I haven't heard anything recently about if Portland is going to move Randolph, though I thought conventional wisdom is that they probably would, since they'd have Oden and Aldridge and a log jam if they kept Randolph. They also have capable back up pivots in Maglorie and Pryz. Has anyone heard any updated rumors on where Randolph might get shipped to?
Just for the sake of fun, a Randolph for Marion trade works salary wise. Though I dont think Randolph really fits the Suns style at all, its a deal I'm sure Portland would love to do, as they need some help at the SF position. Really Durant may be a better 'fit' for them, then they could keep Randolph, but they obviously don't want to pass up Oden.
EDIT: Here are some trades that work according to RealGm. I'm assuming Portland will want a SF type in return.
Randolph to Sacramento for Artest and John Salmons
Randolph to Seattle in a sign and trade for Rashard Lewis
, though I doubt they'll want to do a intradivision trade. I actually would like that trade a lot, it would strengthen both teams:
Randolph to Charlotte for Gerlad Wallace. Portland would probably want Wallace extended. It results in some interesting lineups:
Jack-----------M Carroll (they dont have a true shooting guard really)