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Trade Idea

Here is a hypothetical trade idea. It started on the Pelicans blog as a bit bigger of a trade (piece wise) that I put together but was slimmed down by a blogger on the site. Just wondering if Celtics fans would also be interested in doing something like this.

Four Team Trade: Celtics, Charlotte, New Orleans, Utah

Celtics Receive: Ben Gordon ($13m expiring)
Celtics Send: Brandon Bass, Gerald Wallace, 2014 Nets/Hawks 1st Round Pick

Reasoning: Salary Dump. With Rondo and Bradley being due extensions and the ability to potentially use salary space to facilitate rebuilding moves, the Celtics would be able to get rid of the long term obligations of Gerald Wallace's contract and move Bass to a team that will be contending soon while freeing themselves from his salary as well. The pick is the price paid to get Utah to take on Gerald Wallace's contract as it is rumored that they are willing to take on a bigger long term contract in exchange for getting another 1st rounder in this draft. Ben Gordon expires at the end of the year and you have 13 million opened up.

Charlotte Receives: Eric Gordon, Greg Stiemsma
Charlotte Sends: Ben Gordon

Reasoning: Charlotte gets the scoring that they desperately need a young answer at the 2 position. Although Gordon is on a max deal he would more than likely be able to perform at a higher level on Charlotte's team than he is able to in New Orleans. They take on Greg Stiemsma as a cost of doing business.

New Orleans Receives: Brandon Bass, Andries Biedrins
New Orleans Sends: Eric Gordon, Greg Stiemsma

Reasoning: New Orleans is able to free up the max deal money that they offered to Eric Gordon. They bring in a solid big in Brandon Bass who will be able to contribute at a higher level than any of their other bigs except Davis and Anderson. This will be critical as Anderson is out indefinitely. Biedrins is to match salary and is a $9 million expiring contract. They send Stiemsma to free up minutes at center for Jeff Withey's development.

Utah Receives: Gerald Wallace, 2014 Nets/Hawks 1st Round Draft Pick
Utah Sends: Andries Biedrins

Reasoning: Utah moves Biedrins contract in order to take on Gerald Wallace's deal for this year and pretty much push. They have Wallace on the books for two more years but the way they are rebuilding they may be able to contend next year and his defense would be useful and the year after he is a huge expiring deal. The 1st round pick gets them to the table and gives them I think a third first rounder in this draft.

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