1. reason why it will not happen. okc and miami are not interested in helping each other out.
cats out: diop (7.6 expiring), blazers pick
cats in: joel anthony (3.8 for 3y), mike miller (6.2 avg for 3 y), raptors pick (top 3, top 2, top 1 and unprotected by year) from okc, jeremy lamb or perry jones (okc chooses)
miami out: anthony, miller and philly pick
miami in: kendrick perkins (8.5 avg for 3 years)
okc out: perkins, either jones or lamb, raptors pick
okc in: diop, philly pick (lotto protected 3 years, then it becomes 2 seconds in 2015 and 16), blazers pick
potential changes: i would add mulley back to thunder if they give us the choice of pj or lamb or switch it to the detroit pick and mulley for both players.
why for cats: take on salary but get a much better draft pick. potential two top 5 picks in either this draft or next. we need to spend the money anyway and this keeps us from playing ourselves out of the top 10 picks. we could probably arrange a favorable buyout for miller and/or anthony or trade anthony later. plus we add one (maybe two) great young assets.
why for miami: lose dead weight salary. miller is completely redundant and injury prone and at 6 mil for three years very expensive with miami already in the LT. add perkins who is one of the better interior big defenders for the playoffs, when size matters (grizz in particular). don't think they have a problem giving up philly's pick as it will either be not used or be a late first which are expensive when you are already in the LT.
why for okc: get out of perk's deal to save money later on and keep from having to amnesty him. reposition assets. they get a little less exciting as assets but the move saves a ton of money and gives added flexibility for title runs now.