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Getting Dwight and then Trading LMA

I would like to start off my fan post by saying how unrealistic and ridiculous this off-season is but it was fun to put together!!!

Based on Storytellers contracts we open the off-season at a little over 43 million against the cap which will be around last years figure of 58.

FIRST- I would go hard for Dwight Howard, pitch him the young championship caliber core and the amazing fans and atmosphere. Dwight will want to go to a small cit y to rehab his image and become the beloved star in a more relaxed city. Give Dwight 2 years for 30 million . That would eat up our entire cap and the second year is factoring in his 10% year to year raise. Tell him give the Blazers 2 years and if you aren't satisfied you can leave and if it works out you can have your massive max contract.

Second- Trade Lamarcus, 3 Second Rounders, and Freeland to Cleveland for both of their first and their 2014 first. Cleveland is rumored to want him and that would give them a nice young core. Portland would get around 13.5 million in cap space after factoring in the cap hold for the fourth pick.

Third- Josh Smith is friends with Dwight and has the dynamic ability to guard a true PF or a Stretch PF. Offer him same deal as Dwight about 2 years for 30 million.

Fourth- The Draft. Assuming the slots are the same I would say that Ben Mclemore falls to four and we run to the podium. Ten is a little more difficult as we could go any position. I think Zeller also falls to ten and we grab a great backup PF. At 18 we get Dennis Schroeder who is a good developmental prospect.

Fifth- We fill out our roster with Eric Maynor with the Mini Mid level, Jermaine O'Neal, A Veteran PF like Jamison and bring over Kostas Papanikolaou from Greece

Then We Have

Lillard/Maynor/Schroeder

Matthews/Mclemore

Batum/Claver/Papanikolaou

Smith/Zeller/Jamison

Howard/O'Neal/Leonard

Plus a 2014 Cleveland First Rounder

I believe that team is a championship contender that fits together nicely

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