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Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

Posted on: February 18, 2009 7:12 pm

The Lakers have traded center Chris Mihm to the Memphis Grizzlies for a conditional second-round pick in 2013.

Here's the link. Here's my yawn.




Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 10:49 am

Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

Actually the Grizzlies are not necessarily on the "losing end".  This is nothing more than a shuffling of assets on a balance sheet.  It's clearly not a basketball move, yet another example of the Grizz being able to make money by being so far below the salary cap.  The Lakers are sending enough cash in the deal to cover Mihm's salary for the remainder of the year plus some extra.  The Lakers are getting a pick that will only go to them if the Grizz are a top 5 team in 2013 (my Magic 8 Ball says "outlook not so good" for that to happen)  So basically, the Lakers are simply saving themselves from a larger luxury tax this year, and the Grizz are picking up a few dollars to put in their pockets.  I wouldn't be suprised if Mihm is waived by the time his plane lands in Memphis.  I guess the Grizz management figures if they can't make money filling the arena, then they'll make it by taking cash considerations in multiple non basketball trades.  Thanks Chris Wallace.

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 9:51 pm

Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

It only seems like yesterday when Mihm came out of Texas and was suppose to be one of the best centers in the game for the next decade...

maybe he can salvage a little bit of that with the Grizzlies. Probably not though.

Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 8:20 pm

Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

that's one of the best decision kupchak has made. only 2nd to the gasol trade. i really wonder why memphis allow that kind of trade, its stupid of them, they are always on the losing end. these are garbage players.

Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 7:54 pm

Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out... apparently they were impressed with Powell's performance... I wasn't, for the record... My best guess is that Bynum's injury must be coming along just fine if they're willing to get rid of a body down low... If it's one thing I've learned it's this:  Don't second guess Kupchak... That man has been on the ball with his decisions every step of the way... Let's not forget that he has just as much of a shot block threat and big body down low in Mbenga... And let's also be honest with ourselves, Mihm found himself on the wrong end of a lot of plays during crunch time in the playoffs... Unloading him for a late draft prospect is a steal in my opinion.  I'm assuming, on top of clearing cap space (Because they're a tax team, they pay double his salary in taxes), they get what's obviously going to be a higher end pick in that round provided the Grizzlies continue on being the perennial lower end teams they usually end up being.  Best of luck, Mihm!  I would say it was good times with you in the lineup, but it was always uneasy times... Sorry to say, I don't believe he ever lived up the "potential" with the seasons he had prior at Boston.  Hopefully this new spot with a "no pressure" team in a smaller market may be a great opportunity to thrive.  

Since: Jun 30, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 7:51 pm

Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

wow this trade for the Grizzlies is already 10x better than the Pau Gasol trade

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 7:41 pm

Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

At least they didn't do a stupid trade. Like Rudy Gay for Derek Fisher. I am so proud of the Grizz (not).

Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2009 7:36 pm

Trade: Mihm to Grizzlies

now the lakers have no backup center with bynum out. it must be a dumb money thing

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