Thursday, March 15, 2012

NBA Trade Deadline: Gerald Wallace Crashes In New Jersey

This was the first move in a series of major shake ups today by the current 20 - 23 Portland Trailblazers!

Nets get:
• F Gerald Wallace

Blazers get:
• F/C Mehmet Okur
• F Shawne Williams
• Protected first-round pick

Wallace is averaging 13.3 points and 6.6 rebounds on the years. He has become an intricate part of Nate McMillian's system in Portland. But I guess, when your plan is to get rid of Nate McMillian, that fact is irrelevant.

On paper, this seems like another plus for Brooklyn, as they look to occupy their new space with as much momentum as possible.

Okur, who has been relegated to just 17 games this season because of back injuries, is on an expiring contract and would help free up cap space for the Blazers. So, they're not necessarily "asleep in the bread aisle."



NBA Trade Deadline: Pacers Grab Leandro Barbosa

Pacers get:
• G Leandro Barbosa

Raptors get:
• Second-round draft pick

$14 million UNDER the salary cap! That's what the Indiana Pacers have to work with! Hungry for a playoff bid, the Pacers get the talented, veteran backcourt scorer that they'll need in Leandro Barbosa who is averaging 12.2 points on the season.

Look out for them during this final stretch of the season.



NBA Trade Deadline: Grizzlies Trade Young To Sixers

Ok, today was really crazy for the NBA, as their 3PM Trade Deadline came to a close, GMs across the nation were on the phone heavy! Bare with Team as we make a solid attempt to brief you. Let's start here...

Sixers get:
• G Sam Young

Grizzlies get:
• Future considerations

This move means a few things for the Grizzlies: 1. that 2009 draft was a complete bust for them, as they ship their final draft choice, Guard/Forward Sam Young to the Philadelphia 76ers. In 2009 they also drafted Center, Hasheem Thabeet (No. 2 overall) and DeMarre Carroll (No. 27 overall).

For the Sixers, the acquisition of Young, who is averaging 3.5 points in 11.4 minutes a game, adds another wing player to Philly's mix that currently includes Andre Iguodala, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Jodie Meeks.

We'll see how this works out...


Wade Ejected From United Center?

Sources from the United Center stated that Dwyane Wade's father was ejected from the arena last night. He reportedly was warned to stop using profanity, and he continued to do so anyway.

This apparently violates the United Centers rules and regulations. The rules are as follows, "intends to provide all guests with a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment. Our family atmosphere prohibits foul or abusive language, and any violation of these policies may result in ejection."

Wade and the Miami Heat took a loss to the Chicago Bulls last night without the help of league MVP, and Bulls captain Derrick Rose.