Thursday, February 21, 2008
It's been awhile since I've dropped an NBA-related blog on all you suckas...that ends today. With the NBA trade deadline coming today at 3 pm, there will undoubtedly be some last second deals where the rich will get richer and the shitty will get out from some sketchy salary cap issues. But there are drawbacks to today. One of which will be the constant barrage of televised face time for gigantic douchebags Ric Bucher, Screamin' A. Smith, and Marc Stein.
Our King has been quite vocal regarding getting some more help for our beloved Cavaliers. The best player on the planet needs another piece or two, there is no doubt. The fact that they lose a key guy to an ankle injury every other game doesn't help either. And while I've softened my stance on jettisoning Drew Gooden and/or Larry Hughes, there is still work left to be done. And that is where Danny Ferry comes into play. It's time for the once franchise killer (when they traded Ron Harper for Ferry in the early 90's, it destroyed the franchise) to step up and get this team over the top. The Cavaliers can win the East with what they have now, but they can't win it all. Below, I list three guys that would be difference makers for this team and would not crush our chemistry and depth. I feel like George Costanza explaining to Big Stein that he figured out a way to get Griffey and Bonds and it wouldn't cost that much.
***Mike Miller, Memphis - If you forgot, the Grizz gave up Pau Gasol for a giant slab of poo and he was their best player. Miller is a role player and a deadly marksman from beyond the arch. What do you think they would take for him? Martinas Andreyskivicius straight up? We can get Miller for pennies on the dollar, if Ferry has to throw in a pick or two, do it because we need another shooter.
***Sam Cassell, Clippers - This would be interesting. Obviously, Cassell is old but the guy has a ton of experience, is clutch, and can still run an offense (and would get Larry back to the 2 where he is a better fit). I think the Clippers owe the Cavs big time for the aforementioned Ferry/Harper deal, so giving them Ira Newble and a pick wouldn't be a stretch. Fortunately, the Clips have a retarded front office so this could happen and they could use the cap relief.
***Wally Szczerbiak, Sonics - I think that this one will happen to be honest. Take everything I said about Miller above and add that Wally plays at least a little bit of defense. I should add that I am completely biased toward this move since Wally is my favorite college basketball player of all time. But he's played with stars before and knows that the spotlight does not shine on him. It is exactly what you want out of a role player. And he still has the same dead-eye stroke that he had in college. The Sonics are a mess and are looking to get out of Wally's semi-bloated contract. Simmons actually proposed a deal like this with Wally and Delonte West going to the Cavs for Damon Jones, D-Marsh, and a few others. I would accept that yesterday if it was on the table for Ferry.
There you go, Danny, that is what I want. But I'm sure you won't work the phones at all today because of your crippling retardation.
Before I go, I want to mention something right quick. I watched all of the Suns/Lakers game last night (which was awesome) and one thing really stood out to me. Pau Gasol finally gets it. I always thought that he was a decent but not great player in Memphis. It looked like he was just collecting a pay check and going through the motions. Not anymore. I don't know if it's the fact that he's on a winner now or Kobe or Phil Jackson or what, but it's refreshing. So far, he's been a force for the Lakers. He finally gets it. And it's refreshing to see. It's like when Eli Manning realized that if he didn't force throws and let the game come to him, he would be successful. Same thing for Pau. He's been a beast and absolutely ate Shaq and Amare alive last night.
Happy Trade Deadline Day to you all!!!