February 23, 2006

The NBA Trade deadline is very little fun

Past the inexplicable Steve Francis deal, the NBA trading deadline was pretty dull. The floundering Sonics finally pulled the trigger on the Earl Watson deal, sending... well, it ended up a 4-team deal so the details are pretty confusing. The Supes end up with Watson -overpaid but needed- veteran swingman Byron Russell (I had no idea he was still in the NBA) and a future second-round pick from Denver. They lose Vitaly Potapenko and Reggie Evans. They also sent Flip Murray to Cleveland for somebody named Mike Wilks.

This season is still a disaster for the Sonics, but the team is better than it was last week. Watson replaces much of Antonio Daniels' grit and defense from the point, and swapping the disgruntled Vlade Radmanovic for Chris Wilcox could be a steal.

Posted by Frinklin at February 23, 2006 11:33 PM | TrackBack
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