Boston Celtics Receive Los Angeles Lakers Receive Houston Rockets Receive
Sam Dalembert Rajon Rondo Pau Gasol
Steve Blake Hakeem Thabeet Mickael Pietrus
Why this trade works:
It's pretty simple. Boston wants Rondo to go. I have no idea why, because he's the only reason why their still alive in the playoff hunt right now. Anyways, Rondo would fit nice in Los Angeles. Could you believe how Kobe and Rajon would mesh with each other? Pretty well if you ask me.
Now you're asking, why trade Pau to Houston? The situation is almost exact with Pau as it is with Rajon, and Boston can't have two ball-hogging big men that play the same position; especially cause one of them is a future HOF'er. Pau could redefine himself and be the face of the franchise in Houston, or it could be a Lamar Odom situation where he's buffering around the D-League. If you ask me, I think Pau will make huge playoff implications in The H-Town.
Sam Dalembert will fit about as well as Kendrick Perkins did for the early part of his career. I think he's one of the more underrated parts of this trade, and will be a force in Boston come playoff time. Blake, Williams, Pietrus, and Thabeet are all just additional parts to the trade, just to make it look a little more fancy I guess.
How this trade works:
Boston trades away contracts worth about 10.85 million
Los Angeles trades away contracts worth about 22.7 million
Houston trades away contracts worth about 14.5 million
Boston receives contracts worth about 11 million
Los Angeles receives contracts worth about 17.5 million
Houston receives contracts worth about 19.6 million
Winner of the trade: Lakers
No doubt. They receive one of the best point guards in the NBA in terms of ball distribution, and all-around player. Kobe would take him under his wing, and I believe, strongly, that they would win the 2012 NBA championship if they make this trade. If I'm right about this, I will dropout of high school and become a fortune teller.