BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened

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BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened 

Post#1 » by NeedForSheed » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:11 pm

Boston trades: Rondo, KG, Pierce
Boston receives: Westbrook, Jordan, Odom, Butler

Why Boston does it: They aren't winning anything with the current group, so Ainge blows it up. Westbrook gets to lead his own team, not live in Durant's shadow and would be best when the first scoring option. The Celtics turn from being a slow, veteran team to an exciting, young, running team. Westbrook's poor shot selection can be cured by Doc Rivers' leadership. Jordan is the young center with potential to be a defensive anchor for years to come, and obviously incredibly athletic. Butler is the outside shooting veteran, who could get a lot of open looks from deep when Westbrook uses his speed to penetrate the defense, with an expiring contract. Odom is there as filler and an expiring contract.

Boston depth chart:
PG: Westbrook/Terry
SG: Bradley/Lee/Crawford
SF: Butler/Green/Williams
PF: Bass/Wilcox/Odom
C: Jordan/Melo

Clippers trade: Jordan, Odom, Butler, Bledsoe
Clippers receive: Pierce, Garnett, Reggie Jackson

Why the Clippers do it: They immediately become true contenders, and possibly favourites to come out of the West. Pierce is the intelligent scorer, and will enjoy playing with Chris Paul. Garnett waives his no-trade clause to play with Pierce and to chase a ring, and anchors an otherwise average defensive unit. Can effectively run the pick and pop with Paul. Reggie Jackson is the back-up point with Bledsoe leaving. They also get the chance to dump Odom's salary.

Clippers depth chart:
PG: Paul/Jackson
SG: Billups/Crawford/Green
SF: Pierce/Barnes/Hill
PF: Griffin/Thompkins
C: Garnett/Turiaf/Hollins

Thunder trade: Westbrook, Reggie Jackson
Thunder receive: Rondo, Bledsoe

Why the Thunder do it: They finally get the true point guard they need. Durant would be much better served by playing with a true point guard like Rondo, as opposed to the scoring Westbrook. Rondo further improves the Thunder's perimeter defense and rebounding also. Obviously, the Thunder are disadvantaged this season, so pick up Bledsoe to help with their point guard play until Rondo comes back. While Bledsoe is more of a Westbrook-type player than a true point guard, he is perfectly adequate as a fill-in PG. When Rondo recovers, Bledsoe could be kept to form the best 1-2 punch in the league at any position, let alone point guard (with Bledsoe possibly being shifted over to the 2 at times), or, more likely, traded for more assets, probably a rebounding and defensive center, maybe Gortat or Varejao.

Thunder depth chart:
PG: Rondo/Bledsoe
SG: Sefolosha/Martin/Liggins
SF: Durant/Lamb/Brewer
PF: Ibaka/Collison
C: Perkins/Thabeet/Orton

Picks involved, probably going from the Clippers and the Thunder to Boston.
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Re: BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened 

Post#2 » by cucad8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:19 pm

easy no right now for OKC.
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Re: BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened 

Post#3 » by Colbinii » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:20 am

Because OKC wants to throw their title chances away while acquiring an injured player.
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Re: BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened 

Post#4 » by branny » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:52 pm

OKC has no reason to trade for Rondo right now
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Re: BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened 

Post#5 » by Krodis » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:07 pm

OKC has no reason to trade Westbrook for Rondo ever, let alone when Rondo is hurt and can't play and the Thunder are in the middle of a title run.

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Post#6 » by djthesonicsfan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:22 pm

Thanks but no thanks. We're good as is. Westbrook >> Rondo.

Good luck to Ainge in his rebuilding process if/when it begins.
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Re: BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened 

Post#7 » by eliasrapp98 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:13 pm

That's awful for OKC. I mean at least you thought to give them a PG in Bledsoe as well, but they throw away all title hopes...
PG: Russell Westbrook, Reggie Jackson
SG: Andre Roberson, Anthony Morrow, Jeremy Lamb
SF: Kevin Durant, KJ McDaniels, Perry Jones
PF: Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Robert Covington
Cc: Al Jefferson, Steven Adams, Kendrick Perkins, Mitch McGary
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Re: BOS-LAC-OKC Blockbuster that should have happened 

Post#8 » by Rollie Fingers » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:29 pm

A ban worthy trade. Westbrook > Rondo not even taking into account that Rondo is out for the year.

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