Artest+Johnson for Murphy+Dunleavy
Let's make a deal from SI.com
Artest and Johnson to the Warriors for Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy
Murphy would provide the Pacers with a big young body who's tough, a solid rebounder and has range from outside. Murphy is a base-year player, so Dunleavy's contract would have to be included. The Pacers could try to trim payroll by unloading Dunleavy to a team that is under the cap. Another potential trade with the Warriors would send Artest and Johnson to Golden State for Murphy, Mickael Pietrus and Calbert Cheaney. While that deal would help the Pacers on the court, it would also create more red ink on their payroll and thus create more pressure to trim salary.