This works out both ways. It's simple - we don't need Melo. But we can snag a very powerful center from Denver in Nene. In return, we give a fading promise in Wright and VladRad. For Denver, that translates into two expiring contracts to which they can solidify Carmelo and bring in the help he wants. For us, that gives us a powerful C in Nene that would work incredibly well in a two man rotation with Beans, leaving Lee to stay at his best position at PF. Also, this limits Udoh's minutes for when he comes back, allowing him to spend more time developing and watching Lee's style of play. Lastly, as much as I despise Monta's character, I'll be one of the only ones to admit that we cannot do without his crazy ability to score. Not trading him and deeping him in our lineup guarantees 20 plus extra points a game, and I'm not willing to lose that just yet. Curry would feed like a maniac into Nene; that'd be the craziest duo.
Denver would also be fine upfront with Birdman, VladRad, our old friend Al, Kenyon, and Brandon. Dumping B-Wright's and VladRad's expiring contracts would really be a plus for them, as well as their hopes to retain Melo
Our lineup would look something like this
^^^^ that screams playoffs at me
Not only would the dubs rake in the rebounds, we would be a dominant inside force at the post, leaving our only position of improvement at SF.
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