Do you see VC? In Orlando!
First reaction to that Vince blockbuster?
How can the Raptors get Hedo out of this?
Seriously, that’s the big news out of that one for me, it has to spell the end of Turkoglu in Orlando
Carter and Ryan Anderson for Rafer, Courtney Lee and Tony Battie is, on the face of it, a trade that changes the landscape on a couple of teams but I’m not sure how much it does to alter the balance of power in the East.
Orlando has to take on almost $50 million in VC salary over the next three years, which is a huge hit but they’ve also got a new arena coming, the need to sell tickets and I think their lack of athleticism showed in the Finals.
Rafer was never going to work out there for more than the one year he’s got left on his deal and Lee, while good, is certainly not as accomplished as Carter.
The Nets? They shed one of the more odorous contracts out there, get Lee, who should be able to play alongside Devin Harris just fine, thank you very much, and, just as important, some financial wiggle room next summer.
Not a bad deal either way, is it?
I will predict this right here, though: Carter, at home, with Dwight Howard to be The Man and Jameer Nelson back and healthy, will have an excellent season next year.
Okay, now I’ve got to get to the press room to get this whole draft thing going.
Talk to you soon