I almost never create topics nor have I ever posted a made up trade proposal, but this one right here has just been begging to be unleashed from my mind, aching to be ridiculed; also, for once, the Trades Board needs more trade ideas to discuss outside of just Andy/OKC. Minnesota out: Derrick Williams Minnesota in: Marshon Brooks* Brooklyn out: Marshon Brooks* Brooklyn in: Tristan Thompson Cleveland out: Tristan Thompson Cleveland in: Derrick Williams *The salaries don't completely match up, but I believe the Nets still have a $1.4 mil TPE to send to Minnesota, which I think could make it work (then again, I'm rubbish at this sort of shit). Perhaps a 2nd round pick or two might need to come into play as well. This is the basic framework, though. So, on to the why's of it all... Minne: Williams has no place on that team. They need another wing, especially due to Roy being what everyone else thought he was. They save money and trade upside at a position of strength for upside at a position of need. Brooks may not play defense, but neither does Williams all that well. Maybe they get a 2nd rounder thrown their way, too. Probably still not enough, but I've been surprised recently by the shit some internetting Wolves fans would be okay with taking in exchange for Williams. Brooklyn: This is a tough sell in my head. Sure, Marshon is sort of languishing on their bench and doesn't have a real place on their team right now either, but why wouldn't they just trade him for Williams themselves, rather than Tristan? Well, because I want the Cavs to have Derrick Williams and not have Tristan. Perhaps, though, Tristan would fit better next to Brook. I could see it. Tristan is a lot like Hump, only 6-7 years younger, with the increased upside that comes with that youth, and is probably already better defensively, though not even as good (read: mediocre) offensively right now. But with Hump and Blatche, two complete dildos, manning the PF spot for them currently, even though doing so with some success, I could see them interested in getting younger and potentially better, certainly defensively, at their weakest position. Cleveland: I don't like the way Tristan plays and I think I might like the way Derrick Williams plays, if he were a Cav. That's it. Oh, and Williams has cool dunks. If that's not enough, I still like Williams' upside better and, with Kyrie, Andy, Dion, Zeller, and Byron Scott, I like Williams' fit better, too. I think he's a better pick and roll/pop partner, certainly. Could end up another chucker, though. But he's not Tristan, which is pretty much the key to this trade in my mind. There. It's out there. Bye.