Yeah so the NBA trade deadline came and went today. But not without some interesting moves. But the most important decision of the day turned out to keep a player exactly where he was.
At the end of the day, Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic are still involved in an interesting relationship. After months of back and forth from Howard about his intentions and desires, the Magic big man chose to waive the opt-out clause in his contract and will remain a part of the Orlando franchise through the 2012-13 basketball season. And then it could be Lebron James summer all over again. Don’t know how this will turn out but interesting is definitely how it will remain.
Throughout the league we saw some wild moves, and some very smart decisions. My favorite move might surprise some…actually it may not. Though I am not a Lakers fan, I have been perplexed for years as to why Luke Walton was somehow still a part of the organization. Like really…what purpose did he serve?!?!! Oh well…the Lakers finally found a way to get rid of that dude and his horrendous contract. Praise be to Jesus!!! But in other Laker news, Derek Fisher was traded to the Rockets. And the Lakers acquired a point guard in Ramon Sessions in that deal that got rid of Luke. They got a couple more players but I’m still not sure how, if at all, this makes the Lakers a championship caliber team. We shall see!!!
A deal I didn’t expect to see was the three-team trade that moved Nene to Washington, brought Nick Young to the Clippers and saw Javale McGee added to the Nuggets’ roster. Ummm…yeah. Guess the Nuggets had a bit of buyer’s remorse with that deal they made this summer. Definitely makes the Clippers a bit better. And the Wizards are still the pit of the league. But all these trades definitely prove that the last portion of this regular season should be pretty good.