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akaarod03
01-12-2004, 11:27 PM
I know there have been rumors involving Rasheed Wallace to Dallas for Jamison etc. First of all, I like Jamison. I like what he brings to the team. Yes I know he's a terrible defender...but who isnt on the Mavs? He meshes well with Nowitski...as opposed to Walker. So I would prefer to trade Walker. But is Wallace the answer? I dont know. Can he play the center position? Will he ruin the chemistry in the locker room? Will he remain a Mavs after the season is over? Theres just too many unanswered questions with Wallace. Here's a 3 team trade involving Dallas, Atlanta, and Portland:

Dallas trades Antoine Walker, Tony Delk, and Travis Best

Dallas receives Theo Ratliff, Jason Terry, and Obina Ekezie

Atlanta trades Theo Ratliff, Jason Terry, and Obina Ekezie

Atlanta receives Rasheed Wallace

Portland trades Rasheed Wallace

Portland receives Antoine Walker, Tony Delk, and Travis Best

Why Dallas does it? Well, although Ratliff is an undersized center/PF in the West...he may be a better fit here than Wallace. Clearly, he can defend, shot-block, rebound, etc. I love Terry's game...he reminds me a little of NVE. I think our backup PG problem would be solved. Plus I like what Daniels brings to the team as well. He's started the past few games...the kid can play. Ekezie was thrown in for salary cap purposes. Our roster:

PF Nowitski Najera
SF Howard Jamison
C Ratliff Bradley/Fortson
PG Nash Terry/Daniels
SG Finley Daniels/Howard

Pretty good balance throughout.

Why Atlanta does it? Salary cap relief. No one attends their games. They're losing so much money. Ratliff and Terry want to get the heck out of there. Wallace comes off the books this season...to the tune of 17.5 million. Atlanta will be way under the cap this offseason...good for them...my question is...what good will that do? Who wants to go to Atlanta? That's their problem I guess. But the key for them is salary cap relief this year...which they desperately want.

Why Portland does it? If they dont trade Wallace...theoretically he walks and Portland gets nothing but salary cap relief. But they're still way over the cap...so what good does that do? At least, they get something for nothing. Walker is obviously a talented player...he may mesh well with Randolph. Pretty good front-line for Portland...Walker, Randolph, and Davis. Is it enough to get them into the playoffs this year? Who knows...but they can start to prepare themselves for the future...Walker and Stoudamires contract are off the books in 2005...almost 30 million. Next year is the year when Portland is primed to sign preimier free agents. In the meantime, they save face with the addition of Walker. Again, it is not a firesale in Portland like it is in Atlanta. And if things work out...they have the option to resign Walker.

Your thoughts?

Abe

OutletPass
01-12-2004, 11:32 PM
Atlanta is hamstrung...they have a sale pending...they can't do anything until it's done. Period.

Nicky31
01-13-2004, 09:05 AM
I agree that A. Walker would be a better fit in Portland than in Dallas. Myself I would rather have Z. Randolph than R. Wallace, but I don't think the Blazer's are looking to deal him..

sike
01-13-2004, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by: Nicky31
I agree that A. Walker would be a better fit in Portland than in Dallas. Myself I would rather have Z. Randolph than R. Wallace, but I don't think the Blazer's are looking to deal him..

they have made it very known that they are looking to build around Zach, not looking to trade him!

Poindexter Einstein
01-16-2004, 03:20 PM
OUTLET PASS - "Atlanta is hamstrung...they have a sale pending...they can't do anything until it's done. Period. "

I thought the sale was completed before the season. They matched Terry. The new owners got the purchase done when McDavid kept dragging his feet. What is still "pending"?

OutletPass
01-16-2004, 03:22 PM
Nope the sale is still pending in the league office...they're hoping to finalize it by the end of January...but they've been singing the same tune for a couple of months.

EricaLubarsky
01-16-2004, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by: OutletPass
Nope the sale is still pending in the league office...they're hoping to finalize it by the end of January...but they've been singing the same tune for a couple of months.

Atlanta would have no doubt made signings and trades by now if it hadnt been for the pending sale. Im doubting that the sale will be complete by the trade deadline though. If they ever finish up we should be the first ones to that garage sale, but for now trade speculation is fairly useless

EricaLubarsky
01-21-2004, 12:23 PM
http://www.watsonsweapons.com/gallery/images/flamethrower.jpg
just a reminder for everyone proposing Atlanta trades another swish

Jamisonite
01-21-2004, 03:56 PM
OMG THIS LOOKS JUST LIKE THIS TRADE YOU PROPOSED A COUPLE OF DAYS
http://dallas-mavs.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=32&threadid=14789

MAN IM TIRED OF THESE WORN OUT TRADE THREADS...BE ORIGINAL OR LEAVE THEM ALONE

akaarod03
01-21-2004, 07:00 PM
hey jamisonite

wow...you have a lot of time on your hands to look that up. anyways...the other deal involved wallace going to atlanta...this current deal is a straight-up trade with atlanta.

you mentioned being worn out of trade threads...your "sweetheart of a deal" was frankly one of the worst trade proposal i've seen. ruben patterson to dallas? please.

http://dallas-mavs.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=32&threadid=14798