Vince Ellis over at freep is probably misguided. He's gotten it into his head that Atlanta, after giving the max to joe johnson, is now balking at the fact that they are going to have to reup al horford next season. He proposes that the hawks would be willing to deal Josh Smith for some cap relief. Yes, that Josh Smith. While that section of his article was probably best suited for the editing room floor, imagine if it were true. What if, by some alignment of the stars, gaia, and the great earth spirit (redundant?) we could make this work by taking on one of atlanta's other misguided contracts. My proposal:
Detroit gets- Josh Smith, Marvin Williams
Atlanta gets - Tay, Wilcox, Baby eater, JJ and a 2nd rounder.
Voila cap flexibility for atlanta and two young, studly (in smiths case) pieces to our front line. Josh Smith allows Greg monroe to shift over to center by erasing his defensive deficiencies. And the pistons could finally start running that high-tempo offensive we've all been hearing about these past few years. We would be very thin in the frontcourt. But maybe we sign Koshlaw from the summer league team, take a season to figure it out, get a another lotto pick and draft jared sullinger or enes kanter.
Monroe/Wallace/Future lotto pick
It sounds too good to be true, so it probably is. But maybe Gaia is on our side with this one.