Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jefferson to San Antonio

With a lot of moves expected in the next few days and the rest of the off season, the Spurs may have hit a home run. The Spurs have agreed to trade Bruce Bowen, Fabricio Oberto, and Kurt Thomas to Milwaukee for Richard Jefferson.

This move is great for the Spurs who are looking to get a little younger, but also get someone that can create their own offense if Tony Parker or Manu Ginobili aren't on the floor. Udoka can become a new version of Bruce Bowen, but now the Spurs will need to find some toughness in the paint to back up Tim Duncan.

The Bucks get parts that allow them to play more defense, and I think Kurt Thomas has an expiring contract that may be useful later in the season. I just see the Bucks got older in this deal but may have gotten some salary cap relief in the future.

Great deal for the Spurs, maybe a good deal for the Bucks. Who do you think won out on this deal? Does either team get that much better?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Catching Up

'Once again, back, it's the incredible!' - Public Enemy

Thanks for those that were worried about me, but everything is ok. Just got a lot of life going on and it's been a lot of fun. So let me take a few moments to catch up on the world of sports.

NBA Finals: Congrats to the Lakers for making this interesting. I like the Orlando team on paper, but the Lakers have showed up and are willing themselves to their 2-0 lead in the Finals. I expect them to beat the Magic 4-2, but Kobe should be celebrating another Championship this year. I just can't stand thinking about what it would look like to see Stan Van Gundy celebrate a NBA Finals Championship.

Congrats to Tiger: Tiger showed us that he is in fact back. 14 of 14 is all I have to say. If you hit that many fairways, you are going to score low. I wonder how many people give anyone a chance at the US Open now since the Memorial ended the way it did. I know I'll be watching to see how dominate Tiger will be.

Congrats to Federer: It's about time you won on clay. Nadal had already lost and if Federer would have lost, this would have been the biggest upset in tennis, EVER!!!! Both Federer and Tiger have 14 championship wins and they both won on the same day. Is this strange or what?

Congrats to the Penguins: For at least making this a series. After going down 2-0, everything seemed bleak in Pittsburgh, but Malkin woke up and Crosby woke up, at least for 2 games, to bring the series to a 2-2 tie. The Redwings destroyed them in Game 5 and the close out game is tonight, Game 6. I'm looking for the Pens to win tonight on their home ice and make a Game 7 back in Detroit. It should be exciting.

NFL: Training camp is starting soon. More Favre drama, more holdouts, and I can't wait for the pre-season to be over already. I will say this though, Fantasy Football is already started on some sites. Go Cold Ones!!!!!!

MLB: Best pitcher in the game is Halladay. Yes, he's in Canada, but give the man his due. The Yankees and the Red Sox start a 3 game series which is always fun. Yankees need these wins. Big Papi, please find your swing, we miss it.

NBA: The Raptors traded Jason Kapano to the Sixers for Reggie Evans. A head scratcher to say the least. I know the Sixers need a shooter, but why do the Raptors need Reggie Evans?!?!?

What have I missed that you want to discuss?