I thought of the Pekovic-Amar'e trade a few months ago and still think it's a great deal for both teams.
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Amar'e is not a throwaway just yet. If he found a favorable system, guy can drop 25/9 for you next year, I'm sure of it.
The only thing making Amar'e look bad in New York is Carmelo.
Minny gets a veteran, they basically cash in on their youth and put that veteran in the prime there, the 'star' that they don't have. Amar'e and Love complement each other because Amar'e doesn't rebound while Love drops the trey buckets, so Amar'e can slash and slam dunk it.
It makes sense for New York because Pekovic is a hungry animal, he's a beast down there and he's not afraid to do the dirty work. Exactly the type of player that would not clash egos with Carmelo. They would do their own thing, and Pekovic doesn't need a lot of maintenance to get dirty inside.
Rubio dishes to Amar'e, Love, that's a contender. They should hire D'Antoni then we'll really see what we could have had.