Put up anyone but Aldridge to get Dwight to Portland. This team is too inconsistent. Even if its for a 1/2 season rental.
A front line of Aldridge and Howard would dominate the NBA.
Maybe a trade like:
Camby, Wallace,Matthews, Batum & Oden,
Turkoglu & Dwight.
Or maybe try to get a 3 team deal going, and try to get Stephen Jackson and Dwight.
We could feature a lineup of
SF-Turkoglu or Jackson
PF- Aldridge/ Rhino
C- Dwight/ Chris Johnson
Huge gamble. Dwight wont resign, but the west is WIDE OPEN this year. Why not take the chance to get the two most dominant big men together?
Worst case scenario, Dwight leaves, and we still Aldridge to build around. Felton/ Crawford possibly off the books. And 18 mil with Dwight off the books. Turkoglu has a bad contract, but everyone else is gone. Plenty of money to spend, and Im sure Aldridge can attract some FAs.