The most complicated and perfect way to bring Josh Smith into a Pacer uniform has been concieved. It's a four team deal, check it:
ALSO: Add draft picks accordingly to make Denver agree.
Why Atlanta does it: The Hawks have a formula for winning and it isn't adding up. All their chips seem to be down there's no way the make it past the eastern conference finals. Adding one of the top players in the league can't hurt. Balkman can play a light version of Josh Smith's D, but nothing close to his offense. Diop is a throw-in/ grabage minutes at center.
Why Charlotte does it: They need a point guard and don't wanna pay Diop 6 million for 2 more years. It's that simple.
Why Denver does it: If they need a salary drop this is the way to do it. No more paying for Balkman's 3 year contract who's fallen out of favor with George Karl. They don't take a contract that exceeds this year and Dampier's 13 million can be dropped before this year. Also, like I said this isn't enough to let Melo go but if you threw on a pick or two from various teams that would really spruce it up.
Why Indiana does it: Their need at the 4. Martin's 16 million dollar contract just fills in for Foster's and Dunleavy's cause it expires after this year too. We also trade away four players and get back only two. That makes an option of bringing back Earl Watson with the mid-level exception and finally signing Magnum Rolle.
This trade cannot be made until September 13th.