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Atlanta Hawks Get: C Nikola Pekovic (Minnesota) and PG Luke Ridnour (Minnesota)
Boston Celtics Get: F Josh Smith (Atlanta)
Los Angeles Lakers Get: PF Kevin Garnett (Boston), SG Brandon Roy (Minnesota) and PF Derrick Williams (Minnesota)
Minnesota Timberwolves Get: SF Devin Ebanks (Los Angeles) and PF Pau Gasol (Los Angeles)
Don't laugh, because I'm serious.
As we all know, Garnett's offseason home is in Malibu, and as poorly as the Lakers have played, he may not turn down the opportunity to play close to home as a quartet of All-Stars.
Minnesota has attempted to acquire Gasol on numerous occasions, and considering its reluctance to trade Kevin Love and Andrei Kirilenko, it was obviously offering something similar to that which is given up here.
Ricky Rubio is also a huge advocate of the fellow Spaniard, increasing the likelihood that the Timberwolves wouldn't balk at Gasol's most recent injury.
The Hawks are becoming more and more likely to deal the tumultuous Smith, and as ESPN.com's Chris Broussard notes, they want a big man in return.
Pekovic is having a spectacular season in Minny, and his presence allows Al Horford to shift back to the power forward position. He's eligible for restricted free agency this summer, so Atlanta also has the option of retaining him or letting him go.
Ridnour provides the Hawks with a valuable backup who is on the books for just $4 million next season, roughly half of what free-agent-to-be Devin Harris is earning this season.
Knowing that there's a growing belief the Brooklyn Nets' offer of Marshon Brooks and Kris Humphries is the best the Hawks can expect to see, this return would be welcomed by Atlanta.
For the Celtics, J-Smoove gives them a budding superstar to build around, one whom they've coveted in the past. His athleticism would be a great fit next to Rajon Rondo next season, and he would replace much of the defensive void left by Garnett.
Moving onto the Lakers, Roy's contract is a necessary evil to make this work. Los Angeles can find solace in knowing he comes off the books after next season, though.
Garnett is a better fit to play next to Dwight Howard than Gasol ever will be. He's more comfortable knocking down shots from the outside, and his aggressive demeanor is one that would help keep Howard's ego in check. His defense is also something the Lakers desperately need.
Most importantly, Garnett and Williams serve as a nice insurance policy should Howard spurn the Lakers in free agency. But I don't think he would. I mean, would you want to be the guy that left both Kobe Bryant and Garnett?
I didn't think so.
Would Garnett cast aside the perennial rivalry the Celtics and Lakers share to allow this deal to go through?
His loyalty suggests no, but given the team's proximity to his home and the opportunity that could await, I'm not ready to believe he wouldn't.