But the Clippers have a recipe for a dynasty here with our tremendous cap space and plethora of young assets. We are in the same position that BOS was in 2007. Neil has the opportunity to completely tear down the team, keeping Blake as Ainge kept Paul Pierce.
We have the assets to get BOTH Howard AND Paul. Gordon/DJ to ORL for Howard (and Hedo?) and Kaman/Aminu/Bledsoe/Minny Pick for Chris Paul.
Would it still be possible to give Caron a MLE deal or something? My math is fuzzy at the moment. Thinking further, maybe a Battier makes more sense (cheaper/better fit/etc.)
I'm just saying we have the potential to pull this off. THIS Big 3 would eat every other for breakfast.
Mind you, I'm not saying this is likely, but we've NEVER been in a position like this. It's ALL because of Blake, but Neil has the team in good shape to make these maneuvers.