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When the NBA trade deadline is nearing!

Posted on: February 14, 2008 10:57 pm
 
Wow!  The trades in the NBA have been huge this last month.  I've never seen anything like it.

The recent trades by the Lakers, Suns, and Mavericks have shaken things up pretty good.  And these moves will probably foster additional ones.  Perhaps the Spurs need to do something now.  I just have trouble seeing how Tim Duncan, Fabricio Oberto, and Bruce Bowen can stand up against Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom or against Shaq, Amare Stoudemire, and Boris Diaw/Grant Hill in the play offs... assuming Shaq fits in and steps up (big assumption!)  Seems the Spurs may be one really good big man short now.

In the East, the Celtics and Pistons have to be scratching their heads as well.

I wonder what future trades will come about as a result of all this activity recently.

WUsTheMan
Category: NBA
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Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2008 5:49 pm
 

When the NBA trade deadline is nearing!

Hey DaPill and wink!!  Really glad you could stop by.

Yea, the talent really seems to be draining out of the east, to the west.  Don't fully understand it.

And wink, I think several teams will try to take a shot at a trade, but it's awfully late with the trade deadline approaching so rapidly.  Going to be really interesting to see if anyone can get it done.  I had the Spurs to win the championship before the mega trades.  Now I have them third at best.  They need to get something done for their aging team now.

WUsTheMan



Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2008 4:17 pm
 

When the NBA trade deadline is nearing!

Sup WU's

I don't think I can remember a year where there has been so many big trades. Pau, Shaq, and now most likely Kidd. Do you think we will se another one before the deadline?




Since: Jul 17, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2008 3:45 pm
 

When the NBA trade deadline is nearing!

With all these trades, i'm looking for Stern to just impose a no trade policy between the east and the west. The east is just so pathetic in comparison now that it's scary.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2008 2:52 pm
 

When the NBA trade deadline is nearing!

Hey CSF!!  Thanks for stopping by my friend.  Always good to see you.

I agree the recent trades by the Lakers, Suns, and Mavericks change the playing field, particularly in the West.  Shaq, Pau Gasol, and Jason Kidd are pretty big deals.  Just about every serious contender will have to address this in some way.

I agree the Nuggets have a very complete, exciting team when healthy.  A very good job has been done gathering the right talent.  Nene and  Chucky Atkins returning will make a huge difference.  And Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, and Marcus Camby are true all stars.

But with the changes in the league, I'm no longer sure this is quite enough.  I just don't know, particularly if Shaq works out.  Same goes for the Spurs.  Do they have enough?

I think we will see more significant change in the league fairly quickly.  Going to be very interesting.

Good luck to your Nuggets.  You know I enjoy watching them.

WUsTheMan



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2008 1:18 am
 

When the NBA trade deadline is nearing!

Hey WUs~!

Great to see you blogging!!

As a Nuggets fan I worry that they do not have a strong enough team to compete in the playoffs. With the team they have, they are currently in the 7th slot. Not good enough.

I would rather see them stay pat than give away some great future players for some funky deal.

It does concern me that the Lakers, Suns and Mavericks have all gotten better in the West.

The Lakers deal for Pau Gasol bothers me. Not sure if the Jason Kidd deal will go through. Dallas seems to be giving up a LOT to get him, but it is obviously done to 'win now!'.

West just gets stronger...YIKES~~~!!

My 2



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