Gibson (garbage piece/salary filler)
Walton (garbage piece/salary filler)
Main reason is to get Waiters. Cleveland might have messed up their draft with a little bit of redundancy with Waiters and Erving. Waiters is an undersized shooting guard that is looking like he can play point guard. He averaged nice assists while Erving was out, and he runs the point on their second unit.
I have no idea how this would go. Im just pulling it out my ass, because it sounded fun to make a trade thread.
Why we do it- Its better than not taking a chance, and not trying to get better. And for other obvious reasons.
Why Cleveland does it.- They pretend that they arent just getting back soon to be UFA's. And they suck pretty good. Who knows, maybe they think they can re-sign Al or Paul for a good deal. If they want a pick or two then sure. Why not?
It works in the trade machine.