Originally Posted by bjjs
Hey, do you guys remember when Babcock traded Half man Half amazing for the A-TRAIN!!
Then he couldn`t unload Joggin`Jalen because every GM in the league and their mothers were trying to take Babcock for everything including the shirt off his back. That including that Babs was scared to make a move and look like a fool again.
Then comes Wayne Embry who steps in and does what Babs couldn`t do in half a season in a matter of two days and trade Jalen.
Yeah...Babcock was awesome.
In his defence, Carter
had made himself pretty much un-tradeable and Babcock was getting power lowballed around the league and everyone knew it. Hell, I remember the best (and not bad in retrospect) offer was The Jesus straight up. Other than that, there was nothing. The trade that was made was actually a good one for toronto financially, it ended up saving them 10 million, or 15 i think because dickhead was never coming and they had already conceded he was gonna get a buyout before they made the deal.
(side note. why do people still hate Mourning for that, it wasn't a secret, he wasn't ever coming, he was a measurable loss that saved cap space.)
anyhow. ya. Babcock wasn't great, but he was pretty much fucked, and Grunwald did that.