How brave are you? When Joe Dumars built the 04 championship team he managed to fleece the Atlanta Hawks of a quality big man in Rasheed Wallace for nothing but spare parts. A player with unquestioned talent but for reasons we are all well aware of had run his course on his current team. Atlanta had no interest in keeping him after the trade from Portland so Joe cleverly snatched him up on the cheap. The rest of course is history. With that in mind I direct your attention to the Toronto Raptors. They just happen to have a 7ft shooter who has completely run his course on their team and can likely be had for cents on the dollar. The bad news for the Raptors is that everyone knows it and they are going to be getting low balled on every deal. This is a chance for Joe to grab himself a couple of very nice pieces for relatively cheap if he is brave enough. Here is the deal: Andrea Bargnani & Terrence Ross for Jonas Jerebko & Rodney Stuckey The deal works straight up and has tangible benefits for both teams going forward if you will bear with me. Firstly the Raptors, desperate to rid themselves of Bargnani get a straight up replacement who is all energy and hustle. The exact opposite of Bargnani, plus they get a replacement SG for Terrence Ross in Stuckey, who also only has 4 million of his 8.5 million contract guaranteed so if they want to save some cash (which they do after the Gay trade) they can buy him out relatively cheaply. Detroit wants out from the Stuckey experiment just like the Raptors want out of the Bargnani experiment. The Pistons on the other hand get a player in Bargnani who is simply the most talented player in this deal. If you consider him your franchise player you will be sadly disappointed but as a 3rd big man behind Andre and Greg he could prove quite valuable. You can claim that we already have a player like him in Villanueva and to a point I agree however I personally think Bargnani is simply better and it gives you a chance to be more flexible with moving Charlies expiring contract. Secondly and the real kicker is if Detroit is able to snag Terrence Ross as well you have another nice building block at a position of need in SG. What I think is important for people to remember is not to over value your own players. Jonas and Rodney are nice pieces but they are spare parts, deal with it. Sure Jonas plays with tremendous energy and hustle but if you look at it we essentially have another version of him in Kyle Singler. Compare the stats. Singler 12-13 0.428 0.350 0.806 1.3 2.7 4.0 0.9 0.7 0.4 1.2 2.6 8.8 Jerebko Career 0.469 0.306 0.755 1.9 3.2 5.0 0.7 0.8 0.3 1.0 2.5 8.7 There isn't a glaring difference between Singler and Jerebko so giving up Jerebko for Bargnani shouldn't be seen as Detroit giving up a vital piece of their team. Unfortunately in the NBA you have to give something to get something and calculated risks are a part and parcel of success. I don't really need to go into the Stuckey argument as I expect most of us who have watched his career with the Pistons understand the situation with him. He is basically the Pistons version of Bargnani. Massive expectations and the inability to meet them. All the players involved in this trade are flawed. All of them however are still useful NBA players who if not asked to be stars can be successful. For me I want the best player in a trade and regardless of what anyone else says, Bargnani is the most talented player in this trade. He has been written off as a complete failure but that is far from the case. He may well turn out to be a lost cause but this is a risk reward trade worth considering. Whether the Raptors would even consider this deal is unknown but surely it is worth making a call about.