Playing With The NBA Trade Machine On ESPN

Nicolas SouleContributor IAugust 21, 2010

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During the past month or two, I've been listening to many trade rumors regarding Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. So I decided to play the NBA trade machine on espn's site. I wanted to see if I can move both players and benefit the teams they left at the same time. So I came up with this trade. It wasn't working so it didn't give me results, so I'll say it anyways. It was a four team trade involving Golden State, Orlando, Denver, and New Orleans. Golden State received Marcin Gortat. Orlando received Dan Gadzuric and Carmelo Anthony. Denver received Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, Emeka Okafor, Craig Brackins, and Chris Paul. New Orleans receive Kenyon Martin, Chris Anderson, Chauncey Billups, Arron Afflalo, and Ty Lawson. I think all teams somewhat benefited with this trade. After these trades I think the teams would look like this.

New Denver Nuggets
C- Nene Hilario, Brian Butch
PF- Emeka Okafor, Al Harrington, Shelden Williams
SF- Mickael Pietrus, Craig Brackins, Renaldo Balkman
SG- Vince Carter, J.R. Smith, Coby Karl
PG- Chris Paul, Anthony Carter

'New' New Orleans Hornets
C- Chris Anderson, Aaron Gray
PF- David West, Kenyon Martin, Darius Songaila
SF- Trevor Ariza, Peja Stojakovic, Quincy Pondexter
SG- Marcus Thornton, Aaron Afflalo, Marco Belinelli
PG- Chauncey Billups, Ty Lawson

New Golden State Warriors
C- Marcin Gortat, Andris Biedrins
PF- David Lee, Brandon Wright, Ekpe Udoh
SF- Dorell Wright, Vladimir Radmanovic, Reggie Williams
SG- Monta Ellis, Charlie Bell
PG- Stephen Curry, Jeremy Lin

New Orlando Magic
C- Dwight Howard, Dan Gadzuric, Daniel Orton
PF- Rashard Lewis, Brandon Bass, Ryan Anderson
SF- Carmelo Anthony, Stanley Robinson
SG- JJ Redick or Quentin Richardson
PG- Jameer Nelson, Chris Duhon, Jason williams