Trades Wizards Should Look Into
With the indefinite suspension of Gilbert Arenas and their record this season, it's probably best for the organization to look into rebuilding this team. Unless there's belief that the team can play better and rally their way into the playoffs without Arenas, there's absolutely no reason to keep your expensive veterans. There's two trades in particular that would make sense for all parties, without contradicting any team's plans for the future.
1. A trade with the Cavaliers
Antawn Jamison, Randy Foye, and Fabricio Oberto
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Daniel Gibson, and J.J. Hickson
Analysis: A bit odd two see playoff rivals trade between each other. Regardless, it's been a one sided rivalry between the two, and now the Wizards should look to go into another direction. They get two young guys going forward in Gibson and Hickson. It has been rumored Cleveland is willing to pair Hickson in any trade involving Big Z's expiring contract. Gibson has seen a decline in his minutes with the team's depth, so he becomes expendable. Washington could ultimately reach a buyout agreement with Ilgauskas, which makes sense given all the C's on the Wizards anyway.
One might say "What about the Cavaliers plans to cash in on another free agent besides LeBron James?" After acquiring Jamison, Cleveland would only have 40 Mil in team salary locked up for next season. Maybe they don't get another superstar, but they could get a really good player along with re-signing James. So it still eludes to being in a better position opposed to potentially signing another superstar (which isn't exactly realistic to begin with), along with re-signing James.
2. A trade with Jazz
Utah receives: Caron Butler, Mike Miller, and Dominic McGuire
Washington receives: Carlos Boozer, C.J. Miles, and Kyle Korver
Analysis: Both these teams have been reported to be open on trades, and both have valuable pieces. If the Wizards do plan on moving forward, it would make a lot of sense to acquire big expiring contracts, just as the Ilgauskas acquisition. But unlike him, Boozer probably wouldn't be bought out. I personally think he's all about the money. I mean he stuck with Utah even though they clearly didn't want him back, while there were contenders that had cap space, albeit a lower starting number than the 14 mil he's making this season. So he'd just stick it out in Washington showcasing himself before free agency. C.J. Miles is another valuable piece. He may be very similar to Nick Young, but Miles has less of a questionable shot-selection. I would have suggested Ronnie Brewer, but he's a free agent this off-season, making him more vulnerable to leaving the team. Korver's contract expires after this season.
For the Jazz, they acquire a guy who brings the defense as much as he does offensively in Butler. Mike Miler is going to be a scoring punch off the bench, while also projecting to be the team's leading rebounder off the bench once Millsap moves into the starting lineup. McGuire could be used as a defensive spark off the bench.
Think you may have trades that make more sense? Post your suggestions.
If the cavs got that deal done it would be amazing. Im sure big Z would want to be bought out then return to the cavs. I think they would put the cavs right up with the lakers.
I luv these trades but maybe they should try to get Anthony Randolph.
Rumors are he wants out. So maybe Randoplh and (i dunt noe) for Jamison
i think the jazz would need a big back in return. maybe they throw in bredan haywood, so javal mcGee can develop faster.
bullets trade=Butler, mike miller, haywood.
jazz trade=Cbooz, korver, miles.
Interesting to see how Boozer and Jamison would play together if this trade went down, since both are PFs.
i think boozer and jamison can play together. both rebound well and boozer has guarded the other teams center because of mehmet okur's light frame.
I think Jerry SLoan would utilize Dominic McGuire the right way....McGuire has the ability to defend exceptionally well, and provide everything else on the floor except scoring. He's like....the perfect Sloan type of player. I've been a fan of McGuire since his Fresno State days, and I know he's got the ability to be a valuable player on a contending team...