Saturday, February 16, 2008


Despite coming at a surprising time (All-Star weekend), it is being reported that both teams have agreed on this Bibby deal.

Kings get: Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Tue, Lorenzen Wright, Shelden Williams, and a 2nd round pick
Hawks recieve: Mike Bibby

This is an interesting deal on the Hawks side. Right now they are on the outside looking in, ninth in the Eastern conference standings. They now have a tremendous point guard to blend with their young front line, lots of upside. I see a new big three: Joe Johnson, Al Horford and now Mike Bibby. These guys may make something happen in Atlanta this year. They did lose both of their veteran point guards, I don't really like that, those guys are great mentors and decent role players. Bibby needs to bring his knowledge of the game to this team and teach Acie Law, Salim Stoudamire and other Hawks guards how to play the game.

The Kings got the green light to begin the rebuilding process. Williams should be a 20-10 guy in the future and they picked some decent guards to replace the whole left by the lack of Bibby. I wish they would have tried to exploit some more of that Hawks youth, maybe getting the great potential of a Salim Stoudamire, or Acie Law.

Man, I wished I lived in Atlanta again, now they can go and watch a solid basketball team! Boy, the tides have changed.