I think Donnie Walsh is one of the more reliable GM's in that he makes what he believes can happen actually come to fruition. Case in point he said he was confident he could trade contracts like Zach Randolph, Jamal Crawford, and Jared Jefferies for expiring contracts and he was able to do that.
He also said he was confident that he could land a Prized FA this summer and that too came to pass
So when Donnie says he is confident he can land two #1 picks, his track record suggest that he is not pulling an Isiah and could make what he is saying happnen.
But.........why wait if you feel this deal could go down?
I suspect that the deals are Randolph to whoever for a #1 and the other one I think would be Tariaf to Orlando for a trade exception and a pick.
The latter just being my opinion which comes with no insight beyond that of an average fan.
But assuming these are the deals, why wait on getting them done? Even if we don't use them to acquire Melo, these are the types of chips you want a month before the trade deadline.
two first rounders, 14.6 million in expiring contracts, plus players like Gallo, Wilson,Douglas and Feilds to dangle is a nice package to have to offer clubs...now of course not all in one package.
Melo aside...lets look at how we can freak it.
Lets take Orlando's later pick, plus Azzy's contract and Douglas, that lands a player Like Mayo.
Curry's contract plus the early of the two picks lands Andre Iggy (not that Im all that sold) or Kaman.
But if it is Melo we are after.....Both picks Curry's contract Gallo and Feilds gets that done....side note: I am totally against this trade and Carmelo trade talks all together, just trying show how we gain leverage by obtaining picks early.
Point is....lets get the ball moving on getting these picks, because we know how much the can help us in improving our team...heck.....we could even use them for ourselves!