This might actually happen; whenever the Lakers enter a slump, some team comes up with a trade that gets them back on top of the West.
Not sure what the Bucks are thinking. The sense I get is that they're more interested in keeping Ellis than Jennings. But I really don't know. An Ellis/Jefferson swap is pretty even, so I think they would at least consider it.
I doubt the Jazz do this, though. I'd be all up for finally beginning the youth movement, but I just don't think the FO is willing to risk being in the lottery.
Some sportswriter on the Hoopshype twitter feed had posted these two 4-team trades involving the jazz. They might be realistic, but they are absolutley craptastic.
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b8d9dof Atleast we get Faried on this deal.
The book I want to write: From Showtime to spreadsheet - How analytics killed the NBA.
In the first trade I think the Lakers would just get cut out and you'd end up with Gallinari and Wilson for Burks and Millsap.
I think Sap, Ellis, Foye & Bell are much more attractive than two bigs. LA's bench is downright awful and they won't go far without strengthening it significantly.
Also, to those of you who don't want to strengthen LA: I don't care how good LA is when the Jazz are this bad/unwatchable.
The Nuggets wouldn't do either of those deals.