DowNY wrote:February trade deadline deal
Knicks get: Chris Paul & Drew Gooden
Clippers get: Raymond Felton, Monta Ellis, Iman Shumpert, Al Harrington, Glen Davis, Mike Dunleavy & E. Udoh - with one 2013 1st from Orlando, along with a future 1st from NYK & MIL.
Bucks get: Turkoglu, Lamar Odom, & JJ Redick
Magic gets: Amar'e Stoudemire, Caron Butler, Ronnie Brewer & Larry Sanders
For the Knicks - They pull off a "miracle" & acquire CP3 to go with his best bud Melo.
For Clips - They'd get a decent package for CP3 to still compete now &/or have pieces to do tons of other trades.
For Bucks - Monta isn't staying, get a decent package while getting out of Gooden's contract in the process.
For Magic - dump 2 PFs for 1 with a bigger household name for the fans & same length of years. Swap SFs to change up the team some more. Get a nice young pieces in Brewer & Sanders.
The way I see it, the NBA is kind of like the WWE. Kind of staged/scripted when it comes to transactions at least. They already helped out the Lakers to make the Western Conference more interesting come playoff time. Lakers/Thunder WCF is almost a given, especially from a business standpoint. So now they shake up Eastern Conference with the Knicks & make them definite contenders for ECF with the Heat.
Uh.....what a mess.
Bucks give up Ellis and a first (when? -what protect) and mostly end up with costly junk,a chemistry bummer and a perimeter role type.
It assumes Paul WANTS to be a Knick.
Clips have to make room for 7 guys. Strangely trades for THREE point guard types. Gets some rather vague picks and some unwanted $ guys. They deal Odum who just arrived. The Magic get some talent but takes on big $ for some guys a bit old to build with.