Gotta be honest - I find most of these trade idea posts pretty ridiculous and this one could be too. What do yall think about a trade like this?
Houston gives up Omer Asik who is on the mend and ready to leave town and Donatas Motiejunas who is also anxious to get out of Houston. In return they receive Samuel Dalembert to soak up non-Howard minutes, Mike Dunleavy (who they are rumored to have an interest in) to spread the floor and save them from playing Garcia, and Wayne Ellington as another outside shooter to spread the floor off the bench. All three players have two years left on their contracts (same length as Asik) which lines up with the rest of their roster's expirings (Lin, Parsons, Casspi, Garcia, Beverley, and Brewer). All those contracts are reasonably sized so they could easily be packaged in trades next year if needed and it lets the Rockets make a run this year and next then decide on direction.
For the sharpshooting 33yo Dunleavy, Chicago receives a healthy young point guard in Shane Larkin and a hustle SF to replace some of Deng's minutes in Jae Crowder. This saves them a million this year and gives them two young players on cheap deals to grow this year on their way to the bottom.
For our current backup center, young point guard, hustle SF, and frequent benchwarmer, Dallas gets a true starting center in Asik and possible future backup PF/C in Motiejunas. There might need to be other players involved or 2nd round picks but is this trade crazy?