E-Man wrote:migya wrote:E-Man wrote:fine wrote:E-Man wrote:bigstrads wrote:WTF???
Thats a ridiculously lopsided trade for the Suns.............how the hell do you only get a one dimensional flopper and a washed up has been for J-Rich........AND a promising young guy in Dudley!!!
This is insane if its true.
well bell's 5mill is gone before 2010, and morrison, felton, and may's contracts can be also. all those contracts added up is roughly 20 mill...maybe theyre trying to get into the FA sweepstakes.
instead of going after free agents, i bet they will start trading all their expirings to teams that can actually land free agents in 2010, in return for longer contracted good players.
then why havent they offered us anything for maggs/jackson?
naw i highly doubt they would help other teams by sending expiring contracts elsewhere. besides, jrich isnt an expirer by 2010 if i recall (i may be wrong, but im too lazy to check). maybe they arent trying to get one of the bigger names like wade, bosh, amare, and lebron...maybe they're gonna try to get someone else that may be pretty young and try to lure them in. or maybe theyre gonna wait til the year after and go after roy (though he'll likely be extended)
who knows what jordan is trying to do over there. theyve got a hell of a defensive team now though.
Larry Brown, the coach over there, has always been a defense first coach and now he has the players to do that. If Bell can score some (if he gets a chance to that is) and they can stay healthy, they could even improve their wins simply by being more built for Brown
actually, gerald wallace becomes the primary scorer again and theyre gonna ask for more offense fom okafor (which may hurt his game as it did last year). raja bell will end up being a third, fourth, or even scoring option depending on how felton and diaw are hitting.
Their offense might not be that good, likely not as good as before this trade, though who knows, Felton and Augustin might be the backcourt and both score a fair bit more, more than making up for the loss of JRich. Their defense should be much improved, at least a fair bit improved, enough to be in the top third of teams in the East defensively and defense makes more of an impact than offense in the overall picture.
The Bobcats have gotten more experience and that should mean alot IF they make it to the playoffs. If I was them, I'd look to trade GWallace for someone good, like Rudy Gay or even Odom (though they'd like to get another player as well but that would mean too much salary in return for the trade to work). GWallace is just too injury prone and it's happening again this season. He has been real good for them but right now he is their primary scoring playmaker and by that I mean he creates for himself better than anyone on that team, even Felton, but not by much really. They would need to get another playmaking SF in return, preferrably one that can play PF as well and who plays some defense too.
They have direction just not sure what they'll get out of it and they really need one more move that gets them an effective role player, maybe trading Morrison, who does little, to get that role player