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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:19 pm

i'm not sober enough to interpret all the implications of this trade, but man, a 11 player deal just sounds crazy even without knowing the facts,

In a complex, 11-player swap involving Cleveland, Chicago and Seattle, Ferry dealt half his active roster to acquire center Ben Wallace and forward Joe Smith from the Bulls, and forward Wally Szczerbiak and guard Delonte West from the SuperSonics.
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:39 pm

The best part of the deal for Cleveland was getting Wally's huge contract, which expires after next season so they can ship him off to get Lebron a serious #2 guy, namely Michael Redd because he's really overpaid and the Bucks would love to move him and Cleveland would love to have such a great shooter. That probably won't happen until next year's trading deadline but they could pull it off during the summer easily, not like the Bucks have a hope at competing.

The rest is shuffling clutter around to me.
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby knapplc » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:56 pm

I'm hearing noise on ESPN that this was a good trade for Cleveland and Seattle, and not bad for Chicago, but when it's all said and done I'm not seeing much real improvement for any of these teams. I don't see how the Cavs benefit from having Wallace and Ilgauskas on the same bench. Teams will just go small and run right through these guys or shoot from the perimeter and nullify the benefit of two big men on the court. I'm not getting it.
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby CadensDad » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:01 pm

I saw this and thought it was a baseball trade at first, then I realized I didn't care
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:04 pm

CadensDad wrote:I saw this and thought it was a baseball trade at first, then I realized I didn't care


Ah come on, basketball season runs exactly when baseball is in its offseason, it really works out well. :-D
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby Another Blown Save » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:22 pm

Didn't they have a 5 team, 13 player deal few years ago?
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby Chicago 2 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:33 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:Didn't they have a 5 team, 13 player deal few years ago?

They did: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2122976 ;-D

Being a Bulls fan I was excited when I saw this trade, getting rid of Wallace's contract is real nice and love the addition of Gooden, Kirk Hinrich's old teammate at Kansas. Hughes is also nice because hes that tall guard the Bulls have been looking for.

Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons are just two youngsters to add icing to the cake.
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:13 pm

And to think all this started because of one little minor trade that had to do with Pau Gasol. :-D
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Re: 11 player trade, crazy?

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:50 pm

According to Bill Simmons it all started with the KG trade.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/st ... ons/080223
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