Everyone that knows NBA Basketball knows that Atlanta IS NOT going to make the playoffs this year (with all BIAS ASIDE for Atlanta fans). I got to thinking about how they can get better this year AND get their 08 Pick back from the Suns. Plus it helps the Suns with depth and salary.
Atl 08 Pick
Rights to DJ Strawberry
Rights to Vujanic
and one of the following Marvin Williams/Pachulia/Childress
Pluses for Atlanta:
Get better (overall) with Marion over Smith
Get that coveted 08 pick back
Get a steal from the 07 draft in Strawberry to back-up Law and JJ
Get a solid starting PG in Vujanic if he decides to come over
Pluses for Phoenix:
Get a a great up and comer in Smith to replace Marion
Get another big to battle with Duncan in Wright
Get a better back-up for Nash in Speedy
Get another Big/Wing in whoever.
We'd save a little over $1 mil this year, then next summer we get another $12 mil with only Claxton left on the books. There is a team option on Williams for $5.6 mil next year. Smith would be a near max contract to resign next summer or right after the trade.
Hell, the Suns could even do Marion, Atl 08 pick, Tucker and Strawberry
for Smith, Wright, Claxton and Marvin Williams