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How does a trade of Camby, Spreewell and the #7 pick for the #1 pick sound?

Why NY would do it

New York gets rid of a bunch of cap room so they can sign other players, they get rid of the frequently-hurt Camby and they move up in the draft to get the player they really want, Yao Ming. Also, this puts them in rebuilding mode, so next year, they would probably get another top pick, and if they get #1, they can get Lebron, but otherwise, they could get Ford or Duhon.

Why Houston would do it

A line-up of

Francis, Mobley, Spreewell, Griffin, and Camby with a bench of Norris, Rice, Taylor, Cato and whoever the 7 pick would get (hopefully Wagner) would be able to do very well in the West, and they would be up there will the Mavs and Spurs below the Lakers and Kings
 

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First off, NY will never have cap room to sign free agents. That's why we're so big on mid-level exceptions. That's all we've got...and trading away Camby and Spree won't help the cap relief cause.

Why would Houston take Camby who like you said is frequently injured...He'd just get even more beaten up in the tough West. Shoot, Camby in the West could get hurt and be out for the year even before pre-season ends.

As much as I would LOVE for the Knicks to rebuild, we all know that there's a 99.9% chance that it won't happen. Not a dumb idea in the least...I know though that we're all just looking at a pipe dream.

On Houston's side, once Camby goes down, Cato slides back in as the C but then where's the depth? Houston would have trouble again with the *****y Rice not starting. They won't stir up trouble when they can just take their 1st pick and just walk away. If they do trade, it might just be down to #3. Who knows.
 

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Whoa, whoa, whoa, please, Camby, Sprewell, and the #7 for the #1, (Ming)...no thank you. That is a terrible trade offer. Sprewell and the #7 for the #1 and a solid role player is more like it. I'd rather have Wagner and Wilcox over Ming though, Ming is soft. We might as well draft Ming and deal for Big Dog, we'd get pushed around so much it'd be kind of funny.
 
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