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Old 07-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #8 (permalink)

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The main thing that makes this deal favourable for us is the pick, who may actually end up quite good in the end (relatively speaking). Denver lost koufos and AI and may actually end up as a .500 team by 2016, while NY is almost certainly going to be worse. We may even end up with a lottery pick.

The rest of the package is lousy, the 2nd rounders are worth around 1.5 mils in cash and nowak and camby will not play here and will probably get waived at some point after the trade deadline or earlier.

The reason so many people are so happy with the trade is because they mistakenly thought Bargnani has no value (hence all the amnesty treads) - which was clearly bogus. His value was low, but not that low. If the rumours are true, we could have had boozer or lee. The NYK trade is superior to both, but that's besides the point.

As per usual, NYK gave more than they should have, I'm pretty sure that we would have accepted a trade for expiring contracts alone, if nothing better came along. MU really had to move AB this summer, his hand was a bit forced there.
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