Currently with the Cavs, could he be coming to Charlotte?
*Note: The players are displayed in this order: Position/Name/Efficiency rating
Center: Semih Erden (10.3)
Shooting Guard: Kyle Korver (13.1)
Point Guard: John Lucas (N/A)
Point Guard: Luke Ridnour (15.1)
Forward: Lazar Hayward (10.9)
Shooting Guard: Alonzo Gee (10.8)
Shooting Guard: Joey Graham (7.8)
Center: Nikola Pekovic (11.3)
Stephen Jackson (14.6)
Point Guard: Daniel Gibson (13.3)
Point Guard: Jannero Pargo (N/A)
Why it would it work:
The Bobcats are looking to start anew, and this deal really helps them. Erden is a 6'11 center who comes in virtually free because of the Gerald Wallace trade exception.
He isn't exactly a long term center solution, but both can provide valuable minutes, and could become a solid backup center.
If Kwame comes back on a cheap deal again,that's two suitable backup centers. That, and the fact both are cheap, and fairly efficient, ladies and gentlemen, is smart management.
Joel Pryzbilla is a 7'1 center too, but at the age of 31, he probably isn't in the Bobcats plans, expect to see him in free agency, unless he resigns for cheap.
The Bobcats would be around $600,000 under the cap, and when Pryzbilla leaves, that number jumps to around $8.3 million. Now just move DeSagana Diop and Boris Diaw with similar money saving deals, and you are set for the future.
The Cavs would be okay with this deal, why? Because they get a three-point specialist in Kyle Korver whose contract expires the same time as Baron Davis. Not to mention both Kyle and John Lucas come in for free, thanks to LeBron's trade exception.
The Timberwolves get two point guards and a shooting guard. Daniel Gibson, who would do a fine job replacing Luke Ridnour, and Jannero Pargo, who would probably be let go.
Stephen Jackson would be the only true shooting guard on the team. It's a position that needs to be filled, and Jackson could hold it down until they find someone else.
The Bulls would love this deal, in my opinion. Why? The depth they get. Luke Ridnour is better then Jannero Pargo and John Lucas, easily. Lazar Hayward is cheap and efficient. Joey Graham and Alonzo Gee, these would be Korver's replacements. Both are younger, both are around the same size.
The one downside is that Korver shot over 50 percent from 3 point land, however, I think this is also a result of two things. Coach Thibbs plays, and Derek Rose's driving ability.
Joey Graham shoots 30 percent from three, and Alonzo Gee shoots 40 percent. I'd say that both would increase a few with the Bulls. Finally, Nikola Pekovic could prove to be a decent backup center for Noah.
Would I do it?
Yes, for the Bobcats and Bulls
Leaning on yes for the Cavaliers and Timberwolves