Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Thoughts on Yesterdays Trades

The trade deadline is today and yesterday there was lots of activity. Will their be more today? I don't know, there's lots of talk and we'll see who makes a move. I will tell you how went where yesterday and what I think about the deals.

Bulls get: Brad Miller, John Salmons
Kings get: Andrés Nocioni, Drew Gooden, Ike Diogu and Cedric Simmons.
Blazers get: Michael Ruffin (probably will be waived)

This is a clear cap dump for the Kings. They want to save money and they realize they need to trade the guys on their team that have talent. I like this deal for Chicago. Rose can now pair with a legitimate low post scorer in Miller and Salmons can do more all around than Nocioni. Plus the Bulls need a shake up, it will spur them on for the stretch run of the season.

The Blazers simply made a cap move. They give up someone who didn't play and say money, good move by one of the best general managers in the league.

There were other minor moves around the league, but they were really just for cap and roster space. Also, the Thunder rescinded the Tyson Chandler trade. This is big, I hope TC's health will hold up so he can play in his prime.

What do you think of yesterdays trades? What's going to happen today?