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NBA: Jason Richardson [Cha Bobcats] gets traded for Raja Bell and Boris Diaw [Phx Suns]..

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Basketball News!

So, let’s get sporty on this entry!

Charlotte Bobcats and Phoenix Suns do some shuffling…Jason Richardson for Raja Bell and Boris Diaw [well, there were othere players involved but these were the main men]…

Along with the recent moves and trades [AI going to Mo’Town, the Knicks clearing house], this is prolly more surprising…even though I’m not that active in sports anymore, I still enjoy a few hoops or two…and I frequent the NBA page on Yahoo! for boxscores and news…and that’s where I got this one…

Personally, I don’t get this trade…Charlotte loses it’s main gun for two players who have shown brilliance at times, Bell has been Mr. Defense and Mr. Reliable [of sorts] while Diaw stiil has the “flair” of his first break-out  season in Phoenix…Phoenix gets another outside and inside option with J-Rich but at what cost?

First, Charlotte…they have alot of players that can give instant offense…unfortunately, Adam Morrison and Matt Carroll haven’t delivered yet but had there moments so far and will prolly have more opportunities with J-rich around…Rook DJ Augustin is an offensive brightspot, Gerald Wallace can light it up..but other than them..Meh…

The addition of Bell and Diaw can give more depth, defense and a bit of offense [Bell’s 46.8% from beyond the arc, Diaw’s sudden offense spurts and playmaking] the ‘Cats need…at least, that’s what I think…

Moving on to Phoenix…is it me or are they keen on getting veteran players only? [Hill, O’neal, Barnes..now J-rich]…anyhoo, getting rid of the two players that helped them reach the playoffs the past years is something I don’t get..I mean, no offense to J-Rich but they already had chemistry…I guess it’s time for the Suns to re-vamp and stuff, and I guess that nothing shall get in the way of change…

Phoenix will still have the luxury of alot of offensive weapons…and their bench is pretty much ok [Barbosa, Hill/Barnes] but can they sustain the whole roster throughout the rest of the season? All of the Suns stars are prone to DNP’s and the bite of the Injury Bug…they will sorely miss B and D, who were the most sturdy of the team [Bell played 75games, Diaw had 82 last year]…surprisingly, J-Rich had a good season last year [82 games played, 40% on 3’s] and here’s hoping it’ll continue on…

Hopefully, the trades will benefit both teams as both seem satisfied…it’s just another wait and see experiment I guess…

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Written by The AlanSong

December 12, 2008 at 6:36 am

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  1. basketball? di akuu makarelate.. hayyy 😦

    kat-pinksesa :')

    December 12, 2008 at 9:57 pm

  2. hahaha..if you’ve managed to browse thru the old posts, you may have found something you liked…

    maybe my Twilight Review..?

    The AlanSong

    December 12, 2008 at 11:25 pm


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