Category Archives: Trades

Pay less for Bayless, that’s about it

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garrett-hinchey

If rebuilding is your cup of tea then you have nary a complaint about this trade since it’s a step in that direction. Jerryd Bayless is pretty much Jarrett Jack without the high-profile friend circle, swapping those two does little in the way of improving the point situation, the only impact it has is that Jose Calderon gets awarded the starting job only four months after almost being traded.


Analysis of Turkoglu vs Barbosa and Diaw

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cavsraps

We obviously have three players that have different skill sets, but its still an interesting comparison. The analysis is about what assets we are obtaining versus the asset we are “losing”.


Small Moves Buoy Colangelo’s Design

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cavsraps

It goes without saying that General Managers are measured first and foremost by their teams’ overall successes and failures. Being a great GM and building a top caliber team are, it would seem, co-dependent resume characteristics. It stands, then, that a great General Manager cannot, by definition, be so on a mediocre team; mediocrity and   …Continue Reading


Belinelli Bargain: 23 year old for 32 year old

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cavsraps

First up, respect to AltRaps for breaking this story first on any blog or website. You have to love moves that have no negative possibilities and the Belinelli trade is just that. This one falls in the “doesn’t hurt” category. As in, it doesn’t hurt to have some more insurance at shooting guard. Or, it   …Continue Reading


Bargnani resigned, Parker out, 4-way deal and we get MLE back

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cavsraps

Update @ 12:26AM: Final Deal. The Mavericks and Raptors recruited the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies to help facilitate the deal. The Raptors will get Hedo Turkoglu in a sign-and-trade deal with the Magic rather than signing him outright. They also will receive forwards Devean George and Antoine Wright from the Mavericks. Marion will receive   …Continue Reading


Bryan Doing Work

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Kyrie Irving

Reports claim he has been living on Red Bull and Twinkies the last couple days/nights. The shot-clock is expiring, and Colangelo has put in more work over the last few days then he has all season, I can feel it. His Teflon is wearing thin with whispers that his job could be on the line.   …Continue Reading


Bye K-Fraud, Bosh trade speculation, Workouts

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Kapono GTFO. Reggie, what took so long? Now I don’t know how many of you were readers of my old site before the RR days but if you were, you’ll know that Reggie Evans was a guy I was madly in love with. He was the rebounder we needed after New Jersey busted our butt   …Continue Reading


Kapono Traded to Philly for Evans

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Reports are trickling in, but it seems that we have unloaded one of our lumps of coal for someone RR (especially Arsenalist) has been hoping we land for a while now. More to come. A quick salary note: Reggie Evans is signed through 2010 at a reasonable $5.1mill contract.


Thoughts on the Jermaine O’Neal trade

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They say the team that got the best player in the deal won the trade.  It’s simplistic but often true. So if you want to feel good about this one, that’s all you need to know. When I first heard O’Neal got traded for Marion, I was happy. Then I heard Marcus Banks was coming   …Continue Reading


Trade Rumour: O’Neal for Marion???!?!

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Kyrie Irving

Hopefully HO can help the Raptors as trade bait. With the Raptors on-court so miserable, I’m turning to the world of ‘what-if’ for my fix. Word out of Miami is that Riley is interested in trading for Jermaine O’Neal. O’Neal will have to show him some good stuff to make it happen, which shouldn’t be   …Continue Reading


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