So I started with the premise that Evan Turner and cap space to the Bulls for Carlos Boozer makes some sense, as it helps Chicago get under the luxury tax and helps them stay semi-competitive for the season, while the Bulls actually have the type of assets that could help the Sixers. But I also figured that Boozer, while overpaid, is still a semi-useful player who could help the Sixers win games...and we can't have that. I looked around the NBA and settled on this.
Evan Turner to the Bulls
Iman Shumpert to the Bulls
Amare Stoudemire to the Sixers
Draft picks to the Sixers
The Sixers trade the guy that most of us want traded most and pick up a basically useless player who clogs the cap for the next two years. The Knicks get an upgrade on Stoudemire and use the trade chip that they've been shopping. The Bulls get under the luxury tax, get a decent guard to help them make a run at the Eastern Conference Finals, get an asset in Shumpert, and open up cap space for Summer 2014.
Of course, the question becomes, what do the Bulls pay the Sixers? The Bulls have all of their future picks and a Charlotte pick (top 10 protected in 2014, top 8 in 2015, unprotected in 2016). They also have Nikola Mirotic and young asset Tony Snell. Also, should the Knicks chip in more? FYI, they don't have any first or second round picks to trade until 2018(!), and the only other young asset they have is Tim Hardaway, Jr.
What would your price be for this move? And more generally, does this trade make any sense?