I posted this on realgm and got mixed feedback. Who says no? Who gets too much? Would this be good for the raptors?
Toronto sends: DeRozan, Bargnani
Toronto recieves: Josh Smith, Stevenson
Toronto builds towards the playoffs and get rid of Bargnani who no longer fits in the system. Ross takes over as SG of the future.
Atlanta sends: Josh Smith, Stevenson, 1st rounder
Atlanta recieves: DeRozan, Millsap
Get good value back for Josh Smith, get rid of unwanted stevenson contract
Utah sends: Millsap
Utah recieves: Williams, Ridnour
Makes way for Favors as future at the 4. Recieves young forward and much needed PG
Minnesota sends: Williams, Ridnour
Minnesota recieves: Bargnani
Get rid of log jam at PG, and a forward that does not fit in the system for a for an scorer that can flourish in their system
I would do it. Even if we don't resign smith, that is a shitload of salary we are sending out, and on top of that smith is a large expiring contract, which makes us a player in the free agent market if we can't re-sign smith. A little sad about derozan, but a PF (especially one as talented as josh smith) is of greater need right now, is stevenson still a serviceable player?
We need to get away from the NBA2K12 mentality and start thinking about keeping players so they can gel. This constant trade, trade, trade shit is tired, now. Guys need to build to get better. Mashing up the core isn't always a good thing, jus sayin.
To retain a guy like Gay and attract star free agents, you need to establish yourself.
Lowry/DD/Ross/Gay/JV - build around them
Not worth it if Smith flocks after this season because we can't attract anybody to come here.
except to overpay for PED users like Hedo, HA! (sorry had to throw that in there, I was laughing so hard when I read that on realGM)