So here's the question of the hour around these parts.
The Bulls are likely to covet Kevin Garnett and Pau Gasol, both of whom might be available and might not. But lets say that they can't get either one of those and they do want to make a push for a serious title run in the weakened East this year. Plus they realize that they're going to lose the bargaining chip of P.J. Brown's expiring contract at the end of the year. So they call up the Blazers and offer this package:
P.J. Brown 6'11" 239lb PF 5.0 pts, 4.5 rebs per game, 37 years old, $8 million contract, expires after this season.
Andres Nocioni 6'7" 225lb SF 15.4 pts, 6 rebs per game, 27 years old, $3 million contract, expires after this season.
PLUS their first round pick with the rights to exchange with the New York Knicks this season. New York currently ranks 20th out of 30 teams in the league. Portland ranks 21st.
Zach Randolph 6'9" 258lb PF 23.8 pts, 10.3 rebs per game, 25 years old, 5 year contract at an average of $14.7 million per year.
This trade does work under cap rules.
Right here, right now, would you do it? Comment below and state your reasoning.