This was our latest, discussing this week’s blockbuster deals around the league. When asked, I argued that while the Nets got the superior player, New York had the better trade, just simply by virtue of having Anthony locked in definitively.
A lot of thoughts right now. First off, today has been one of the worst days in the history of Red94. The trade deadline–the biggest day of the NBA season–and the server decides to go out. I’m working to get this situation fixed so I apologize for all of the problems this week. This was downright embarrassing.
“We’ve got to get something done, or it’s not good,” Morey said. “If I’m a fan, I’m waiting for us to get someone.”
“I’m not optimistic,” he says, “but I don’t think I ever am at this point in the process. Everyone is playing poker, trying to get the best deal they can.”
“We’re pushing hard,” Morey says, “but I don’t have anything right now. I know that’s not what you want to hear.”
Maybe none of what Morey reveals entirely shocks the reader (and please be sure to take a look at the entire thing), but hearing this mere hours before the trade deadline does not exactly inspire confidence in a fanbase that, as Morey acknowledges, frantically desires a move to improve the look of this roster stuffed with complementary parts to a star that doesn’t exist. Read More »
MINNEAPOLIS — The Grizzlies had serious discussions Wednesday with the Houston Rockets regarding a proposed deal that would swap second-year center Hasheem Thabeet for forward Shane Battier.
A deal would hinge on Memphis’ willingness to also include a future first-round draft pick in its bid to reunite with Battier. The Griz failed in their initial attempt to acquire Battier earlier this year and may try to enlist a third team to avoid sending the Rockets a pick.
This is one you’d jump all over, though I can’t see Memphis capitulating on that demand for a pick. It’s promising though that based on this report, the Grizzlies seem the more desperate party, having tried to string together a deal earlier in the year. Let’s hope the pick isn’t a dealbreaker for Daryl because Thabeet is tremendous value for a guy in Battier who you could lose for nothing regardless at summer’s end.
ESPN is reporting that the asking price for Bobcats swingman Gerald Wallace is only an expiring contract and a protected first rounder. They cite Houston as a team interested and astonishingly, that no team has yet to seem willing to bite on that asking price. This is pretty surprising as Wallace, while expensive, is still just 28 and one of the game’s hardest-working, most physical defenders at the ’3′. Sounds like a perfect complement for Kevin Martin.
Something like Jeffries, Budinger, and a pick for Wallace could be a steal. But does it change the team’s outlook in the long run? I’m not so sure. Read More »