We're in free fall to the finish line. We've got a mismatched roster and a stubborn coach. What's left, but to dream of better days. It makes me feel better. Piggybacking on multple things...
-Assume the Wolves stay at #2. A big assumption, but we can hope right?
-Draft day trade of Al and Brewer for Tayshaun Prince and the #6 (thanks Blakely?). I don't know how likely this is, but Detroit would seem like a team that might be willing to "win now" given how much money they spent last year and their committed salaries. They lack a true big. Brewer fills Prince's space for a year. We land a very good complementary 3 with defense, length and 3 point shooting. Prince is too old for our long term plans, but has a handy expiring contract.
-Trade up from 6 using the Charlotte pick for a top 4 pick to select D. Favors (or D. Cousins). In this fantasy we draft an uber athletic 4 with good defense and huge potential. This is really more of 3 team trade as the finances for the Detroit deal would require the pick to be sign/traded.
-Paul George falls to the Utah pick. 2nd rounders...sold to pay for....
-Waive/buyout Gomes. Renounce all other FA's. Darko does what he says he's going to and returns to Europe.
-Trade Pekovic's rights to San Antonio for Tiago Splitters after arranging a deal where we frontload a contract using our cap room. This could give Splitter enough upfront to cover him for when the lockout hits and would take advantage of his financial concerns over joining the cap locked Spurs. SA nets a big man they might get cheaper and would complement Duncan's aging defense. Maybe we spice the deal up a bit with something else.
-Sign Josh Childress with a portion of our remaining FA money. Additionally, look at a FA big and bringing back Wilkins for the minimum.
Flynn, Sessions, Turner
Turner, Ellington, George
Splitter, Favors, Hollins