February 22, 2007

Deadline Deals Galore!

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Now there’s the trade deadline excitement I was looking forward too. Tons of big names flew coast-to-coast and landed in places most insiders would never have thought. Kobe Bryant ended up in a Lakers uniform, Kevin Garnett will be playing for the Timberwolves, even LeBron James will be putting on a different jersey next game. In case you, the reader, didn’t notice, the preceding was heavily sarcastic. The deadline produced only two trades to speak of and only included three players.

Fred Jones was traded from Toronto to Portland for Juan Dixon; both of whom should have little impact. Both were back-up guards for their teams and figure to play a similar role with their new ones.

Atlanta traded their second round pick in the draft to Dallas for Anthony Johnson. Apparently, the Hawks like Johnson so much, this is the third time they’ve acquired him. Wouldn’t it be more cost-efficient to re-sign when his contract expires?

While the Intern tells me that deals may have been made but have not been announced yet, more stunning moves may still happen, but I don’t find it likely.

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