Could you please not lead me to believe we were on the verge of a deal with your misleading thread title? Thanks.
Not to say I believe this, but there is a lot of smoke surrounding Gasol to the Bobcats.
I say we make a run at Gortat. He still has another year on his contract at 7 mil and is a decent big that boards and scores. After Gortat make a play for Humphries and Brooks from the Nets. Don't know what we have that they would want that could net us those players but with the right pieces left we would have a decent team.
Gortat could be had if Cho's willing to put some combination of Diop's expiring, a pick or two, and one or two young guys on the table. He's not a "turn the franchise" around kind of guy, but he's a serviceable center on a friendly contract. I don't hate that pickup. I don't think that the team has the right assets to make a trade for Humphries and Brooks, though.
Andrea Bargnani for Carlos Boozer trade rumour: Why would Raptors want Bulls forward? Smith
This is a "bump" for our earlier discussions about swapping a guy like Gordon for Boozer + our pick back. The thought was that they'd move Hamilton before Booz but it looks like Jerry wants to dump the long term bucks more.
We could do Gordon/Williams for Booz/Hamilton and that loses them 4,987,500 (they're 4,638,230 over the LT limit) and a total of 24 million over 3 years.
In the Bargs trade they'd lose 14.1 million over the 3 years.
For that kind of salary I don't think our pick back would be enough. Add in their pick? We could also do:
Booz/Hamilton/Butler/CHA 1st/CHI 1st for Gordon/Warrick. That still gets them under the LT limit (-4,665,920) and also gives them basically 24 million in savings.
Throwing in Butler might be overkill, but regardless it appears that IF we want our pick back badly enough we could do a Booz trade and not give up anything of real value other than the capspace.
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