Derrick Williams for Ben Gordon
Tyreke Evans/ Hendo
I have been thinking about Tyreke for Hendo a lot to be honest. I am a massive fan of Evans, I know his game doesn't fit any system and he doesn't have a position but didn't people say similar things about Kemba? I think Dunlap would go back to Evan's rookie year and break down the tape to see his strengths, much like he did with Kemba at UCon.
I keep hearing Evans is on the block (along with Jimmer and James Johnson). Plus Sacremento doesn't really have a good defensive two guard, they have however recently given Thornton a 7.5 3 year contract though, but they are bringing him off the bench at the moment, my guess is he got a contract and got lazy- he seems to fit that character from what I have seen of him. Hendo could also play some 3 for them as at the moment none of their small forwards are anything to write home about ( Salmons, Outlaw, Honeycutt, Garcia).
But anyway, ontot the trade. Somethin like:
This would allow us to play with Tyreke as ball handler and let kemba play off the ball (like we do with sessions) but gain in the the height/ rebounding/ which would help us quite a bit. Tyreke would pretty much just fill the role Sessions has now but give us more on the defensive side and give us some more ft attepmts (Dunlap's own form of Viagra it appears).
James Johnson is a decent defender and gives us another PF who can do some good things, I have always been impressed with him when I have seen him play. But I am sure theres a reason he has never cracked a rotation in SAC and been on 3 teams in 4 years.
Feel free to give or take from this trade, even add another team in if you want but I like it :)
Only negative is we could lose Tyreke to FA for nothing...
I don't know if Tyreke is best suited as a shooting guard/point guard though, he did great when he was a rookie, but last year I thought he struggled a bit. I believe he's more a small forward than a point guard, but maybe that'll change if Dunlap does his thing. Just to make it clear: I LOVE THIS TRADE!