Hey guys, I'm back with another trade proposal. These are fun, and you know you like them as much as I do. I think this move is pretty sensible, but I wanted to check with you guys to see if I am crazy. So here is the trade proposal:
Peja for Nocioni and Garcia (And Sean May or Udoka because Garcia is a BYC player as I was helpfully reminded by one of your posters. This would also mean that this move couldn't go down until closer to the trade deadline.)
Peja has had a resurgence recently but the real reason Sacto would do this move is because it saves you serious money. Peja's contract expires next year. You guys pay 2 million more next year but save 24 million after that over the next two years. Heck you could even buy him out but I think you lose his value that way. Next year you guys will have serious cap space, a big expring, lot's of young, talented players, and multiple first round paicks. That;s the kind of stuff that gets you superstars and builds dynasties.
Additionally Peja is not completely useless as a player. He can still score, and pass, and he is still deadly from the three. Peja would also give you guys a solid vet to help teach your wings (something Nocioni can already do). Granted he is not the tenacious defender that Nocioni is, but that gives Casspi a new role to play.
Having said that, honestly, it frees up some space at the 3 for Green and Caspi.You don't owe Peja minutes, and there really isn't space for Nocioni and Freddie in you future with the talented wings you already have. Lastly, it's Peja, a guy with a special relationship to Sacto. It would be nice to see him finish his career where he started it.
For the Hornets, we get our starting wings for the next few years. Garcia is a great versatile wing, and Nocioni is a tenacious defender who can hit the spot up J. Anyone who has seen my posts before knows how much I love Garcia's game and how perfect a fit I think he is next to CP3 (good catch and shot game, good ball handler, good defender, tough, good character). Both space the floor and play good defense which is really all we need from our wings. We also save two million dolLars next year which will be a bad luxury tax year for us.
So that's my move. Thoughts?
I'd love to see what you have to say about these moves. Good luck with the rest of the year.