A few deals that have been discussed are just not possible on the old Trade Machine. For instance, I figured that the best possible solution for the Cavaliers and Bulls would be for the Cavs to trade Eric Snow to Chicago where he would be a player coach. He’d be on IR all season, and then his contract would expire giving the Bulls cap flexibility the following year. In return the Cavaliers would get Kirk Hinrich, helping with the PG situation here, and paving the way for the Bulls to select hometown favorite Derrick Rose as the PG of the future. The Cavs then use the money they have available to keep Daniel Gibson and dangle Damon Jones’ contract out there and see what bites. Sounds like a great plan right? Well you try working that one out in the trade machine…it can’t be done.
The other move that was discussed around here lately was acquiring Toronto’s Jose Calderon. The trade machine is still set up for this current season, and the ‘sign and trade’ type of deal isn’t available. That also cancelled out any fun ideas I had about trading for Allen Iverson. Here then are the deals that I could get to work. Do I think they are plausible? Eh…maybe.
Trade #1- Trying to get Michael Redd
In this scenario the Cavs get Redd and Charlie Villanueva.
I consider this a serious win for the Cavaliers. They get the scorer that they have been looking for in Redd, plus they get a younger version of Joe Smith in the deal. I would be willing to throw in our #1 draft pick and my Travis Hafner bobblehead doll.
Why would the Bucks do this deal? They would get 2 expiring contracts good for almost $18 million dollars, and they would get rid of Redd, who for some reason seems to have fallen out of favor in cheeseland. They could exchange Varejao for Smith if they wanted and I’d be fine with that. You know what? I’d give them Gibson (sign and trade), Szczerbiak and Varejao for these two. Sigh. Pretty sure that means it won’t happen.
Trade #2- Trying to get Steve Nash
Ok, this one is really out there. But it worked for HeyLarryHughesPleaseStopTakingSoManyBadShots so maybe it will work here. Steve Nash is finished. He is washed up. (snicker) With a new coach coming in and a team that has no business pushing the tempo, Steve Nash won’t be half the player he once was. (cough, cough) Better try to get rid of that contract while you can.
Think about it. This deal will help slow down the tempo in Phoenix, and give the Cavaliers a shot at a title before Nash hits the nursing home. (snicker.. cough) I mean Snow can’t even run, what a perfect match for Shaq! Varejao gives you the flopping power you lost when Marion left town. Think about that front court- Shaq, Varejao and Stoudemire. Who in the West could line up and stop that?
Well, that’s all the time we have today for trade machine fun, I’m so bummed because I thought the Snow to the Bulls as a player coach was brilliant! Maybe the Cavs and Bulls can find a way around whatever hurdles are there…I’m not giving up on that one yet!