Source: Sixers could dump Iguodala on Rockets for McGrady

January 1, 2010 by Zaki  
Filed under Headlines, Sixers

According to a team source, the Sixers may be working out a deal with the Houston Rockets that could finally rid the team of Andre Iguodala’s talent and still take on Tracy McGrady’s bloated contract at the same time.

Sixers GM Ed Stefanski would not confirm that a deal is forthcoming, but he did classify such a trade scenario as a “win-win” for the city of Philadelphia.

“Iggy’s talent is a burden to any team trying to lose games and rebuild, which we’ve obviously been trying to do, unsuccessfully, for some time now,” Stefanski said on Friday. “If we could dump him on the Rockets and get our hands on that fat, expiring contract of McGrady’s, this team could really do some things.”

The potential trade would give the Sixers the flexibility they need to completely suck ass this year and compete for a decent draft pick and have the necessary cap room at the end of the year to sign free agents.

What in the Gilbert Arenas is up with Gilbert Arenas

January 1, 2010 by Zaki  
Filed under Analysis & Opinions

Good job by whoever had the foresight to change Washington’s name from the Bullets to the Wizards. Otherwise, bloggers and columnists would have so much fuel, we’d probably explode.

In a matter of two months, Gilbert Arenas has gone from having his fiance allegedly stolen away by Shaq to now drawing a gun on his teammate, Javaris Crittenton, in the Wizards locker room.

The report about the gun incident says that ‘Agent Zero’ has had “unloaded firearms” stored in a container in his locker. Apparently, the Washington Wizards locker room situation is about as dangerous as a 3 AM walk through Camden, so it’s necessary to keep multiple weapons nearby just in case something pops off. Crittenton apparently shared Hibachi’s locker room safety concerns as he also had a gun stashed and drew it on Arenas during the altercation.

Who knew something like this was even possible: Teammates pulling guns on each other over an alleged gambling debt. Crittenton hasn’t appeared in a game yet this season, so I would imagine his days as a Wizard are just about done with, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Wiz drop Arenas, who seems to have a lot on his plate all of the sudden.

Maybe a reunion with Eddie Jordan is in order. We could also add Tracy McGrady in the process and send five guards out on the floor that miss 60% of their shots and want the ball in their hands at all times.

I love basketball.