Here is how it will work, lets gather 2012 offseaon trade proposals, take the best ten or so and then post for voting.
Put together together your proposal, please try to keep it reasonable, concise, fairly realistic and free of hate.
Also provide, in 1 sentence, the value or reason for the trade. If you cannot explain it in 1 sentence then it likely is not a good proposal. Remeber, the other team would have to have a legitimate reason to make the deal.
This isn't a Lin love fest or a bashing, so the Kool-Aid drinkers... please chill or move on. This is simply a forum to take the many suggestions, throw them against the wall and see what sticks.
Myself, I am staying away from proposed deals with bottom barrel teams because there is little to no realistic reason why the Deliberately Bad & Cheap Owners would want any of NY's Big Fish, other than Lin; but Lin would not agree to a Sign & Trade (S&T) with them. The cheapest team in the universe isn't going to magically take Amare's contract. They are the cheapest team in the universe for a reason.
Let me get things started, (all deals below are within the 150% +/- NBA trade match (like the ones below).
#1. Amare-$19.9m to Atlanta for JJ-$19.8m + Marvin-$8.3m
Reason- Win/Win BFD(Big Fish Distribution) for NY, cap relief for Atlanta who may feel it is time to divorce JJ
#2. Amare-$19.9m to Dallas for Marion-$8.7m + Haywood-$8.4m + Odom-$8.2m (with team option buyout $2.4m)
Reason- Possible Plan B if Dallas whiffs but still want another Big Fish alongside Dirk & possibly DWill
#3. Amare-$19.9m + Lin(S&T)-$5m to Houston for Scola-$9.5m + Dalembert-$6.7 + Lowry-$5.8m + 1st rd
Reason- Houston desperately searching for a) a headline big and b) try to keep and regain the popularity from its Yao days
#4. Amare-$19.9m + Lin(S&T)-$5m to LA Clippers for CP3-$17.8m + Foye(S&T)-$4m
Reason- Not a likely scenario; only possible if CP3 says he will not extend with LAC, will only agree to a trade to NY and only if Melo stays a Knick
#5. Amare-$19.9m + Chandler-$13.7m + Lin(S&T)-$5m to Orlando for DHoward-$19.3m + Hedo-$11.4m + Jameer$7.9m
Reason- Not a likely scenario and I do not think a good deal for NY either
#6. Amare-$19.9m + Lin(S&T)-$5m to Boston for Rondo-$11m + KG(S&T) or Allen (S&T) + 1st rd pick
Reason- Ainge doesnt seemed sold long term on Rondo and may take a flyer; to me Rondo is job 1 if NY wants a title in the next 2 years
#7. Lin(S&T)-$5m + TD-$2.07m to Portlandfor Shawne-$3.2m + Batum(S&T)-$5m + two 1st rd picks
Reason- Portland wants Lin, make them pay for him
#8. Amare-$19.9m + Lin(S&T)-$5m to GSW for Curry $4m + Lee-$12.8m + poss 1st rd pick
Reason- Marketing gold for GSW and Lee is a better fit with Melo than Amare
#9. Lin(S&T)-$5m to GSW for Curry-$4m
Reason- Not likely, concerns about Curry's durability; would rather have Lin
#10. Amare-$19.9m + Lin(S&T)-$5m to HHB&F for DWade-$17.01m + Haslem-$4.01m
Reason- More title ready lineup for NY (Tyson/Haslem/Melo/DWade). Better BFD for HHB&F
#11. Melo-$19.5m to HHB&F for DWade-$17.01m
Reason- Another strong BFD helping both teams that Melo would agree to
#12. Move nobody and let the guys on the team have a full season together with a training camp and one coach (a tip of the cap to Moose for suggesting).