just for the discussion....
would you consider this IF we don't land #1
trade tyrus, diop, carroll to the knicks for amare and fields
why for us: make a splash and buy extremely low. amare isn't finished, his play and game crashed when the knicks basically told him that he wasn't the man and melo was. if i am right, he is a all star, top 15-20 guy in the league, the pick and roll pf we need and he is locked up for the next 3 years. by trading tyrus we would really only be paying him 11-12 mil per year. we use our pick to take beal or consider trading down for multiple picks if beal isn't there. we could also pass fields on for more picks if we wanted or trade out fields for hendo and trade hendo.
why for them: amare and melo aren't working and amare has zero value which speaks to the why not for us
why not for us: amare may be over the hill, his contract is uninsured which is a huge risk for jordan. and the worst case scenario is that we get just good enough to be an 8 seed and are stuck with amare.
again, this is just for conversation. but i really do think amare still has 3 good years and if he is put on a team where he knows he is the man, he plays like it.