After THRILLHO posted the Stein article about Asik/Ryno rumors, I started playing with the trade machine.
The actual trade machine is pretty entertaining. It projects how each move will affect each team's record. I'm assuming that the projected changes in wins/losses are based on each traded player's win shares or PER.
I know it's just a game, but it's projections are terrible. For example, with a Ryno for Asik/Parsons trade, the trade machine projects the Pelicans' total wins to decrease by 11, while Houston's total wins are projected to increase by 10.
I started fiddling with some trades just to get a feel for the win/loss analysis. Another example: a 3-way trade between us, H-town, and Golden State.
Pelicans -> IN = Bogut, Barnes, Klay Thomp, Parsons
-> OUT = Ryno, EG
-> Projected: -8 wins
Rockets -> IN = Ryno
-> OUT = Parsons, Asik
-> Projected: +10 wins
Warriors -> IN = EG, Asik
-> OUT = Bogut, Barnes, Thompson
-> Projected: -5 wins
off to me. -8 wins? +10 for Houston? -5 wins for the Warriors feels reasonable. The others do not.
After this trade, this is the Pelican's lineup:
Jrue, Roberts, Rivers
Klay, Tyreke, Morrow
Parsons, Barnes, Aminu
Bogut, Smiht, Withey, Steimsma
Our current roster is 8 wins better than this one?