2. They get instant help from Al.
3. They get to test a line-up with Holiday-Al-Bynum and can then decide if it is something they want to pursue.
4. They get a first round pick.
Philly wont trade for an expiring player you say? Does Bynum ring a bell?
Here is what I believe a realistic trade, that would benefit both teams:
Washington out: Okafur, Wall
Washington in: Jefferson, Burks, Watson, GS pick
Utah out: Jefferson, Burks, Watson
Utah in: Wall, Okafur
One, Utah is in the unique position that they can take on bad salary for talent for two reasons: 1 - they aren't signing a max player this summer and 2 - their best players are still on rookie deals for a couple more seasons.
This gives Utah a player to start alongside Favors, makes Milsap expendable (either walk or trade), let's Kanter get more PT without relying on him too much, and most importantly, gives Utah their young pg and potential superstar. Could you imagine Wall and Favors with Hayward on the wings? That is a deadly core group, and that doesn't include Kanter.
Washington does this because they get a lot of salary cleared off their books. They get Alec Burks, a promising young player that can play the pg position. They also get a draft pick from Utah. They can give Al a trial run and then at the end of the year they can put their top draft pick on a pg or another big guy depending on how they like Al. If they like Al, they have All-Star level Center, Power Forward, a very promising SG, and very promising backup SG/PG (Burks) and if they draft a PG with a top 3 pick they look very, very good going forward. Al is still very young and would potentially be an All-Star in the East.
Washington isn't trading Wall for Burks and (maybe)Jefferson and a late 1st just to clear one year of Okafor.
They would have a monster front court in Al and Nene.
They would have a very good sg.
They would have a good backup pg/sg in Burks.
They would be sacrificing Wall for a proven big guy in Al. With Al, they make the playoffs next year.
It all comes down to whether they like a pg in the draft.
Like who? Who averages 17 and 10 and 2 assists and 1 block that the Wizards could get?
There is Aldridge, Portland has Lilliard.
Lee - GS has Curry
Lopez - Brook has Deron
No one else would be interested in Wall.
Now, like I said, it all depends on how they feel about Wall. They have never had more than 23 wins with Wall, and Wall has constantly been injured. If they like a young pg in the draft, then this is a great trade for Washington and a great trade for Al.
This trade puts Washington in the playoffs next year. Al and Nene and Beal would get them into the playoffs. Add in a young pg and that is a good starting five. If the Wash owners are sick of losing and want to make some noise (and getting into the playoffs would do that), then this is a good trade.
If they like Wall, and want to continue to hitch their wagon to him (23 wins, 20 wins, 9 wins due to injury) then this is a moot point.
So, I guess my question is this: Where is this better value coming from? Who can they get better than Al, Burks and a pick?
It's funny how good Al looks on paper.