This one is much better. Give Portland Conley when you can have Blake to tutor Critt and Lowery, plus Diogu at the 4 and Nazr backing up the 5.
This is a fair trade. Portland gets a replacement for Frye and Batum keeps on playing while they get G Force for leadership and hustle.
Memphis gets an outside shooter in Sergio and a tutor for Gasol in Nazr.
We get out like fat rats with 2 bigs, a shooter and a g force slasher.
Considering how long and the lack of injuries Darko may be a bigger disappointment (although I'd have to really stretch my imagination for any player to be a bigger bust than McMay)....I doubt seriously that LB would have any interest in the failed experiment that is Darko...
In an effort of full disclosure I'm a huge tarheel fan. Seriously guys, even objectively speaking, how can anyone compare May and Darko's bust level?! Darko is a much bigger bust. May has been incredibly disappointing, and he was a lottery pick at 13. Darko was picked 2nd ahead of Bosh, Melo, and Wade! He's also never had microfracture surgery to use as an excuse. May = Incredibly disappointing; Darko = monumental bust
Btw, I would do either one of those deals in a heartbeat. I don't think Portland would give up both Outlaw and Webster though. Outlaw would be the steal of that trade for us, he could have a Crash like impact
I'd kinda hate to take on Walkers salary...and his lack of "D" would not appeal to LB in my opinion...plus we're trading away two starters for what? I like the incoming (excluding Walker) but we're giving up too much IMO...