Had a day off today and went crazy thinking of trade scenarios involving our Wolves. Here is the crazy trade I came up with disregarding trade rules, salaries, and common sense since that's how we roll.
Wolves get: James Harden, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol, Rudy Fernandez, Kenneth Faried, Corey Brewer
Thunder get: Kevin Love, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Martin
Rockets get: Pau Gasol, JJ Barea, JJ Redick, JJ Hickson, Jimmer Fredette, Hassan Whiteside
Lakers get: Russell Westbrook, Hedo Turkoglu, Luis Scola, Jameer Nelson, Dwight Howard
Memphis: Nikola Pekovic, Anthony Randolph, Brad Miller + their 2013 1st round pick back.
Nuggets get: Derrick Williams, Wesley Johnson, Wayne Ellington
Magic get: OJ Mayo, Michael Beasley, Andrew Bynum, Chase Buddinger, Matt Barnes, Steve Blake
Kings get: Hasheem Thabeet, Courtney Lee, Patrick Patterson
Explanation after the jump
So the starting lineups would be
Wolves: Rubio, Harden, Fernandez, Ibaka, M. Gasol
Thunder: Lowry, Martin, Durant, Love, Perkins
Rockets: Barea, Fredette, Redick, Hickson, P. Gasol
Lakers: Westbrook, Kobe, World Peace, Scola, Howard
Grizzlies: Conley, Allen, Gay, Z-bo, Pekovic
Nuggets: Lawson, Affalo, Gallinari, Williams, Nene
Magic: Blake, Barnes, Buddinger, Beasley, Bynum
Kings: Thomas, Evans, Lee, Cousins, Thompson
Why the Wolves do it - Because Kahn has a man crush on Rubio. So he gets players that were on Spain's national team Rudy Fernandez, Serge Ibaka, and Marc Gasol. And in a surprise move by Kahn, he convinces Juan Carlos Navarro to join the Wolves. We change our colors to red and yellow and become the NBA version of the nWo Wolfpack.
Why OKC does it - their starting line up would be made up of guys with first names that start with the letter "K". Kyle, Kevin, Kevin, Kevin, Kendrick. How awesome would that be?!?!?! Soooo awesome Sam Presti does not say no!
Why Houston does it - Pau Gasol has been linked to Houston since the lockout ended. I am guessing Barea's wife hates the cold and wants to move back to Texas. So, the Wolves throw in JJ Barea to fill the void left by Lowry and to mentor Jonny Flynn. PLUS, you get all the J.J.'s in the NBA. JJ Hickson, JJ Barea, JJ Redick and Jimmer Jam. Presti calls McHale and tells him it's the cool thing to do now. McHale becomes a victim of peer pressure.
Why the Lakers do it - Westbrook becomes the PG of the future for the Lakers, throw in the contracts of Beasley and Mayo and some draft picks to get Dwight. Scola and Dwight then become the best front court softies of the league.
Why Memphis does it - to save $$$. Randolph and Miller are expiring and the man who can wrestle a Grizzly Bear (Nikola Pekovic) becomes a member of the Memphis Grizzlies. Z-bo + Pek = NBA's Bash Brothers.
Why the Nuggets do it - They need a PF. We'll give them Derrick Williams but they have to take Wes Johnson and Ellington off our hands. After Brewer comes back to earth and Wes comes back to life, they'll consider trading Fernandez, Faried, and Brewer.
Why Orlando does it - Dwight wants out. Bynum, Beasley, Buddinger, Barnes, Blake, Mayo, + picks might be their best option. OH! and their starting line-up all start with the letter "B"! Someone is taking notes.
Why the Kings do it - who cares.
and that's it. What do you think? What are some of your crazy trade ideas?