Then it might be possible to get Bynum. Best case scenario for this to happen would be Oklahoma City knocking out both Dallas and LA this playoffs. Chandler does what Bynum does except for the post scoring, and he would likely accept less money to take this chance to play in his hometown during the prime of his career because after his next contract everything will have changed. Kobe will be done, etc. So, such a trade this July would also involve Curry going home to Charlotte, Biedrins leaving Oakland, and S Jackson going to LA, which would likely be jumped at by the players. Any 2012 expirings (Bell, Amundson), and our 1st round draftee and/or multiple 2nd rders could also be involved,up to around $19 million total leaving the Ws. This trade (Curry+Biedrins+filler returning Bynum) would save the Warriors money and help balance the team. Ellis defending point guards would be great and a passing handling shooting guard (I know, y'all don't like T-Mac and his improvement over the season is irrelevant) could be signed for maybe 3 years and the backcourt would be balanced. One more shooter (R Williams? Sign and trade someone for Morrow?) and a veteran 3/4 versatile defender such as AK or Prince. And we wouldn't have to sign a center on the market. This is affordable. Why would the Lakers do it? To take pressure off Kobe, and with Chandler they would continue to have size. Bynum is not thriving enough in LA (if Phil Jackson's opinion is any indication) to turn down offhand Jackson, (maybe also Augustin (an actual fast point guard on the Lakers? OMG!) and more players and it's well known that Gasol can play significant time at center anyway. So LA would improve their perimeter greatly, extend Kobe's window/productive years, and the offensive slack inside can easily be picked up by Gasol and Odom. I think Bynum stepping out of Gasol's shadow would be great for everyone and there would be one great true center in each conference, Bynum and Howard. Then guess what happens in 2014 if it doesn't work out. Over $35 million coming off with Ellis, Bynum, and Udoh, plus Lee will have 2 years left (salary dump possible). Yes, I noticed Bynum has been injured several times and missed at least large segments of seasons. So has Duncan. So has Shaq. So has Wade. So has Garnett (ODB...) Anything better for the short-term and long-term at once? I would also like to read about another player making $11 million or less that is not on rookie scale or a championship-chaser (i.e. Shaq, the Heat trio, Ray Allen) that is more worthwhile than Ellis. Iguodala? He still can't shoot. Can't shoot= no 8 figures unless a physically dominant center. Let's say Curry is the Mark Price of his era. Isn't that more expendable than Ellis, the Iverson of his era? Did Iverson have a significantly better team than Price? When did Price win the East? When did Price win the MVP? All-star selections: Price 4, Iverson 11. Let's keep Ellis. Thank you. This has been posted while sober.
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