I didn’t see any of the Cavs-Blazers game last night, as I was out seeing a movie (Semi-Pro– I liked it, though that was a given. I mean, I’m pretty sure that I’m the exact target audience. The basketball scenes were pretty funny and surprisingly not-terrible).
However, I’m now ready to give my endorsement to Bill Simmons in his quest to become GM of the Bucks:
Anyway, I’ve written this a million times, but few things drive me crazier than a team refusing to make the best trade possible simply because they’d be sending their star to a rival team. Who cares? Hey, Philly fans, you realize your team could have ended up with Al Jefferson, Rajon Rondo and Boston’s 2007 No. 1 pick for Allen Iverson, right? So stupid. (Note: When I’m running the Bucks starting this summer, I’ll be making the best deal possible at all times, even if it means I’m sending Michael Redd to Cleveland to dump the Gadzuric/Simmons/Bell contracts for expiring contracts. You have my word on that, people of Milwaukee! I will never be afraid to deal our best player to a rival. Ever. And by the way, YES WE CAN!)
I’m down (imagine a crunch time lineup of Gibson, Redd, James, Smith and Z. How do you guard LeBron at that point? Everyone on the floor can shoot and shoot well).