The caption for this picture is,
“The beast pauses as he senses a predator approaching.”
What beast? I love Michael Beasley as much as the next person but look at him!
He looks like some monkey…
Doesn’t he? Is it just me?
So in my last post I blamed the Portland Trail Blazers for cock blocking the Beasley Laker trade but new reports are coming out where the Timberwolves might be to blame.
Unnamed sources say that 7 minutes before the trade deadline that the Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor canceled the deal.
That Fisher Rockets trade wasn’t how it was supposed to go down.
Let’s try to work this out:
Derek Fisher to Minnesota
Cash Money to Minnesota
1st round draft pick that was acquired from the Mavs to the Trail Blazers
Jamal Crawford to Minnesota
Even more cash money to Minnesota
Michael Beasley to the Lakers
Anthony Tolliver to the Trail Blazers
Beasley’s not even playing today. Meh.
I was SO excited to get Michael Beasley on the Lakers but the Portland Trail blazers decided to trade with the Nets instead of the Timberwolves so the Lakers are out of a deal.
They could’ve still sent Jamal Crawford AND Marcus Camby AND Gerald Wallace!…it didn’t have to be one or the other!
I don’t want Steve Blake!
They ended up trading Marcus Camby in a 3 way trade to the Rockets.
Lakers: Derek Fisher & 1st-round pick from the Mavericks to the Rockets
Rockets: Jordan Hill to the Lakers
Trail blazers: Johnny Flynn & Hasheem Thabeet & 2nd-round pick to the Rockets
Rockets: Marcus Camby to the Trail blazers
Rockets: Gerald Wallace to the Nets
Trail blazers:Mehmet Okur & Shawne Williams & a protected 2012 1st-round draft pick to the Trail blazers
Sadness. BUT I’m still happy about the Lakers scenario as of now!
We got rid of Luke Walton AND Jason Kapono to get Ramon Sessions!!!!!!!!!!!!
And Christian Eyenga.
But we had to give away some of our first round picks…BOO!
BUT YAY RAMON SESSIONS! No one knows how much I love the Cavs!
And we traded Fisher to the Rockets. I love Fisher but it was time for a change.
But we got Jordan Hill from the Rockets which isn’t too bad.
WELCOME TO THE LAKERS!
Still unclear about Pau and Skittles but YAY!
LUKE WALTON AND JASON KAPONO ARE GONE!!!!! FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dwight Howard is a big bitch and if I were the Magic I’d let him go where he wanted. How could you promise a player to pick the next manager and coach? Is he REALLY that important? Ugh Dwight, even my bro Lebron wasn’t that much of a big cry baby.
But want to know about BIG NAMES that actually DO matter and will probably get traded?
Well Michael Beasley is coming to the Lakers which I’m just PSYCHED about! I’ll trade Steve Blake for him ANY DAY! I can’t wait to get my hands on a Beasley Lakers jersey. Haha. I know the Lakers need a point guard more than anything but I’m sure having Skittles won’t HURT the team any more than Blake HELPED the team. Yay!
So since the Nets aren’t getting Deron Williams he’s out of there but who knows where he will end up. Sorry Nets…after you guys were trying to make it too. Maybe during the drafts you could pick up someone new.
I’m sorry Trailblazers but your team is going to be a mess after today. All your star players are leaving for a better team and especially after that 42 point upset against the Knicks yesterday it’s no surprise everyone wants out. I would want out too if I got beat by the Knicks who haven’t won a single game this month. I mean for god’s sake D’Antoni resigned yesterday AND THEN they won? It’s not like he was the main root of their problems. They’re still going to need to figure out what to do about the team. One win on a whim isn’t going to be good enough to make it back to playoff status.
Teams most likely to acquire Wallace are Larry Bird’s Pacers or the Orlando Magic. This could be taken as an attempt by the Magic to appease the god known as DH. UGH. I hope they DON’T get Wallace. Howard doesn’t deserve anything at this point. GO SUCK IT, REALLY THOUGH.
Like I said, he’ll be in a 3 way trade with Beasley and Blake.
Being a life long Laker fan it’s going to be sad to have to say goodbye to Pau but this game IS a business and I understand that it has to be run like a business. LA’s going to miss you Pau! Stay strong!
Where is he headed? Either the Houston Rockets or the Chicago Bulls.
The Rockets have had their eye on Gasol ever since the beginning of the season and they have what the Lakers need, a point guard and maybe that’s just what we’ll get. Hopefully a half decent one at least! DEAR GOD NO MORE SHITTY TRADES!
The Bulls have been showing interest in him as of late trying to build up their All Star team. Who would they give up for Pau though? Would be be on the bench a lot more than? Hmmm…
Paul Pierce has been a Celtic his whole NBA career, 12 straight and solid years of loyalty and what does Danny Ainge want to do? He wants to trade him. With who? The Trailblazers. Yeah, I know. UGH. It’s not really clear what he asked for in return but I wouldn’t give up Pierce for anything less than AWESOME. I don’t like Paul Pierce as a person but I can admit that he’s an amazing player and that he too shouldn’t be traded for peanuts. I thought he could be the Steve Nash of the Celtics and just live out his career there. UGH DANNY. Causing problems for everyone during the trade talk season. Although after everything the Trailblazers will be giving up it would be a godsend if Pierce were to magically show up but I doubt that it’s going to happen and I rather it not.
A lot of teams have been scoping out Ray Allen as well. Top contenders? The Indiana Pacers and the Clippers who have been struggling since Billups went down. DON’T DO IT RAY ALLEN! DON’T PLAY FOR THE CLIPPERS!!!!!!!
SO CLOSE YOU GUYS!
A lot of fans were heartbroken at the loss of Ricky Rubio for the season, (and to be completely honest, I wasn’t one of them). I mean they call this a blog right? I’m being honest, don’t shoot me for it. But where as a lot of fans gave up hope of the Timberwolves being playoff contenders this year, I didn’t realize why everyone gave up so easily. Yes, Kevin Love can’t carry the whole team by himself. Yes, they need another young amazing point guard but was it quitting time already? I mean, I’m not even a Timberwolves fan but I wouldn’t give up on my team THAT quickly. Dear lord, it’s just one rookie. If you hold so much weight on just one player, you know there’s something wrong with how players are valued. It’s a TEAM effort people. Otherwise every game would be a 1 on 1 of every teams best player. What? Are we supposed to believe that a single player carries the whole team? (Not unless you’re Lebron James!) Haha. But anyways, the Timberwolves are doing just fine and everyone is pulling their own weight as well as supporting the rest of the team LIKE HOW A TEAM SHOULD BE. Of course they’re not going to be Championship contenders but we all know only a few select teams are even close to that. We watch the NBA to support the game as well as our favorite teams and players but this isn’t the end of the world. With this super compact season, players are getting injured left and right. I mean now we have 2 masked villains in LA. The Mamba and the CP3? Haha.
AS LONG AS THEY WORK ON THEIR FREE THROWS and keep up the team work, they will be fine.
Kevin Love was struggling in the first half and his shooting was 5-13 but as he made his way into the second half of the game he managed to turn it around into shooting 11-23, not GREAT but better than where he was at the start of the game.
And surprisingly Pekovic has been playing well the whole game making 24 points (11-17), 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.
Ridnour needs to watch the number of turnovers he makes every game…AND Pekovic…needs to watch it both on the fouls and the turnovers.
And as a team they’ve made 14 out of 22, 3 pointers, pretty good.
Love + Pekovic was a great matchup against Nash + Dudley
Steve Nash had 10 assists today. Too bad Amare is with the Knicks now… but Nash has always been amazing with assists, too bad it takes more than that to get a ring. Sucks but it’s the truth.
So basically, Timberwolves fans don’t fret. The season isn’t over yet.
You WILL lose to the Lakers this Friday making it a 19 straight win for the Lakers against the Twolves but that one was inevitable, Rubio or not. But they have an easy week up until they play the Thunder.
They play the Jazz on Thursday and they’ve been better than them so far so I’m sure it won’t be that big of a deal. As long as they keep up what they did today and play a good game then there shouldn’t be a problem in winning.
Oh and because this is somewhat related…
Kevin Love helped released the new Octopus at the Aquarium they have at the Mall of America.
(I’ve actually been there, it’s pretty neat. That place really is the biggest fuckin mall in America, dear god).
And the Octopus’ name is K-Love. Huh…
Oh well. Kevin Love fed it and gave it a basketball toy. Now we just need to wait 20 years for the octopus to grow to a ridiculous size so it can rape Kevin Love for releasing him into captivity. Sounds great. Maybe we should make a movie out of it.
Hollywood! I have an idea that doesn’t involve Jim Carey! Or maybe…
PATENT PENDING! Hahahaha.
What’s the point of this blog entry?
Never give up on your own sports teams.
I feel like I need to write a blog every time the Charlotte Bobcats win.
Dear lord, I don’t even know how they did it today!
Granted it was against the Hornets who are 10-32 but that’s still quite a feat considering Maggette only made 2 points and played for less than 10 minutes. And the highest scoring player was Henderson with 15 points… But you know what they had going for them? Team work. Something some other teams can learn a lesson from. If you look at the stats the rebounds, assists and steals are pretty evenly spread throughout the team. There may not be a star player but by distributing the work I think they got a good thing going today. A little disappointed by the 5 turnovers by Augustin but that can be forgiven. And do you know what else is crazy? They made 0 out of 12 3pointers that they attempted. So their stat for 3PM-A is literally 0.0% and they still beat the Hornets…good for them. A lot of people are out today on the Hornets but I’m still proud of the Bobcats none the less.
Biyombo killed it today. Not only did he make an awesome dunk but also a game saving block. It’s because of days like this you’re happy you’re a fan of the NBA.
I just wish Michael Jordan would dish out a little for his NBA team, you know? Does he just have blinders on? Wants to give the underdogs a chance?
But it’s been like this since MJ’s been playing in the league. Encouraging the draft picks of some less than great players. Come on, how could you get rid of Raymond Felton & Tyson Chandler?!
AND taking a stand AGAINST players during the lockout when YOU WERE A GOD DAMN PLAYER TOO? Come on now…
It’s like owning your own business, just because you’re good at your specific skill it DOES NOT MEAN that you have the capabilities of running an independent business by yourself. And I feel MJ is one of those people, sad because he’s one of the best players of all time.
Maybe I’ll just watch Space Jam and that will make everything better.
Anyways, here’s Biyombo on fire!
Knicks @ Bulls
The Header for this picture literally reads:
Rose leads Los Bulls past Nueva York
Really? Does the NBA really need to make Spanish jerseys? I got it when it came time to fight the attack on immigration but this might be going a little far. Don’t ya think? I find it’s just another marketing ploy, but what do I know right? Dear lord what will future generations think when they see this? I don’t even know.
And a lot of people thought the Knicks might have a chance today against the Bulls but the Knicks haven’t won a single game this month and they’ve been 2-7 since Carmelo came back. Let’s all face it, I was right, Carmelo doesn’t really play well with others. What? It’s true. The only real question is…what do the Knicks do about their team now? They can’t trade Lin because they’d get backlash about that and they can’t trade Carmelo because they gave up everything to get him last year, JR Smith fluctuates on his performance. It’s not so much that they need better players, they just need to find a way to manage the players that they already have. They could be such an All Star team if only they could figure out the right game plan to match everyone’s needs.
I mean…it’s been a close game today. Besides 3 pointers the Knicks have better shooting statistics today but the Bulls have better teamwork. No duh.
They’re averaging better rebounds, assists, steals, blocks…less personal fouls as well as turnovers. And of course Derrick Rose kills it with 32 points.
Did I tell you guys about his $250 million contract with Adidas over the next…how many years was it? 10 years. Well he has the possibility to make that much money with all the advertising and what not. Geez louise! Imagine how many Rolls Royce’s I could buy with that kind of money!
Despite Jeremy Lin now being overrated you have to watch this insane block he did against DRose!
Not all hope is lost! The Timberwolves are still doing pretty well despite the loss of their young rookie athlete!
Pekovic and Beasley are bringing their A game tonight against the Suns! But like I keep saying. They need to work on their free throws. They used to be the champs at free throws but as of late they’ve been way below par. Sad but it’s the truth and don’t you dare deny it! Otherwise all their shooting percentages are above 50% as of the 2nd quarter. They’ve also made 5 out of 8, 3 point attempts so that’s a good start too. You never know, one of Mike Beasley’s 3 pointers might end up winning the game!
Should the Twolves really trade Beasley at this point? Just saying.
Wolves (or should I say Los Lobos) are leading the Los Suns 63-56 at halftime.
Now to watch the Celtics play the 2nd best team in LA…
I guess we’ll talk about the MAN OF THE HOUR first.
No, it’s not you Dwight Howard.
I’m talking about Skittles.
It’d be cool to have Michael Beasley on the Lakers, but it’s not going to happen. We’d either have to give up our TPE or some players or picks and if we don’t…then we’re super close to having a huge luxury tax slammed in LA’s face. And besides, the Lakers already rejected that offer. We didn’t want to get rid of BOTH of our first round picks. Hope it wasn’t a mistake! Lolz. If it’s what I’m thinking the Lakers turned down the player-for-pick swap to save money for a player they actually DO need. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for Rondo or Sessions.
He’s probably either going to the Nets, Rockets or the Celtics. And God knows all three teams need as much help as they can get!
Plus the Wolves roster is getting a bit crowded with Williams and Webster. And seriously it looks like they are ALL too happy to get rid of him.
Do you remember when Derrick Rose got his own custom Skittles Machine?
I don’t get how people can eat so many of those…There should just be an NBA Skittles League. It’d be Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant. I’m sorry Lamar, they don’t make Chocolate Skittles.
Speaking of Lamar, after the Lakers traded him for basically nothing, this has been his worst playing season. Sad but true.
The Mavs might end up moving him to Phoenix to get Steve Nash instead…or Odom might not play at all. He should’ve just played out his days as a Laker. I don’t understand. Meh.
And what’s up with Dwight Howard?
The Magic want to keep him but does DH want to keep the Magic? Wait…that sounded corny.
DH wants to go to the Nets or to the Mavs but they have nothing to offer the Magic. And I guess they’re banking on him NOT becoming a free agent. And the Lakers are not going to give up Andrew Bynum. Who knows what’s going to happen? One thing is for sure, the Magic can’t give up everything for nothing again like they did with Shaq. THANK YOU ORLANDO. HAHAHAHA. OR MAYBE….they SHOULD do that again. Muhahaha. I still don’t think Kobe would play nice with him though and I would miss Pau.
And there’s that whole Dwight and Deron thing going on. Williams is going to leave if Dwight doesn’t come so should the Nets just trade him before he decides to leave anyways? Or do they just keep pushing to get DH? The Nets would have to accommodate Howard as a free agent which means less money. But in times like that you have to think of what’s REALLY important. Playing well on a team that you like and also one that can support you? Or just doing it for the money. I guess we’ll just have to wait…less than 2 weeks and we’ll find out.
ALMOST THERE PEOPLE! Hahaha.
Because Mark and I started talking about possible trades and what the Lakers were going to do if anything so I thought it would be a good opportunity to see what other people think is going to happen.
So the Lakers either need a Point Guard or a Small Forward. (More a Point Guard, but yeah).
The Lakers need to make this happen! We still have our $9 million trade exception we got from trading Lamar Odom. So we scared off DH (Center), we REALLY don’t want Steve Nash. Best possible option? That’s right!
Trading with the Celtics
Scary to think of but it’d be perfect. Who’s our top choice? Rajon Rondo.
The Lakers are also considering Johnny Flynn and Ramon Sessions.
Other options are getting Allen Iverson back into the NBA (he has been aching for some cash and I’d LOVE to see him on the Lakers, for my own personal reasons) and Gilbert Arenas (meh).
I love you Derek Fisher but the Lakers need to get rid of you AND Ron Artest. Sad but true. The Lakers might end up trading Pau Gasol as well.
What might go down:
Lakers trading Pau Gasol & Darius Morris & Mavericks #1 pick FOR Celtics Rajon Rondo and Jermaine O’ Neal
Lakers trading Pau Gasol & Matt Barnes & Darius Morris & Lakers #1 pick & Mavericks #1 pick FOR Celtics Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce
Along with trading the Lakers TPE for Jermaine O’ Neal
Lakers trading Pau Gasol FOR Timberwolves Derrick Williams & Future Draft Picks
Lakers giving up cash & future draft picks FOR Timberwolves Michael Beasley
Lakers giving up either Pau Gasol or Andrew Bynum FOR Nets Deron Williams
Let’s just make something awesome happen! Come on Lakers!