TOO MANY NBA TRADES! TRADAPAOLOOZA!
Larry Hughes (talented but injured)
Drew Gooden (good rebounder but better on a running team)
Cedric Simmons (where was he again?)
Chris Duhon (mediocre point guard but upgrade)
Ira Newble (expiring contract)
Donyell Marshall (expiring, apparently)
(what, there’s no 2009 relocation discount that could be traded?)
Adrian Griffin (expiring)
The Cavaliers get:
Wally Szczerbiak (a shooter? In Cleveland?)
Joe Smith (rebounds)
Delonte West (a cheaper Larry Hughes)
Ben Wallace (comes with a gong for a reason)
And the Rockets are active as well.
Okay. Maybe both teams were just bored and they like mid season press conferences to remind the fans that their teams still exist. I guess Green is… younger, and more athletic, so the Timberwolves wanted… experience for their 20-win season.
MORE ROCKET TRADES! CRAZINESS! They dig deep into the draft list records of the last few years for these:
Bonzi Wells (out of favor in Houston)
Mike James (credible scoring point guard)
Adam Haluska (rookie shooter)