Wiz get: Raja Bell, Brian Cook, Utah's top1st round pick (top 5 protected), $3 million (from LA)
Clips get: Nick Young
Jazz get: Eric Bledsoe, Chris Singleton
*** Turiaf subbed for Young because ESPN makes him untradeable due to Bird rights. Trade machine notes the trade works if $30k is trimmed from LA incoming salary. Turiaf makes about $700k more than Young.
Why Utah does it:
Jazz has two likely mid to late lottery picks, but this draft is missing the one position where they need a prospect, PG. Utah gets to dump Bell's contract and now has a plethora of prospects at every position. Bledsoe, Burks, Hayward, Singleton, Favors, Kanter plus still hold a lottery pick for BPA.
Why LA does it:
Bledsoe is the 4th man in their PG and combo guard glut. Nick is an LA boy coming home who better fits their need as a long bodied, shooting, athletic, solid man defending SG that can play some 3. He already has a relationship with Caron and Foye and would benefit from the leadership and spacing created by Paul and Griffin. He can come in as a starter and allow Mo to go back to 6th man. The Clips end up getting a starting 2 that will help their playoff push in exchange for a prospect buried on the depth chart, a dead weight contract, and some cash.
Why DC does it:
Instead of losing Nick Young for nothing, we package him with Singleton (who is caught in the combo forward glut) for a lottery pick that should position us to bring in a SG like Beal, Lamb, or Terrance Ross as a worst case scenario. That frees us up to draft Davis, Barnes, MKG, Robinson, or Sully with our own pick. If we get a SG and forward in the draft, we can target Batum or Ryan Andrson in FA. The salaries of Cook and Bell are balanced out this season by sending out Young and Singleton. Bell's salary next season is covered by the cash from the Clips. A year and a half of Bell should be good for our culture and he'd be a fine piece of a SG rotation with Crawford and our rookie.
How good would we look with a Wall, Beal, Batum, Davis, McGee starting lineup with Mack, Crawford, Bell, maybe Jeff Taylor (I think we should trade up into the 20s for him), Vesely, Booker, Seraphin, and Turiaf coming off the bench.
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