Friday, February 22, 2008

VOID the Trade?

Maybe Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich's Crazy idea a few weeks ago wasn't that far fetched. Following the lopsided Gasol to the Lakers trade less than 2 weeks ago, the coach stated in an SI interview that, "What they did in Memphis is beyond comprehension. There should be a trade committee that can scratch all trades that make no sense. I just wish I had been on a trade committee that oversees NBA trades. I would have voted no to the LA trade." Now as we all know that little thing doesn't exist and many talking heads made light of Popvich's statements. But think about how many people would have vetoed that Garnett for scrap trade the Celtics made in the offseason. Was it any coincidence that Timberwolves GM Kevin McHale and Celtics GM Danny Ainge are friends who happened to play together in Boston. Perhaps that is something that should have been looked into.

Following yesterday's trade I was very upset with the acquisition of Larry Hughes. Sure Wallace may not have been helping as much as we'd hoped but losing him and Smith hurt. So I would have loved for this committee to be in existence. Not because of any wrong doing in Chicago, it was just a boneheaded trade of running in place. But maybe we should look closer at Seattle GM Sam Presti. For those of you in San Antonio and Cleveland the name might sound familiar he worked for (Cav GM) Danny Ferry in San Antonio. Hmmmm that Kurt Thomas deal with San Antonio seemed relatively even based on the 2009 draft pick the Sonics acquired. But then helping to make the deal work between Cleveland and Chicago and giving up Sczcerbiak and West for Newble, Marshall, and Griffin? Something doesn't seem right.

This means the Bulls are going to have to get rid of Gordon this summer because Hughes is eating up all that Cap Space with his ridiculously overpaid $13 million contract. Am I the only Bulls fan that would rather have Gordon's 20 PPG and 42% FG than Hughes' 12 PPG and 37% FG? Am I the only person who realizes that Joe Smith has the same numbers as Drew Gooden in less PT? Can we pretty please get a do-over? Paxson rarely makes mistakes, but this was a biggie let him get a re-do please?