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PistonPowered trade contest: Trading Rodney Stuckey

As the NBA trade-deadline approaches, PistonPowered is holding a trade contest. (Unfortunately, there is no prize other than the honor of winning, which is a pretty great prize.)

Here’s how it works: You’re the Pistons’ newly hired assistant general manager, and Joe Dumars comes to you seeking trade ideas before the deadline. After the first round and results, here’s your second scenario:

Dumars: Rodney Stuckey no longer seems to fit in Detroit, and he’s beginning show signs of unhappiness. His value is sinking by the day, and I want to trade him before having to consider buying him out this summer. What can I get for Stuckey before the trade deadline?

Those who advanced from round one have already been informed how to submit their trades. The best trade ideas, as judged by us, will advance to the final round and receive a new assignment. The quality of your explanation won’t affect whether you advance, but it might sway our thinking. We’ll continue until only one assistant GM remains.

If you didn’t advance from round one, you still have a chance to advance to the final round. Leave your trade idea in the comments, and if your idea is better than all the ideas from the round-one winners, you’ll also reach the finals.

Don’t forget, any trade that doesn’t work under the Collective Bargaining Agreement will automatically fail, so check ESPN’s NBA Trade Machine. If you propose a trade that you believe is allowed even though the Trade Machine disagrees, please specify in your email why you think otherwise.

Check back later for to the submitted trades, the provided explanations and which advanced.

57 Comments

  • Feb 19, 201310:35 am
    by Domnick

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    I just wanted to play this trade game after all — this is the piece i want to get rid of – Stuckey
     
    Option 1:
    Rodney Stuckey, Will Bynum for Tyreke Evans, John Salmons
     
    Option 2:
    Rodney Stuckey, Jonas Jerebko for Jordan Crawford and Trevor Ariza
     

    • Feb 19, 201311:48 am
      by Sop

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      Option 1 is vastly more appealing with Tyreke involved. The King’s may actually do it too considering that they have to be worried someone will offer him a huge toxic deal this summer as an RFA. Another option for Tyreke would be:
      Stuckey + cash considerations + second round pick for Tyreke and James Johnson. I like this deal a lot better but may be harder to pull off.

      • Feb 19, 201311:56 am
        by Huddy

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        I wouldn’t take on Salmons for 8 mil for another 2 years if what we really want is Tyreke and we could make a play for him in free agency anyway.  We would have to pay him in free agency either way so I don’t know that he is worth it because we could let bynum walk already and Salmons is inury prone aging and not someone we really need on the team at his price.

    • Feb 19, 20132:05 pm
      by Ryan

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      Tyreke is almost as much of a problem/enigma as Cousins… Crawford can score just about as well as anyone we’re gonna pick up in free agency – the only concern would be Ariza’s turnovers but maybe he could plug in where Daye left off in the backup unit. I hate to let Jerebko go, but if Frank won’t play him there’s really no choice – I like the 2nd deal.

  • Feb 19, 201310:57 am
    by Huddy

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    Rodney Stuckey for Wilson Chandler.  The Nuggets have Iguodala, Brewer, Galinari, and Chandler that can play SF, but most of them lack the quickness Stuckey could bring them at SG.  He would be a useful scorer off the bench and Chandler is an athletic wing that can also play defense.  The pistons save some money on the deal as well.

    • Feb 19, 201311:07 am
      by tarsier

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      I like this. Good fit for both teams.

      • Feb 19, 201312:01 pm
        by Huddy

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        I really think Stuckey could do well there.  He would be less pressured since they have quite a bit of talent there and he wouldn’t need to worry about running PG with Ty lawson and Andre Miller, he could just focus on scoring.  Wilson Chandler can really be a starting level talent its just that Galinari is having such a good year and then they have Igoudala.  They would lose some Defense, but Brewer is strong in that department so idk seems as solid a fit all around.

  • Feb 19, 201311:00 am
    by Joey

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    Rodney Stuckey, Jason Maxiell, 2nd Round Pick for Josh Smith

    • Feb 19, 20131:17 pm
      by Sloppy Joe

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      I was thinking something along these lines… Stuckey could fill ATL’s Lou Williams Void.  ATL is probably not going to retain Josh Smith after this year so it is no big loss, Max can help fill the Smith Void. 

      As for Detroit they would get to test out Josh Smith t see how he fits with the team before we blindly throw 12 mil a year at him in free agency.

  • Feb 19, 201311:20 am
    by Zack

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=ajlngv3
    To Indiana: Rodney Stuckey
    To Detroit: Gerald Green, DJ Augustin, Jeff Pendergraph, Indiana’s 2013 1st Round Pick (top-20 protected)
    Indiana gets the bench scoring and perimeter depth it thought it was acquiring in Augustin and Green. With Granger returning from injury, Green’s minutes were going to evaporate anyways. Stuckey would serve as an upgrade on Augustin and could also eat into Lance Stephenson’s minutes.
    Detroit gives Green a change of scenery, but, more importantly, adds a 1st round pick and an extra few million in 2013 cap room. Taking on Green’s 2015 salary is the cost of doing business.
    Alternatively, you could swap T. Hansbrough for Green, and either add Detroit’s 2nd rounder to the mix or drop the draft picks all together. With that deal, Indiana is opting to go small with a George, Granger, Hibbert/Mahinmi frontcourt when David West sits. Detroit gets out of Stuckey’s contract and (in the draft pick scenario) moves up from 40ish to 23ish in the draft. Indiana gets the bench scorer and backup guard it needs.
     

  • Feb 19, 201311:27 am
    by Crispus

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    To Houston for Royce White and a Draft Pick

    To Boston for Fab Melo and a Draft Pick

  • Feb 19, 201312:19 pm
    by WW

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    There is only one trade out there, Stuckey for Milsap

  • Feb 19, 201312:39 pm
    by Andrew Kurtz

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    Stuckey, Jerebko, and Kravtsov to Dallas for Mayo and Kaman. You get the Stuckey and Jerebko deals off the books with Kaman’s expiring deal, plus the Piston’s finally get a true two guard. Dallas never makes this trade though. There is no way Cuban is that shortsighted when going into an offseason with that much cap space. 

    Now, Stuckey to the Clippers for Bledsoe and Butler? Don’t save any money, but you get Bledsoe. I think hte Clippers might do it considering the lack of minutes they have for Butler right now.

    Trade I want the most? Stuckey and Jerebko to Portland for Batum. Saves the Pistons 2 million this offseason plus they get the best player in the deal.

     

    • Feb 19, 20132:07 pm
      by Ryan

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      If Joe could pry Batum from Portland, I think he would do that in a heartbeat.

    • Feb 19, 20135:00 pm
      by oats

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      The Clippers could do better for Bledsoe. Utah is rumored to have offered Millsap for him. To make salaries work it would likely be Bledsoe and Butler for Millsap, and maybe Demarre Carrol or Raja Bell to help fill Butler’s minutes. That seems like a much better haul than Stuckey in my opinion as Millsap actually fills a need for them. I also think the Clippers see Bledsoe as insurance in the off chance Paul decides to leave, so I don’t think they have much incentive to move him just yet.
       

    • Feb 19, 20135:14 pm
      by Chris N

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      I don’t think the Clippers move Bledsoe until they have a solid idea of what Chris Paul is going to do this off-season.  If Chris Paul somehow decides to take his game elsewhere, Bledsoe all of a sudden gets slated as the starter for next year.  If Paul winds up staying put, the Clippers have another year to figure out what to do with Bledsoe while also being able to plug him in as a dynamic sub if/when Chauncey Billups can’t go. 

  • Feb 19, 20131:27 pm
    by XstreamINsanity

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=amgdx3r 

    Dallas is likely to lose O.J. Mayo.  And though Stuckey is no Mayo, he’ll be a cheap stop gap with only a partially guaranteed contract next year.  This brings back two expiring contracts, Kaman/Wright can fill in for Andre while he’s out, which allows Monroe to start his shift over to PF.

    • Feb 19, 20131:28 pm
      by XstreamINsanity

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      Ok, so since the Trade Machine links don’t seem to want to work, it was Stuckey to Dallas for Kaman/Wright.  Reasons explained above.

  • Feb 19, 20131:46 pm
    by Ryan

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    Trade Machine doesn’t seem to be saving links today, but this should be mine: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=aqfmgnb 

    I would love to flip Stuckey to get Afflalo back, so…

    DET gets: A. Afflalo (ORL), D. Augustin (IND)
    ORL gets: D. Granger (IND), R. Stuckey (DET), J. Jerebko (DET)
    IND: J. Redick  (ORL), J. Nelson (ORL)

    Why it works…

    For us: Afflalo can fill in that 2/3 spot with a great all-around game. Maybe not as much of a go-to guy as Mayo, but if Mayo’s the best that’s out there, are we really talking about an elite scorer coming in next year? Augustin is either another serviceable backup in case Calderon doesn’t work out, or another $3.5m in cap this summer.

    For ORL: They get to roll the dice on Granger, and potentially get a premier scorer (I would roll the dice on bringing him here, but doubt the Pacers are looking to pick up anyone from DET unless they want Knight). Plus with Jerebko getting minimal time, we should use his potential to pad a deal. Orlando gives him a longer look at a great price, and gets to spend away next summer if this doesn’t work out for them – right when Hennigan gets the windfall from Turkoglu’s contract coming off the books.

    For IND: Nelson’s contract may be a hangup here. But having a good option in case George Hill goes down, or even another option to pair in the back court (since they’re clearly done with Augustin) makes the numbers match up. Considering Redick’s salary bump in the summer, Indy’s books would be loaded if they did this deal, but they want to contend, and they have the pieces to get under the cap if they see their window close and want to avoid the 4-year over-the-cap penalty.

    Not sure picks would be necessary, but we definitely wouldn’t be giving one up here. 

  • Feb 19, 20131:53 pm
    by Ryan

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    Just saying – if we want to pick up the scraps on the Bledsoe rumors…

    (1) http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=b3hjnnr 
    DET gets: C. Lee (BOS)
    BOS gets: E. Bledsoe (LAC), C. Butler (LAC), R. Stuckey (DET)
    LAC gets: K. Garnett

    Garnett really should waive his no-trade clause for this deal. If I were him, I’d rather run with one of the most exciting teams and see how far we get than battle the Calderon Pistons for 8th in the East. But if Boston takes back Butler, Lee might want more time. We could take a shot and shave $4m in cap.

    (2) http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=b66s25y 
    DET gets: L. Odom (LAC) – expiring!
    LAC gets: P. Millsap (UTA)
    UTA gets: E. Bledsoe (LAC), R. Stuckey (DET)

    Let’s face it – Stuckey isn’t gonna get us the scoring 2/3 we need fit between GMo/Drummond and Calderon, so pile on the cap. Add $8m by taking on Odom, waive him immediately, and give ourselves some room to overpay Calderon and Mayo this summer and STILL keep out amnesty in the back pocket. I always thought Stuckey would fit in well in Utah anyway…

    I also love the idea of getting Marshon Brooks in a Josh Smith deal with Stuckey going to Atlanta, but couldn’t get the numbers to work… 

  • Feb 19, 20132:16 pm
    by tGill

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    Rodney stuckey and JJ to the Nets for Humphries and a first round pick

    • Feb 19, 20133:18 pm
      by Ryan

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      I went to see Nets/Pistons in Brooklyn in December and Humphries came into the game to the sound of the entire stadium laughing… he’s a guy who gets you 6 and 6 for $12m – I’d rather have Stuckey around on an expiring next year. Plug Marshon into that somehow and it could get interesting.

      • Feb 19, 20133:42 pm
        by tGill

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        yeah I posted a new one with Brooks in it , and i think Humphries can be a solid player and now He is hated by whole the world I would like him even more , Pistons is all about underdogs proving everybody wrong.
         

  • Feb 19, 20132:17 pm
    by mr.bobo

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    Rodney for wilson chandler.
    We get a good player and more cap room in return! 

  • Feb 19, 20132:17 pm
    by Pratik

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    Rodney Stuckey to Portland for Wesley Matthews.

    How does it help us: We get a much needed shooting guard, who is averaging career numbers in every category. Who I see could be a long term fit and it also gives the Pistons a clear direction to target towards in free agency, because right now people are saying O.J. Mayo or Josh Smith, who would play the 2 and the 3, respectively. But we can’t get them both, or we might not even get one of them, as Detroit isn’t too hot of a place to come to right now. But by trading Stuckey for a good shooting guard now, allows us to focus and really target guys like Josh Smith in the offseason. I think this would only happen if we also send Will Bynum somewhere, so that Brandon Knight can come off the bench as our backup PG, I really don’t think he fits right now with Jose Calderon in the backcourt. Or at least it’s been on and off in the first 6 games, in the last five games he’s averaged 28.2 minutes per game, 10.6 ppg, and 3 apg. 

    How it helps Portland: Portland is now 3 games out of the playoffs, and have lost 5 in a row going 3-7 in there last 10. They only average about 97 ppg and give up almost 100, and in the last 10 those numbers are even worse. They definitely need more scoring, but they also need help defensively, Stuckey will help with the scoring, so perhaps we can throw Jason Maxiell in the deal as well, but then I would want to swap his contract for J.J Hickson. But then the deal would be too much in favor of Detroit. Hickson would be great with Monroe and a good rental until Drummond is healthy, but doesn’t look like Drummond will start this season anyways.

    So yeah Stuckey for Matthews  

  • Feb 19, 20132:52 pm
    by Pratik

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    I think Stuckey and Maxiell for Danny Granger would be a real steal for us. With Paul George younger and having his best season, they don’t need both him and Granger…as Granger is about to make his comeback its going to be interesting who is gonna start consistently for the Pacers heading into the playoffs. 

  • Feb 19, 20133:12 pm
    by George

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    Can people please stop with Josh Smith talk!!! He is not a sf, and he will only get in the way of Drummond’s growth.  I’m not really feeling Mayo too, mostly because I don’t trust his attitude once he gets paid.

    I would be thrilled to get Batum, but really any the Portland guys I would love (Matthews or Hickson).  I like trades with W. Chandler and Humphries too.

    One thing I hope JoeD understands is that no FA will want to sign here…unless we nd up over paying like we did for Gordon and Villy.

  • Feb 19, 20133:40 pm
    by tGill

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    hmm you’re right this would be better
    JJ and Stuckey for Humphries, Brooks and a first round pick 

    • Feb 19, 20134:50 pm
      by Chris N

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      Ugh.  Humphries is making $12 million per season for the next two seasons.  Not a bad player, but doesn’t bring enough production to the table to justify taking on the contract and where do you play him?  Sure he can man the 4 until Drummond returns but what then?  He’s a very good rebounder, but kind of duplicates talent sets the Pistons already have a surplus of.

      • Feb 19, 20134:56 pm
        by tGill

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        He could be a replacement for maxiel , but it all depends on his work ethic and production with the Pistons and otherwise if charlie is the better option then we could sort things out this summer.

      • Feb 19, 20134:58 pm
        by tGill

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        Humphries is the best option to make this trade happen and I know he is a risk but we still get Brooks who has crazy potential and a first round pick

        • Feb 19, 20136:59 pm
          by Ryan

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          If Brooklyn throws some picks into this (they might be in the same draft pick bind we are but Feldman pointed out a work-around for that) I think it might work:
          http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=aykukwa

          DET gets: D. Harris, J. Petro (ATL, expiring), M. Brooks (BKN)
          BKN gets: J. Smith (ATL, expiring)
          ATL gets: K. Humphries, A. Blatche (BKN), R. Stuckey, J. Jerebko (DET)

          I think Brooklyn is smart enough not to spend their big contracts on players they don’t want – like Stuckey and Jerebko, but Billy King is dumb enough to want to try Smith/Johnson again with a bunch of mismatched pieces around them – granted Williams/Brooks is pretty solid support.

          Danny Ferry’s all about cap space – he’s just be splitting it between this year and next ($20m each year) – and he gets an expiring guy (Blatche) with one of the highest PERs for a <$1m player plus he can take a chance on Jereb. Agreed with Sloppy Joe that Stuckey could fill the Lou Williams void too.

          We’ll be loaded up at PG, but w/ 3 expiring just keep whoever fits – plus we get Marshon.  

    • Feb 19, 20135:04 pm
      by oats

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      I think NJ is giving up too much in that deal. I could see Brooks or the first round pick, but not both. I really like that trade if it could be done though.

  • Feb 19, 20134:42 pm
    by Anthony

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    How are ugly guys seeing which ones advanced? I haven’t seen anything about the trades that advanced. Obviously mine didnt pass, but where are the ones that did?

    • Feb 19, 20134:42 pm
      by Anthony

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      *are you guys

    • Feb 19, 20135:09 pm
      by oats

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      It was posted here. It starts with honorable mentions, and then a long ways down he has the ones that moved on. It’s a big post, it seems a lot of us are long winded.

  • Feb 19, 20134:43 pm
    by Chris N

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    Purely for entertainment purposes only

    Detroit sends Rodney Stuckey and Greg Monroe to Sacramento for Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Why Sacramento makes the deal:

    The Kings get roughly comparable talent for its two stars while also getting a stable building block in Monroe as they prepare to possibly relocate to Seattle next season.  After three seasons of dysfunction with Evans and Cousins, getting a professional like Monroe and a far less combustible Stuckey is addition by subtraction and a possible major selling point for a team looking to make a solid splash in its new city.

    An aside: it would be interesting to see what effect a relocation to the Pacific Northwest would have on Stuckey, a Washington native.  

    This trade would also afford the Kings a bit of financial flexibility as both Monroe and Stuckey’s contracts end next off-season.

    Why Detroit makes this deal:
    DeMarcus Cousins is an outrageously talented, if enigmatic, big man.  He’s big, wondrously gifted, athletic and, when motivated, is an absolute force.  While he’s a center, he has the athleticism to allow the Pistons to play around some with their coverages, possibly moving Drummond to cover some of the uber athletic stretch 4′s and Cousins to man the middle.  

    Evans is similarly enigmatic, but quite talented (though his ceiling seems a lot lower now than it did his rookie season).  As he is set to be a restricted free agent this off-season if he doesn’t work out, the Pistons have some flexibility with what to do with him at year’s end.

    Why Sacramento doesn’t make the deal:

    Even though the Kings would be getting an improving talented big man and a solid guard in return, trading away a talent like DeMarcus Cousins is a risk.  When dialed in, he’s a top 5 center and if he should mature into a more stable, consistent player (as young players frequently do) they would be trading away a Franchise caliber talent with major major marketing appeal for a quiet potential future all star.  

    Similarly, Evans has a high talent level but is a very inconsistent player. While his window is closing, he’s still relatively young (23 year old) and there’s always the possibility that he’ll blossom into the player that showed such tantalizing promise as a rookie.  

    Stuckey, on the other hand, appears to have plateaued.  He’s equally as inconsistent as Evans, but plays better defense and is a better ball handler but can’t shoot  from distance will much accuracy and hasn’t shown the ability to be a lead scoring option for extended periods.  Three years older, Stuckey appears to be the player that he’s going to be.  The Kings could do worse in dealing for Tyreke Evans, but the could also do better than Stuckey.

    Why Detroit doesn’t make the trade:

    Major boom/bust potential.  On paper, DeMarcus Cousins is a franchise caliber talent.  Tyreke Evans could push to develop into an All Star caliber player.  They’re both athletic playmakers.  Off paper, they’re not quite as shiny.  Evans has real skills but requires the ball in his hands an inordinate amount to be effective.  He’s turnover prone, not a consistent defender and not a particularly good shooter. (in many ways, he’s a younger version of Rodney Stuckey)

    Cousins is inconsistent and can be volatile on and off the court.  He’s capable of going off one night on the opposition and going off the next night on an official or coaching staff.  While he is really good, when he’s on, the question to be asked is will he ever mature into the player that can be depended on for the long haul or will he self-destruct.  

    As the Pistons seem poised to make a step forward towards relevance this off-seasn, I would think they’d have to think very hard as to whether the price for potential would be worth it.  Jettisoning Evans might not be that big of a deal, as Stuckey is likely headed for another team sometime between now and the end of next off-season, but striking out on a player like Cousins would be a serious blow, considering they would have given up Greg Monroe to do so.

    • Feb 19, 20136:38 pm
      by Ryan

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      Is that the 3rd round? Come up with a deal that would actually make you give up Monroe? There would be very few correct answers…

    • Feb 20, 201312:20 pm
      by Rodman4Life

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      Stop smokin’ that crazy stuff Chris N. Cousins and Evans is drama we don’t need, and them realizing that potential is a pipe dream at best. Get real!

  • Feb 19, 20135:28 pm
    by mongoslade86

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    I could see the following trade going down:
     
    BOS            DET                        DEN
    Rodney S.   Wilson Chandler       Brandon Bass.
    Jonas J.      Courtney Lee
    Rodney could play the point for Boston and defend positions 1-3 and Jonas could get his playing time behind two of the greatest forwards to play the game in KG and the Truth, while Detriot picks up a defense first player in Courtney Lee with a decent jumper and Wilson Chandler who could probably start at the 3 for years to come.

    • Feb 19, 201311:01 pm
      by Jodi Jezz

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      Good trade idea…
       

    • Feb 20, 201310:47 am
      by Huddy

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      I don’t see Denver wanting Brandon Bass for Wilson Chandler with Faried and Anthony Randolph already there plus the fact that they are rotating 3 centers.  Chandlers is worth more than Brandon Bass is for them in my opinion.  I also don’t see Boston wanting to start Rodney Stuckey at the point.  They already have Terry and Bradley who are similar players to Stuckey (in that they are in between guards) and Stuckey hasn’t really shown he can be a starting PG on any team.  If anything they could use Will Bynum more than Stuckey.

  • Feb 19, 20136:46 pm
    by oats

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    I found this one surprisingly tricky. I may have been trying too hard to find a home run, so my submission was a bit of a reach. It’s just that most of the trade ideas I had were so boring that I didn’t even want to suggest them. I probably should have just done a trade with Wilson Chandler coming back to Detroit, which I for one would consider a coup.

    • Feb 19, 20137:52 pm
      by Mongo Slade

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      Yeah he would probably give you similar production as Rudy Gay especially in Pistons system. Where he would get 30-34 mins a game maybe 13 shot attempts.

  • Feb 19, 20138:52 pm
    by Mark

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    Detroit: 
    Rodney Stuckey
    Greg Monroe

    Kings:
    Tyreke Evans
    DeMarcus Cousins

     Evans is having one of his best seasons in the NBA despite not putting up career numbers. While Monroe is putting up the stats, Cousins ceiling is still higher. 

    • Feb 20, 201312:24 pm
      by Rodman4Life

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      For goodness sakes, what is the fascination with those two bums for the Kings? If they were so good, wouldn’t the Kings be that much better?

  • Feb 20, 20134:35 am
    by Kaneda

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    I’ve been trying to work around a trade involving Detroit, Denver and Dallas.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=apm4fgv
    We would get Koufos, OJ Mayo and Chandler. Denver would acquire Stuckey and Kravtsov. I tried to work in Maggette to Dallas so they can have more cap space this summer but I can’t for the life of me get around the money so it can work. So instead Dallas would acquire Maxiell and a 1st rounder from Pistons.
     
    http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=a9ncu7x
    Another possiility is acquiring Brewer instead of Chandler from Denver. For this trade to work Denver would have to tade Q. Miller or J. Stone to Dallas.
     
     

  • Feb 20, 20137:16 am
    by Kaneda

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    Trying to work a trade out involving Detroit, Denver and Dallas.
     
    1. http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=apm4fgv
    The trade would send Stuckey and Kravtsov to Denver for Chandler and Koufos. We would send Maxiell and 1st rounder to Dallas for OJ Mayo. Tried getting Maggette to Dallas since he has a large expiring contract which would entice the Mavs but can’t get the money to work. So decided to go with Maxiell and 1st rounder
     
    2. http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=a9ncu7x
    Same trade as above but instead of getting Chanlder from Denver we would acquire Brewer. The money doesn’t add up so Denver would have to trade to Dallas either Q. Miller or J. Stone.

  • Feb 20, 201311:15 am
    by JB

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    The deal we need to make is to acquire Eric Gordon.
    He’s been severely under the radar with his recent injuries and the fact that, when healthy, he’s been playing in New Orleans.
    When healthy in LA, he was as a dynamic young shooting guard as there was in the league, better than any of the names that are mentioned in free agency. He can get to the rim with force and reliably hit 3′s.

    His contract is for 4 years at around $13.5 million, and if New Orleans wants to dump salary and keep playing time available for developing their OTHER first rounder this year, Austin Rivers, then they should have some interest in moving him.

    As far as the players we’d give up, the salary works for trading Maxiell and Stuckey, but I suspect we would have to sweeten the deal with a future draft pick.

    I just think he addresses our biggest need at the shooting guard and that he is ripe for the picking. 

    • Feb 20, 201312:26 pm
      by Rodman4Life

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      Now here’s a legit proposal, laced with some logic! Good thinking . . . 

    • Feb 20, 20133:02 pm
      by oats

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      Eric Gordon was the big acquisition in the Chris Paul trade. By all accounts he was mandatory to get it done. Given that, I seriously doubt that Stuckey would land him. As for Rivers, I think they plan on a 3 guard rotation with him, Gordon, and Vazquez. Besides, Rivers hasn’t shown that enough to justify moving Gordon. I know it is extremely limited minutes for him so far, but even in Summer League he didn’t look too good. I could see New Orleans getting annoyed with Gordon’s injury problems and then looking to trade him, but Maxiell and Stuckey is way under value for him. They might consider it if Brandon Knight got worked in there though.

      • Feb 20, 20134:28 pm
        by JB

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        Yeah, I hear you. Rivers has been a huge disappointment so far. Gordon’s injuries are the primary reason that NO would entertain this. 
        Talent-wise, Gordon is far better than Stuckey, but the inclusion of Maxiell’s $5 million expiring contract and the Piston’s lottery pick might make it appealing.

        Really, there’s no one on the roster short of Drummond and Monroe that I wouldn’t part with to make this deal work.

  • Feb 20, 201311:15 am
    by Ryan

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    Not sure GSW would jump at this, but: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine/?tradeId=ausxnbl

    DET gets: E. Gordon
    GSW gets: R. Stuckey, J. Jerebko
    NOH gets: K. Thompson, D. Green, A. Biedrins

    Depends on whether or not the Warriors would go for Jerebko. He’d be strong with Landry behind Lee and Barnes. And whether they think Stuckey would give enough of a boost – I’d rather have Gordon obviously. Maybe we throw a conditional 1st rounder in (can we add the condition that if we retain our lotto pick this year GSW would get it? It’ll be hard to get late lotto pick as good as Monroe/Knight/Drummond, let alone as good as Gordon) and we’d still have the same cap space in the summer to shore up the rotation.

    New Orleans wants Klay Thompson and gets a huge expiring contract for next year, so it works for the Pelicans. 

    • Feb 20, 20132:55 pm
      by oats

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      GS loves Klay Thompson, so I doubt it.

      • Feb 20, 20133:26 pm
        by Ryan

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        Apparently Thompson-for-Gordon is actually being discussed, but you’re right – if GS would take that package, why not just take back Thompson and leave NO out of it…

    • Feb 20, 20133:04 pm
      by oats

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      Almost forgot, I think I’d rather have Thompson than the oft injured Gordon anyways.

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