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The Trade of Trades

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=1710~518~510~1017~454~550&teams=18~21~ 22~15~21~18&te=&cash=

In lieu of Canzano's rumor, I saw this posted on the O-live Blazers forum the other day and had to admit I found it interesting. The biggest question mark regarding this deal is Phoenix.  They have been in cut salary mode for about two season now, and it seems unlikely they will re-sign Marion for what he wants.  The contracts the players going to Phoenix would get both expire when Marion's would, plus they could re-sign Desmond Mason quite a bit cheaper than Marion if they wanted to keep him.   The other aspects of this trade, though a bit of a stretch, doesn't seem outside of reality.  If we gained Marion in the trade, we'd have to figure out how to use the likes of Webster and Jones.  We could use Marion in a sign and trade at a later date, as his salary comes off the books the same time as Raef's would anyway.  We could let him walk.  We could move Martell to SG.  We'd also open up a roster spot by doing this trade. The other question mark would be whether or not NY has enough roster spots to take two players.

New Roster
C  Pryz,Frye,Oden
PF Aldridge, Outlaw, McRoberts
SF Marion, Jones
SG Roy, Webster, Jack
PG Blake, Rodriquez, Green

It would be confusing to see Marion and Roy on the floor at the same time. Especially from the 300 level. They look similar and have the same skin tone. What are your thoughts Blazer Nation?

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