just wanted to see what u guys think about it
Nets 2005 1st Round Pick
Knicks' 2005 1st Round Pick
2006 Clippers 1st Round Pick via New Jersey (unprotected)
New Jersey trades:
2005 1st Round Pick
2006 Clippers 1st Round Pick (unprotected)
New Jersey gets:
New York trades:
2005 1st Round Pick
New York gets:
I know this trade seems very overwhelming due to the size of it, but I think it's something that we could see going down. I'd appreciate any changes you guys may have in mind, and your criticism will be happily accepted.
WHY FOR MINNESOTA?
Basically, the Twolves go into FULL rebuild mode with this deal. They get 3 first round picks, with one being in the lottery this year and one being in the mid-high teens, plus a potential top 5 pick next year. Also, they get 3 young kids who could still turn into something special but there are no guarantess. On top of all those assets they pick up, they also get 3 guys who will provide IMMEDIATE cap relief after this season. But I think the biggest thing the Twolves get out of this trade is being able to get out of Wally's and Hudson's contracts. Yes it comes at the expense of arguably the best player in the league, but 3 picks, 3 young players, and cap relief to start rebuilding is something that would be very tough to pass on, especially considering some of the other debacles some people call "fair trades" for KG we've seen on this board.
WHY FOR NEW JERSEY?
They get KG, JKidd is happy, and at least they keep RJ. There's no denying that Jason Kidd is a top 3 point guard in this league, and his value to the Nets franchise is immeasurable. A Kidd, KG, RJ trio would cause more havoc in the East than a Kidd, VC, RJ trio ever could have.
WHY FOR NEW YORK?
Vince finally does end up in the Garden. Isiah finally gets a guy he's been itching to get his hands on since the offseason. The selling point? It didn't cost Zeke his hand picked floor general in Stephon Marbury, or his prized offseason acquisition in Jamal Crawford. Also, if the rumours are true of Thomas' interest in Wally, he also gets him as well. They have Olowakandi for one season, and then he comes off the books. They also pick up a solid big man for the middle in Collins who is locked up to a reasonable deal compared to some of the other big man contracts out there. Hey, at least the Knicks can now play a true C in the middle, instead of rotating their numerous power forwards to play the 5.
Sorry for the long read, but I've put alot of thought and time into this, and I hope it stirs up some good conversation!