I like it.
I don't really think that: Howard + Beasley > Bynum + Gasol, but with a decent back up point guard (or maybe starting compared to what we currently have) it might be worth it. Plus, Kobe and Howard seem likely to attract other good players to LA as well.
Seems like a pretty good trade for all involved.
Im not sure why Minny would do this trade. They have the best PF in the game and it seems that they hit the Jackpot with Peckovic as well, who is playing out of his mind (PER=22,38 - top 20 in the league).
Also, Barea is not exactly what we need at the Guard position and he is actually a good fit in Minny, as he can play alongside Rubio who is big enough to guard 2s. .
If we get Luke Ridnour instead of Barea, and perhaps throw in another big or a SG (Reddick/Richardson or BigBaby/Tolliver/Randolph), then we're getting somewhere.
Then Minny perhaps could turn Peckovic into a high-scoring wing player and all teams would be ready to go.
Actually, if we did this trade: http://games.espn.go...tradeId=7ocjxme
and Minny then did this trade: http://games.espn.go...tradeId=7a6m9pj
all teams would really benefit.
Orlando would get the best possible deal giving up Howard.
Denver would get a SOLID big man to pair with Nene, while giving up roleplayers in a crowded back-court.
Minny could make a solid spanish connection with
Pau-Love-Brewer-Fernandez-Rubio and with Darko-Tolliver-Barea-Randolph coming off the bench, Minny could make some noise in the West.
LA also get a good deal, especially if we somehow can turn the TPE and picks into a starting caliber big.
Edited by DanishLakerFan, February 26, 2012 - 01:16 AM.