Better yet ...
LAC sends Kamen & Maggette to Indiana
IND sends J. O'Neal & Granger to New Orleans
NO sends T. Chandler & 2008 1st round pick to LAC
Resulting rosters & motives:
Chandler / P. Davis
Brand / Thomas
Thorton / Q. Ross
Mobley / Diaz
Cassell / Francis? / Jordan
LAC needs a quicker / better defensive center. Too many players at 2 & 3 position - try to figure playing time. Maggette is highly sought. Leaves salary space to sign PG or good backup center. Take a look at PG's in the 2008 draft!
Kamen / Foster
IND loves Maggette and needs to dump O'Neal's salary to improve. Kamen is a very good replacement for O'Neal - younger and good numbers.
Granger / D. Mason
NO needs a star to go along with C. Paul. Also, Mason & Peja were injured. They need a healthy 2/3. This is a nucleus they could build a team around. If Stojakovic is healthy, they will compete.