Call me crazy, but this is the kind of deal that is both consistent with what the Houston beat writer has reported (in regards to Carmelo), and one that I think satisfies the desires of 4 different teams (yes, 4). It is also the kind of massive deal that is extremely hard to get 4 GMs to agree to, and is a vision I had in a dream:
HOU receives: Carmelo Anthony, Nene, Omer Asik, Keith Bogans, CJ Watson, Al Harrington, CHI '12 1st rd pick, MIN '11 2nd rd pick
DEN receives: Jordan Hill, Yao, Shane Battier, NYK ’12 pick (which we own), CHI ’12 pick (Houston flips this pick to you), MIN '11 2nd rd pick (we also flip this to you)
CHI receives: Courtney Lee, Chuck Hayes, Aaron Brooks, Nikola Pekovic
MIN receives: Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson
Our beat writer in Houston has reported that a Carmelo package would entail Jordan Hill, Yao, Battier and a draft pick. The addition of the other teams nets you guys 2 more draft picks, giving you at least 3 in 2012 and an additional 2nd rounder in this year's draft, which isn't chock full of stars, thus giving you more value in the later stages of the draft. Jordan Hill is a very long, athletic big man who has shown flashes of being an NBA force.
Also, our beat writer reports that dealing Carmelo dramtically increases the likelihood of Nene being moved as well, and this deal gets you out of Harrington's deal. What do you guys think?
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