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Can We Pull A Reverse Kirk Hinrich? (trade ideas)

The article from yfBB got me thinking about that ill-fated offseason of 2010. Not about the signing of Carlos Boozer, but the trade that was made to free up cap space. Remember trading Hinrich and #17 for some garbage, so that we could free up more cap space to possibly grab Lebron and Dwade or Bosh.

Well, why can't Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver's NG contracts be used in the opposite fashion?

I worked up two different trade scenarios that can help the Bulls short term and long term, while keeping the team's valuable flexibility.

Trade 1: Chicago and Portland Portland is $19 mil under the cap, have the 6th and 11th picks in this year's draft, and have to resign Batum as he's a restricted free agent. They look like a team that wants to rebuild around LeMarcus Aldridge, and will add a C and possibly a PG in Free Agency.
Chicago gets: Wes Matthews, Nolan Smith, Luke Babbitt, #40
Portland gets: Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver


This trade gives the Bulls a starting lineup of Watson, Hamilton, Matthews, Boozer, and Noah to start the year. With Taj, Asik, Butler, Babbitt, and Smith coming off the bench and #29(Will Barton) and #40(Jae Crowder) battling for time and learning the league. You keep roster flexibility, because Watson and Hamilton will be expiring contracts, and you land a SG that could complement DRose when he comes back at a very reasonable price.

Trade 2: Chicago, Dallas, and Sacramento Dallas has $6 mil under the cap, and it is well known that they would like to make a run at Deron Williams. $6 mil will not be enough, they can open up more by buying out Lamar Odom, even then they won't have enough. Sacramento is $16 mil under the cap, and looks like they could be developing a nice young core, but will be looking to add veteran help at the SF and C positions. Problem is that they would definitely have to overpay for any free agent as they aren't the most desirable FA destination.
Chicago gets: Tyreke Evans, #36
Dallas gets: Brewer, Hamilton
Sacramento gets: Marion, Dominique Jones, #17

This is my favorite of the two, it gives us a dynamic G to team with DRose. Dallas saves an extra $8 mil to chase after DWill. And it gives the Kings a solid vet to throw next to their young backcourt, plus another quality pick.

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