I've been slacking.
Been meaning to post part three for awhile now and so we shall proceed...
I am going to try not making numerous threads about the same trade target, but I think this one is vastly different from the first thread pertaining to this player and I think most will find this more realistic even if they don't like it.
So with out further ado, here's the meat and potatoes of it and a brief explanation for each club...
2011 2nd round pick
$3 million Cash
They get a gritty proven vet while he's on the cheap due to age, contract and his mental unraveling. He had been rumored to want to come to NJ when Melo and Billups were coming here, I see no reason he wouldn't want to play for the Nets alongside Deron.
Hell, Leon Rose was pushing the change of scenery full force and Rip couldn't have been happier.
He should fit well with D Will and I think D Will will see this as a gesture of faith.
They also dump Travis Outlaw. Bonus!
In all reality, it's a very cap conscience move and a buy low for sure with Outhouse outgoing.
NJ 2011 2nd round pick
$3 million Cash
Rip has become a cancer in Detroit and no one is buying the recent bravado that it wasn't true.
He has no place on the Pistons during a rebuild and his contract isn't user friendly even if it's a lot shorter then Outlaw's turrible deal.
To dump him for pure cap, it's going to cost the Pistons a ton.
I'm not even sure there are any teams out there that would give up an expiring for him because he doesn't make sense on most rosters besides contenders and strong playoff teams and most of those teams have high enough payrolls as is to justify taking him on while he's declining and showing his true colors.
He would nix any deal to a lotto team again anyway.
Detroit needs to clear salary for resignings of guys like Jerebko and Stuckey as well.
They pick up some cash, a high 2nd rounder and a decent young shooting guard to boot.
It spreads Rip's salary out over a number of years.
These are the type of deals Detroit is going to be entertaining unless they choose to offer up their pick this draft or next year's with very light protection.
Maybe Trout could bounce back to Portland form with a change of scenery and lower expectations anyhow.
Houston has an overload at shooting guard, they can use a cheap small forward with some upside if it only cost them a guy like Courtney Lee, especially when the player they receive for him is young enough to have upside himself and has 3 more years of rookie scale.
James is also a Texas guy through and through.
Low risk, medium to high reward move.
So what are everyone's thoughts on this one?