Good morning STR,
I am so anxious about watching the Battle of the Memphis PGs that I can not sleep. (Just Kidding. Studying for a Midterm). But I came across a very interesting article that got me sidetracked a little bit.
Our Good Friend Marc Stein Reports
Sources told ESPN.com that the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings, in considering the feasibility of a Samuel Dalembert-for-Kenny Thomas swap, have discussed expanding that concept with Boston by trying to draw in the Celtics on a potential three-way deal that would land Andres Nocioni with the Celts.
I was very intrigued with the possibilities that this could have become, so I continued reading, and was very disappointed with the details:
But the full deal as it stands, if it eventually gets that far, would send Nocioni to Boston, Kenny Thomas, Tony Allen and Brian Scalabrine to Philadelphia and Dalembert and J.R. Giddens to Sacramento.
The deal seems like it is being seriously considered by all sides as Stein explains
Sources further stressed over the past 48 hours that this should be classified as an ongoing conversation as the teams involved decide how much they like what’s on the table.
So the talks between New Orleans and Sacramento seems to have stopped, but the Kings continue to show us that they are pushing to improve the team NOW! I like the message they are sending the fans, but do not necessarily like this deal, especially since Dalembert is making $12 million this year and $13 million next year. Without an extra pick for us, which I doubt will happen , I stop this trade right now, because we can get ALOT more value for Kenny Thomas AND Nocioni. Stein breaks down the trade from our standpoint:
The Kings have interest in securing another big man to join Spencer Hawes and the fast-developing Jason Thompson in their frontcourt rotation and have pondered the merits of gambling on Dalembert for some time. And trading for Philly’s out-of-favor center certainly makes more sense than a deal for New Orleans’ Emeka Okafor, who has four years and nearly $40 million left on his contract through the 2013-14 season. It’s believed that Sacramento, even if these three-way talks go no further, will continue to field offers for Nocioni, given the Kings’ desire to have cap space in the summer of 2011 and the promising early development of rookie Omri Casspi.
What do you guys think about the trade?
How about the message that the team is sending us?
P.S. Go Kings!
P.P.S. Wish Me Luck on my Midterms Tomorrow!
P.P.P.S. Hope my format (as a New Member) is good enough for Pookey! ;)