The long awaited results of our Trade Gary Contest are in. There were just too many quality trades for us to pick just one, so we are leaving it up to you. Here are your finalists. Pick your winner. Please don't vote for yourself. Ballot stuffers will be mocked and disqualified.
To Seattle: Ricky Davis, Gary Payton, Michael Stewart
To Boston: Ray Allen, Antonio Daniels
Jeff comment: GP and RD is a steep price, but come on, this is Jesus Shuttleworth!
To LA Clippers: Gary Payton, #1
To Boston: Chris Wilcox, Marco Jaric
Jeff comment: Good, young PF and PG combo.
To Seattle: Gary Payton
To Boston: Vladimir Radmanovic, Reggie Evans, Antonio Daniels
Jeff comment: Daniels strikes me as one of those young PG's just about ready to "get it."
To Dallas: Gary Payton, Walter McCarty
To Boston: Jason Terry
Jeff comment: He's no PG, but he can fill it up.
To LA Clippers: Gary Payton, Ricky Davis
To Boston: Elton Brand
Jeff comment: Only reasonable if Clips are really, really cheap. Ding!
Motown: Payton, Banks, Fox, Yogi, 2 #1’s for Jason Kidd
FFSBasketball: Payton, Fox, Stewart for Jalen Rose
44caliberThrila: Payton, Stewart for Szczerbiak, Madsen
By the way, in the process of this whole thing, word has come out that GP might be willing to stay and be a Celtic. In my mind (and in hagrid's), that would be the best situation of all. So all of this is taken with a grain of salt. In other words, all these trades are based on "If Gary is still adamant about being traded..."
May the best trade win. Track the results here. Ballots close at noon on Friday.