I have not seen this on any site. I have started this myself. It makes too much sense. The rumor is:
Richard Hamilton/Kwame Brown for Chris Bosh
It is extremely obvious that all the players in this trade are not going to remain on their respective teams past this season (besides Kwame, who I just put in since the salaries work). But, the main thing would be that it would work for both teams for many reasons. Lets face it, while I am from Toronto and love Chris Bosh, their is no chance he is re-signing. He will leave at the end of this year, and it is looking likely that they will just let that happen and receive nothing in return. I think Joe Dumars would be cocky enough to think that by doing this, he could get Bosh to sign with them. Not to mention, that he gets Rip off the books regardless and still gives his team some cap room in 2010 by doing this move. Rip is on the books until 2012-13 I believe, and while he is getting up there in years, the Raptors are desperate for a 2. Who better to teach DeRozan the skill set of a 2 than Richard Hamilton? It would be perfect. If you add Turkoglu, you have a pretty decent team with Calderon, Hamilton, Tukoglu, Bargnani and maybe Kwame getting a good spot as a starting 5. Than, next year, I think Dumars would be happy having a squad of Stuckey, Gordon, Prince, Villanueva and Bosh (the latter two having played well together when on the Raptors). Well, for just making this up, I still think it would be a great idea and while both teams would be taking on ridiculous uncertainty and not necessarily receiving equal value in the case of Toronto or any form of certainty in the case of Detroit, it might just be the best solution for either team. Thoughts, other ideas?
I think Dumars might like that. His key players are all very familiar to one another, and will take a back seat if their boy from college is on fire. I think Joe made some good moves and should sit tight unless a Chandler deal could arise.
As a Pistons fan who lives in Toronto that trade would make my day. Rip's my favorite player and i would acctually enjoy going to Raptor games if he became a Raptor and the Pistons would get an All-star foward who can score 20+ points with Ben Gordon who does the same. Joey D, I dont ask for much but please do this deal
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Sounds like talk to me. You can get soooo much more for bosh if the want to trade him. No way they trade bosh for 18 ppg 31 year old SG that can't make three's with a bad contract. On top they just drafted a young SG.... I can see them tradeing him to GS if the Suns back out.
I understand maybe not wanting Rip, but how can they get more for Bosh? When you are trading a guy in the last year of his deal, who in Chris Bosh's case is very doubtful to sign an extension until he is an unrestricted free agent next summer, you are not going to get equal value. I think the Amare thing would likely be contingent on his likelihood to sign with the Warriors, but it seems like that isn't going through. Trade Bosh for Brandan Wright, Biedrins and Bellinelli? Well, I too like that better than maybe getting Rip at his current contract, but not by much. Plus, people seem to treat people over 30 like they are sentenced to a productivity death sentence. When it comes to Richard Hamilton, their is no reason to believe that his productivity will drop much by the end of his current deal. The guy is in terrific shape and is as consistent as they come. I can even see DeRozan maybe playing 3 and Rip playing 2 in a couple years if the deal were to go down, and that would solve the Raptors problems even further. I think the Hamilton trade, while again unlikely, is more likely to work than Bosh to the Warriors, just for the fact that Bosh would be more likely to sign with Detroit than GSW.