Monday, July 30, 2007


It looks like it might happen. KG to Boston in what very well could be a repeat of the '96-'97/'97-'98 Rockets. Three aging veterans with no NBA titles coming together(Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce) to try and form a super team and win it all. (Hakeem Olajuwon teaming with Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley to try and make a run at it. Only Hakeem won titles, which he did during the 2 years when Michael Jordan originally retired). That would leave our Timbies with a starting lineup of Randy Foye, Ricky Davis, Corey Brewer, Al Jefferson, and probably Mark Blount. We would have Rashard McCants, Marco Jaric, Craig Smith, and Gerald Green coming off of the bench. Hello lottery hell for several years.

Here's my proposal for the Timbies after the Garnett trade goes through. Trade Ricky Davis(expiring contract) and Rashard McCants to the Atlanta Hawks for Marvin Williams. ( I would take Josh Childress also, but for arguments sake we will take Williams here.) That will give the Hawks 2 more decent backcourt players and rid them of their glut of 3/4's.(Josh Smith, Childress, Sheldon Williams, and Al Horford are still in ATL.) They also wouldn't have to pay Williams the big extension he is going to want in a year, which would be tough to give him with their shaky ownership right now.

The Wolves could then flip Trenton Hassell, Gerald Green, and a Future #1 to the G-State Warriors for Monta Ellis.(Who Don Nelson hates.) The first round pick could be the one we are acquiring from the Celtics. This pick will probably be in the 20's anyway because the Celtics should be very good for the next couple of years. The Timbies could then run out a squad of Foye, Ellis, Williams, Jefferson, and Juwan Howard with a bench of Brewer, Smith, Blount, and Jaric. The young guys could develop while the older/crappier players contracts expire.(Howard, Jaric, Troy Hudson, Blount, and Mark Madsen). We wouldn't be good, but at least we would be young and fun to watch with a possibility of some hope for the future.

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