Lets be honest here, even with Houston falling off, the Suns unloading players, and teams like New Orleans and Utah not guarnteed to make the playoffs, we still are not a team to make a push into the post season. Trading for a player like Maxiell would help our post defense, but he would not launch us into the post season. Trading for a player like Caron Butler would get us really close but we still would lack defense in the post. If we can get both (don't worry this is not totally another trade thread) it would guarntee us a playoff spot.
We recieve- Butler and Maxiell
Detroit recieves- Maggette, Blatche and either Law, Claxton or George.
Washington recieves- Wright, Kwame, Will Bynum and either Law, Claxton or George.
The contracts roughly work and if there needs to be any cash thrown in to make the contracts work we have the trade exceptions from Crawford and Harrington and Washington has the exception from Pecherov.
But this deal is not very likely to happen.If we stand pat we are looking at 35-41 wins. With this trade I think this is a 45+ win team.
Our point guards- You can even make the argument we don't have any. Just two combo guards. If Curry does end up becoming a point guard that would be great but it wouldn't happen over night. Monta is not a point by any means. It's just not his nature to be a passer.
Grade- C : Lots of talent but will anyone step up to actually be a distributor?
Swingmen- Were extremely deep here. Ellis is an outstanding two guard, Jackson is a very good point forward, Azebuike is solid all round, and Maggette is a consistent offensive player. But where is the defense? Jackson is the only good one here and sometimes he is behind arguing with refs. Morrow is probably the best pure shooter in the league but sometimes seems lost on defense.
Grade- B : Extremely good offensively. But defense is lacking big here.
Bigs- We have a great center tandem with Andris and Ronny. Maybe the best in the league. Randolph has the "P" word in his favor and has showed us that he is probably going to end up being a top 10 power forward in the NBA. I know that is a bold statement but that is how I honestly feel about him. He has everything and from what I have heard this offseason is that his three point shot is developing well. I think we all know Wright also has potential but also will probably be traded for a better post defender. He is efficient, does not commit many turnovers but is extremely weak and gets pushed around alot.
Grade- B- : Has everything but post defense.