Sunday, September 30, 2007

CAVS AND HORNETS MAKE DEAL!

The Cavs got younger by adding Cedric Simmons from the Hornets and gave veteran David Wesley up for it. Wesley will be released by the Hornets once the deal is completed. I love the deal for the Hornets more than the Cavs in the interim. This is a showing of terrific cap and team maintenance for the Hornets. I would view the cap and roster space as a security in case another injury prone season derails the Hornets again. It is also good for trading situations.

In terms of the Cavs, I think it may or may not benefit their bench. It gives them another young body to throw around so it should help.

Monday, September 10, 2007

NUGGETS AND SIXERS ANNOUNCE TRADE!
The Nuggets have acquired Steven Hunter and Bobby Jones in exchange for Reggie Evans and the draft rights to Ricky Sanchez. This is an okay deal. I don't love the idea of trading Hunter, but I'd like to get Evans if I am the Sixers. Evans is a good veteran for the team, although I don't think he'll want to end his career with a bad team.

Both teams will make it work and I think both teams got a pretty fair deal.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

ELTON BRAND INVOLVED IN NEW ABA TEAM IN WESTCHESTER!

Clippers star Elton Brand is financing an expansion team in the American Basketball Association (ABA). I love the investment he is making to bring basketball all across the country. The team has been named the Westcheaster Phantoms.

Elton's mom Daisy Brand is also a part of the team as the team owner. Artie McGriff- the other owner of the team had this to say:

"Really, it's me running things and her telling me what to do," McGriff said with a laugh. "She thought it would be a good idea to own a basketball team and help some guys get to the next level. Elton put up the money, but we've still got to make it a business."

I urge everyone in the Westchester area to come and support this and any other ABA team! Without the minors, American basketball wouldn't be spoken as highly of throughout the world.