So since the Nuggets trade got decline i was thinking of a lil something else.
Rondo, Wallace, Lee
Shumpert, Felton, Amare and a first if they have one
What is does for both teams
Boston- Gets rid of the third year of both wallace and lees contract which saves them 16 mill by the end of next year. Also gets a young, passable frontcourt. It doesnt make them better so probably still in the top of the lottery ( yea record wise now they arent terrible but give it a whole season, this team is bad) in which they will be looking for a career guy. If they can manage top 5 they have a garunteed franchise guy.Also they get another first found pick in which by this offseason they will have a gigantic expiring contract and a shit loadof first round draft picks... huge trade assests. or just tons of young guys and a ton of cap space by 2015.
Knicks- Adds a franchise point that would almost garuntee Melo to stay. Pass first guy with great outside shooters. Adds a solid backup 2 and 3 who can actually play unlike amare. Sets them up with a decent starting lineup...way better than they have now or in the near future while Melo is in his prime.
This would only happen if Rondo demanded a trade....
Tough on the Celtics. They don't exactly save any money.
They trade away $40mil that they'd pay in the next 3 years (Lee/Wallace; guys that are actually playing) for Amar'e (A guy who won't play 15 MPG), who is due nearly $45m in the next 2.
Not saying it isn't a good trade but the Celtics, at one point, were able to get Westbrook or Gasol with Rondo, I don't think they'll settle for Shumpert unless they were forced (by Rondo).
i understand your conundrum, but like i said before amares ends one year earlier than both lee and wallaces, which by the third year they save 16 million. or they have a huge expiring contract and loads of first rounders. Trust me next years amares contract and 8 first you can give away is worth way more than lee and wallaces 2 year deals at that point.
Why would the Celtics do this? You're trading one bad contract (Wallace) for another (Stodamire). The Celtics need to keep Rondo (or trade for a better deal) for whoever they pick up in this star studded draft.
With all of the above being said the Knicks future depends Rondo, it's honestly that critical. I don't care for Carmelo Anthony anymore as a max contract guy. Last night against Atlanta his shot selection was pitiful and he simply couldn't get his own shot. Having a guard like Rondo not only fixes that problem for Melo, they could realistically keep him after this season.
I wonder if they might try to make the deal bigger and even include someone like Kris Humphries as the Knicks need a rebounder with Chandler out and Bargnani could go the other way for Wallace.
Something like STAT, Bargnani, Felton and Shumpert for Rondo, Humphries, Wallace and Lee balances salaries well and it clears Boston of contracts a bit earlier. The Celtics move Wallace's and Lee's longer contracts and make about $3 million saving and will have FA space in 2015 plus have big expiring deals next year.
The Knicks get a quality PG, Humphries gives them a defensive workhorse, Crash can play around Melo and Lee gives them bench depth.
However personally I feel that the Celtics could look for a better deal for Rondo and might be very reluctant to do another trade with a divisional rival.
Sorry but I see absolutely no reason why the Celtics should trade for Bargs AND Amare.
This wouldn't make sense cap wise with so much money left on both contracts and since NY has basically traded all of their picks the next couple of years I highly doubt they can make any moves unless it's Shumpert and someone else.