Realistically, Chris Paul may need to take a bit less money to leave some cap room to attract another free agent. Probably he'd do that.
honestly I see the jazz leaking this o put pressure on the clips to make a move. let them know the jazz have other options.
I think your trade is good if the Clips are willing to tie up $8M in Derrick Williams and Luke Ridnour, but I doubt that's on-strategy for them. Their posture has been to get quality vets as cheaply as they can. DeAndre Jordan is a trade chip if they want to move him. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and one more guy gives them a solid core. Then they've got DeAndre Jordan, and they mix and match from there.
Same player as far as I'm concerned.
Minnesota TWolves have the Memphis Grizzlies (not Houston Rockets, that I said earlier) 2013 first-rounder (top-14 protected)
Phoenix Suns have Minnesota TWolves 2013 first-rounder (top-13 protected)
If Minnesota is entitled to the Memphis first-rounder this year, then they will convey the less favorable of the two to the Suns (so the Memphis pick anyways). This is somewhat relevant because it seems like the TWolves will be losing the Memphis pick regardless. If they trade it now, the only downside is they just still owe their pick to Phoenix (top-13 protected in 2014, top-12 protected in 2015, top-12 protected in 2016, 2016 and 2017 2nd round picks after that)
In my mind, no matter what happens, I keep seeing Millsap ending up on a team like the Heat. He'd fit perfectly on a team like that where he doesn't need to score but still gets his stats because he's scrappy.
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Maybe Jazz add Marvin Williams for Brandon Roy and a pick?