There is now possible way we can trade straight up with the Wolves to get Kevin Love. That is why we need a third team to be involved with a top-10 draft pick. Enter Boston, one of Morey's connections and someone needing a true center.
Here is my trade:
Celtics get: Omer Asik, JJ Barea, Rockets 2015 1st rd pick and $3M
Why Minnesota does it:
They get 2 young rising starters plus the 6th overall pick in a good draft. Good haul for someone they will lose for sure. They might need to take Lin's expiring contract to make the money work but it wont be as bad when they send out $4.5M from JJ going to Boston.
Why Boston does it:
They need a proven starting center to keep Rondo happy plus $3M to help with Asik's salary. They also get his bird rights and will most likely resign long term. With Rondo, Bradley, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass and Asik, they can compete in the Eastern Playoffs. They unload Wallace's bad contract they had to eat in the Brooklyn trade. They also get our 2015 first rd pick. JJ can serve as a decent backup to Rondo. Boston also still has the 17th pick in this years draft.
Why Houston does it:
Duh, Kevin Love! We give up a lot but its the only way the other teams cooperate. Wallace is a bad contract but we wont need his offense on this team. Health is the only issue for him to be our defensive wing we need. We also get rid on Lins contract.
Seems like a Morey kind of trade. Would everyone be happy? Please comment.