what does Miami get in return?
For J O'Neal. Heard on radio and Ïm writing on my phone so I can't post link. Someone please post- thanks. BTW I just saw a Raptors game, he still looks pretty good (no homo). Your thoughts...
Last edited by Red; Feb 13, 2009 at 13:10.
shawn marion and marcus banks for jermaine o'neal and jamario moon
I think the biggest factor is o'neals health. Hes become T-mac status.
This is just the start. There's gone be tons of deals to shed players off teams. People need to realize how important the recession is to owners.
There's talk of owners losing HUNDREDS of Millions of dollars in the past few months. When you take a hit like that, you don't give a ****kkkk about fans and your pet basketball team. Would you?
Owners are just looking to slash money and get out of contracts.
Look at the Mets and their owner's refusal to sign Manny Ramirez evan though it made the most sense.
We aren't getting STAT. Kerr refuses to trade with us.
I do not think this trade will improve Toronto this year. Marion doesn't play with heart anymore. I do not think he cares one way or the other. And Toronto gave up a good role player in Moon.
This trade doesn't help Miami much either. Plus they added a bigger contract unless I am mistaken.
I don't get it at all.
another nice trade would be if we could get Bell and Diaw from the Bobcats but they might ask for too much in return
The NBA needs to do something fast. The only sport getting it right is the NFL. With much of the salary money in the NFL being non-guaranteed a player needs to produce or go home.
The first thing the NBA needs to do is reduce the max contracts. Currently a player at max is accounting for 1/3 of the cap. Few players, if any, are worth that kind of money. The NBA needs to protect owners from themselves who can't help themselves from giving out salaries to players which are out of whack with their abilities. Zack and Marbury are perfect examples, good players but not worth the salaries they are being paid.
And there's no saying we can't get Stoudamire. Sure the Suns don't WANT to trade to us, but if they really want to trade him and they don't get any other good offers it may happen. Unlikely though. It's a shame because a Marbury for Shaq swap would also help us alot, burned bridges suck.
This hurts our chances at getting Bosh since it gives the Raptors capspace to sign a star to play along side Bosh and Bargnani.