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Old 07-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post

Cleveland is gonna be sick if this happens! How can LAL and Orlando not agree on a deal that gives Orlando Bynum? Varejao.......yuck
Supposedly they don't want Bynum because they'd be in a similar situation they're in now with Dwight, because Bynum is on the last year of his contract. Maybe Bynum doesn't want to re-sign there (I still don't believe that). Also, as Presti's protege, Hennigan wants picks for their rebuilding process. Cleveland has 7 first rounders in the next three years. If ORL is offered McRoberts (expiring), Daniel Gibson (expiring, team option), Luke Walton (expiring), Varejao (who Presti/Hennigan have reportedly been wanting for quite some time), Tristan Thompson (big man prospect), Devin Ebanks (another prospect), and 3-4 first rounders, that's a pretty solid deal. They'd most likely dump J-Rich on Lakers and give Big Baby to CLE. ORL is not as worried about Turk and Duhon's contracts because their contracts are only partially guaranteed for their last year (after this upcoming season). At that point, Turk becomes a valuable expiring contract.

On top of all this, ORL would likely suck badly if they made this trade. That means they'd also have their own pick which could likely end up being a top 5 pick.

So all in all for ORL: Varejao (could become a valuable trade piece), 3 expiring contracts, 2 prospects, 3-4 first rounders, plus their own top 5 pick, and the ability to dumb their 2 worst contracts seems like a pretty good deal to me.

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