Ok, it's been a while since I've posted an 'how to make us better' thread. So feel free to shred this one to teeny tiny pieces.
Toronto Trades - Jose Calderon
Charlotte Trades - Corey Maggette
Why? Salaries and expiring contracts are just about even. Bobcats get either a good starting point guard and move Walker to the 2. The raps get a good SF who can still score. Both are injury prone, so I feel like that's a wash. If Maggette has a good year with us, maybe we sign him to a vet min contract, if not we let him go and chase a good SF in the 2013 offseason. I think it's a good fair trade. Also, in the very slim chance that we can grab Barnes in the draft, then we've got the SF position locked up and it would give Barnes a lot of minutes to develop into the player many are thinking he can become.
Put that together with signing either Lowry/Dragic/ or dream Nash and now you've got a good team that may have a starting line up like this:
Lowry/Dragic/Nash (pick one!)
Maggette (or Barnes depending)
Big Val (if he's ready to contribute)
To me that looks like an awefully nice team, with a guy like Barnes ready to show us what's up in 2013!