First post, long time reader... love the site, community and Blazers!
Anyways, just read the (likely) bogus report of LMA wanting to head to the bulls, I then read as well that the bulls are considering dealing the 20 pick in exchange for T-Rob. All contingent on getting Chicago to part with Noah, but how would a Noah (12m), T-Rob (3.5m), Charlotte unprotected future 1st rounder for Lamarcus (14.1) and Freeland (3) sound? This would give us roughtly 14 million in cap.
We then use the 10 pick to select the BPA, let's say KCP for this hypothetical.
Sign Al Jefferson for 4/40m
Swap Kostas and second rounder(s) for the 24 (NYK) and select either Glen Rice Jr or Ricky Ledo).
Sign Maynor and Jermaine (really creative I know).
Lillard, Maynor, Vet
Wes, KCP, E-Will
Batum, Clavar, Rice/Ledo
Noah, Jermaine, Leonard
Plus Charlotte future 1st rounder
Of course if LA wants to stay I want him here, but if not this wouldn't be a bad looking lineup, solves some defensive issues, replaces LA, assets for the future, and a much deeper bench.
What do you all think?