Not sure if the Clippers would be open to dealing this guy (actually I doubt it the more I look at it), but I'd put a call in just to see if I were Grunwald.
6'7" 245, this guy has the skills to play 3 and the bulk and strength to play some 4. I think he'd be perfect here. He feels like exactly what they're looking for to me..Instant quality backup for STAT AND Melo..I've always liked him as a player -- with Minny and with the LAC.
I'd try this package first of course -- Walker, Harrellson, cash and a future 2.
If that didn't work, I actually might offer Fields, Harrellson, cash and a future 2 (maybe try and hold this future 2 out of it).
They might like the idea of adding a legit SG with either Walker or Fields (and a bigger SG at that -- Chauncey could work at the 2--he looked great last night--but he's still a 6'3" PG playing off-guard), now that they lost Eric Gordon in the CP3 trade. And Harrellson would be a good backup behind Griffin and Jordan at the 2 big spots. They replace Gomes' skill and bulk with these two players..Fields actually makes a lot of sense for them -- he could backup Billups at the 2 and Butler (who's always injured) at the 3. And lets face it, Fields, even though he fizzled out a little at the end, is probably the ROY last yr if Blake doesn't get hurt the yr before. He still has nice value plus he's about 6 yrs younger than Gomes, 8 yrs younger than Butler..The Clips might also like the idea of shedding Gomes' salary (he's on the hook for $8M over the next 2 yrs -- 4 and 4). Shedding his $4M salary for next yr might appeal to them -- it'll give them a little more flexibility, esp. after adding CP3's salary, paying DeAndre Jordan, etc...Who knows, I gotta look at next yr's FA list again, but that $4M in flexibility could mean the difference in them adding a 3rd star of their own...They also still have Brian Cook around who's similar to Gomes (maybe even a little more perimeter oriented) and Fields and Harrellson together help make up for Gomes' versatility. The Clips lost a lot of players in the Paul deal -- they're still trying to rebuild a full roster. Fields, in particular, would flourish there I'm thinking. Imagine all the easy transition baskets he'd get with CP3 running the show..A good PG makes Fields relevant again in a big way...Toney Douglas does nothing to help Fields.
For us, losing Fields would be tough but you gotta give to get. I love the guy, but for whatever reason, he no longer feels like a great fit here after we got Anthony. And now with Shumpert on board, we might have found our starting 2 for the present & future. Shumpert made Fields a little more expendable now. It would also open up time for Jerome Jordan at the 5, who right now looks to be behind Jorts on the depth chart.
I dunno man..I think this could work out well for both clubs. Any thoughts?