1) Can the Pistons put together a good enough package to land Kevin Martin?
2) If they could, is there a good reason to do so?
So with rumors of Kevin Martin on the trading block, I'm wondering if Sacramento would be willing to part with him for say Rip + a conditional 1st rounder (ie - only gets our pick this year if it isn't a lottery pick, next year unconditional). If that didn't work we could ultimately look at working Bynum into the deal and saying "Bynum/Rip" for "Kevin Martin/Beno Udrih" which would give Sacramento long-term cap relief by getting out of Udrih's contract.
I feel like this would be an enticing offer to Sacramento as Rip would likely fit better with Tyreke Evans. At the same time, Kevin Martin could be the scoring piece we need next to Stuckey to allow Stuckey to fluorish as a point guard. While this doesn't solve our problems up front, it would replace our aging SG with a younger, faster, guard with much greater potential and the 3 years left on KM's contract are more reasonable than Rip's currently is.
The advantage of this is we get KM as a legit piece to the long-term puzzle without having to sacrifice Tay/Kwame/Maxiell to obtain him. Ultimately we could still try and utilize these three players in a move for a legit big (maybe Al Jef who also has 3 years left on his contract and again would fit into JoD's hinting that he's looking to trade for long-term solutions rather than cap relief).
The only issue I see is that I feel like Ben Gordon may have some expectation of getting the starting nod once we find a way to move Rip...if we move Rip for another SG then BG may take it personally (although he shouldn't since he said all the right things in the off-season about playing off the bench).
So what are your thoughts DBB?