Been on my Ben Gordon
Click on the image to see the trade on ESPN’s Trade Machine. H/T @Noze23. +10 if you get the title reference.
Even with the classic Humphries/MarShon/pick scenario, this was by far the most common trade foundation: we know the Bobcats are interested in trading for Kris Humphries, we know they think Ben Gordon is expendable… BOOM! And away we go. At least three of you put together the exact same deal that sent Gordon, Brooks, and Blatche to Atlanta. Some of you involved Gerald Wallace, even though Wallace’s contract makes him an undesirable asset for Atlanta.
Two of you did something a little more interesting, adding a fourth player potentially on the block to the mix:
A similar one beefed up the deal for Charlotte and Utah. Both of these foundations have their flaws — I don’t think Utah trades away Al Jefferson to give themselves a logjam at shooting guard, nor do the Hawks downgrade for half a season to let Jefferson walk anyway to save the cap space.
|Previous: The Obvious||Next: Selling High|