this is the best trade possible because we get a big man and we dont lose any of the core players we desperately wanna keep. and while expensive, Gasol isnt close to KG or Kobe numbers.
Gasol isnt a player you sell the farm for, but what about this as a legitimate trade offer for both teams.
the #8, Brevin Knight, Sean May
this works out so well for both teams its crazy.
keep in mind Gasol wanted out of Memphis, so thats in our favor. The Griz get the # 4 pick, the # 8 pick which they can combo up in so many ways... draft a big in either Wright or Horford then hope coneley jr falls to 8 or connely at 4 and Noah at 8. West is high on Noah, and the new coach thinks that PG is a pressing need.
so they get Connely jr, and brevin for tutorage and backup
they get Wright, Horford, or Noah and Sean May who could be a solid guy. if Gasol is gonna be a nuisance while in Memphis, they would be hard pressed to get a better deal than that.
and WE get to keep the # 22 Pick, which we can use to draft either a big with potential like splitter or Gasols brother(thatd be fun).. or take a SG. get brevin out of here, AND bring in one of the better faster offensive Center/PF combos in the league.
Ray, Ammo, Crash, Okafor, Gasol. Ladies and Gentleman, your 2008 Eastern Conference champions! ok maybe a bit much, but damn if it aint worth a shot.