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You can't hide, Tyreke. We know you still play for the Kings.

It's Trade Deadline Day! All trades must be done by 3pm EST. We'll try to keep you up to date as trades happen and give you a fairly comprehensive list.

Trade Deadline Watch:
According to Marc Stein, Robert Sarver told Amar'''''e last night in closed-door meeting that Apostrophe is unlikely to be traded. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Excuse me while I go break something.

UPDATE: Chad Ford just tweeted: "Latest: Hearing one team is making a last-minute push for Amare. Suns source says a deal "may" happen." I hope to God the Suns aren't just messing with me again. GET THIS DEAL DONE!

Chad Ford has posted another update: "Amare is staying in Phoenix. Last minute bid failed. Sarver, Kerr, Stoudemire & agent meeting for dinner tonight to calm waters." FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. If you hear my car starting in the garage even though the garage door is closed, don't come and rescue me.

Also per Chad Ford, a proposed trade between the Pacers and Bobcats involving T.J. Ford for D.J. Augustine and Nazr Mohammed was NOT able to be done and talks fell apart in the last hour.

Boozer-to-Miami talks happened, but the Jazz were decidedly not interested. No deal.

UPDATE: John Hollinger brings us news of a Null-Star getting moved! "Looks like Wash just got under the luxury tax and won't need Z's help to get there ... @MrMichaelLee says they're paying Sac to take McGuire"

Final Trades:
According to ESPN's Molly Qerim, "Celtics acquire Nate Robinson from Knicks for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens in 5-player trade" I don't know any more than that, but I'm going to go look at her Twitter page again just to see her background picture for a few more minutes.
UPDATE: JE Skeets passes this along: "Nate Robinson trade official: Nate and Marcus Landry for Eddie House, JR Giddens and Bill Walker"

Grizzlies get: Ronnie Brewer
Jazz get: Protected first round pick

Bricks get: Knee-Mac and Sergio Rodriguez
Rockets get: Kevin Martin, Jared Jeffries, Jordan Hill, Hilton Armstrong, and right to swap first-round picks with NYK in 2011 and New York's first-rounder in 2012 (per Chad Ford, Bricks' pick in 2011 is Top-1 protected; In 2012, Bricks' pick is Top-5 protected)
Kings get: Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and Larry Hughes (and his expiring contract)

Bobcats get: Tyrus Thomas
Bulls get: Flip Murray, Acie Law and future 1st round pick

Bucks get: Primoz Brezec and Royal Ivey and a second-round draft pick
76ers get: Jodie Meeks and Francisco Elson

Bucks get: John Salmons, rights to swap first-round picks with Bulls (top-10 protected) Chicago gets: Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander

Crabs get: Antawn Jamison, Bassy Telfair
Bullets get: Zydrunas Ilgauskas, rights to Emir Preldzic, 2010 first-round draft pick from Cavs and Al Thornton.
Clippers get: Drew Gooden (unknown if his weird neck beard patch thingy gets to come to LA)

Knicks get: Brian Cardinal (who apparently will be waived to make room for other trades)
Timberwolves get: "Human Victory Cigar" Darko Milicic, and cash

Blazers get: Marcus Camby
Clippers get: Travis Outlaw's injured body, Steve Blake, cash to help pay off Donald Sterling's lawsuits (To make room on the roster, the Clippers waived Ricky Davis)

Bullets get: Josh Howard, James Singleton, Quinton Ross, plus Drew Gooden (who was then traded to Clippers in another deal),
Mavericks get: Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, DeShawn Stevenson and his crazy ass tattoos

Worst of the Night in Pictures:

"I'm getting sent to the Kings?! NOOOOOO"

"I'm getting paid to play in LA with no expectations? Allllright."

Man, there sure were a lot of examples of "Ball." last night


"I've got my fists clenched, so it's not gay"

Shouldn't he be in a fountain in somebody's yard spitting a stream of water?

Nationally Televised Games:
Nuggets at Crabs: This could be the first chance for us to see Antawn Jamison suit up for Cleveland. Because of course he'll be such an important game-changer unlike that LeBaron or LeBran or whatever that dude's name is.

Celtics at Lakers: Oh, damn it all.

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Blogger AnacondaHL said...
If you haven't understood it yet, hoopdata spells out the finances behind New York's moves. Rooting so hard for the superteam.

Blogger chris said...
Meanwhile, as the Kings pick up Larry Hughes in a cap-space-clear of their own, the question remains:

is ANYONE going to sign with Team Maloof? Even if Arco is Tyreke the Freak's house, it's a house that needs a recaulking, reroofing, and well, probably should have been renovated at the same time KeyArena was.

(And yet KeyArena isn't "good enough" for the Association, while Arco chugs along, go figure.)

Blogger chris said...
I'm honestly of the belief right now that if Tyreke and co. cannot get the paupers into the postseason next year, the red-phone hotline between the Maloofs and Mayflower Vans will be racking up the bills before the Predicted Strike Of 2011.

Blogger chris said...
Fear and loathing in Sacramento has officially begun:

I don't know how this will all shake out in the end in terms of "does this make us better"
All I know is, I’ve lost interest in watching the Kings in the short term. I just feel ill about this and I’m going to do something else with my time for a while. If they had at least made one of the other team take Peaches, that would have made things OK.

(Honestly, like watching this team lose most games with Mr. Discount Store was better?)

Blogger chris said...
A whole article dedicated to the Milicic-Cardinal trade.


Anonymous Team Captain said...
It's way too early to tell if I like what Sac just pulled. I like the addition of Landry, but (potentially) better yet, theres gonna be a shitload of cap room. It's hard to see any of the big free agents coming out here, but hey - maybe someone will like the idea of pushing a young team over the top.

Anonymous Geert said...
I read somewhere that Cardinal could be waived when joining the knicks. I heard that a few times allready but I'm not really clear on when someone can get waived instead of bought out, with the contract and all that. Anyone care to explain?

Anonymous Mitch said...
I'm surprised you didn't make any black leprechaun jokes about Nate going to the C's.. but it's cool with me. I love the caption on that photo of Tyreke Evans..

Blogger chris said...
From Royalty:

UPDATE (12:48 PM):

Per Sam Amick: Kings to acquire Washington's Dominic McGuire and cash for a future second round pick, a source close to the Wiz tells me.


The prime Leastern Conference lacktion null-star may be changing teams!??!

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Maybe it's the fact that I've exchanged dancing in the streats of New Orleans with topless women while drinking beer and hurricanes and subsisting off a diet composed solely of pizza-by-the-slice for a return to the life of Matt McHale: Technical Writer...but the events of this trade deadline have left me thoroughly morose.

Amar''''''e still in Phoenix.

The Bricks with more cap room than my Bulls.

The Crabs get Jamison while the Celtics get Nate Robinson.

The Kings, well, yeah.


Blogger Dan B. said...
Bawful -- Pretty much the only legitimately cool things about this trade deadline:

1) We get to see how the Knee-Mac deal will somehow fuck up the Bricks even more than they are now.
2) Lacktator trading!
3) The Bullets are now basically a Null-Star time in real life and are completely tanking this season

But yeah, Amar'''''e staying and Nate Robinson being the only Celtics deal make me want to punch myself in the groin while wearing brass knuckles.

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Blogger chris said...
Dan B.: Yet they let go of their most null of null-stars in Dominic McGuire. HUH!?

As a Kings fan, I am completely confused as to what the point of the recent transactions are, I'm not sure the team quite gets the urgency by which the community needs them to return to the postseason.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey check out the players page immediately. Bawful euro players have hijacked the current players list. It must be some sort of prank.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hearing Tony Kornheiser on the radio rail how Gilbert Arenas single-handily destroyed the Wizards was great to hear.

Anonymous mguard said...
I would like to be the first to say goodbye to tyrus...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So where's the Dumbleavy photo spread you were going to be posting?

Anonymous Hellshocked said...
Utah traded Ronnie Brewer to Memphis for a protected 2011 pick...

I'm not the biggest Brewer fan but that is a ridiculous transaction. If they wanted to save money then they should have dumped Boozer for expiring contracts (they seemingly had a couple of offers). Memphis instantly gets better by improving their (previously nonexistent) bench and my Jazz get worse yet again for the second trade this season.

Blogger ponderguy said...
I REALLY don't understand how Houston got all of that (Kevin Martin, Jared Jeffries, Jordan Hill, Hilton Armstrong, and right to swap first-round picks with NYK in 2011 and New York's first-rounder in 2012) It just seems that they came out the best, but I may be missing something.

Blogger elefes said...
Amar''''''e will be pissed that playing defence for one game against the Mavs wasn't enough of an audition to land him on a contender team. He'll now have to play D for the rest of the year. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise for Phoenix. That block on Marion ricocheted awesome all the way here to Australia.

Blogger chris said...
Unintentionally dirty quote from George Karl:

"Penetration will wear them out!"

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Hey, the Dunleavy photo spread is coming...I promise. Just got caught up. I plan to put it together this weekend.

Blogger Dan B. said...
Bawful -- I mean, that's a goddamn lot of Dunvleavy pics to go through, right?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Eat it Laker fans. Cleveland vs. Denver is your NBA Finals series this year. Give me seven games of that.

Anonymous Phil said...
Have to disagree with you about the Brewer trade, Hellshocked. Obviously it's a purely financial move, but I don't see the Jazz's play dropping off much from this trade, if at all. I've always been a big Ronnie Brewer fan but his play this season hasn't improved like I'd like it to, and since their hot streak began he's pretty much faded into the background.

I think whatever assets Brewer gave us will be regained by being able to play Matthews, Korver, and Miles more. All three seem to play better when they get long stretches, and while Brewer topped all three of them in inside game, Matthews is an equally strong defender and Korver and Miles gives us the outside shooting we so desperately lack (especially with Okur nearly wetting his pants every time he gets the opportunity to shoot a 3).

Anonymous Stockton said...
Jazz should have gone for the Tyrus + Hinrich for Boozer + Brewer. It would be gamble, but also fun to see Thomas get along Sloan. Millsap could pick up the PF spot, and Sloan would use his favourite 2PG strategy with Williams and Kirk. Well, with Boozer gone next year (because he will go, unless the Jazz pay him max, which I hope they don't), they can use the cap space + the NY pick (in the knicks we trust) to get a PF/C who can DEFEND and a sharpshooter (who can also defend the perimeter).

Anonymous Hellshocked said...

Like I said, I'm not the biggest Brewer fan. The guy can't shoot for shit and despite his reputation is far from a great defender. What he IS, however, is very athletic. On perhaps the least athletic team in the league 1-12 (outunathleticized only by, perhaps, the Pacers) that should not be taken lightly. For all his faults, the guy could slash and finish with the best of them. He gave Utah another dimension and those are things that I don't think any other player on their roster can fill. They just became even more reliant on the jump shot.

What bothers me is not that he was traded, mind you, but that he was traded purely for financial reasons. They reportedly had a couple of Boozer deals on the table for expiring contracts and we all know he isn't in their plans from here on out. Unless they plan on doing a sign-and-trade over the summer, the Brewer trade seems extremely short sighted.


Hinrich was born to play for Sloan. He would have fit in immediately. Even Tyrus might not have been as hilariously a poor fit as it seems initially. Jerry Sloan is underrated at getting the best out of his players and adapting to their talents. People say he is old school and unflexible but the Jazz of the past few years are very unlike the Stocktonmalone teams. Today's team is more freewheeling, plays at a faster pace, runs more isos and (unfortunately) is less concerned with defense. He is tough and demands discipline on offense and defense but he doesn't insist on doing things HIS way at the expense of the team. That's the definition of a great coach to me.

He also has a tendency of making some guys look like future stars. Remember the huge deals other teams gave Howard Eisley and Shandon Anderson based on their Utah play? He also got a couple of good seasons out of Donyell Marshall. I could see Tyrus playing really well for them if he bought into the system even halfway.

Anonymous Stockton said...

I'm BIG Sloan fan, and one of the reasons the Jazz have been so stable, unlike other "rebuilding teams", IS Sloan!!! But Sloan doesn't take crap, and if Tyrus would enter and starting firing at will, skulls would crash! On the other way, maybe he would jumpstart a couple of his non-working brain cells, and fit into the system. By the way, and since the Bulls want to get rid of Kirk's contract, I don't know why the Jazz didn't make a trade... but more on Sloan; one of his acusations is that he doens't "develop" players and hates rookies. Well... Deron Williams, Brewer, Millsap, Mathews, even Maynor... that's not enough? Of course he didn't "develop" DeShawn, but I can't consider that HIS fault!

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Bawful -- I mean, that's a goddamn lot of Dunvleavy pics to go through, right?

It really, really is...

Blogger Basketbawful said...
We get to see how the Knee-Mac deal will somehow fuck up the Bricks even more than they are now.

Actually, he'll be off the books in a few months and the Bricks escaped $9 million more in salary than anybody thought was possible. Damn them to hell! I don't want them stealing any FAs from the Bulls...

Amar''''''e will be pissed that playing defence for one game against the Mavs wasn't enough of an audition to land him on a contender team. He'll now have to play D for the rest of the year. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise for Phoenix. That block on Marion ricocheted awesome all the way here to Australia.

How 'bout it, huh? Although the liklihood of STAT playing D for the next few months is right up there with "Magical Goat Growing Directly Out of my Left Eyeball."

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Well it is a magical goat...

...kill me...

Blogger Dan B. said...
Bawful -- What I meant is that they'll be able to clear out all this cap space, but they'll waste it by giving max contracts to scrubs when they blow the LeBron/Bosh/Wade stuff, and it'll be hilarious.

AnacondaHL -- Wanna just do a double suicide? I mean, we could ask Amar''''e to kill us and get it over with, but he'd pick up a gun or knife and either just say "Eh, screw it" and not bother killing us, or he'd somehow poke himself in the eye.

Blogger chris said...
Dan B. - Yeah, protective goggles REALLY crimp his style don't they.

BTW, YAY DOMINIC MCGUIRE GOES TO THE PAUPERS! If the Null-Star game was held today, would he provide a competitive disadvantage when teamed with Novak!?