I would gladly take Brooks, but Denver would have to be getting more than just Dampier from either us or Houston.
"Sam Vincent? To be honest with you, I don't know what his concept was." - Gerald Wallace
I have been saying Denver for days now. Mello is not comming to Charlotte. Houston is is on the top of the list.
Out , Damp , Diaw, Augustin, Henderson , and a second.
In , Lawson, Anderson, Smith, Jefferies
Out , Melo, Smith, Lawson. Anderson
In , Martin, Batt, Hill. Henderson, Damp, Houston 1st Charlotte 2nd
Out, Batt, Martin, Hill, Jefferies, 1st
In, Mello. Augistin, Diaw
I have been calling this type trade for days
i don't see us ending up with brooks. if he is moved by houston, denver will insist he ends up there. we would more likely end up with lawson instead. i would really want the FO to try hard to get diop involved. if i was our FO i would be sending Denver roses, candies, strippers whatever to get them to insist on Char including Damp to denver. that way we could insist on moving diop.
Im telling you guys, MJ reads these boards and saw my idea about getting Billups/Nene and really is digging it. So much so he is going to modify the deal and turn it into reality.
Im just lying but it would be awesome if it was true.
POST 1000. Do i get a cool nickname now?
It makes sense to have Brooks come our way. Denver wants cap space and young talent for Melo. However, they have no need for Brooks since they've been in love with Lawson for years now.
Houston also would be okay with Brooks leaving if they got Melo since they have Lowry on an extended, likeable contract. In we come with our DUST chip and need for a PG.
It's really hard to come up with some sort of trade scenario where all three teams would be happy. The following would work (after Sept. 13th of course), but I'm honestly not sure if any of the three teams would do it.
Charlotte out: Erick Dampier, Gerald Henderson, Matt Carroll, Derrick Brown
Charlotte in: Aaron Brooks, Chris Andersen, Shane Battier, Jared Jeffries
Denver out: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Andersen, JR Smith, Renaldo Balkman
Denver in: Erick Dampier, Kevin Martin, Gerald Henderson, Patrick Patterson
Houston out: Aaron Brooks, Kevin Martin, Shane Battier, Jared Jeffries, Patrick Patterson
Houston in: Carmelo Anthony, JR Smith, Matt Carroll, Renaldo Balkman, Derrick Brown
We'd definitely be way over the cap, so I'm not sure if we'd do it, but our depth chart would look like:
PG: Aaron Brooks/DJ Augustin/Shaun Livingston
SG: Stephen Jackson
SF: Gerald Henderson/Shane Battier/Jared Jeffries
PF: Tyrus Thomas/Boris Diaw/Eduardo Najera
C: Nazr Mohammed/Chris Andersen/Kwame Brown/DeSagana Diop
That is an absolutely fantastic, and HUGE team. We have a major hole at the SG slot (Flip for the rest of the MLE?), but other than that, we are fantastic. That'd be, easily, one of the deepest and best benches in the league.
Again..... not that I think it's possible, or that I want this particular deal to happen, just that it's the only thing I could come up with in 10 minutes.
This doesn't work in the Machine because of Damp, but it would end up working out in the end.
Hou IN: Melo, Hendo, Diop, future lotto protected first
Hou OUT: Aaron Brooks, Chase Budinger, Jared Jeffries, NYK 2012 unprotected 1st, 2 2nds
Den IN: Aaron Brooks, DUST, DJ, Budinger, NYK 2012 unprotected 1st, 2 2nds
Den OUT: Melo, Nene, Ty Lawson, JR Smith
Cha IN: Nene, Lawson, JR
Cha OUT: DUST, DJ, Hendo, Diop, future lotto protected first (2016 or so)
you guys are too pessimistic. I still believe. CP3 - Melo in charlotte. Jordan Brand = power
Into the crevasse!
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