I, like many of you, would like to get Millsap straight up for Hump + pick(s). But assuming Utah may not like Hump or think that package is not enough of a return to add $12M next year, considering they can sign plenty of other cheaper players to reach the salary floor. So I was trying to think of a way to sweeten the deal without giving up Marshon.
Marvin Williams has a $7.5M player option for 2013/14 that I"m assuming he'll pick up, because he's... Marvin Williams. If the Nets took Marvin Williams, then Hump would only be an additional $4.5M to their cap figure next year. Plus, the Nets would gain a solid SF backup and wing defender behind Crash.
In a straight-up trade, the Nets would have to give up more valuable (bigger salary) pieces to match salaries, so I envisioned something like this might make sense for all parties:
- Charlotte Bobcats: Receive Humphries and Keith Bogans from Nets
Utah Jazz: Receive expiring contracts D. Diop ($7.4M), R. Williams ($2.6M) from Bobcats
Receive expiring contract Stackhouse ($855k) + 2013 first round pick from Nets
- Brooklyn Nets: Receive Paul Millsap and Marvin Williams from Jazz.
Bobcats turn expiring bench player contracts into Humphries, whom they expressed previous interest in signing.
Jazz get expiring contracts instead of another year of Hump, another year of overpaid Marvin Williams, and get a first rounder as well.
Brooklyn gets an All-Star caliber 4 and backup SF.
What do you guys think?