Considering that Jrich had all of his calls ignored, I doubt it would surprise most people on here that Vince Carterwill not be a phoenix suns past this season. Of course you didn't need me to really tell you that, because Carter hasn't been playing very solid D and his refusal to drive stagnates the offense. (Mainly because he opts to fadeaway rather than take an open shot.) That considered, the Sunsare 100% in search of a power forward that would make it a lot easier for the perimeter players on this team. Carter's contract and the assets on the team give the suns a golden opportunity. The Atlanta Hawks are looking for tax relief after signing Al Horfordto a 60 million dollar contract and JJ to a 124 Million dollar contract. The Sun have a bundle of expendable wings that the Clippers can indulge enough in so that they would relinquish Chris Kaman.
So here is the trade that I propose (Everything considered this might be the most plausible or the dumbest one of all) The Hawks receive Chris Kaman, Vince Carter, and Willie Warren, The Suns recieve Josh Smith, Marvin Williams , and the Clippers receive Mickael Pietrus, Mike Bibby, Orlando's Number one pick and Atlanta's first round pick
The Hawks want to get rid of cap space and they also want Al Horford to play the Power forward position. Chris Kaman's contract has two years left on it and Vince Carter can be waived for 4 million dollars in this offseason. Mike Bibby is being paid 5.5 million dollars fo someone that they can easily replace with Jeff teague. Marvin Williams has seen the bench a lot more this season, mainly because of injury and because they tried to play Horford at the four a little bit more. He was the second pick in the draft 6 years ago and has only shown flashes of his brilliant scoring prowess. A trade for Carter, Kaman and Warren not only gives them cap relief but also a viable option at the five. Kaman is a solid rebounder and is 7'0, so Horford can be comfortable when playing the four.
The Clippers want to get a couple of stopgap options at the three while Aminu develops his game. The Clips are hoping that Aminu is able to develop a perimeter game which would make him a legit star in this league. In the interim, Williams acquires a larger part on the offense, meaning that he could establish him as more than just a role player. Pietrus is another stop gap option for the team at the two and the three-basically, . The Clippers could use a strong perimeter defender that can hit the three. (Hopefully someday for the clippers that will be aminu) Deandre Jordan has done an excellent job in filling in for Kaman and for the first time in decades really, the clippers are a strong defensive team. Thats because Jordan runs the break and gets back in transition and uses his freakish hops and length to slow other teams down. I think for if the clippers were offered this deal they would take it, just to shed Kaman's contract. Over the years the clippers have been notorious for making dumb trades, but their goal truly is to save money because of sterling's inhuman approach to life in general. Pietrus would allow the Clips to slowly ease Aminu into their lineup (he is pacing on a lot faster than probably anyone thought.)
The formula for this trade is incredibly simple and it basically fills every team's needs. So there you have it folks, tell me what you think. The suns would have to eat Williams' contract so that they may indulge in the talents that Josh Smith brings to this team. Mainly, I included the clippers into this so that the Suns wouldn't have to give up size. Plus, if you think about it, the clippers hired talent evaluators for the draft; case in point, drafting aminu, warren, bledsoe and Blake griffin in the past two seasons. In my opinion, my idea of what the clippers would want is different from the general consensus because I live in La and I am much closer to the organization.