Celtics Trade: Rajon Rondo, Jermaine O'neal
Receive: Steve Nash, Marcin Gortat
-Make a final push with their big 3, this time adding a real starting center & HOF point guard.
Pacers Trade: Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough, 2012+2014 First round picks
Receive: Rajon Rondo, Hakim Warrick (or Frye)
-Try to get into "Win now" mode while West and Granger are in their prime
Suns Trade: Steve Nash, Marcin Gortat, Hakim Warrick (or Frye)
Receive: Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough, Jermaine O'neal, 2012+2014 1st round picks from Indiana
-They can't make the playoffs and could lose Nash to Free agency- instead they send him to contend in Boston. Get young talent, draft picks, shed salary.
Our new rotation:
West/Frye (or Warrick)
We basically get Rajon Rondo, who is an experienced player, a leader, and most important a star point guard - something we clearly need - for... Not that much.
I know on paper you guys might look at this and say - "Tyler and 2 1sts? thats crazy". But it really isn't, because we get a player who's a major upgrade without giving any core pieces. We blow our cap space, but whatever. If we really wanna resign Hill and Hibbert we should be able to because they are RFAs.