Realistically, what will Ron-Ron fetch?
We couldn't get Denver to part with Kleiza at the trade deadline, so what will he be worth now? Will he really be more valuable to other teams now that they know Ron-Ron will only be on the books for one year?
I keep hearing the teams of interest are Dallas, Miami, LA Lakers, Houston, Denver and long shots like NY Knicks or San Antonio. That being said, what do these teams have to offer?
Dallas has Howard, but I doubt they will part with him (this is my best case scenario). Miami has nothing really to offer at this point but Haslem (which isn't much). Lakers have Odom and spare parts (no thanks). Houston has Aaron Brooks (who we know GP likes), Luis Scola, Carl Landry, Donte Greene, but they didn't want to part with any of these pieces last year. Denver still has Kleiza but little else is appealing on their roster.
San Antonio has very little outside of late draft picks to offer and Knicks reportedly have David Lee on the block, but I seriously doubt Donnie Walsh wants to have another go-around with Ron-Ron.
So where does that leave us? I get the feeling we may end up with a borderline starter, or mid to late draft picks and maybe a little cap relief, but not a player that will have significant impact. I hope I'm wrong, but I think we may be in for some disappointment when the deal does finally go down (See Bibby, Mike).