I suspect the below is one deal that will be discussed, or at least suggested from one side, between the Celts and Clips:
A Pierce to LAC trade makes some sense for both teams, but it's tricky to get a package from them that's logical for the C's. PP for expirings and Bledsoe seems a little light (though maybe not anymore), and PP for Jordan seems too heavy from LAC's perspective, despite the fact that he and Blake sharing the floor come playoff time is problematic.
However when you add KG, the argument becomes stronger that it'd significantly improves the Clips' championship hopes. And considering the fact that you'd be trading these two greats together
to an excellent competitive and personal situation (based on each's immediate relationship to the LA area), wouldn't it make some sense for both sides?
I struggle with the idea of trading KG more than any player on the Cs roster, but I believe he'd retire if the Cs 'blow it up' anyway. The Cs will also save face with FAs across the league for the positive situation they found for these two teammates under tough circumstaces.
So questions for the board:
1) Would KG waive his 'no-trade' to go with PP to LAC to join CP3, Griffin, and a nice cast of role players?
2) Would you accept a package of Jordan, Bledsoe, and expirings for the two of them?
The deal I believe would makes sense also includes Terry. See below:http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=aoywmzw
I'd expect Billups and / or Odom to be waived after the trade.