#19 Re: Rondo?
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:56 am by Gideon
Yeah... Rubio & Rondo would not work together at all. I really like Rondo, and I love Rubio, but just a total skill-set/need overlap.
Here's a variation:
Minny Out: Love
Minny In: Gallo, Faried
WHY for Minny: Gallo and Faried is a good return for Love... both players fit really well with our system/needs and are young with lots of potential.
Boston Out: Rondo
Boston In: Love
WHY for Boston: The Celtics are doing great with Rondo hurt... they love Bradley as a great intangibles guy, and he's probably more of a PG than a SG... so why not ship Rondo, get an elite young star, and move forward with a future core of Bradley and Love + a couple of productive seasons remaining from PP/KG
Denver Out: Gallo, Faried, Lawson
Denver In: Rondo, Thomas Robinson, James Johnson, Tyler Honeycutt (make salaries work), top 7 protected pick from Sacramento
Huge overhaul for Denver... I admit they probably won't do something this radical in the real world. However, why be satisfied with a 4-6 seat every year without being a real title threat? Rondo is an elite PG, Johnson is a quality backup who fits the Denver system well, and the Nuggets are deep enough to absorb losing a couple of starters without wrecking the team (Miller, Brewer, Chandler, and McGee are all basically starter-quality). Robinson is a promising young prospect who has shown flashes of potential and could thrive in a more harmonious setting than the clusterfk in Sacramento, and he would be Denver's PF of the future. Plus a likely late lotto pick from Sacramento within the next year or two provides another core piece.
Sac Out: Thomas Robinson, James Johnson, Tyler Honeycutt, top 7 protected pick
Sac In: Ty Lawson
The Kings/Sonics swap their recent high draft pick who hasn't been thriving in their system (plus another protected pick) for a true franchise PG. They can move forward with a Lawson/Evans/Cousins core and have some real young talent to build around.