DangerZone13 wrote:StopitLeo wrote:Let’s assume OG actually wants out and that the Kings, who are surprisingly 3rd in the West, want to try and make a deep playoff run.
OG + Birch = Holmes + Murray + 2 first round picks
Sacramento gets a big upgrade at SF, especially on the defensive end with OG. Birch replaces centre depth lost by trading Holmes.
Toronto solves its centre issue for the the next 1-2 seasons and picks up a solid young prospect in Murray. The Raptors also get two future firsts since OG is easily the most talented player in the trade (right now, Murray looks pretty good).
I'd love that trade, but I'm positive 2 1sts is too much on top of Murray. We're one of few teams where Holmes would be trade-positive, so it would be uard to argue needing more value for taking him on, and with how Murray has looked so far this year - I think we'd have a hard time selling the Kings on a straight OG for Murray deal on it's own given contract status, injuries, etc. Just getting to the playoffs is like a championship to the Kings given where they've been at, so I don't think they're aiming at the title without some more reworking this summer after seeing how they stack up come playoff time.
If we move OG, I'd love it to be for a package like this but I just don't see it.
That's a fair assessment. To be honest, I'd do that trade straight up without any picks if it was available. I added the picks because people always crap on ideas because we aren't getting enough picks back.