Thursday, 24 February 2011
THROUGH THE WIRE: FRIDAY (02/25/11)
24. Todays 'Through The Wire' may as well be a 'Through The Transactions' with all the trades going on at the moment before the deadline today, don't be surprise if this segment is updated again. Maybe everyones trying to keep up with the Knicks but right now the NBA has more moves then Dwyane Wade. First off the Thunder and Boston have dealt. Oklahoma have given up Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic for Boston's Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson. This makes the Thunder stronger with Perk and more energetic off the bench with Nate. Boston also get a great centre in the deal but with Jeff Green they get another budding star. Maybe these Celtics are looking to the future with Green, a future that was suppose to rest on Perk. The Thunder have also dealt Morris Peterson and D.J. White to the Bobcats for Nazr Mohammed as they get even stronger in the post and give Charlotte more runners. We're not done, keep up.
48. Michael Jordan and his Bobcats have been up dealing more then when Mike refused to lose a game of Monopoly back in college. It was on, then it was off but now it's official as Charlotte have sent their star player Gerald Wallace to the Portland Trail Blazers. The slashing, scoring machine has been with the Bobcats since the franchises expansion and inception after being selected from the Sacramento Kings. Now back out West he gives Portland a blazing hot talent, and another star and option, forming another potential big three with Aldridge and Roy and maybe a four when five Greg Oden returns. What a team that could be, a sleeper contender. To get Wallace Portland dealt Joel Przybilla and Dante Cunningham offering Charlotte some back-up talent. Still with Charlotte cutting costs this is definitely the Blazers trade.
82. Now how about this for a last minute deal? The Cavs may finally have some star power as they have acquired hot scoring guard Baron Davis from his home-town of Los Angeles, giving the Clippers dunking forward Jamario Moon and top guard Mo Williams. Out in L.A. Mo replaces Baron well, but the addition of fast-break Moon along with Griffin and Williams speed shift the showtime across Staples. "We're excited about the future here," former L.A. star and Cleveland coach told press. As he hopes he and his new Point Guard star can move his team forward. Byron coached Baron and New Orleans going through highs and lows and this experience will prove worthwhile. The Cavs also picked up some rookies from Boston. Any Celtic comes with a Certain championship clash and although it's not Allen or Pierce the acquisition of Luke Harangody and Semih Erden helps. In giving up a future second round pick the Cavs also made sure they remained deeper for the now. Speaking of Boston the Cavs also waived former Celtic Championship contributer Leon Powe, maybe Boston will pick up the man that brought them out of many a playoff slump. Still, this is Cleveland's time to rise, besides after hitting rock bottom they do say the only way is up.
O.T. NEWS JUST IN. Shane Battier is back in Memphis, traded by Houston for the Grizzlies Hasheem Thabeet. As Memphis get stronger so do the Suns who in a separate trade have received Rocket guard Aaron Brooks for Goran Dragic...Mike Miller is in the injury wars again, but this time he's on a no fly list with an ear infection that will keep him off his Miami Heat teams flight from the American Airlines arena to Chicago...Carmelo Anthony's Knick debut was the highest-rated Knick game since Michael Jordan's return in 1995. It's good for the Knicks this time the rating was on the thumbs up side for New York...in a basketball world where players are more free these days, 2012 free agent Deron Williams has said he won't make a decision on his future until next year. New Jersey will now know what it feels to be like Denver. THE TRADE DEADLINE HAS OFFICIALLY PAST. TIME TO PLAY!! TIM DAVID HARVEY.