alright, first, lets get one thing straight - the goal is to trade rip for a legitimate center. its highly unlikely that we gave gordon all that money to come off the bench. the real stars - bosh/mare/etc. - we aren't going to be able to get for rip hamilton. did you see how much pheonix was asking golden state for mare!? yeah, its not gonna happen. so i think that we are going to set our sights on the likes of boozer and chandler. both have expiring contracts, so they'll be playing their tails off, and we'll still be able to go after the big boys at the end of the season (bosh/mare). rip for boozer makes sense for utah because it would give them enough cap space to resign the guy they really desire to resign anyways in paul milsap. it might also have a chauncey to denver-like impact on their squad. think about it - deron, rip, ak47, milsap, okur. thats not a bad lineup at all. rip for chandler makes sense for new orleans because they really, really dont want to pay chandler what hes set to earn next season. rips contract is more reasonable. he also gives them a legitimate #2 to cp3 for the next 3 or 4 seasons. hes an all-star. he'd put some butts in the seats. help them win some games. so, here's what we're most likely gonna end up with: C: Boozer/Chandler, Brown PF: Villanueva, Maxiel SF: Prince, Daye SG: Gordon, Afflalo PG: Stuckey, Bynum then next year we upgrade at center with bosh or mare. should be able to sell them as this team would probably make it to the ECF...even with orlando/boston/and cleveland making improvements.