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J. Smith + Oladipo or McLemore...it's possible here's how.

First off, hat tip to Geniosity and Blazin in NE for the inspiration for this series of moves.

I think the key to getting the #5 AND getting Josh Smith is a sign and trade:

You involve Atlanta in a sign in trade for J. Smith for 11.5 to 14 per year.

PHX trades:

Gortat
Beasley
5th to Portland


PHX gets:

Freeland
Batum
#10


ATL trades:

J. Smith sign and trade

ATL gets:

Future 1st top 5ish protected from Portland
Michael Beasley
Possibly future pick from PHX


Portland trades:

Nicolas Batum
#10
Joel Freeland


Portland gets:

J. Smith
M. Gortat
#5


What do you think? I think PHX does it because now they offload Beasley. ATL does it because they can at least take a flier on Beasley who has tons of talent, but clearly needs a change of brain scenery and perhaps this would be a chance for him to make use of his talents. ATL also gets a few picks out of the deal from either Portland or PHX or both. If need be you throw in Matthews, some 2nd rounders and/or Papp from Greece as sweetener for PHX.

Portland then trades/buys Dallas #13 and drafts Schroeder and picks up T. Robb from HOU. You use the #5 on one of Oladipo, McLemore or Porter whichever one falls, likely Oladipo or McLemore. Then you use the #13 to pick up Schroeder who I think is going to be dynamite.


You end up with:

PG: Lillard / Schroeder
SG: Matthews / Oladipo or McLemore
SF: J. Smoove / Claver
PF: LMA / T Robb or if we can’t pick up T. Robb, you have J. Smoove do some spot minutes.
C: Gortat / Leonard

That lineup is good right away, has room to improve tremendously. Gives us a bench and assets in case guys don't pan out. I'm licking my chops right now because this seems doable and is well worth it.
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