I know most basketball fans want to think about march madness, but this week is one of my favorite weeks in NBA basketball. This is trade deadline week and I am gonna do some evaluation of team needs.
1. The biggest need for any team, is the need of the Orlando Magic to trade Dwight Howard. Howard will obviously never stay in Orlando and they aren’t a team capable of beating Chicago or Miami in a series. If I were the Otis Smith (Magic’s general manager), I would pursue a trade that includes a solid big man and a talented swingman. The Magic must make a trade this week or they will be left with a team similar to the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers, after “The Decision.”
2. The Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers, two of the deepest teams in the NBA have the exact same need. They each need a so called, “superstar.” They both have different reasons for this need though, the Mile High City team needs a star to take that last shot, but the Bird’s team needs a star to get some fans in those many empty seats in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. There are a few available stars that could change both of these teams those stars are Monta Ellis and Josh Smith.
3. There is one team in the NBA that needs a totally new roster, the Charlotte Bobcats. The Cats should be open to any trade, the question is Michael Jordan smart enough to know a good trade from a bad trade. The funny thing is, you can make a playoff team with the players MJ has traded away: Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson, and Tyson Chandler.
All these teams have their problems going into the deadline week, it will be exciting to see who gets their problems solved.
Oh, and forgot to remind those C’s fans out there not to worry about Rondo. Yeah, there are a lot of rumors, but I don’t think Danny Ainge is stupid enough to trade him.
Last summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost probably two of the most beloved Cleveland sports players in history, LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
Everybody remembers the heart break of the city of Cleveland because of LeBron, but no one was upset about Big-Z leaving. Why weren’t they ticked off by Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ move? They were fine by the move because they love Ilguaskas, they must love him because they are retiring his jersey.
The Cavaliers must not like LeBron as much as they claim they did if they retire Zydrunas’ jersey after he stabs them in the back. Ilgau even went to Miami for the same reason LeBron did, a ring.
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5. Josh Smith and Danny Granger
There are many debates that Josh should be considered a SF or a PF. I think he is so neutural though that he can be considered as both. J-Smooth has one of the greatest leaping abilities of any basketaball player ever. He doesn’t usually dunk with strength, but more with style. He is a great defensive presence and a wonderful shot-blocker. This is why Josh is here at number five.
5. Danny Granger
I just like Danny and Josh so much that I put them both here. Danny is much different than Josh though, Danny isn’t a go dunk kind of guy he is a shoot the lights out kind of guy. Granger has a great shot spot on, great base, and great hands. The one thing about the man hardly anyone has ever heard of is that he is not a franchise player. Danny showed this season that he can put up points, but if the Pacers are gonna be competing against the Chicago Bulls again that they need another star. The star that could petentionally play for Pacers would probably be in this year’s or next year’s free agency market.
4. Paul Pierce
Paul is very similar to Danny, except he does wanna really take it to the basket. Paul Pierce is a huge threat because he can take you to the rack or hit you with his off-form jump-shot. Paul Pierce really turned inot the threat though when he was joined by the rest of the “Green Machine” creating one of the best teams to walk the planet, the Boston Celtics. I would highly desire Paul to any team I might create or manage. Paul also is a great leader, has great veteran isntensity, and can win the championship ring. Paul pierce would be an excellent choice for anybody, except if you are Lakers fan, then you may wanna go with Ron Artest.
3. Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony has always been one of the best small forwards ever since he started his career at Syracuse, but he greatly elevated his status when he and his Denver buddy, Chauncey Billups, got together with Amar’e Stoudamire and the New York Knicks. Ever since that happened Melo has been getting closer and closer to a ring, but fell to the Celtics in the playoffs. Now Carmelo is back again and ready to bring some surious hurt to the now aging Boston Celtics. If Carmelo can handle the Green Foursome than he will be crowned king of Northeastern basketball.
2. Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City small forward, Kevin Durant has been doubted ever since his first high school all-star apperance, but let me tell you this Kevin didn’t listen to it. Kevin knew, even back then, that he would someday be a NBA superstar and that his autograph would be higher-priced every tome he got closer to the NBA Finals. Well now that is true Kevin is one of the best players in the NBA and is great to start a franchise with wether you managing a real team or a fantsay team. Kevin has a great shot, great athletic abilities, and great attitude, but unlike our next option he doesn’t have alot of shiny dunking abilities.
1. LeBron James
When people hear LeBron’s name they thikn that guys is a loser, but LeBron has accomplished almost anything anybody else would want to accomplish. I know that LeBron James will one day have a championship and that, that will not be his only. I know this because He led a team like the Cleveland Cavalaiers, one of the worst teams in the NBA last season to the NBA Finals, that is amazing. The reason he doesn’t have a ring is because of his team not himself. When you are on a team you win and lose as a team. One player is not reason they lost to Dirk, it was the whole team’s fault. Not everyone on the team stood up to their expected position. LeBron is the best player in the NBA rings or no rings. He is athletic, can get on a hot streak, a terrific leader, and is one of the strongest players in the NBA. This is why he would be the key player to my franchise/team and why he would be my top pick at small forward.
Please, don’t cuss me out for liking LeBron.
Make sure to look for my top five picks at shooting guard.
I just read the story of former NBA player, Memphis Tigers superstar Lorenzen Wright and mystery of his death. Check it out. Note: Very sad. http://www.nba.com/2011/news/07/24/lorenzen-wright.ap/index.html
My biggest question to the Cavs is why would they draft a point guard when they already have a great PG in Baron Davis.
Kyrie is very skilled , but if they wanna draft him they may wanna trade Baron for another top pick if they could. I mean wouldn’t you want to get rid of him while you still can get a good player for him.
This is the reason the Cavs lost their beloved Lebron James.
Then after they lost Lebron they traded their next best player Mo Williams
away for Davis. Leaving Mo wondering, “What the heck are they doing?”
No one really knows what the Cavs are doing, but we will have to see on draft night.
Atlanta Hawks power forward Josh Smith is on the trading block right now and here are some teams he could definitely fit in with. Enjoy!!
3.Blazers- Josh would fit in perfectly with Blazers the only concern is if Aldridge can play center. If they can make that work they could definitely compete for a championship.
5.Rockets-Houston is looking to rebuild and J-Smoove is a great fresh start to go along with Kevin Martin.
Our beloved Shaquille O’Neal has retired from the NBA and left us with this question, “who will rise to take his place ?” Many signs point to the up and coming future hall of famer Dwight Howard, but Superman doesn’t dominate like Shaq once did. Other people say 7’6″ Yao Ming can fill the void, unfortunately that doesn’t look like a possibility with his recent injuries. The only other would be the Lakers center Andrew Bynum with his raw talent and long arms might be able to replace the legend we have lost. Shaq could dominate like no other and the question in the basketball world is “Who can step and fill the space that the 7’2″ Shaq has left in the NBA and in basketball? ”