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Another ridiculous rebuild plan...

Coming from the mindset that if you are going to trade your best player and rebuild and he is not completely over the hill, you should get some combination of picks, a young player with potential and cap space in return, I began to analyze what we might be able to do with Aldridge. To start off with, I like Aldridge, I don't want to trade Aldridge and I may overvalue him, but the internet seems to believe he is worth somewhere around the 1st pick in 2013 plus Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. I don't like Tristan Thompson or Dion Waiters as players, again personal bias. So here is my idea for you all to ridicule and rip apart.

Trade Aldridge to Orlando for the 2nd pick and Nikola Vucevic. Orlando has a huge trade exemption from Howard and they don't seem to see a ton of value at the top of the draft. Would they do this trade? I have no idea. What this would give us is a lot of options. We'd have the 2nd and 10th pick, an additional 8.25 million in cap space putting us somewhere around 20.61 million under. This would allow us to absorb Thomas Robinson from Houston if we like him as a prospect, and either save money for next years FA crop or go after a replacement four like Josh Smith, or whomever else we fancied.

As I said I'm not a huge fan of trading Aldridge, but I think this is an example of a way we could do it and maximize our options going forward. What do you all think?

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=md4t66g (for proof it works)

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