Jamison and Van Excel switching places.: Along with 6 other players. This clears up the front court log jam for the Warriors and the Mavs get another scorer (just what they need).
posted by corpse to basketball at 09:20 AM - 11 comments
Pardon the misspelling. Van Exel.
posted by corpse at 09:20 AM on August 16
This may be one of the ugliest trades I've seen in awhile. This trade may look good "on paper" but I see some serious chemistry issues ahead.
posted by lilnemo at 12:39 PM on August 16
Frees up cap space next year and 2005 for GSW. Saves Welsch from competing with Claxton and embarrasing St. Jean by beating Speedy for the minutes.
posted by billsaysthis at 01:39 PM on August 16
To me this looks good for the Mavs from a number of stances - Nick is a selfish player and while exciting isn't a better player than Nash, yet needs a lot of minutes to contribute. Jamison and Nowitzki could play together very well. Jamison has a better back to the basket game (something no one on the Mavs had last year outside of their guards) and Nowitzki plays like a three anyway. i don't see a huge problem there. I like Jiri Welsch and from what little I've seen seems like the prototypical Euro guard - good 'basketball IQ' (I love that term - you never hear it in any other sport) and can hit a shot. He may be the steal in all this. And the Warriors are going to be one exciting team to watch. A lot of ballers, shot-callers, brawlers... Plus they get cap room. Griffin always seemed to me like a guy who could play a seriously effective first 6 minutes of a game - like everyone on the opposite bench just forgets about him at the tip-off until he stops someone and then hits a three. Then he's useless for the remaining 42 minutes - mostly because he's Adrian Griffin. He's was a trivia question for most of last year in the 'surprised I didn't know that' category - "Who is the starting shooting guard for the Dallas Mavericks?"
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:26 PM on August 18
Whoa watch for typos
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:27 PM on August 18
The only thing that will help the Warriors is to get Cohan to sell the team. Heck, this morning one of the lead sports columnists at the Mercury News (which I try not to link because of idiotic pay archive policies) called for St. Jean--whom he nicknamed St. Genius--to be fired and replaced with Musselman in a dual role. And you know that's gonna happen RSN!
posted by billsaysthis at 04:17 PM on August 18
The Dallas Morning News (which I try not to link to due to horrible registration requirements that involve replying to an e-mail) are saying that there's a possibility that a third team may be involved with this trade. The trade, even as it stands right now, won't be "official" until Friday.
posted by Ufez Jones at 04:29 PM on August 18
The deal can be approved by the league in principle today. However the players must submit to physicals within 10 days.
posted by lilnemo at 05:14 PM on August 18
In principle. Hee Hee...
lilnemo, are you sniggering over the concept of these execs, players, and league having something so base as principles? Cause I'm down with that.
posted by billsaysthis at 07:20 PM on August 18
this also shores up the Warriors gaping hole at pg after Arenas left...
posted by chmurray at 03:17 AM on August 19
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