Thursday, February 21, 2008

Trade Deadline Open Thread: Over/Under Is 2.5!

Allright, kiddos. Here's the open thread for any trades that go on.

We were going to set the over/under last night at 2.5, but the Rockets and Hornets got ahead of me.

So we'll count that. Counting the Rockets/Hornets trade this morning, you want the over or the under?
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Hornets get: Bonzi Wells and Mike James
Rockets get: Bobby Jackson

Nice trade. I love picking up Wells for New Orleans. That should help the bench, since guards aren't something they're desperate for. Mike James isn't terrible and can run the offense.

More as breaking news...you know.
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Real quick.

Amick (who is becoming one of my favorite writers for MSM), has a rundown of the standstill on the Artest trade.

We literally started giggling when we read this. Like schoolgirls. Only with facial hair.

Corn wants to up the over/under to 3.5 and take the over. We're holding the line at 1.5 not counting the Bonzi trade, but you should get your locks in now, because it may go up. Yahoo! Sports' Rumor section is like the candy room in Willy Wonka right now.
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9:47AM:

Skeets
Corn
Ziller
ETB

all like the over.

I'm taking the under, because things never work out how you want them to, and I desperately want all hell to break loose today.
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Ben Q. from 3QC has the under.
Grunge Dave from The Dream Shake likes the over.
TrueHoop's got the under, nervously.

This is fun! Join in, kids! Disappointment is more insufferable when you bet on it!
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Awful Announcing likes the under.
Jeff from CelticsBlog likes the over with the hook.
The Big Lead likes the over.
100% Injury Rate likes the over.
Brett from Queen City Hoops likes the over, because it's more interesting.

10:13AM CST- 4 hours to deadline...
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Ziller notes that Stein's mentioned the Artest to Phoenix rumor. My head might explode if that happens.
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Seth from Posting and Toasting checks in... and last night's 40 point loss maaaaay have sent him over the edge...

"Wheeling and dealing! YEE-HAW!!!!!


Random trade rumor I'm making up: Tyronn Lue to the L.A. Sparks. It's
gonna happen!!!11"
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11:31AM CST: Still quiet, but some rumblings.

Raps can't get Joe Smith.
Sonics are trying to get Brent Barry.
The Pietrus to Toronto trade is still rumbling about.

Nothing new on that Cleveland trade which at this point is that hot chick from the internet you've never seen and are praying she's sexy or at least, you know, female. Not that we've ever done anything like that.

Ever.
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So there's this.

Resume chaotic discussion.

Nice job, Zill.
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12:17PM CST: We're inside two hours, and all's quiet on the Association front. The under's looking to take this one, unless something happens to loosen up the GMs.

Ah. NBA Trading deadline. Where Nothing Happens.
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Since there's no trades happening, I thought I'd provide you with 4 minutes and 37 seconds of pure joy.



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And with 32 minutes to go, the Marion to Cleveland deal was dead before the ship even sank.
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And with two tiny deals, the Over takes it!

Aldridge has got two deals. Gerald Green for Kirk Snyder and Von Wafer for Taurean Green.

Woooboy.

Props to Brian for alerting me.
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Aaaaand time.

We'll see if any of the deals trickle out in the next few hours, Chad Ford says he hasn't heard anything.

Also, he can suck it. From the ESPN.com chat:

Rick (Cleveland) : Chad - your job is the best

SportsNation Chad Ford: (2:54 PM ET ) You're right. And may I remind you, I'm doing this from my deck, overlooking the ocean on a beautiful 80 degree day on the North Shore of Hawaii. :)
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Well, then. We have a homerun.

Love this deal for the Bulls and Cavs. Looove it. More as we discuss it.

Thanks to Brian from ETB, he's all over this stuff.
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Ben Q.'s got one as well.

Brezec to Pistons for Juan Dixon.

We hit way over the over. Which is nice.
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Okay, switching to an analysis threads. Thanks for joining in, guys and gals. Analysis thread will be up in a jiffy.

 
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