Yeah, yeah. Another Fernandez trade drawer. But what else is there to talk about?
I hope the Blazers trade Rudy soon and, if it were me, I'd trade him, Miller, our 2011 1st round pick and the rights to Victor Claver to Washington for Hinrich and their 2nd rounder.
Some people may say a 1st rounder is too much to give up. I don't. It'll be in the late 20's (hopefully 30) so who cares. If Washington dosen't want Rudy then they can trade him to the bulls or celtics for their 1st round pick offer or to the knicks for chandler.
Some people may also say Miller, Arenas and Wall might not work. Who is to say Arenas will be playing for Washington next season? Cleveland have the cap space and trade exemption to acquire him for little if nothing.
If not, Miller is an expring contract and the Wizards (who are rebuilding) get possibly two 1st round picks out of the deal (or Rudy and one 1st rounder) along with the rights to Claver, and free up heaps of cap space for next season.
I also think Hinrich would be an awesome fit for the Blazers and an even better backcourt partner for Roy. He can play both backcourt positions. He doesn't doesn't dominate the ball and, best of all, is one of the best defensive point guards in the NBA. His stats were just as good if not better than Miller's before Rose arrived...plus he is 5 years younger than Miller. Opposition point guards regularly kill the Blazers (check the box scores if you don't believe me) Monta Ellis has career nights against us. Nash did what he wanted in the playoffs. Wouldn't it be nice to have a defensive minded point gaurd who can shut down players like that?
I think so. We have enough young players. We don't need any more draft picks. And if for some stupid reason the Blazers swap Rudy for a first rounder, do we get the $3 mil we paid for that pick too?