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Rosterbation - what's not to like?

So it's been a couple weeks since I 'bated the old roster, and I couldn't stop myself.  But you know what?  I suspect most of you actually enjoy rosterbating.  And some of you just enjoy watching me rosterbate.  Perverts.  So for today's rosterbatory exercise, I came up with a wicked Menage et Trois:

Trade Machine!

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=2fnpthg

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=3xfx6hm

Summary:

Vince Carter and Robin Lopez go to Dallas.

Josh Smith, Shawn Marion, and a trade exception of about $2M land in Phoenix.

Roddy Beaubois and Brendan Haywood go to Atlanta.  Possibly a low 1st round pick as well (from Phx).

Why do this?:

The Phoenix Suns do this because it solves the logjam on the wing (-Vince), gives us a starting caliber PF (JSmoove), and reunites us with an old fan favorite who's career might be revitalized by a return to our medical staff and the passing of Steve Nashin return all we have to do is take on the corpse of Shawn Marion.  The starting frontcourt of Gortat/Smoove looks like an elite defensive duo - guarding the pick, making rotations, and shotblocking.  Frye/Marion coming off the bench gives us options to go bigger or smaller in the frontcourt depending on matchup.

The Dallas Mavericks do this because they lost Caron Butler to injury, and Vince can replace those stats and skills, this season.  They believe they are a championship contender, but not without that production.  They reunite Kidd/Carter, who already know how to work together.  They move Haywood, who is being paid too much to play backup center behind Tyson Chandler.  They get a young cheap center who they can bring off the bench behind Chandler now, and perhaps evolves into the future of their franchise, without losing much in the way of production.  Lastly, they also get rid of the bad contract of Marion.

The Atlanta Hawks do this because they get a starting quality center, allowing them to move Horford to his natural position at the 4.  They also get a young, cheap, PG who can score and slash (Beaubois), to replace the aging Bibby, and/or give them leverage in negotiations with Bibby and/or Crawford.  And they cut $3.5M from their atrocious team budget, to ease the pain of JJ's redonkulous contract.

Misc

This is two trades because Vince can't be traded along with another player right now.

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