Thursday, July 15, 2010

Trades That Make Sense: Hornets-Knicks

The New Orleans Hornets trade Chris Paul and Emeka Okafor to the New York Knicks for Danilo Galinari, Kelena Azubuike, Ronny Turiaf, and Eddy Curry

New Orleans says yes because:

-The deal saves the team more than $54m over the next four years.
-They will lose Paul for nothing next year.
-They are not in a position to compete right now.
-The team can build around a Darren Collison (who filled in admirably for CP3 last year) - Marcus Thornton - Danilo - David West foundation.

New Orleans says no because:

-Chris Paul is the franchise.

New York says yes because:

-Chris Paul will save basketball in New York.
-The starting five of Paul - Raymond Felton -Wilson Chandler - Amare Stoudemire - Okafor makes them contenders for a top-3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

New York says no because:

-Unless Donnie Walsh's pain meds caused him temporary insanity, New York could not say no to this deal.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Separated at Birth

NBA PF Hedo Turkoglu and Wesleyan two-sport star Brian Mahr