By sending Richard Hamilton and youngster Austin Daye to the Jazz for Andrei Kirilenko, the Pistons could receive a very large expiring contract while simultaneously ridding themselves of their biggest problem.
Just like the previous trade, the numbers work in the ESPN Trade Machine and would depend upon Utah's willingness to deal the Russian.
Rip Hamilton used to be a fairly consistent image of professionalism in this league. During the glory years in Detroit, Hamilton kept his mouth shut. Since the departure of his best pal, Chauncey Billups, Hamilton has turned into nothing but a prima donna.
It may seem like a bad move for the Jazz at first, but they are one of the only contending teams without a consistent scoring option at shooting guard. Raja Bell is a nice defensive option, but in games where offense is necessary, Hamilton is far superior.
If the Jazz prefer to keep Kirilenko and use his expiring contract themselves in order to fill the void, they will find that the only impact free agent is Jason Richardson. With the prospect of missing out on the only free agent they want the Jazz may be interested in adding Hamilton.
In Daye, the Jazz get a player of similar size and offensive skill set as Kirilenko, though, far less adept on the defensive end. With a bruising front court including Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson, and Mehmet Okur, the Jazz lack the perimeter scoring necessary to put them over the hump.
In Kirilenko, the Pistons get a a big expiring contract which will allow them to pursue free agents this offseason. The FA pool is shallow, but there are still some valuable pieces floating around for the taking.