Obtaining a legitimate 5.
This is not a recoil from the Lakers game. We've all been howling at the moon about our rebounding woes. The Lakers game acted as an expiration date for our small line up in my eyes. -20 on the glass? Are we really going to shrug that off?
We need a 5 - however:
Who's legit? Who's legitimately available via trade? Practically no one. I've highlighted the players I would like to see in O&B.
-Earl Barron? Myeh. Can board though.
-Dalembert? No thanks.
-Verajao? Out for season. Horrible contract anyway.
-Darko? Why did I even bother?
-Celtics bigs? All stained with gayness.
-McGee? Would be great but can't be had.
-Gortat? Showed how hopeless he is against us in PHX.
-Greg Oden? Made of balsa wood.
-Biedrins? Over paid.
-Bargnani? Horrible fit with STAT at 4.
-Brad Miller? Payed through 2014 and on his last legs.
-Deandre Jordan? FA next year - can be had for cheap - 7 RPG + 1.7 BPG
-Chris Kaman? No thanks. $12M next year's expiring.
-Nene? Too hard to obtain before becoming a FA next year.
-Marc Gasol? See above.
-Okafor? Way over payed until next millenium.
-Serge Ibaka? Unobtainable. How could we possibly get him?
-Robin Lopez? Why would PHX give up on him? Why give up on Randolph for him?
-Sonny Weems? MD would never play him.
The best ('best' not being the operative word here) I can do to obtain a 5 this year, that'd fit in and be played by MD would be this:
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That's right! Just to make it work, to add what we need this year, it's not even worth it.
★New York Knicks Payroll After Trade + any and all picks sent to Denver.
-$390,714 ~ wave Rottens.
C. Billups $13,150,000 17.2 - Non guaranteed contract at end of year.
PG 2 Years
A. Harrington $5,765,000 12.3
PF 5 Years
Nene Hilario $11,360,000 20.7
C 2 Years
Acquiring 3 Players
Hollinger's Analysis: +9 Wins. With this trade you have increased this team's projected wins by 9.
Now get this.
Denver Nuggets Payroll $84,333,145
Cap Room - $26,289,145
D. Gallinari $3,304,560 15.5
F 2 Years
K. Azubuike $3,300,000 N/A
SF 1 Year
Eddy Curry $11,276,863 N/A - Contract 50% payed already.
C 1 Year
A. Randolph $1,965,720 5.8 - Denver, apparently, DGAF.
PF 2 Years
Roger Mason $1,400,000 -2.5
SG 1 Year
T. Mozgov $3,567,096 5.4 - Non guaranteed.
C 3 Years
Ronny Turiaf $4,000,000 13.0 - I love you, Ronny.
C 1 Year
Acquiring 7 Players
Hollinger's Analysis: -13 Wins
With this trade you have decreased this team's projected wins by 13.
All that to save them cash for next year, and Denver are 7th in the west anyway!!! They know they're on the verge of an overhaul, but whatever! All that to get Nene who's available in the off season anyway AND take back Al Brickington!? No way.
We make the playoffs this year, lose early move on to 2011, hopefully with Nene on board.