..... to get Rose that is.
First, I'd like to offer this opinion: Rose will end up being a better point guard than either Paul or Williams. He simply has so many outstanding skills. Also - and I don't know how significant this is - Paul or Williams were never considered or discussed (that I recall) as top 2 selections in their draft.
For the sake of this FanPost, I'll make two assumptions: 1). KP would like to make a stab at acquiring Rose, and 2). he is not willing to part with Roy or Oden to do so. Keep in mind this quote from Pritchard: "To get into the first two picks, you'll have to give up an all star and a pretty good starter".
So, the question is: how much would we be willing to give up to get Rose? Here are some possibilities:
a - Rudy, Outlaw and #13
b - Aldridge, Outaw and #13
c - Aldridge, Rudy and #13
d - Aldridge, Rudy, Outlaw and #13
e - Aldridge, Rudy and Outlaw minus #13
Of course there are many other combinations we could offer, but excluding Roy and Oden I think Aldridge, Rudy and Outlaw represent our most valuable trading commodities.
Personally, I'd do 'a' in a heartbeat, although it would hurt to give up Travis. But I'm not so sure about those other proposals involving Aldridge. Give up LaMarcus?! How could we, although I'm of the opinion that Rose will end up being more outstanding at his position than Aldridge will at his. And, although considerable emphasis is placed on high quality bigs, I know quality PG's are highly valued as well.
I strongly suspect we'd have to throw in one of our big 3 to have any chance at Rose. I think 'e' may have some merit as we'd still have the 13th pick to draft another power forward.
I'd do 'a' for sure. "d" is too much. I'd seriously consider the others.
Am I nuts?