OK this is just speculative. Lets start the season with the team we have. It seems that every year or two before or around the trade deadline a team that is expected to contend is underperforming & wants to make the trade that puts them over the top. Here is the speculative example. The Memphis Griz. just foolishly fired the coach that took them further then they had ever advanced. Suppose 30 games into the season they are struggling. They just signed a new & younger center. Nic Batum for Marc Gasol just worked for me on trade machine, we can throw in a 2nd round pick & cash considerations if necessary. We already have a capable if not spectacular replacement in D. Wright. There may be a couple more teams that are not tanking that underperform in this scenario. What think ye all another might take Nic as well as Wes but if we get a talent at Gasol level I think that makes us a serious playoff level team. Especially if CJ is lighting it up.