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Hou/Minn/OKC/Sac Blockbuster Deal (ESPN Trade Machine)



http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=nfjkojo

Houston receives: PF Kevin Love and signs C Dwight Howard

Why Houston does it: Rockets follow the Heat model of building a team and acquire a big 3 of Harden, Love, and Howard that should contend for titles for years to come. Losing Parsons is tough, but Morey has shown that he can find gems in the draft and free agency. Asik is redundant with Howard next to him, so losing him isn't too much of a blow. I believe the Rockets will be able to find shooters and defenders to surround their nucleus.

Minnesota receives: PF Chuck Hayes, C Demarcus Cousins, PF Thomas Robinson, PG Aaron Brooks, Hou 1st round pick

Why Minnesota does it: While they deal Love, they add Cousins, who had a higher PER last season and should continue to get better. They also add former lottery pick Thomas Robinson, Aaron Brooks expiring deal, and a first round draft pick. While they have to take on Chuck Hayes' deal, his contract could be valuable next season

Oklahoma City receives: C Omer Asik, SF Chandler Parsons

Why Oklahoma City does it: The Thunder want to win now. They significantly upgrade the center position by adding Asik to take Kendrick Perkins' minutes and also add a borderline all star in Chandler Parsons. The Thunder give up basically all of their young, potential filled bench warmers, but they need results now

Sacramento receives: PF Derrick Williams, C Steven Adams, SG Thabo Sefolosha,SG Carlos Delfino, SG Jeremy Lamb, SF Perry Jones

Why Sacramento does it: Potential. Basically 4 lottery picks come their way plus cap relief. Delfino's option can be declined and Sefolosha's deal expires at the end of the season. This gives them a lottery pick at every position, yet they should still be bad enough that they will get another lottery pick in next year's draft. The Kings will be young, but they will have cap space and a world of potential.

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