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« on: July 26, 2008, 10:28:09 pm »

Miami Heat
Send:
 - Shawn Marion
 - Mark Blount
 - Chris Quinn
 - Marcus Banks
 - Udonis Haslem

Receive:
 - Raymond Felton
 - Emeka Okafor
 - Nazr Mohammed
 - Jared Dudley
 - Damon Jones
 - Anderson Varejao
 - Joe Smith

Charlotte Bobcats
Send:
 - Raymond Felton
 - Emeka Okafor
 - Gerald Wallace
 - Nazr Mohammed
 - Jared Dudley

Receive:
 - Shawn Marion
 - Josh Smith
 - Mark Blount
 - Chris Quinn

Atlanta Hawks
Send:
 - Josh Smith
 - Mike Bibby
 - Speedy Claxton

Receive:
 - Gerald Wallace
 - Ben Wallace
 - Delonte West
 - Billy Thomas

Cleveland Cavaliers
Send:
 - Ben Wallace
 - Damon Jones
 - Delonte West
 - Billy Thomas

Receive:
 - Mike Bibby
 - Marcus Banks
 - Speedy Claxton
 - Udonis Haslem

Reasoning & Line-ups:

Miami Heat
Miami fills its two biggest positions of need. They get a very solid point gaurd who can shoot, create, and is capable of having very big nights showing potential. Emeka gives Beasley the perfect center to play next to. He's a defensive beast who is capable of putting up 14-18 ppg. He needs a change of scenery and I think he just really wants out of Charlotte and it has nothing to do with the amount of money Charlotte is offering as being too little. They also get rid of bad contracts in Blount and take on a veteran in Nazr and add depth with Dudley and Jones. Also, Jones + Dudley + Varejao + Smith are expirings Cheesy

PG: Felton / Chalmers / Jones
SG: Wade / Cook / Powell
SF: Jones / Dudley / Wright / Powell
PF: Beasley / Smith / Varejao
C: Okafor / Blount / Anthony / Mohammed

Charlotte Bobcats
It's no secret Okafor & Wallace want out. Wallace is constantly fighting with management and Okafor is out next season, possibly leaving Charlotte with nothing in return. They get two tweeners in Smith and Marion. Both are fantastic defensive players, both can put up 18+ ppg, and both are extremely athletic. They'll give a different feel to the Bobcats, both offensively and defensively. They'll be a small, but extremely athletic line-up. Not enough to compete for a championship, but, with Marion expiring next season, they can sign a big-time FA.

PG: Augustin / Quinn
SG: Richardson / Carroll
SF: Marion or Smith / Morrison
PF: Marion or Smith / May
C: Blount / Ajinca

Atlanta Hawks
Simple swap of up-and-coming very good players. The hawks get a better shooter and more of a SF in Gerald Wallace and rid of the unhappy Smith. He's athletic, can defend, shoot, and has great potential. Bibby's definitely on the way down, and so is Ben Wallace, but Ben can finally move Horford to his normal PF position rather than playing him small at the C and causing his progress to slow because of it. Horford is kind of like Amare, minus the talent of course lol, but Amare was always very good, but, when Shaq came to Phoenix, Amare turned into a superstar. Ben Wallace coming to Atlanta would have a Shaq going to Phoenix effect to Horford, just not as big because Amare is clearly better than Horford. Delonte West is highly underrated and makes a lot of clutch plays. He's a good team player, a good shooter, and can fill in the PG spot for Atl just fine since Bibby's gone.

PG: West / Acie Law
SG: Johnson /
SF: Gerald Wallace / Marvin Williams
PF: Al Horford /
C: Ben Wallace / Pachulia

Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron needs help now and, if he doesn't get it, will bolt in 2010. Bibby adds another scorer next to him and, since Bibby isn't a great defender, Banks can come off the bench and play great defense and knock-down shots. The question is, is Bibby enough to keep LeBron around? Udonis is also a very nice pick-up. LeBron gets veteran experience, defense, and a double double almost every night. He does all the intangibles to win games, is an automatic upgrade over Varejao, and is very consistent. He will also be a great help to develop rookie Hickson who showed some promise during Summer League.

PG: Mike Bibby / Marcus Banks
SG: Gibson / Pavlovic
SF: LeBron / Szczerbiak
PF: Udonis / Hickson
C: Zydrunas /

My Overall Analysis:
 - Miami gets talent it needs to keep Wade around, fills to positions of need, compete, make room for 2010, add depth, and add the vet's that Riley loves.

 - Charlotte get a completely new team and a new chance to make something of themselves and MJ. They get a big three in Richardson, Marion, and Smith. Marion and Smith will help hide Blount's defensive woes and Blount is still a pretty good offensive player. It would be better to let Marion expire and pick up a big-time FA next off-season in my opinion.

 - Atlanta moves Horford to the right position, they keep their athleticism, add a true SF, and a solid PG. Pretty damn good defensive team.

 - Cleveland added a scoring PG in Bibby who can create and will take the scoring burden off LeBron and a very nice PF in Haslem. Hopefully, by giving up little and getting back some nice pieces, LeBron will stick around. Cleveland, officially, has the team with the hardest players names to spell in Zydrunas, Szczerbiak, Pavlovic, even Delonte and Udonis are hard if you've never seen there names spelled out before.

I know this trade is probably too big to ever actually happen, but it was fun to put it all together!! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 03:20:38 am »

this is way too good for miami
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 05:25:07 am »

atlanta gets majorly screwed

cavs get too much
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 12:13:06 pm »

Fun trade, and mostly even, but in the end it looks like everyone's pretty much running in place.  The Cavs seem to be the biggest winner, but even they don't compete with the Celtics after all is said and done.

Besides, the trade leaves a few awkward lineups.  For instance, who's gonna shoot the ball from 3 in a felton/wade backcourt?  Everyone would play off of those guys and dare them to drive.  Also, Charlotte actually turns into what Miami is now.  Two tweeners at SF/PF, but no true big man.

Cool trade, but nobody gets any better.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 05:28:43 pm »

Quote from: "shangrila"
this is way too good for miami


Please explain.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2008, 05:30:40 pm »

Quote from: "shiziest"
atlanta gets majorly screwed

cavs get too much


Explain as well.
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