Unlike Lloyd Christmas ending up with Mary “Samsonite,” this one (at least in the Corndogg’s mind) has legs. So, in case you haven’t heard,
Here’s what I think. Michael Freakin’ Beasley. Think about it. The Heat aren’t hot for Iron Mike.
Think about the possibilities. The Heat will have to suck it up this year and see what fun can be had with Wade, Matrix and the lot. But then… Hello Carlos Boozer. With Marion and Lafrentz off the books next year and the Booz, who really wants to play in
So, where does this leave the Blazers? Well, it only gives them a starting lineup of Oden, Aldridge, Beasley, Roy and Sergio Rodriguez. This gives you 2 great scorers/leaders in Aldridge and Roy. One superstar scorer and matchup nightmare in Beasley. A defensive man-child in Oden and some great young talent to surround them, such as Martell Webster, Joel Pryzbilla, Steve Blake and whatever Euros/UFAs (undrafted free agents) they can find. Seriously, look at that starting lineup again. I don’t think anyone in the West would have a better one over the span of the next 8 years. Its ridiculous to conceive of it, but I am here to say it could be a very real, uh, reality.
So, do you think this trade works for both teams? The Heat get #13, 33 and 35 plus Travis Outlaw, Jarrett Jack and Raef’s expiring contract for #2 and Mark Blount’s slightly larger contract, expiring in 2010?
(Ed. note: Commentor "Rosewood" beat me to the punch. As soon as I published this article, I realized that I had overestimated what Beasley would be making and read Outlaw's contract wrong - he has two years left, not one. So year, put Marcus Banks in there. Who cares? At least he would give Roy a workout in practice. I'd still recommend the trade, even with him tacked on. Thanks Rosewood).