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Mad Scientist Style Three Team Draft Trade

After the stupor wore off from my disappointment last night (understatement of the year on my part) a particular thought occurred to me.  There is almost no way that MN and PHI can do a direct trade that would result in MN being able to select "The Villain."  The only real trade assets we have that we are likely to give up are in the 1 and 4 spots, which is exactly where they don't want anything we can offer.

This leads me to the natural progression; Why not find a team that has lots of wing talent that can shoot (since Philly can't shoot on the wing)?  The first team to pop into my head was Portland.  The Blazers need some more Frontcourt depth and talent to hang in the West with the Lakers, Philly needs some shooting, and the wolves need Evan Turner.

Proposed trade:

Minnesota gives #4 pick and #23 pick, gets #2 pick

Portland gives Batum, Rudy, gets #4 pick

Philly gives #2 pick, gets Batum, Rudy and #23 pick.

 

Long story short, Minnesota gets Evan Turner without mass extortion.

Philly gets some additional wing talent that can shoot which will make them a more versatile team and can nab a player like Seraphin or Sanders with the 23rd pick to add some athleticism in their frontcourt.

Portland gets Cousins who can learn under Camby and acts as an insurance policy against Oden never fully recovering from Knee injuries and provides some lineup flexibility during their period of hopeful contention to match up better with the Lakers.

 

This trade might need some tweaking, but I think the basic premise is fairly sound.  Thoughts? 

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