So I have been fishing around the internet looking for possible trade rumors and such..
Everyone loves a good rumor.
Before I start, Im just going to say that I am not posting sites because I dont remember most and dont want to go back and look for everything.. If you hate to read rumors without sources, dont read on..
Tyreke Evans to the Celtics?
Rumor is that the Celtics tried to make moves to draft him and they are really high on Evans.. I dont really like the move because I think he clashes with Rondo and the Cs dont have many trade pieces.. Sure, they can offer Lee and Bradley but neither guy helps the Kings.. Would Boston be willing to move Jeff Green after they waited a year for him to recover?? Surley they wouldnt offer Pierce... I dont see it happening simply because I think the Kings could get a better offer somewhere else.. Fun to think about though.
Gasol to the Wolves?
There are hundreds of Gasol rumors out there right now but this one has caught my ear more than any other. I dont know how the money would work but IMO, the big pieces would have to be Gasol, DWilliams, and Pek, right?? If the Lakers really want to get the best out of the deal, they will make sure Barea or Ridnour are included somewhere. I am not worried about the Lakers side of the deal though.. What is interesting to me is pairing KLove, Rubio, and Gasol. Throw in Shved or another SG that they might trade for and this team could be a dangerous 6-8th seed in the playoffs.. Sure, Gasol is older but his game is one that ages well and Kevin Love has made his game much much like a SF's game so they would compliment each other great.. There would be instant chemistry with Rubio and Shved. This team, with a good offseason, could come back as a legit threat to any team in the league.
Bynum in NO?
This was more of a suggestion from a writer than a rumor, at least I think.. Word around Philly is that Bynum has worn out his welcome with the 76ers.. They dont want to pay him money to watch games and then leave at the end of the year.. The 76ers need a starting quality big man and some depth at the PF spot.. Would the Hornets move Anderson and Lopez for Bynum?? Think of the possiblites.. Anthony Davis paired with Andrew Bynum for the next 4 years?? Davis isnt he selfish type, he showed that at Kentucky. Therefore, he would work well next to Bynum, who is clearly selfish. With the recent growth of Vasquez and Aminu/Rivers showing promise, these young guys could make NO relevant again.. Also, Philly gets a defensive big man and a PF that is a lights out shooter, which I think would compliment Turner and Holiday very well..
Redick to anyone??
The original rumor what Redick to TWolves and Derrick Williams to Magic.. However, I have since heard that the Magic are shopping Redick for any young talent. That means that there are lots of teams in the NBA that could be looking to add Redick. Im sure that D'Antoni would love to add another shooter to his team. Spurs always seem to make moves for players that are long term fits. But then you think about teams with young talent that isnt playing much and you come to the Rockets, Thunder, Bulls, Mavs, Grizz, and the list goes on and on..
Tyreke might not be a good fit for the Celtics, but Doc Rivers would be good for him. Doc could have a huge impact on his attitude and how to fully bring out his potential
And JJ Redick would fit in great with the Bulls and could be an upgrade over Wayne Ellington for the Grizzlies. Either of those teams are great fits
I don't think the Kings could get a better deal than what you suggested. I wouldn't give up Avery Bradley or Jeff Green for him, not even on a straight one on one swap for either guy.
Regarding Pau Gasol, any contending team would not want to help the Lakers and the Lakers would be reluctant to commit other big contracts beyond 2014 as if they resign D12 then they will have $30 million odd on the cap and may want to make an FA run for a few big names, so this may reduce the Lakers leverage.
Andrew Bynum has yet to play for Philly and with concerns over his knees, I could see him being dealt before he actually plays again as Philly are doing quite nicely without him. The NOH deal would be great to see Bynum alongside Anthony Davis but would NOH risk a big contract on Bynum given the injury issues they already have with Eric Gordon.
Evans to Boston would be a nice match but I'd be unsure what Boston could send back to give the Kings trade value.
That Gasol trade is very interesting .....When he is on the right team he really is a top 20 player.
If that team could get Redick I think they really could be a top 5 team
You got 2 all star bigs that compliment each other
You got Rubio passing
Kirilenko doing everything
And Redick spreading the court
I would not wanna play that team...
The key with Gasol is do the Lakers want to keep 2014 cap space or not as if they don't there are a load of deals out there where they might get a younger PF/C and a complimentary player. For example Toronto who are doing better with Bargnani out could send him and Calderon for Gasol. Utah have Jefferson and Millsap expiring one of them and Marvin Williams for Gasol would work and Utah then have the luxury to not having to resign either Jefferson or Millsap or trading the other as well.