If the raptors are willing to trade Jermain O'Neal, which is the best trade they could do to improve their team.
only logical trades should be talked about... no trading for lebron ahha
I say the Raptors trade Jermaine O'Neal, Jamario Moon, and their 2009 first round draft pick, to the Bulls for Kirk Hinrich, Andres Nocioni, and Tyrus Thomas. This deal makes sense and the salaries matches up perfectly. The Raptors would finally get a reliable back point guard for Jose Calderon, in Kirk Hinrich. In Andres Nocioni, the Raptors add some toughness to a very soft front court, and in Tyrus Thomas the Raptors add an athletic forward, which they desperately need, and a good shot blocker as well. For the Bulls, they shed the contracts of Hinrich, Nocioni, and Thomas and in 2010, when O'Neals contract expires, they can probably lure Chi-town native, Dwyane Wade, to the Windy City or another free agent, such as Amare Stoudemire or Chris Bosh. Also the Bulls get another first round pick, which they can add another good young player to the team.
what other teams out there, looking for big men, would be interested in jermaine, theres miami and chicago, but who else is lacking that big guy in the middle and would like to deal?
Marion's contract end after the season. With O'neal gone, Bargnani can start full time. Marion will again relish the opportunity to play with an 'assist happy' point in Calderon.
but after you trade jermaine for marion, who do u have at the 4 and 5 after bosh and bargnani, u have voshkul, a high energy guy who wont work as good with longer minutes and nathan jawai the big rook from australia who has very limited skills right now.... i like the idea of keeping jermaine and having atleast one of those 3 guys on the court at all times