He's good in passing lanes too.
I would think we have to include a pick in this deal. Couldn't Memphis just salary dump Mayo on a team needing a SG (MN) and then sign Josh outright?
Is Rush still worth a late pick?
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If we get Mayo without giving up a 1st, that trade not going through at the deadline is the luckiest thing to ever happen to us.
Maybe we can talk Memphis into Granger / Rush / McRoberts for Gasol / Mayo. At least we would get Gasol out of the deal, while giving additional opportunity at the wing for all of our young players, and not have to worry about Granger's contract in future years when we are trying to actually put some money together to sign a superstar.
This is the most excited I've been in 2 days! Get it done Bird!