So I know the possibility is nill to zilch, but what would people think about going after Love? I think now would be the most opportune time with him going down with a broken hand. Minnesota is just a few games out of the playoffs right now and a roster "upgrade" I think could get them there. This involves the Lakers, and I hate to mess with that train wreck right now, but Love I think is worth it. Plus I don't think lakers do this, since its mostly cap space at first glance, yet I actually think this would improve their overall roster. So here it is:
Suns get: Love, Roy
Minny gets: Gasol, Dudley, Their own 2013 1st rounder (back from us)
Lakers get: DWilliams, Morris, Brown, O'Neal, WJohnson, their 2nd round pick (again, back from us)
Minny does it: It's well known that Minny has a mancrush on Gasol, and this trade gets him there along with Dudley's services, AND a 1st round pick. This puts them back in the playoff picture I would say.
Suns do it: they get their coveted star in Love and retain Gortat and Dragic. All we really lose is a non-lottery pick and Dudz. With Love being out 6-8 weeks with the broken hand (longer if we milk it), our pick still remains high. Our true sacrifice is cap space, but weren't we saving that for a marquee player? You know, someone like that guy Kevin Love? And we also get to put our miracle-working training staff to task and see if they can get Roy on the court. Doubt it, but who knows?
Fakers do it: major cap space! If I'm running a team and someone offers me two very young PF's with a lot of potential making $7mil combined for an old PF not producing yet making $19mil, I do it. In a heartbeat. And if you think about it, that $12mil savings is actually $24mil+ savings with the luxury tax. There is a saying: Too many Chiefs, not enough indians. I think this pretty much sums up the Lakers. Too many stars who need the ball, not enough role players. Anyways, it improves the team for this year with Morris and Williams manning the PF position, O'Neal giving them a true backup C, and putting Brown back at home in LA, upgrading the backup SG and some scoring off the bench. Oh and they get back that all important 2nd round pick and an expiring in Johnson.