I thought since everybody is throwing out ideas, I'd try mine. 3 team trade with NO, ATl and Ind (LINK
). I'm not sure how to include draft picks, but I'm thinking it would look like this..
Hawks trade away Horford and Teague
Pacers trade away Green, Augustin and West (multi picks?)
Hornets trade away Vasquez, Gordon, Lopez and Aminu
Hawks get West, Vasquez and Lopez. 3 expiring contracts (option on Lopez) that lets them go after 2 major free agents this summer to put with Smith. Plus maybe a future draft pick from the Pacers (?).
Pacers get Gordon and Aminu. A good scorer that is a hometown hero and should help build some excitement locally. Should make a nice 3 man combo with Granger/Paul (whichever one they choose to feature/not trade away) and Hibbert. They could plug in Plumlee or Hansbrough at PF or find another option.
Hornets get Horford, Green, Teague and Augustin. Nice upgrade at Center with a reasonable contract. Should be a nice complement to Davis and Anderson. One year audition for Teague with a vet back-up. Green is a journey man, but has nice talent (fan favorite for dunks).
This would let the Hornets focus on the SF position in the draft and still have a ton of money for free agency (SG if Rivers doesn't come around). Next years team could look like..
Teague/Augustin or FA pick-up
Rivers or FA (Martin, Mayo or Tony Allen)
1st round pick (Bennett?)/ Green or Miller