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NBA Trade Deadline

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    There's no way the Nuggets go after Artest, is there?

    Iverson
    Anthony
    Martin
    Camby
    JR Smith


    Talent- Very much
    Sanity- Not very much
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I think all the low hanging fruit has been harvested by the West teams. Doubt we'll see a blockbuster in the next few hours.
     
  3. melock

    melock Active Member

    Good move by the Spurs getting Kurt Thomas. Despite other teams getting better I still think they're the team to beat.
     
  4. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Why is the NBA deadline so early? The NHL starts well before, and is closer to the end of its season, yet its trade deadline is after the NBA's.
     
  5. melock

    melock Active Member

    It's the NBA. They operate by their own rules.
     
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    But you're not giving teams adequate time to work out whether they are sellers at the deadline. There's still 30 games left in the season. There are only two teams in the East who are definitely out of it, and four in the West.
     
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    There's word of a possible Rockets trade with New Orleans. Houston would supposedly send Bonzi Wells and Mike James in return for, I believe, Bobby Jackson.
     
  8. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    To make trades as difficult to make and rare as possible - just like the cap.
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    It's still not near as early as the NFL's, which is after the first month.
     
  10. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    I think that's a good thing. That way, teams aren't selling off absolutely everything at the last possible moment for a jacked-up, big-name battle in the playoffs (unless you're the Grizzlies).

    When everyone theoretically has a chance to compete, it's good for the league, contrary to what the old-timers in New York/Boston/Chicago/Los Angeles/Philadelphia might want you to think.
     
  11. melock

    melock Active Member

    What are you going to do? It is what it is. Baseball's is almost two months before the end of the regular season. A lot can change in that time. Just ask the Mets.
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    From ESPN -

    The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to have beaten the NBA's annual trade buzzer to get LeBron James some of the fresh help he's been openly craving.

    In a three-way trade with Chicago and Seattle that has been submitted for league approval, NBA front-office sources say that Cleveland will come away with four new teammates for James, headlined by Ben Wallace from the Bulls and sharpshooter Wally Szczerbiak from the Sonics.

    The league office was notified of the deal before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trading deadline, sources said, and is currently reviewing the trade details as required for formal approval.

    After Cleveland watched two longstanding trade targets land elsewhere -- Mike Bibby in Atlanta and Jason Kidd in Dallas -- sources say that the deal calls for the Cavaliers to receive Wallace, Szczerbiak, Seattle point guard Delonte West, Chicago's Joe Smith and a future second-round pick from the Bulls.

    The Bulls, apparently abandoning their gamble on Wallace less than two seasons into the lucrative four-year deal they used to sign him away from Detroit, would get Cavaliers forward Drew Gooden and swingman Larry Hughes along with Cavs reserves Cedric Simmons and Shannon Brown.

    The Sonics, shedding Szczerbiak in the name of additional payroll flexibility, come away with the expiring contracts of Cleveland's Ira Newble and Chicago's Adrian Griffin as well as Cavs veteran Donyell Marshall.

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    This gives LeBron two shooters and a little more defense inside. I like West as a Cav as well. IMHO, Cleveland just got a lot better.

    Does this just kill any chance of the Cavs resigning James? Money wise, they added some bad contracts.
     
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