NBA Trade Rumor
by Patrick Austin
Mr. Austin is a freelance writer
who covers sports for a number of web sites including RealGM.com,
Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers
entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.
NBA Trade Rumor Section
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Here's a look at some of the NBA
trade rumors floating around the grapevine
NBA Trade Rumor #1: Eddy Curry to New YorkMike Sweetney
This NBA trade rumor is being reported in both the Chicago Tribune
and New York Times. I believe this deal has real potential. Its
obvious Eddy Curry is not going to stay in Chicago long term.
Scott Skiles, the Bulls head coach, is fed up with his lack of
defensive effort and would love to bring in a hard working big
man as a replacement.
Thats where Mike
Sweetney comes in. Hes a blue-collar power forward who
likes to play down in the post and mix it up with the other bigs.
Skiles would love him. He is a bit under-sized(68) but his
work ethic and hustle play makes up for it. The Bulls would probably
move Tyson Chandler to the center position and play Sweets at
The Knicks do this because they havent had a legitimate
center since Patrick Ewing was in town. Curry would give them
a young center who could potentially take them to the next level.
Of course, there is always the possibility he could whither under
the bright lights of the Big Apple. But I think Isiah Thomas has
enough bravado to take that risk with this potential NBA trade.
NBA Trade Rumor #2: Vince Carter to New OrleansBaron
Davis to Toronto
This rumor was talked about during the summer. It makes sense
for Toronto since Vince
Carter has voiced his displeasure about playing for the rebuilding
Raptors. I cant see the Hornets doing this NBA trade. They're
losing badly right now, but a star point guard like Baron Davis
is much more valuable than a scoring wingman like Vince Carter.
They would be better off just keeping Baron and trying to add
talent around him. Besides, they could potentially have a young
Vince in the talented J.R. Smith.
NBA Trade Rumor #3: Jason Kidd to DallasJason Terry
and Alan Henderson to New Jersey
The writing is on the wall, Jason
Kidd is inevitably going to get dealt from NJ. The Nets are
obviously in a rebuilding mode and need to go in a new direction.
This NBA trade rumor deal would save the Nets close to eighty
million dollars. On top of that, they get a good replacement point
guard in Jason Terry.
The Mavericks do this simply because, when healthy, Jason Kidd
is the best point guard in the NBA. Adding him with an NBA trade
would make the Mavs a near-lock for the finals and give them a
real shot at winning a championship. They would have to take on
the ninety million dollars hes still owed, but were
talking about a team thats owned by Mark Cuban. He doesnt
care about contracts, just wants to win.