- 06/15/2013, 07:06PM ET
DJ: RIP Shane Del Rosario said 06/15, 08:42 PM
KG and Doc for Jordan and Bledsoe heavily favors the Clippers.
LA got owned by Memphis in their postseason series. Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol had their way with Blake Griffin and Jordan. The Clippers need a low post presence and KG would give them a bruiser in the paint. Somebody that can play defense, score AND rebound. Jordan showed he was vastly overrated and overpaid this past season.
Boston gets a one dimensional center and Bledsoe when they have a franchise PG in Rajon Rondo. Bledsoe doesn't have to sign, he's a free agent. He can just walk and sign with any team that wants him to START for them.
Plus, this trade doesn't work under salary cap rules. Jordan makes 12 million (same as KG) and Bledsoe needs to be signed in order for this trade to work. He'll get at least 5-6 million. And Boston is in salary cap hell. If they waive Paul Pierce they still have to pay him. And as it stands now they owe 73 million next year. Trading KG and Doc for what you proposed would only make they go higher.
But, IF the trade went down it would clearly favor the Clippers.
nick2132 said 06/15, 09:02 PM
This trade first off has to have fillers like every deal...
But This trade works for boston Why?
1. The Celtics are already in rebuilding mode! Rondo is going to be out with torn acl this year..KG & PaulP cant win at this stage of there career by themselves.(Thats why he is willing to waive his no-trade clause to come to clips). If you take KG & PaulP out of that roster, they have a very young team,Green Bradley,Melo,Sully,Clee etc.
2. Do they wanna be the Cavs-LBJ or Nuggets-Melo? (do they get anything for them)
KG may retire next year he dosent want to play for a losing team..Why not get something for him? Sure DJ is not Great, but if you have confidence in your coaching/player development. He is Long, Big and super Athletic. Not to mention VDN didn't let him play through any mistakes or grow.
3. Why Pay PaulP 15mil when you can pay him 5mil?
4. Bledsoe is a WANTED man.
Hes wanted by just about every team, every deadline/draft he is always rumored around the league. Why? Because hes super athletic, is a underrated shooter and has great D.
5. Rondo has been rumored for trades for a looong time.
He has a huge injury, now will def be talked about because of his injury.
DJ: RIP Shane Del Rosario said 06/16, 11:34 AM
You're just making up stuff now. Rondo isn't missing the entire season. He'll be back by Christmas, no later than the All Star break.
As far as James, the Cavs worked out a sign and trade and got several draft picks in return for him.
Jordan is a rebounder and defender, not a scorer. They need to replace KG's scoring if they trade him.
"4. Bledsoe is a WANTED man."
Check Yahoo and do your research. The latest is the Clippers aren't willing to give him up for KG.
"5. Rondo has been rumored for trades for a looong time."
But, you said he's going to miss all of next year? Who would trade much for him if he's going to miss all of next year?
You can't trade a head coach so this trade isn't happening, but if it did go down somehow? Clearly, it favors the Clippers.
Doc is a much better coach than Vinny Del Negro and he would help the Clippers make it out of the 1st round since he is an improvement over VDN.
nick2132 said 06/16, 12:17 PM
I was expecting a much better comeback. but it works for me lol
1. Bledsoe is a WANTED man, the celtics WANT him..Clips dont want to GIVE him.
2. Draft Picks for lebron? The MVP? thats barley a trade at all
It is a GREAT trade for clippers but its also good for the celtics to.
Dont get anything for KG OR get a athletic young center, and either a athletic young PG or 2 1st Rd picks for a 37 Year old who will just retire soon anyway..
Pay a 36 year old (PaulP) who dosent want to rebuild 5 million OR 15 Million?
Make Clippers pay Doc (who dosent want to rebuild either) the 7million and get a d pick or 2.
Get KG and PaulP out of there so JGreen & Sully can expand there game.
Rondo-Bledsoe Bradley-Clee Green- Sully-DJ-Melo thats a young athletic team to rebuild save some $ from getting rid of paulp. Get some draft picks for rivers and you will probly get a good pick in the lottery next year.
The point is KG AND PaulP can't win it all with this Young team.(Your already in rebuilding mode. KG PaulP and Doc dont want rebuild mode. So Get some young exciting players, draft picks and save some money. So you can be fun to watch and rebuild faster at the same time. Win for BOSTON
DJ: RIP Shane Del Rosario said 06/16, 05:12 PM
This is a better trade for the Clippers because they get a player they need in KG and an excellent HC in Doc Rivers who has an NBA title and been to the Finals twice.
And Rivers is under contract to Boston. He doesn't have much leverage and he signed a long term deal knowing KG and PP didn't have much left in the tank. If he wasn't serious about coaching the Celtics for the king haul....he should have signed a shorter deal.
They aren't going to save enough money to make much of a difference. 10 million for waiving PP is not going to enable them to bring anybody in. They would be better off keeping KG and PP and making one last hurrah before tearing it all down and being in the lottery for the next 2-3 years.
Rondo, Bledsoe, Bradley, Lee, Green, Sully and DJ? Fun to watch winning 25-30 games? Are you serious?
- Awful Announcing
- Free Darko
- Pro Football Talk
- The Big Lead
- Joe Posnanski
- The Sporting Blog
- Big League Stew
- Bugs and Cranks
- Every day Should Be Saturday
- Mr. Irrelevant
- With Leather
- The Sports Hernia