One of the issue we have is our roster is too unbalanced. We have 2 many PF and SGs and no Center and I contend no real "go-to" guy - JG is not a "go-to" guy. The trade with Houston fell through primarily because it didn't fit what they need, a player who can stretch the floor and play PF. So what if we changed the deal to include Jeff Green and include the LAC 1st rd pick for Asik. We fill Houston's need of a stretch 4 and the nice thing, his timidity and unselfness will fit right in Houston also get the 1st rd pick they covet. They have Hardin as their big scorer and Chandler Parson and DH that need touches and JG is now the complimentary guy that he fit him best.
I know, now we don't have a SF. Rumors are that Philly would like to move Evan Turner. I guess it all depends on what you think of Turner. He's playing well, averaging 19+, 6 Reb and 4 assist - very nice numbers. Maybe, he becomes the player that was drafted as the #2 pick. So would they take Humprhreys, Lee or KO and the worst of our 2014 1st rd picks (unprotected) and Cash for Turner. This allows Philly to continue tanking and trying to win the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Heck, Turner might hurt their chances in this respect. Also, they don't take on a lot of salary and can be a player in FA next summer which is their game plan.
We can't make one deal without the other. But these deals free Sully to go back and play PF, gives us a Big Man to protect the rim, and a SF who might be part of the long-term solution. It also cleans up part of the roster either PF or SG depending on who Philly choices. It also free up cap dollars this year because we are sending out more than we are taking back. So if something else becomes available, Danny has the ability to make another deal, Or if he finds someone like a Kendall Marshall that the Lakers just picked up, he can sign some like that for down the road.
Let's face it, these are kind of fantasy deals. However, both guys are rumored to be on the market. But the big question is do we like Asik and Turner as future core for us. Comments.