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POLL: Who wins in this deadline BLOCKBUSTER? *Warning not realistic*

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POLL: Who wins in this deadline BLOCKBUSTER? *Warning not realistic*

Not looking for reasons why this wouldn't work, I think we can all agree this will never happen. Just wanna know who you think come out as the winners/loser and why. Personally I think it is incredibly even with Denver getting iced a bit cause Melo put them in a bind but I don't see them doing any better than this. If I'm not mistaken it should also be possible come the offseason and to be honest more probable.

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=6ffvor2

Portland

Minor rebuild trading the aging Miller for Lawson but finally address their issues at centre by bringing in an all star calibre centre in Nene along with Turiaf. Give away two young chips in Batum and Babbitt along with Fernandez,who's future is limited there, and a 1st rounder but aquire Chandler and Galinari who can better contribute right away. So long as Lawson develops under McMillan this team has the potential to be very strong for a very long time with the assetts they still have overseas plus Eliot Williams

Potential Lineup

PG: Lawson, Johnson, Mills
SG: Mathews, Roy
SF: Chandler, Galinari
PF: Aldridge, Pendergraph
C: Nene, Camby, Turiaf

Miami:

Biggest winners in the trade IMHO. Get Miller who is the answer for this team moreso than any player in the league. Lose Miller, but that's not even much of a loss considering Jones can step in to replace his minutes, Chalmers and Anthony who's underperformed anyways. Sign some minimum contracts to fill the roster back up and they're good to go.

Potential Lineup

PG: Miller, Arroyo
SG: Wade
SF: Lebron, Jones, Balkman
PF: Bosh, Haslem,
C: Z, Magloire

New York:

Potential Lineup

Get their superstar while replacing all the roster players they need to deal to get him. Swap Melo in for Chandler, Fernandez and Miller in for Galinari and Joel Anthony in for Turiaf and give up whatever picks needed to balance it out.

PG: Felton, Douglas
SG: Fields, Fernandez, Walker
SF: Melo, Miller
PF: Amare, Williams
C: Anthony, Mozgov

Denver:

Potential Lineup

Blow it all up and start over. Aquire a ton of assets for basically their whole team minus Chauncey who doesn't wanna leave. I sent Lawson to Portland cause I felt they would want someone who's more ready to lead a team then Chalmers but if that's too unfair it could be switched. Get the player they coveted (along with Favours) in Batum and with him a potential franchise centre in Oden and a 1st rounder from last year in Babbitt. Also get 2 first rounders from New York, this year's and one for Randolph plus 1 more from Portland. Maybe a second rounder from Miami. Dump Balkman's contract on Miami too like they wanted to do to New York and don't take on any salary either.Potentially 4 first round picks this year, Oden, Batum, Afflalo to build with and only Harrington's and Birdman's manageable contracts to build around.

PG: Billups, Chalmers
SG: Afflalo, JR
SF: Batum, Harrington, Babbitt
PF: Martin, Birdman, Williams
C: Oden, Pryzbilla, Ely


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Ok. Why the heck would

Ok. Why the heck would Denver do this??? Where is your Valentines Day spirit?? Where is the love??

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There is no way Denver will

There is no way Denver will give up Lawson!!!!! It will be his team to run once Billups decides to hang it up. Chalmers over Lawson?????? I'm quite sure every GM would pass on that deal.

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Yea where is the VDay

Yea where is the VDay love.....Pull the trigger for Mayo for me, I'm interested on his landing spot more than Melo's.

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portland gets the best end of

portland gets the best end of this deal...they'd have to give up brandon roy to get what they're getting

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OOOOOO Sh*t!!!!!!!! I just

OOOOOO Sh*t!!!!!!!! I just noticed Oden was package LOL.......NOBODY-BUDDY(Moly voice) will take him.

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what the hell

ARE YOU OUT OF YOU EFFIN MIND????? you've got denver taking everyone's leftovers......you give me ONE and i mean ONE GOOD reason why denver would think of giving up lawson? the second he gets starters minutes he's good for ATLEAST 18 and 6. and y would denver want ODEN?????

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In fairness

While I agree the trade is pretty outrageous, a two things here

1.) He did say it was extremely unlikely and,

2.) Denver would clear a TON of cap room, if they were deciding to completely 100% start over (although giving up Lawson in either case is pretty sketchy).

That being said though...I don't know how much sense the deal really makes for any of the teams involved, except Portland and possibly New York

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Denver-They lose any and all decent players they currently have to build with and don't really get any legit talent to build around. The flier on Oden is nice, $30ish mil in expirings is good, and Babbit and Batum are nice young players to have, but I really don't think they benefit since they completely stripped their roster bare.

Portland- They win this trade by a huge, huge margin. They get a very athletic/talented center in Nene, PG of the future, who could still help them now, two extremely talented and economical wings in Gallinari/Chandler. Plus, they rid themselves of some players who are just wasting roster space and dollars on their team.

Miami-I know the Trade Machine says they come out 4 games better, but I think losing (Mike) Miller hurts more than gaining (Andre) Miller would help, simply because with Wade and LeBron, the Heat already have two players who will have the ball in their hand nearly the entire game, and need shooters around them more than a good passing PG whose range only extends to the midrange, although he is very good in that area.

New York- I can't decide if I like this trade for them or not. They get Melo, so thats obviously a good start, and Miller, once fully healed, could shoot 50% from the arc in D'Antoni's system, but they give up a lot when there is a decent chance they could just get Melo after the season without losing Gallinari.

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Oden is an RFA after this

Oden is an RFA after this year and off the books until then due to his injury so there's no reason NOT to take him, he's free. You don't want him then just don't re-sign him, but for some teams a 23 year old potential franchise centre even with a history of knee injuries is considered a good prospect. See Andrew Bynum. How much you wanna bet no one signs him to an offer sheet? Denver is gonna have all the money in the world to resign him (their cap hit for next year would be either 15 or 30mil at this point depending on whether or noth they pick up Chauncey's option which is a no brainer to do), but if not he's an expiring contract.

Here, http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4c2fcbw

I guess Lawson to Portland is a stretch, but in my defence I did have Portland throwing Denver a 1st rounder and Luke Babbitt along with Chalmers for him. You gotta realize that even with Denver giving away so much they're entering rebuilding mode in the best possible way. The way I have it now with Denver keeping Lawson and giving up Melo and Nene they're getting Batum who they covet, Oden a top centre prospect in the league who is still young, although injury riddled, 2 first round picks, New York 2011 and the one they claim they can get for Anthony Randolph, along with a 2nd from Miami. They know Melo is gone and with him gone they might as well get rid of Nene. I think they would be thrilled with this deal, it's almost better than the New Jersey offer of Favors and three 1sts which Denver would kill for at this point. How is this worse than losing him for nothing and not gaining any prospects, especially when they could try and work a sign and trade for him in the offseason?

I think Miami has to do this deal. In my opinion their big three don't always need the ball, just shots, and someone to get them the ball in the right spot at the right time. Lebron's been overdribbling lately and taking the ball outta his hands for the whole possession and just having him space the floor better, make cuts within the offense and trust Miller to get him the ball might be what they need. Imagine Miller throwing oops to the big three all day in the halfcourt and not just on the break. Plus his defense is solid and my boy Rondo's been torching all their pgs. Also now that Mike Miller's back Jones isn't getting any minutes and he's been one of their better bench players throughout the season. IMHO they don't need both.

New York is still my biggest question mark as to whether or not they wanna do it. Sure they give up a lot in 2 first rounders (Randolph being one), Galinari and Chandler, but they can offset losing their Galinari's shooting with Miller and Fernandez and Chandler plus 2 first rounders seems like fair amount to give up for Carmelo. I think they still do this especially since it not only guarantees they get Melo which is huge, but also they get him for the rest of the season plus playoffs. Also doesn't the guarantee of Melo mean the guarantee of Chris Paul?

Portland gets left with serious issues at pg with Chalmers being the starter but gain a great centre to play beside LA and are arguably deeper overall. Matthews and Roy at the two splitting time is ideal for them, Chandler and Galo are a good platoon at sf as well and Nene and Turiaf is arguably the meanest looking centre combo of all time. In not obtaining Lawson they keep Babbit and their 1st which gives them tons of assets along with Eliot Williams and all their overseas picks they have developing to try and find a starting pg or they could just wait for Chalmers or Koponen to develop.

So with all that said who still doesn't do this trade? Sorry I'm rambling so much but I just think it's money haha.

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yea lawson isnt going anywhere

hes the future pg in denver so imo hes not going anywhere hes shown when givin minutes hes sold around 16 and 7 a game

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