Quote of the day
"I think [Deron Williams is] more unhappy about being blindsided by the Jazz. He didn't know anything about it until he watched Sports Center. He didn't get to manipulate the place he went the way Melo did. But I don't think you can read into it that he hates NJ. You need to give him a few weeks with Avery Johnson before we can start credibly writing that." -- ESPN Insider analyst Chad Ford
Some years, the NBA trade deadline passes with a lot of chatter but little action. Not so this year. And the dust probably hasn’t settled yet, as some players may yet be bought out – making them available to re-sign elsewhere. Stay tuned.
The Miami Heat attempted 79 FGs last night in Chicago, and their big-3 took 80% of those shots. LeBron and Wade each connected on 50% or better, but Chris Bosh managed a staggering 1-18. On a night when the Heat bench players managed to score only 2 points, they could have used a bit more from their third musketeer. Blogger Chris Joseph of Miami NewTimes aptly posted that Wade and LeBron “did their best Butch and Sundance versus the entire Bolivian Army imitation...”
Tonight’s NBA schedule will be busy once again, with all but 6 teams in action. It’s uncertain now many of the newly traded players will be available and active, which could have roster-setting implications – particularly for daily contests.
Tip of the hat to Gurupie RecycledSpinalFluid for finding today’s quote.