This looks like a pretty attractive option for the Blazers. Kristic is supposed to be a pretty good big man/center prospect (top ten pick if he had waited until this summer). Isn't this the kid that Vlade Divac has been mentoring? Add Martin, Kittles, Williams, and Kristic to the squad and we suddenly become much deeper. Although we may not have the cap flexibility that would come with just letting Sheed walk, those are some nice pieces to add to the team. With Martin, Randolph and Kristic up front, we have a pretty solid front line for years to come. Although, Martin and Zack have similar games which may lead to an eventual trade of one of them to get a legitimate SF or PG.Option 2 – Trade Rasheed for Kenyon Martin: The Blazers could trade uncertainty for uncertainty and reopen discussion with the Nets for Kenyon Martin. Martin is an unrestricted free agent and the Blazers could decide that they do not want to resign Wallace and they could attempt to try out Kenyon and decide whether they like him or simply let the salary go at the end of this season. The trade with the Nets would involve Kerry Kittles, Kenyon, and a combination of players. I hear rumbles that a deal of Kittles, Kenyon, Aaron Williams and the prospect Nenad Kristic would get the deal done for Rasheed and actually bring the Nets under the cap, barely, if they let Rasheed walk. The Nets are unlikely to give up Kristic however and the Blazers may not be willing to take on Aaron Williams and his 2 years of $3 million along with Kittles’ salary.
That's why I think maybe we could work out a three way with NJ and ATL. I tried to put something together, but the trade checker on realgm kept pooping out on me every time I try a three way trade. :upset: Something along the lines of the following...Originally posted by <b>Terrible</b>!
bfan1; that is exactly right. Kmart is not a good fit here, or on any time trying to change their bad boy image.
Nash will look like a massive hypocrite bringing in Kmart and lose tons of fan support plus give the media six months of material to work with non of which will be flattering to Portland or its fans.
Something like this?Originally posted by <b>Trader Bob</b>!
I had been saying all along
PDX - NJ - Memphis
PDX sends out Sheed to NJ, Gets Kittles and some package from Memphis
NJ gets Sheed, sends Martin to Memphis, Kittles to PDX
Memphis gets Martin, sends ? to PDX
Memphis sends ? to PDX can be = Maybe Mike Miller and Lo Wright
That way we get a SG in Kittles, scoring SF in Miller, and Center in Wright all for Sheed
(West supposedly had interest in Martin awhile back, thus the idea for the 3 way)