This took me about 10 minutes to sift through the first few paragraphs of the story to make sure I got everything right. ESPN is calling this the largest single player transaction in NBA history:
Miami gets: Antoine Walker Jason Williams James Posey Andre Emmett Roberto Duenas
Boston gets: Curtis Borchardt Qyntel Woods Albert Miralles Two second-round draft picks from Miami Straight Cash, Homey
Memphis gets: Eddie Jones Raul Lopez
Utah gets: Greg Ostertag
New Orleans gets: Rasual Butler Kirk Snyder
It's a lot of pieces for Miami at one time, but it's obvious they felt they needed something better at the point after Damon Jones and Dooling both folded in Game 7 and more offensive punch that they didn't have with Shaq and Wade hobbled late in the playoffs, and Miami seems to have a lot of faith that The Big Motivator can keep the locker room in check.
This is either the road to a title or the road to implosion...there is no middle ground.
(edited by Blanket Jackson on 3.8.05 0053) "He's too much of gentleman to assume that the lady he is with would have a disease and he's man enough to raise any offspring that should arise. HE IS AL WILSON."[-DEAN~, 7/22/05]
Thanks for putting this together. I read through the story, but the more I tried to figure out who was going where, the more my head would throb and pound. In short, I was too lazy to set pencil to paper.
"The translation is literally. "Your City. Your Equipment." So I guess this means that you can use this channel as your equipment to take over the city. Great."
The team that signed Alonzo Mourning with his injury history won't take Shareef because of an injury that hasn't impacted him in over a dozen years? By default, they'll win the Atlantic, just because league rules state someone has to win the division.