Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hedo officially a Raptors


The deal's official. Orlando signed and traded Hedo Turkoglu to the Toronto Raptors in a four-team deal. At the same time, Marion is traded to Dallas, where he will play with Kidd and Dirk.

Breakdown:
Toronto Gives Up: Shawn Marion, Kris Humphries, Nathan Jawai, a future second round draft pick
Toronto Gets: Turkoglu, Devean George, Antoine Wright

Orlando Gives Up: An already gone Turkoglu
Orlando Gets: A trade exception and cash considerations from Toronto, cash considerations from Dallas

Dallas Gives Up: Jerry Stackhouse, Devean George, Antoine Wright
Dallas Gets: Shawn Marion, Kris Humphires, Nathan Jawai, cash considerations from Toronto, Greg Buckner

Memphis Gives Up: Greg Buckner
Memphis Gets: future second-round draft pick from Toronto, Jerry Stackhouse and cash considerations from Dallas (so they can pay for and probably waive him)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Good movie - Being IL Muggo
























Thanks, Cuzoogle for the nice poster!

Raptors re-signed Bargnani


Raptors re-signed Bargnani to a 5 year, $50M contract extension today. $10M per year for a 7 footer that can shoot three and drive the basket. Wait till he develop some post moves and he would be an all-star.

I like it.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hedo and Matrix next year?


Hedo just rejected an offer from Portland, ended the conversation. This makes Raptors the highest bidder.

The Matrix is also close to resign with the Raptors for 4 years with a $34M offer.

Hedo and Matrix starting for Raptors next year?

Ron Artest a Lakers! Wow!

Ron Artest is joining the Lakers, "I’m definitely going to L.A. — to sign, yeah," Artest said in a phone interview. "Lakers, Lakers, Lakers. I’m in L.A. right now." Artest said that he met with owner Dr. Jerry Buss Thursday, has spoken with Phil Jackson and is meeting with his agent, David Bauman, tonight to finalize details. "I don't really care about the money," Artest said. "I'll play there for nothing."

We all know about Ron Ron's on court and off court trouble, but he brings in the intangible that only few others can bring in, 'intensity and toughness'.

On another note, Trevor Ariza will not be returning to the Lakers. He has verbally agreed to join Artest's former team, the Rockets. You can't blame him to opt in for a bigger paycheck and a chance for stardom and the (possible) #1 guy on the team. Definitely a win-win for Ariza and Artest.

This kinda screwed up the Cavs though, with high hopes in getting one of the two as Lebron's sidekick. But who knows what's gonna happen next :)