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.
5th to Portland
J. Smith sign and trade
Future 1st top 5ish protected from Portland
Possibly future pick from PHX
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
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.