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Have always loved the idea of getting Rondo and we all know Larry Legend loves Rondo too. Getting him would be a huge upgrade and is the exact type of pass-first guard would make us contenders....saying all that, I think he will probably cost more than we will be willing to give up. Collison + Hans + 2 first rounders would be the my best offer
This too is where I see our cap space helping us greatly. I could also see us using our cap to absorb a contract (or 2) from other teams in smaller deals to aquire additional picks. We could then in turn add these picks to ours, + DC (+?), cap savings = pretty nice offer to BOS for Rondo IMO.
(We could even get in on a deal to help BOS aquire Beasley (rumor) to add to the total package.)
TPTB would want to ADD Rondo w/ the rest of our starting 4, not rebuild our lineup. Doing this, & keeping as much bench as possible would really make us a force.
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I would love for the Pacers to take on a huge expiring contract if it meant getting a 1st pick to go along with that.
First time in a long time, I've been happy with the team that was constructed, and now they struggle. I blame the coach.
I actually was just looking around at rumors and found one from Mid-Jan where it brought out Pierce would be a great fit here.. Which I agreed with. I'd love to have him.
BUT, the offer seemed to be PG and a 1st. No thanks. People need to realize, you're not getting PG unless you give us a young star back. Dude has All-Star written all over him, no way you trade that away unless you get something great back in return. An aging Pierce is not that, especially adding a 1st for them.
no chance that bird gives them that kind of deal. right now bird and ainge are both shopping in the discount isle. the time to steal from BOS is this summer.
this makes sense. assuming that danny, paul and roy are the three guys that the pacers want to keep, pretty much everyone else can be used to get an addition to the gang of three. everyone else can be played or traded to build the team around the gang of three as needed.
again, i don't see BOS doing this right now. i see them making one last run first.
We had better not give Hill 7 mil. I'd rather let him walk if some other team wants to pay him that much.
In both cases, a pick is a reasonable payment for letting them wipe a troublesome contract off their books.
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