Your Josh Smith Trade Ideas

Posted on: February 13th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

 

Or; Giving You An Idea Of How Ridiculous The Josh Smith Nets Trade Ideas Are

Josh Smith, reading some of these ideas. (AP)


I'm notoriously bad with ESPN's Trade Machine. Or maybe I'm really good. I honestly don't know because I have a tendency to think that every potential rumored trade is ridiculous, lopsided, or just never going to happen. I second-guess everything constantly because I never believe it's actually going down. That's why when I heard the rumor that the Brooklyn Nets were making a hard push" for Josh Smith, I poo-poo'd it; how in the hell are they going to make that happen? They don't have nearly the assets necessary, I argued. It's just not possible.

But, this is the NBA. Weird trades and stupid signings happen all the time for reasons that remain unclear. I thought that Joe Johnson's contract was untradable. I thought Rashard Lewis was untradable. I thought the Knicks would match up to a billion dollars for Jeremy Lin. I thought the Nets would never end up getting Dwight Howard... Okay, so I was right once. Point being, I always err on the side of trade caution, and so rarely come up with deals I'm comfortable with.

So in lieu of sitting at the Trade Machine for four hours trying to concoct a perfectly balanced three-team trade where everyone can go home ecstatic (I've done this before far more times than I care to admit), I decided to call on you, the amateur Mozarts, to put together your best Josh Smith trade proposals that end with Smith on the Brooklyn Nets. And you guys delivered: about fifty trade proposals in my twitter mentions in 15 minutes. I've highlighted a few that I think deserve comment in the following sections.

Now, I'd like to preface this by saying I personally think all of these are mildly ridiculous -- especially the Wall of Shame, which I saved for last. But given my track record, that's probably a good sign that Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry considers at least one of them mildly plausible. This is where amazing happens, right?

Start Here: The Obvious

P.J. mum on trade talk

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

 

P.J. Carlesimo

Carlesimo coaching vs. Wizards (AP)

Following Friday night's 89-74 walloping at the hands of the Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo took the quiet road when discussing the potential of a roster change in Brooklyn.

"I don't know," Carlesimo said to reporters after the game, when asked about potential moves. "Billy and I will talk about that. I wouldn't - especially after a game like this, I should just keep my mouth shut. So we'll see what happens."

The Nets are reportedly considering a deal offered by the Charlotte Bobcats that would exchange Nets forward Kris Humphries for Bobcats guard Ben Gordon.

 

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com:

The Nets and Bobcats have had discussions about a trade that would send Charlotte's Ben Gordon to Brooklyn for Kris Humphries, according to league sources.

The talks are ongoing, but sources said no trade is imminent.

A Gordon-for-Humphries trade works financially as both players make $12 million a year.

The Nets' interest in Gordon stems from their need for better ways to space the floor. Ranked 21st in the league in 3-point shooting, Brooklyn regularly has seen opponents clog the lane.

The 29-year-old Gordon, a sixth man in Charlotte, averages 21.4 points and 3.6 assists per 36 minutes, shooting 41.7% from three-point range. Humphries has been in and out (mostly out) of the Nets' rotation all season.

Adding Gordon to the Nets' lineup could make for a few interesting lineup combinations, including a starting lineup with Joe Johnson at the small forward position, shifting Gerald Wallace to power forward.

According to Howard Beck of the New York Times, the Bobcats proposed the trade, and it's up to the Nets to decide whether or not to accept it.

Read More: ESPN -- Nets, Bobcats discuss Ben Gordon