As an aside, I noticed that Marreese Speights had a double double (16-12) for Memphis in the Grizzly's win over the Bulls yesterday (Rose didn't play). The Sixers basically got two second round picks for Speights. Why isn't Ainge going after players like Speights instead of overpaying for the useless Chris Wilcox?
They rebounded a little better last night, but killed themselves with turnovers. The biggest culprits were Pierce and Allen. The Comcast talking heads and shills will try to convince us that this is just a "rough patch" but I've seen enough. This team is going nowhere. And it is going nowhere in an unentertaining way.
It's time for this team to get younger and even lousier. Immediately.
1. Jermaine O'Neal to Sacramento for Jason Thompson (reportedly not in Sacramento's plans-- will not be offered an extension) andTravis Outlaw (currently out with a broken foot). Saves the Kings $13 million in future salary.
2. Ray Allen to Phoenix for Josh Childress and Robin Lopez. Saves the Suns $25 million in future salary commitments.
3. Garnett and $3M in cash to New Orleans for Okafor and Belinelli. Belinelli would have to agree to the trade.
4. Garnett to Washington for Rashard Lewis and the Wizards' unprotected 2012 first round pick. Saves Washington $23M. Frankly I'm suprised that the Wizards did not amnesty Lewis. The Celtics would play Lewis this year then then amnesty him on July 1.
5. Ray Allen to the Nets for Kris Humphries. Humphries would have to agree to the deal.
6. Paul Pierce to Cleveland for Antawn Jamison. Clears Pierce off the books.
7. Rondo to Charlotte for Kemba Walker, Boris Diaw and a first round pick (top 3 protected). Replace Rondo with a young pg who can score, and clear another $9M off the books in 2012.
I'm sure the nay sayers will have objections to every one of these deals. But if you're going to rebuild, rebuild. Don't waste time rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Edited by Brickowski, 17 January 2012 - 01:28 PM.