Just a quick idea for a trade. I don't know how this will all work with (the old) salary cap, but if anyone knows then please weigh in on it. Here goes:
Let's say we sign Nene in the $11-12 million per range. We could have him and Big Roy starting up front for a pretty wicked front court or we could start Nene at the 5 and then trade Roy and Brandon Rush to Minnesota for Anthony Radnolph and Darko. Alternatively we could have Derrick Williams instead of Randolph.
The Wolves now have Adelman as their coach, which may also mean that Kahn's input in the front office will be minimized, thus increasing the likelihood we could get a trade done with them. They are also likely to be looking for some veteran presence, which Roy brings, although I'm not sure if he fits into their up-tempo plans.
For the Pacers, we get rid of Rush, which is addition by subtraction right there, but we lose a great guy and solid 5 man in Hibbert. It would pain me to get rid of him, but I think we'd have a pretty formidable frontline with Nene and Williams or Nene and Randolph and then bringing Tyler and Darko (who puts up good backup numbers, but is overpaid for doing it) off the bench.
I'm not sure how this would work under the current cap i.e. signing Nene to top dollar and then the ability to trade for Darko and Williams/Randolph. Nor do I know how this would affect our ability to resign some of our younger players. Any comments on this would be welcomed.
Let's get some chat going and maybe, just maybe, we'll have a season.