Posted by deanod on 3/1/2012 9:39:00 PM (view original):
That's a terrible trade for Boston
Any shot of contending this year is obliterated by sending KG out in that deal, and we lose all of our future assets + cap room. I like Gortat and all, but he's not going to look this good on offense in life after Nash. So heading into next season we have:
-No draft picks
-13M less cap room
-2 years of Gortat vs 3 years of Rondo
That's a pretty hefty price to pay for a small upgrade to the team right now. And I'm not even sure that Phoenix does that- they have plenty of cap room as is and probably aren't going to sign any marquee free agents, it's not like they are going to value dumping those deals too much imo.
Ok, so maybe leave out the draft picks.
I think the team is in better shape to make a run in the playoffs with Nash, Allen, Pierce, Bass/Frye/Warrick/Whatever, and Gortat than what they have now.
This summer? Nash would leave, they let Allen walk, trade Pierce and Gortat, and enjoy 2-3 seasons of lottery picks. If they have a good run, maybe Nash resigns and they try it again one more time.
Phoenix would do the deal because they are basically trading Gortat for Rondo and getting rid of some bad contracts. I know they aren't worried about getting under the cap, but it's always about money with Phoenix.
I know none of this will happen, but I think it's an interesting idea.