Yes, it's yet another "Who Says No?" trade proposal!
David Kahn loves helping to facilitate superstar trades while skimming off the top.
It's not too late for that "singular move" he promised us.
Details after the jump.
Here is the trade that I think would benefit all involved parties.
Gasol and Redick to Minnesota.
Howard, Hedo and Ridnour to the Lakers.
Bynum, Derrick Williams, Beasley, Darko and Brad Miller to Orlando.
The Wolves upgrade at their two weakest positions, move out a couple players they aren't likely to retain this off-season anyways, unload Darko's dour demeanor and balance their roster.
The Lakers land the best player in the trade, upgrade at 3 positions (yes, Hedo is an upgrade at small forward. His contract is awful but his numbers are better than what they are getting right now) and only downgrade at 1 position (power forward would become a bit of an issue for them, but perhaps there is something they can do with the Odom trade exception to recover from that).
The Magic unload their most toxic asset (Hedo's contract), still have a top 3 center, land the #2 pick in last year's draft, get to audition Beasley and decide if they should resign him or recover cap space in the off-season, gain depth at the center position with an inconsistent but functional Darko, and get Brad Miller's off-season cap relief.
Those are the reasons I think it would work.
The Wolves go from having a chance at the playoffs to having a chance at a playoff run this year and for the next 3-4.
The Magic get something for Dwight, go young and get cap relief.
The Lakers get their coveted Dwight Howard and fill some of their gaping holes in their roster.
Who says no?
Who says no?
The Magic (50 votes)
The Lakers (39 votes)
The Wolves (96 votes)
Holy Moly- this makes sense and just might happen! (56 votes)
241 total votes