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How does this trade sound?

Miami: Dwayne Wade + a Bad Contract (If necessary)

Portland: LaMarcus Aldridge, Jack, RLEC (if necessary)

No real need to point out the benefits that Portland would receive from Wade, who with Broy would create an explosive backcourt tandem that could dominate the league immediately. I think this is the kind of trade that would propel Portland deep into playoff contention immediately, and would also allow us to transition into our championship window perfectly. For those that don't want to part with Aldridge, not only is this trade advantageous because it gives us our starting backcourt, but it also clears up the logjam at the 3/4/5. With Aldridge gone, Frye can start at 4, and be backed up by Outlaw or McRoberts. Outlaw would be able to get a lot more time at the 4, which would give Webster more time to play the 3 along with Jones. Then wade, roy and rudy can have a guard rotation, with rudy occasionally spotting minuts at the 3, and blake/serge can be backups. Finally, we can use our #13 on a developing pf, or if miami doesn't like the trade, throw in the pick to sweeten the pot.

Reasons why Miami could favor this trade: the Heat get a potentially great big for an established guard, and the league's philosophy on personnel is to lock up bigs when you can find them. Aldridge is a budding star that can play the 4/5, which is perfect for a team like Miami which already has guys like Haslem, and doesn't need to add a guy like beasley, which would just clog up the 3/4 spots when considering marion. Then, with the 2, take OJ Mayo. You end up with Mayo at the 1/2, Marion at the 3/4, and Aldridge at the 5/4, plus an expiring contract that portland can send over, and Jarrett Jack who is a great combo guard.  

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