Originally Posted by Godfather
I wonder why?
In general response to many replies, I hereby offer a rubric to understand trade proposals.
1. Trades proposals are not simply "which player is better" proposals.
2. Consider the financial situation of each team involved and how long the contracts being traded are.
3. Consider the depth chart and playing style of each team involved.
4. Consider the marketablility of each player on their new team.
5. Consider each team's current standing in their conference.
For the Boozer/Kaman offer
1. A few Clippers fans seem to like Kaman more than Bozoer. Kaman plays defense. Boozer can score more.
2. Utah has multiple free agents to deal with this summer and not a lot of money.
-Boozer has 1-2 years left on his contract.
-Kaman is locked up for 4 more.
3. LA has would have Camby to cover Boozer on D and Boozer to attack the rim on the other end. Utah could really use Kaman's inside defense.
5. Utah is looking to go big this year. Adding Kaman might not make them better now...so that could be a reason against it. LA probably loves Kaman more anyway.
6. LAC is hurting right now. Davis and Boozer would be a great combo offensively. Not sure they would like to see another Duke PF walk though.
We all know some people think player A is >>>>>>>>>>> than very similar talent level player B...but common, use your head. Trades are about chemistry, finances, position, and roles.