I know this isn't exactly Clippers-related but big trades like this invariably affect other teams as well. Also, I recall that some Citizens were intrigued by the idea of bringing Arenas to the Clippers (I was not among them).
In a nutshell:
Magic trade Wince Carter, Marcin "Polish Hammer" Gortat, and Mickael "Air France" Pietrus to the Suns for Hedo, J-Rich, and Earl Clark.
In a separate deal, Magic trade Rashard Lewis for Agent Zero straight up.
Just wanted to get some dialogue going with my fellow Citizens about this trade.
As far as it relating to the Clippers, I think there are a few interesting, albeit minor, nuggets (no Denver puns intended).
• Trading J-Rich may leave Steve Nash disgruntled enough to ask for a trade. I'm sure he wants to go to a contender, but you never know. Also, even if the Clippers don't land him, big trades like that often need a third party to help balance out the numbers, and the Clippers have traditionally been eager to lend a helping hand.
• This deal leaves both Orlando and Phoenix stacked at certain positions and thin at others. Phoenix may just be cutting payroll and not care, but Orlando probably isn't done wheeling and dealing just yet. With Orlando short-handed at the SF position, the Clippers might be able to trade Rasual Butler or Ryan Gomes (hopefully Butler, in my humble opinion) for some surplus players.
Looking forward to reading everyone's thoughts.