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Get AzuGLUEke

I almost forgot it, but the Clippers had a pretty decent 'glue guy' signed last year in Kelenna Azubuike, before the W's matched his contract. If we want to bring him in (this time for real), and add some role players to boot, here's how i'd do it:

 

Step1: Clippers trade Camby and Ricky Davis (who won't opt out after a dismall season) tot the Nets for Yi, Dooling, Najera, Trenton Hassell and a 2010 draft pick (the highest among their own or Dallas's).

Step 2: Clippers trade Yi to the Warriors for Azubuike.

 

Why this deal works for all teams:

Clippers:Get rid of a malcontent Davis, clear the logjam up front and add hard working versatile veterans at the 1, 2 and 3 and Azubuike (=Pietrus 2.0).  The Nets draft pick gives the Clippers 3 first rounders next year, thus enormous (trade) potential to move up or add depth. The Clippers trade in cap flexibilty in 2010 (which they hadn't in the first place) for a lot of flexability in 2011 (Z-BO, Dooling, Najera...)

Nets: Get rid of a couple of guys signed beyond 2010. This open the door for LeBron to join Devin Harris, Vince Carter (for 1 year), and Brook Lopez in Brooklyn. Yi hasn't proved to be a star in this league and is well worth to give up for the chance to get LeBron. Camby gives the a guy who can play alongside Lopez and learn him a thing or two about weak-side help (Lopez appears to have post defense down pat already).

Warriors: Add a player with huge markiting abillity in Chinatown who is also a Nelson type of player (a 7 footer who likes the 3). Azuibuike has been nice for them, but duplicates what Maggette and Stephen Jackson (can) bring them.

Thoughts?

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