October 22, 2005

another stupid trade idea from our friend sam: It looks like Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune is at it again. Every year, at least once, Minnesota Timberwolves fans must endure another stupid trade scenario. For the past two years it has been Garnett for the starting five of the baby-bulls, minus a player or two, and with draft considerations. It seems he can't stop there. his new idea has Garnett going to Dallas for Nowitzki. Does this trade make any sense in any way beside it being two big names? Why would Minnesota want this? Garnett is every bit the player Dirk is, but he can play defense. He rebounds better, shoots better from inside 20 feet, passes much better, and can bring the ball up the court. The only thing Dirk has that Kevin doesn't is a reliable three. How in the world does that fit in with the new Dwayne Casey coached T wolves? He first ran this story in May (22nd) as a real trade,being thought about by Cuban, but since has recycled the story as merely a thought. Sam Smith should have his press ID and decoder ring taken away until he learns to write an article that has some merit.

posted by jpageua to basketball at 06:10 PM - 8 comments

Here's a better one. The Raps take Garnett off your hands for Jalen Rose and Matt Bonner. Sound good?

posted by loquax at 06:38 PM on October 22, 2005

"But there are more than 400 other NBA players who might benefit from playing elsewhere. And it's my job to find out who they are. These trading suggestions are all in fun, and occasionally they happen." I can do that by myself. If I want to hear someone else do it, I can enter almost any bar in the US. Why would an editor allow this in their sports section?

posted by yerfatma at 06:40 PM on October 22, 2005

wtf? Thats the most lop sided trade ever!!! Maybe now my buddy Isaiah Thomas can get Garnett...... lol

posted by redsoxrgay at 06:47 PM on October 22, 2005

Garnett for anything short of a young MJ would be a bad trade. This guy is probably the best all-around player in the league, not to mention a guy who makes his teammates better. If I was Dallas I would be willing to trade Dirk, Terry, and a half-dozen first rounders for Garnett's services. wtf? Thats the most lop sided trade ever!!! Maybe now my buddy Isaiah Thomas can get Garnett...... lol Now that is funny. Isaiah may be the GM equivilant of Sam Smith. I think by rule if you are named S. Smith and cover basketball you are required to be a complete moron.

posted by bigrobbieb at 07:10 PM on October 22, 2005

The S. Smith Rule. I like it.

posted by dusted at 08:07 PM on October 22, 2005

Quite frankly, me too.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:41 PM on October 22, 2005

There can be no doubt about that, of that you can be sure.

posted by chicobangs at 08:44 AM on October 23, 2005

Are you serious.. I love the timberwovles and Garnett.. I can't believe they would do that... It's not even a good trade....

posted by Topaz06 at 12:48 PM on October 23, 2005

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