Hey guys!! My name is Geno. I've been trolling this blog for a very long time (since around Arenas-Gate) and I am a daily reader. I really enjoy reading what Prada has to say as well as the other featured writters. But I mostly enjoy reading the comments and the fanposts. You guys are hilarious and crack me the hell up! This is my first post on this site so please bare with me. Ok. Here goes nothing!! So it's quite apparent that the WizKids are on the right path. A path that will (hopefully) lead them straight to a few shots at the 'ship. It's also apparent that at least one move is needed to solidify either our back court or (preferebly) front court. Well, I am going to address both of these issues with one trade idea that I have been enamored with for a little while now. Here goes nothing:
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=l2wv4wzFor those who can't see it (or in case I totally effed up the embedding), the WizKids (I really like that name) send out Ves, Book, Harrington, Rice, and Porter (who I really like btw) for Luke Ridnour and Larry Sanders. Why the Bucks do it: Let's be honest. They aren't going to be good for a long time. So why not just embrace the tank (not like they have to try very hard!!) and shave long term salary as well as get rid of some redundancy in the front court. Henson will be a great option for years in that front court. No way Henson and Sanders can co-exist playing the same minutes on the same team. Plus, they get a high first round pick in the form of Otto Porter, who has as much upside as anyone in the past draft. Why we do it: We get a capable and proven (combo?) guard to come off the bench and spell Johny and hopefully Beal, who also expires this year. More importantly we also get our big man of the future in Sanders. Who, quite honestly is what we are all hoping, or in some cases, not hoping Nerleans Noel will be. He can come off the bench this year and help push us into the 2nd round, maybe beyond. Of course in the offseason we'd have to let Gortat walk, but...CMON!! I know that Sanders has been under performing by most standards this year, but he has shown flashes of what he can be for a good team. He protects the rim as well as any defensive minded center in the league, he's young and has a ton of upside. I'm not an advanced stats guru (I'm looking at you Nichobert) but I really don't think this trade will hurt us as much as Hollinger says it will. So let's hear what you guys think. Just be nice and don't call me any mean names!!