Each year there are a few teams which, due to chemistry issues or cheap owners or trade demands, end up in a position of vulnerability. The savvy GM exploits these situations, sometimes resulting in a championship (Pau Gasol to Lakers, Kevin Garnett to Celtics). This year is no exception and there are a few teams and situations ready to be used to the Bucks' advantage.Washington Wizards: Who knew the impulsive and stupid, but hardly newsworthy Arenas situation would lead to this? Two Wizards suspended for the season, and the team willing to trade everyone else? Whoa. There's value to be had, for the right G.M. While Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison are the obvious jewels, Nick Young is a diamond in the rough with loads of star potential.
Phoenix Suns: Obviously the Amar'e situation is the most obvious point of attack, but the Suns are always ripe for a lopsided money saving deal. That is because the Suns owner, Sarver, is amongst the cheapest, lousiest owners in the game. To think of what the Suns might have done this decade with a competent owner, ah well. Maybe the Bucks can get something from the NBA's yard sale.
New York Knicks: The Knicks are a perpetual mess. This year's edition features an entire roster that seems to be keeping the Garden warm for next year's pipedream. With no point guard, no go to guy, and arguably no center the Knicks have plenty of needs. Nate Robinson made trade demands after a year in D'Antoni's doghouse, but he's of no use to the Bucks. The Knicks have to want something for David Lee, maybe we could try to swing a deal. Much of the roster is unappealing though.
Philadelphia 76ers: Recently GM Ed Stefanski has said that no players are untouchable. Reportedly, they are looking for value for Iguodala, Brand, Dalembert essentially anyone that they might be able to move. This looks like a rebuild folks, they're blowing it up.
Golden State Warriors: Anthony Randolph has shown flashes of absolute dominance, but he'll never show his true potential until he gets off of Don Nelson's bench. With his minor injury his value to the Warriors is at an all time low. We should try a trade with a Warrick-Alexander package.
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