Wednesday, October 24, 2007
It seems the Wolves found some poor, dumb bastard to take not only Ricky Davis, but also Mark Blount off their hands in the Miami Heat. The Wolves picked up 65-year old guy who never stops shooting Antoine Walker, who was awesome at Kentucky and on Coach K for the Genesis, Michael Doleac, and Wayne Simien. The bad news is that these guys are all worthless. The good news is that there is a first round pick coming the Wolves direction. It's conditional, which probably means protected in some way, and they don't say what year it is, but it's a first round pick. So that's very, very good.
The even better news is I remember watching all three of these guys in their college days, so if they just trade away those high school kids (Jefferson, Telfair, and Green), foreigners (Jaric), and Theo Ratliff (who watches wyoming?), they'll have the perfect team of people I watched in college. Using the espn.com trade machine, I've figured out what must be done:
Trade Marko Jaric to the Hawks for Al Horford, Acie Law IV, and Salim Stoudamire.
Trade Theo Ratliff to the Nuggets for Marcus Camby
Trade Al Jefferson and Gerald Green to the Hornets for Chris Paul
Trade Juwon Howard and Greg Buckner to the Grizzlies for Mike Miller and Hakim Warrick
Trade Mark Madsen and Sebastian Telfair to the Bobcats for Emeka Okafor
(all of these work under salary restrictions)
Which would give you a roster of:
PG: Chris Paul, Acie Law IV,
SG: Randy Foye, Rashad McCants, Salim Stoudamire,
SF: Mike Miller, Corey Brewer, Ryan Gomes
PF: Hakim Warrick, Al Horford, Chris Richard
C: Marcus Camby, Emeka Okafor, Craig Smith