Re: How was the crummy Marc Gasol and worthless Crittendon ever have traded for Pau?
posted at 11/14/2010 11:32 AM EST
Be prepared for lakers trolls coming out of the woodwork on this one!!
Do not let them bring up the KG trade. Remember, the Wolves turned DOWN Odom and Bynum for KG, before the history-making 5 for 1 deal (and 2 picks). Gomes is in Portland (?) now, I think, Gerald Greene is in China, Theo is riding the pine for the lakers and Big Al is in Utah (first place Utah, btw). The only one left is Telfair, and he starts..........apples and oranges.
West retired in 2007, and has denied having anything to do with the trade. He was, however, a consultant, and that would be like saying Danny never consulted Red...............well, sort of!
Lastly, guys, although Memphis was trying to "cut" salary, the trade stinks from top to bottom. Bynum got hurt, and the lakers knew they couldn't win with the immortal Kwame Brown at Center. And with koME whining about being traded the summer before, that put the wheels in motion. But not until AFTER Bynum got hurt!!
So, to "cut" salary, Memphis took Brown and Crittendon, that's okay. They also wanted a second round pick who had never played a minute in the NBA named Marc Gasol (no salary). I guess that's okay. But the trade still didn't match up.....................SO, the lakers traded the salary of Aaron McKie, who was retired and coaching for the 76'ers to make the numbers work. All McKie had to do was NOT report to Memphis for one day, and the whole deal would have crumbled. It stinks so badly, it is not allowed anymore. Here's Phil's comment (taken from http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3226203)
The Grizzlies will get the Lakers' first-round draft choices in 2008 and 2010; guard Aaron McKie, signed earlier Friday for salary cap purposes; cash considerations, and the rights to Gasol's brother Marc, a 2007 second-round pick of Los Angeles.
"That's something you haven't seen before," Jackson said with a chuckle.
And here is Chris Wallace's comment, which solidifies that the whole thing stinks!! (meaning he could have done better):
We're a 13-win team, so when you're in that situation, you've got to make moves," Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said. "Brown was the largest expiring contact we could find in the league where we also got back an attractive young player like Crittenton ... and multiple first-round picks."
Javarius Crittenton is SOOOOOO attractive as a young player, he is out of the league in 2010, after spending 2009 on the mighty Wiz!!