Saturday, February 04, 2006

Raptors trade

Raptors traded Jalen Rose for Antonio Davis. I get the feeling its my fault because last week I defended Davis for going into the stands to protect his wife or is that to protect the other fan from his wife. Note his wife got arrested this week for throwing coffee at a motorist. (lawd ave mercy I hope she doan kno where I live)

Goodbye to Jalen. I'll miss ya. All in all Jalen is still one of the players in the league I will continue to regard pretty highly. Loved his game from the Fab Five days and his NBA offense is pretty nice, no need to spoil it by speaking of his D. I also like the way that he publicly handled being on the trading block for so long. Yes last year he pouted when they put him on the bench but this year he's been all class with regards to his playing time.

The Raptors made this trade for purely financial reasons because Jalen actually had value as a player to them at the moment. Jalen however was ridiculously overpaid for his value and had two years and about 30 million on his contract left while Antonio Davis has one year and about 16 mil so the Raptors free up some cap space when Davis comes off the books this summer. Hopefully it will help in the long run. At the least we give Joey Graham some run now and see if he can turn into a solid NBA player.

The Knicks made the trade because the Knicks are clueless and have deep pockets. Larry Brown didn't know what he was getting into and cant coexist with his players but hey at least he's got 10 Mil a year to keep him happy. Another non-playoff year for the Knicks.

Of course I'm hearing whispers that Davis, who so distrusted our metric system, may not return to the Raptors but may ask for a buyout. If that happens I would be very upset. That is absolute B.S!. Too many players over the years have refused to play for the Raptors, must be something about crossing the border to play where the money isn't green and the accents are different. If its any consolation our murder rate is going up, anything to make you spoilt, overpaid brats feel at home right.

I say the Raptors should insist that Davis shows up, he doesn't have to play, park him on the inactive list and make him sit on the bench in his suit for the rest of the season but don't buy him out so he can get part of his money and then go and sign on with another team.

We did that crap with Alonzo Mourning and look at him now playing for the Heat. Ridiculous.

Plus I mean how wrong is that buyout stuff. Hey I have a job that sometimes I don't feel like going to. I don't have the right to call the boss and say I'm not showing up can we arrange to give me a buyout. Nope they just fire me without compensation if I do that. I think the same should hold for the NBA.

(p.s for those waiting for part III my apologies, I just didnt have the time to finish it up. Will aim for next week, have a good weekend)

13 comments:

Abeni said...

Poor raptors-always some player drama eh.

Dr. D. said...

I'll just say have a good weekend!

Radmila said...

I've got a soft spot for him.
I was a voluteer for Big Sisters of Canada for many years...He has donated tickets and money to Big Sisters repeatedly.
That makes him A-Ok in my books..even if his wife is a nut.

Inside Man said...

It's time for Antonio to hang'em up man....

Sims said...

Hey J Did, there's a rule in the CBA actually prevent Davis from doing what Zo did to us. And besided, the gorilla is the president of the player's association, so he'd look very stupid trying that. Ah well, Busta Rhymes has returned!

- TBFKABN (The Blogger Formerly Known As Big N)

smallislandgirl said...

jdid i don't get the whole trading contracts thing hope you're having a great weekend though.

Ryan Naraine said...

The trade included a first round pick (lottery protected thru #10). I think that's a good enough reason to make this trade, even if Jalen Rose's contract is prohibitive. Isiah has done a nice job in the draft, even if he has %##$ed up everything else. Next year, Rose's contract also becomes expandable for a similiar "expiring-contract-for-draft-picks" scenario.

So, it's not such a terrible trade for the Knicks, especially since AD was robbing Channing Frye of minutes.

Stunner said...

Seems, Mrs. Davis is a real trouble maker!

Wont say anything more, those big figures are making my head hurt and my pocket growl!

Ri said...

NBA looking interesting. And Pat Riley is coaching again. I'm not surprised about Raptors being one of the less preferred teams for the players, though.

ThandieLand said...

Hehehe---while you mekk joke 'bout di man comments and the mertic system being taught to his kids---this is exactly the problem with the raptors---for you to get good to great players your city must be a place where the players can profile and live the high life---they are in demand and can choose and so Toronto must compete in those areas. If they can't then to get good players they have to pay better than other NBA teams and provided a gated environment but decidely American for the players' just as int'l companies do in Suadi Arabia for the non-muslim expart. Hehehehe---sorry raptors but those are the breaks.

I just kidding wid you all; T-dot forever!

Miz JJ said...

I told you Antonio Davis' wife was bat shit crazy. I agree with kg...let him retire.

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brooklyn babe said...

I always feel for you men of sports, when one of your star players gets traded. That can really be a downer... but sports got some similars ties to the slave trade if you ask me... but brothas are just gettting PAID for their sweat. Can't be mad at em huh?