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Utah Gets: Danny Granger, O.J. Mayo, Troy Murphy and Hasheem Thabeet
New Jersey Gets: Francisco Elson and Mike Dunleavy
Indiana Gets: Andrei Kirilenko, Tony Allen and a Draft Pick From Utah
Memphis Gets: Mehmet Okur, C.J. Miles and a Draft Pick From Utah
Why It Works For Utah:
Utah needs to shake things up, and it has a great trade chip in Kirilenko's expiring contract.
Danny Granger is one of the most well-rounded (and underrated) players in the league. He and Deron Williams would be a ridiculous one-two punch.
O.J. Mayo has a ton of talent, but he's run his course in Memphis. He and Deron Williams would make an excellent backcourt.
Mayo's best skill is scoring, and points would be even easier to come by when playing alongside D-Will
Troy Murphy is a versatile big man, and it's hard to understand why he instantly found himself in the dog house in New Jersey.
He's good enough to start in Utah and move Paul Millsap back to his role as a sixth man (a role he fills as well as anybody in the NBA).
Why It Works For New Jersey:
Since the day Troy Murphy arrived, Avery Johnson's been looking to get rid of him.
They get two expiring contracts in return, and Mike Dunleavy can contribute immediately. He may not be as good a defender as Travis Outlaw, but he's much better on offense.
Why It Works For Indiana:
This was much more plausible a couple weeks ago when reports of Granger's availability first surfaced.
Now, they have an interim head coach that seems to have lit a fire under the Pacers.
However, the deal still makes a lot of sense from an economic standpoint. Their incoming salaries in this deal are around $27 million while their outgoing salaries total over $50 million.
They would have a ton of flexibility to work with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, in place after this offseason.
Why It Works For Memphis:
Memphis could really use a decent reserve big man behind Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. Once Okur gets healthy, he can really help the possibly playoff-bound Grizzlies.
C.J. Miles is a solid young wing. Since he's facing an expiring contract, Memphis can let him walk if they're not satisfied.