Originally posted by TexasG
Well the Clipps definately have the talent to trade for 'Dre. Unfortunately I think one of the main players in that trade would have to be Maggette. I think a package deal of Maggette, Odom, and a first round pick could get them Miller, and a re-signed Rickey Davis.
As for Kandi being resigned ... since he's a restricted free agent the Clipps can match any offer meaning he would stay. The big question is will Stearling match the offer? Mark Cuban has already said that he would offer the exception of 4.5 mil (that's the most Dallas can offer). Kandi will likely get better offer's though considering he's a true center. Stearling has been saying that he will not break up this team however this is Stearling we're talking about and he has never paid his players. In the next two years he has three players that could command max contracts (Brand, Q-Rich, and Miles). Even if he does decide to start paying his players I doubt he will be willing to pay for 3 max contracts, and pay Kandi, Miller or Maggette their money.
If he is able to trade for Miller, and he's able to resign Kandi their lineup would still be sick even without Maggette.
PG - Miller
SG - QRich
SF - Miles
PF - Brand
C - Kandi
That's probably the most athletic lineup in the NBA, and if they can stay together the would definately be contenders in the near furture. All of this depends on Stearling though and his ability to pry open his wallet.