Captain Kirk for Sergio Rodriguez and Kenny Thomas: Two expiring contracts, one of which we could either buyout or bench, for Kirk's contract. and a draft pick or two. Thomas is washed up even as a journeyman, but Spanish Chocolate might be an inexpensive (and exciting) back up for Rose at the PG spot. Both of these contracts expire after this year, and it is doubtful that Sactown will be a major player in the FA bonanza of 2010. However, they need an upgrade at PG and a tandem of Kirk and Beno Udrih added to Tyreke Evans and Kevin Martin could be a VERY good backcourt.
Sacramento Depth Chart:
PG: Kirk Hinrich/Beno Udrih
SG: Kevin Martin/Tyreke Evans
Bulls Depth Chart after my two proposed trades:
SF: Johnson/Salmons/K. Thomas/T.Thomas
PF: Boozer/T.Thomas/Noah/K Thomas
C: Noah/B. Miller/Boozer/Gray/J. James
I admit it's a gamble, especially at the 2 and 3. But our current depth chart is a gamble, and it doesn't leave us with a ridiculous amount of cap space. With Boozer, Miller, Jerome James, Kenny Thomas, Tyrus Thomas, Rodriguez, etc coming off the books, theoretically at least we could perhaps sign a DWade, A Lebron and a discounted Carlos Boozer in the 2010 offseason, and have a starting lineup like this:
That starting lineup plus filler (Salmons/Johnson/Asik, etc...) would be ridiculous...