Love him or hate him, if David Kahn has shown one thing, it's that he knows how to be opportunistic.
And, we have a real opportunity to be facilitator in the Carmelo Sweepstakes.
Will Kahn strike again?
It sounds like the Knicks want Luke.
But, if we give him up, we're stuck with the clueless Flynn for the rest of the year.
What is REALLY going to be our PG situation when Rubio gets here?
Wouldn't it be nice to have an upper echelon veteran to mentor him?
Wouldn't it be nice to have a veteran who can mentor all our young guys, period?
Did that player just scorch us last night and carry his team to an improbable (or completely predicatable) victory?
If Carmelo is dealt, Chauncey Billups is next, and I think he'd look great finishing his career in a Wolves uniform, operating out of the triangle, and showing our team that can't finish just how it's done.
Why not just bundle him up in a Carmelo deal, with him coming here?
We could also use a long, athletic big to round out our big man rotation. Anthony Randolph is available.
And, Evan Turner seems like he could be had.
Philly is going to want something in return and be able to save face.
Might our 2 extra first round picks do that, along with Ellington and Azubuike from New York?
Here is a trade that satisfies all of that- http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=24rtntt
The Wolves get Billups, Turner and Randolph. A very nice haul.
We give up Ridnour, Flynn, Pek and our extra first round picks to Denver/Philly.
Knicks get Carmelo and Ridnour.
Denver gets Gallinari, Flynn, Pek, Curry and picks.
Who says no? Probably Philly. Might have to find a way to sweeten it for them.
Or, you just drop them from the equation, and walk away with Billups and Randolph.
I'd be pretty happy either way.
What are your thoughts? Are their scenarios or hurdles I'm missing?