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Bulls/Magic Trade

The Magic need a point guard. Jameer is probably out for the year and they aren't going to be winning anything with Anthony Johnson at the point. Here is what I propose:

 

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=45~1995~1998~862~1981~2456&teams=4~4~4~4~19~19&te=&cash=

 

The Magic look like this right away:

Hinrich/Johnson/Wilks/Nelson
Lee/Pietrus/Reddick
Noc/Pietrus
Lewis/Gortat
Howard/Foyle

They lose a lot of depth at 4/5. They really don't have a backup 3 either. It makes them pretty thin, but a better team.

Their salary for next year would be: 67.5 mil, so a little bit of space and they don't lose anyone for a long time. When Nelson comes back they have a solid 3 guard rotation and Pietrus can play some 3. Noc can play some 4. It is that same core for the next 3-4 years. Intriguing?

This trade would give the Bulls this lineup for the rest of the year:

Rose/Bogans/Hunter
Gordon/Thabo/Hughes
Deng/Hedo
Thomas/Gooden/Cook
Noah/Battie/Gray

Next year it would be:

Rose/Thabo
Gordon!!/Hughes
Deng/Hedo (player option)
Thomas/Cook (player option)
Noah/Battie

2010:
Rose
Gordon/Thabo
Deng
Thomas
Noah

They would need to sign a backup PG and a real big man for next year.

2009 salaries (assuming they sign Gordon to Deng money): 54.5 mil
2010 salaries (same assumption): 40 mil

This is really a glorified salary dump, but it keeps the good core of the Bulls together and gives them a direction. They have a ton of cap space for 2010 and have enough to work with for next year to resign Gordon and possible get a big man. They will still have Larry and Thabo to move next year if they want to as well. What do you think?

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