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Would Gerald Wallace make this a playoff team?

Living in Portland, I get to hear a lot about the Blazers. According to the most recent report, Portland is said to be a 3rd party in a possible three-team deal with Orlando and New Jersey in which the Blazers send out Gerald Wallace and receive little more than draft picks. The thinking here is that the Blazers are looking to unload payroll, commit to Nicolas Batum and have some cap space for the great FA market in 2012.

My thought is this: if the deal with the Magic falls through,would it be in the Kings' best interests to move some draft picks and maybe young/cheap talent for Wallace?


I'm thinking 2012 and 2014 1st round picks and maybe Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside and/or Donte Greene for Gerald Wallace. Then the Kings could maybe ditch one of John Salmons or Francisco Garcia to remove the logjam at SF. By trading for Gerald Wallace, you are getting exactly what you would get with AK47, but in a better package.

Remember last year when the talk was about adding a front court player who was better than Evans/Cousins right now? The player doesn't have to be elite, just All-Star or fringe All-Star level. Gerald Wallace is exactly that type of guy. He provides athleticism, rebounding, defense and versatility at the 3 and 4.

If the Kings could pull this off, would they be playoff contenders?

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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