With players acting like high-priced escorts, the two days of free-agency has left many in a bit of a sour mood, myself included. What ever happened to loyalty? The biggest free-agent of our generation, Michael Jordan, didn’t start shopping himself on the market after the Bulls lost to the Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1995, nor did Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.
As rumours swirl regarding Stoudemire leaving Phoenix for New York, our very own free-agent held a 2 hour and 40 minute long meeting and found the Knicks’ presentation to be the most impressive. In other news, Bryan Colangelo is apparently targeting David Lee who has the Raptors low on his wishlist. Could a sign-and-trade be …Continue Reading
I’m very happy that Amir Johnson is returning to the Raptors, but let’s start with addressing the “overpayment”. Don’t get me – or anyone else who is opposed to Colangelo throwing out money like it’s of the Monopoly type – wrong, but does one season of averaging 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds warrant this kind of money, or is this contract based entirely on potential and not proven worth?