Originally posted by LA TimesTeam will give up Butler and either Atkins or George to acquire the former overall No. 1 pick from the Wizards.
The Lakers have taken another bold step to remake their roster, agreeing in principle on a trade that would bring forward-center Kwame Brown from the Washington Wizards and would send Caron Butler and likely Chucky Atkins to Washington.
Brown, 6 feet 11, was drafted No. 1 overall in 2001 and fell on hard times last season with the Wizards, but he has the potential to be an impact post player.
As soon as Phil came back, I knew Butler was gone. I don't get the Wiz wanted Butler to replace Hughes since he's a 3 and they already have Antawn Jamison. As far as Kwame Brown goes, hopefully his attitude will change with a change of scenery. But he's had two years post-Jordan to prove it was MJ's fault why he never reached his potential and let's not forget he left the Wiz high and dry during the playoff run last year.
Odd trade for both the Wiz and the Lakers if it goes through.
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#5 Posted on 14.7.05 1844.34 Reposted on: 14.7.12 1845.12
Wow. Unless Brown can straighten up and fly right (and I don't think Kobe's a good example for him to live up to), this is a bizarre trade by the Lakers. Good acquisition for the Wiz, though, even if they were only getting Butler. Throw Atkins or George in there, and it's an even better trade.
#7 Posted on 15.7.05 1048.54 Reposted on: 15.7.12 1049.37
Floppy is hangin' it up:
Originally posted by InsideHoopsOne of the most versatile centers in the NBA, Vlade Divac announced his retirement Thursday. Divac, who averaged 11.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists during an NBA career that spanned 16 years, had been expected to delay his decision until September 30 but hasn't been able to shake a back injury. One of most popular Serbo-Montenegro basketball players of all time, the 7-footer planned to finish his career back in his homeland with Partizan Belgrade, the club he left to join the Lakers in 1989. But any hopes of an emotional return now appear to be dashed.
#8 Posted on 15.7.05 1356.27 Reposted on: 15.7.12 1356.42
He hasnt really given me any new reasons to hate on him (he hasnt given me any reasons to like him either), but I would rather have him retire than keep the Lakers from going for somebody younger while he attempts to pull one last healthy season out of his hat.