One on One: Free Agency

Emails back and forth between Jay and Marc about the Lakers, Mavs and Pistons:

Marc:  u in favor of getting meta world peace? i think he would be a huge addition

Jay:  I was actually about to ask you that.  I’d hate to root for him but he’d be one of our better bench players and depending on JR’s partying after his new contract maybe our best bench player.  I still think we need a new coach.

Marc:  best bench player, he MWP would start for us. MWP at SF with Carmelo at PF? problem is he has to clear waivers and i doubt he will. as far as new coach, i agree but it is not happening unless they play truly mediocre basketball.

Jay: Why would the lakers even do that?  I could see if they wanted to make room for a free agent but all the good ones have been signed.

Marc:  next year’s draft is supposed to be a good one. save money now, who knows, weird strategy since this only makes them worse. Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons the Knicks traded for Bargnani

Top 10 Reasons the Knicks traded for Bargnani

1. They no longer wanted Amare to be the worst defender on the team.
2. They won a lot of games last year with a bunch of injured players so naturally they will win even more games if you add more injury prone players.
3. With JR possibly leaving they needed another extremely inefficient scorer badly.
4. Anyone who can’t crack the Raptors rotation is someone I want on my team.
5. They had to take Bargnani to make up for the Raptors taking Landry Fields last season.
6. You can’t have too many soft bigs on terrible contracts.
7. Figuring out who to draft is so complicated. It is just easier to not have draft picks.
8. They need someone who can’t play defense for when Chandler is on the bench.
9. They wanted to prove that no terrible contract is really unmovable.
10. The Knicks hate their fans.