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After reading the most recent Bill Simmons column on his new site Grantland, I was newly acquainted with the NBA Trade Machine. I tried a few combinations including Ray Allen to the Bulls for Kyle Korver and Kevin Garnett along with Avery Bradley to the Magic for Dwight Howard.

This one seemed to make the most sense and didn’t have me folded over wanting to hurl at the thought of it:

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=6klda2p

I know what you’re thinking. Brandon Bass and J.J. Redick? Or maybe you aren’t. All I know is that I watch every Boston Celtics game and at least half of the Orlando Magic games—I live ten minutes away from the Amway Center. Bass and Redick are 26-years-old and great at playing their roles. With Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Dwight Howard, every other piece needs to be complementary and effective. Redick is not as efficient as Ray, but I have seen him shoot lights out from three-point range. Ray’s 3-point FG% for his career is .399. That’s incredible considering how long he’s been in the league. J.J. is at .394 from beyond the arc coming off the bench. Maybe he will benefit from a full-time starting gig. I still question his defensive capabilities.

Brandon Bass is Big Baby 2.0. Literally. Both from Baton Rouge, LA and both went to LSU. Bass is much more athletic than Davis, however. He’s no Kevin Garnett, no one ever will be, not even himself. Does this mean I think we are better off without KG? No. I think we are better, a force with Dwight and Rondo as a young, athletic nuisance and Paul being the scorer and closer he is known to be.

Even with this there are still far too many holes. I just thought it was fun to entertain. Post whatever you all come up with and remember the Draft is TONIGHT.

5 Comments

  1. bballee

    June 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    What line of reasoning did you come up with as to why Orlando might be willing to do this?

    • Mandy B.

      June 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      It’s all in entertainment. I tried to do KG and Ray for just Dwight and JJ but they have taken on such horrible contracts over the past three years that it didn’t free up enough space…even with Dwight gone. This won’t truly happen and I’m not holding my breath but it is interesting to see what you could swing financially regardless of actual possibility. I’d need to sit down with Danny to provide you with a surefire answer as to what will happen this offseason. Until Danny returns my call, hypothetical is all I can give you.

  2. Hassan Alam

    June 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    hey, what happened to the mock draft contest?

  3. Mandy B.

    June 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    It’s still up. The post prior to this one.

  4. Hassan Alam

    June 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    No it’s not, te post prior to this one is about jeremy tyler

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