I have been racking my brain on how this team can improve. I think it's a foregone conclusion on this site, that Outlaw's contract is HORRIBLE and hard to move. It is a cap killing contract for years to come. Looking at different posts, and the needs of this team, I thought of one thing, who on the Nets is really untouchable? For the right price and talent, I say no one except Deron (because you will never get the right price and talent this off-season for him). So here we go..
I know I know, Brook Lopez????? Are you out of your mind?
Yeah, probably. But look at Portland. They already know Outlaw, and they need a reliable C. They have no clue how Oden is going to come back. Nets get another star who can play at the 3. It's a loss at C, but It's the only viable way I think to get a team to take Outlaw. If Portland is that in love with Batum, they can have Aldridge play his natural position at PF and Brook at C. And, they are a western team. I like this idea than trying to trade him to say Atlanta.
Nets not only get Wallace, but also another draft pick for this years draft.
I think the Nets can fill the C role by going after Deandre Jordan or Sam Dalembert. Jordan would be ideal.
With 2 first round picks, Proky cash, and Dwill and Wallace, Nets can be a lot closer to their goals. If they get Jordan, he can still be used as a trade for Howard later.
In the end, I think this trade works best for both Portland and the Nets.
If Nets can get Petro gone, and find value for Farmar, they can still make some moves to bolster the bench with veterans.