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.
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#2 Posted on 3.8.05 0841.58 Reposted on: 3.8.12 0842.29
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.
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