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Building a Complementary Roster

Here is another ridiculous trade proposal that I feel gives us the chance of becoming a contender in a few years.

Step 1- Lamarcus to Cleveland for #1, #19 picks and Tristan Thompson, I have heard all the knocks on this draft and realize the slim chance of getting a player of LA's caliber but it is one of the few things that give us a chance of contending.

Step 2- Draft Day, You have to select Nerlens Noel first overall, The guy is an elite defender and he will put on weight and his injury should be fully healed by December. Then I would package Wes, Leonard, and #10 for Gortat and #5. Then I would Select Victor Oladipo who gives Lillard his SG for years to come. At 19 we grab Dennis Schroeder who has tons of potential and is the perfect backup point guard. Then we package all our 2nd round picks and move up and grab Jeff Withey who is another elite shot blocker.

Step 3- In Free Agency I would make two moves; Sign OJ Mayo for 4-28 million and Paul Millsap for 3-24 Million.

After Year One We Look Like This

Lillard/ Schroeder / E-Will

Oldalipo/ Mayo/ Barton

Batum/ Claver / Greek

Millsap/ Thompson / Freeland

Gortat/ Noel / Withey

This allows Noel to fully rehab and learn while playing 16 minutes a game and after a year Gortat can leave and Noel/ Withey combine to give us our Centers for the next decade.

Year 2

I would Make one move which is to trade for Kevin Love. He will grow unhappy in Minnesota after another losing season and we swoop in a grab him for. Millsap, Thompson, Schroeder, and future picks.

Then we fill out the roster with vets and we have a good shooting backcourt with a scoring/shot blocking frount court.

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