Definitly, they are lucky that there are so many other teams with point guards they want that probably won't resign with their team. So they definitly have alot of leverage.Originally posted by basketball_jesus
Yes Odom and Miles both have a lot of trade value, but it seems to me like the Clippers are shying away from trading either of them. Odom's trade value, although high, is not nearly as high as it should be, and Miles has to much potential to trade. I think the Clippers are intrigued with the idea of finding creative ways to play both their versitle forwards. The players on the blocks for sure are Maggette and Wilcox.
Considering the Clipps are the ones with the leverage in this trade, I think they might be able to get away with replacing miles with maggete.Originally posted by thrice911
The Clippers should definetly trade Miles if they can get Baron Davis in return. If they dont trade to get Baron Davis, they have a decent chance to make the playoffs this coming season, but if they get Baron they should easily make the playoffs IMO.
I think the reason a trade has not been done is because the Hornets want to get a good point guard if they lose Davis. Therfore, the Clipps should pull a three-way trade with the Hornets and Cavs.
Clippers get: Baron
Cavs get: Miles and Wilcox
Hornets get: Miller(who is willing to stay in New Orleans, unlike Davis)
The CLippers would have a roster of:
Pg Baron, Jaric, Dooling
Sg Richardson, Piatkowski
Sf Odom, Maggette, Fowlkes
Pf Brand, Ely, Jamison
C Olowakandi, Rooks
I think this team would be a shoe-in to make the playoffs. Chad Ford on espn thinks that they should trade odom instead of miles, but I think they are a better team with Odom. He also thinks that they should also trade Piatkowski and Dooling for Bo Outlaw but im not sure about that.