3 Team trade for T. Thomas
Wolves - Bulls - Wizards
Lose - B. Cardinal and S. Pavlovic
Receives - Tyrus Thomas and F. Oberto
Reason for the Trade: They get Thomas to help out Jefferson and Love in the Front court and Oberto can also help out as well.
Lose - Tyrus Thomas and K. Hinrich
Receives - B. Cardinal, Mike James, and S. Pavlovic
Reason for the Trade: Bulls making a finical to clear up 14 million in cap at the end of the season. Trying to get cap space to sign Wade.
Lose - Mike James and F. Oberto
Receives - K. Hinrich
Reason for Trade: Gets a solid point guard since Agent zero is no longer playing.
i ususally come into these threads expecting to tear apart whatever trade. But this is not bad.
My concerns with it though:
Minnesota-i don't think thomas, who is an undersized pf, is exactly what they are looking for to compliment love and jefferson. So would they be willing to even match any offers for thomas this offseason? Of course they aren't giving up much, so could work.
Bulls-i like this trade, but i wonder if they can't get at least a little something more for trading away two solid players. But they probably would just like the cap space, and there is no way they are bringing thomas back anywyas, so solid move.
wizards-here is my biggest problem with the trade. The wizards are trying to shed as much salary as possible and I'm not sure they want to take on kirk's deal seeing as how he has been underperforming this year.
I know there is a concern for all trades, everyone is thinking, WHAT IF it doesn't work out. Everyone here in the trade can basically back out after this year except for the Wizards.
I also read a lot of these threads and think the same as you so I decided to create one of my own. Everyone has something to lose and something to gain in every trade. As long as it isn't a star for 3 scrubs with no potential.
Wolves, I know Thomas is another 6'9 pf that they really don't need but at this point, they really have no solid back up for the front court besides Hollins. Worst case, the wolves don't resign Thomas, plus he's cheap and young, making the risk worth wild.
Bulls- All about the Benjimens.
Wizards - I think they're just trying to move all the old farts out as quick as possible and getting any young talent in return is solid.