JJN wrote:pup wrote:The big problem with this deal and this path is what it leads to.
Like when this good deal for NO turns into Odom pouting and demanding to be traded to a large market, er,contender. And you have to take 60 cents on the dollar to move him. And Scola says, well if he is leaving I want out. Then Kevin Martin blows up by taking 35 shots a game and he demands to be traded. Where does it end?
So you start out getting Odom, Scola, Martin and a #1. Which turns out to be Kris Humphries, Ryan Hollins and Ramon Seesions, Jason Kidd's corpse and the 20th overall pick. For Chris Paul.
Who is to say this deal is the best deal they could have received. As good as it may be, what if some small market was going to offer something better. Shit, what if NO liked the Celtics offer more? They cannot do it because Paul won't sign an extension. Which is the bullshit of what is going down right now.
You cannot let the player limit your opportunity to make the best deal possible. And they are.
The bullshit is that he has the right to not sign an extension in a place he doesn't want to play, when he has the right to opt out of his contract? The fuck?
Odom, Scola, and Martin should all be worth at least a late 1st rounder. If they flip them all, they would have 5 1sts rounders in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, including their own which would be pretty high if they flipped all those pieces for picks. As the deal stands, they should be able to secure a playoff spot.
So what is NOLA liked the Celtics offer better? The Celtics retracted it.
The Celtics have no choice but to retract it. Because Bitch Paul won't sign an extension.
NO got a good deal in the Laker trade. No doubt. But you will never know if it was the best one available because only 3 teams are allowed to make an offer.
I agree, if you are a fan of the NBA, the superteam concept is great. If you are a fan of a team that is not in a large market and/or fantastic weather location, it blows. Big time.
Don't think I am not pissed the bitch owners backed off what they really wanted to be able to put some money in their pockets this season.