Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





View Poll Results: Which was the worst for the franchise?

Voters
8. You may not vote on this poll
  • Hornets trading Kobe Bryant for Vlade Divac?

    1 12.50%
  • Sixers trading Charles Barkley to the Suns?

    3 37.50%
  • Knicks trading Mark Jacskon to the Clippers?

    1 12.50%
  • Hawks trading Dominique Wilkins for Danny Manning?

    2 25.00%
  • Sonics trading Shawn Kemp to Cleveland?

    0 0%
  • Mavericks trading Jamal Mashburn to the Heat?

    0 0%
  • Washington trading Chris Webber to Sacramento?

    1 12.50%
  • Other? Please specify

    0 0%
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    classified
    Posts
    11,749
    vCash
    1500

    Worst trade in the 90s?

    So basically which was the biggest mistake by a franchise in the 90s in terms of trading?
    A mistake that either made the team irrelevant or cost them the championship perhaps?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    classified
    Posts
    11,749
    vCash
    1500
    The two that I feel that deserve most mention is Mark Jackson to Clippers and Shawn Kemp to Cavs. I feel that the Knicks could have won a championship with Mark Jackson running the paint, while the Sonics were pretty much destroyed after trading Kemp for Baker (essentially that was the trade).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    14,210
    vCash
    1500
    The Hawks traded their best player and franchise icon during midseason when they had one of if not THE best team in the East. Manning was not mentally tough enough to handle the #1 option role, routinely disappeared, and left after half a season. Inflicted permanent damage on the fan base, many fans never returned after that and those who stayed will never trust the front office/ownership no matter what changes are made.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    HCA (Homecourt Advantage)
    Posts
    65,698
    vCash
    1500
    The Nique for Manning trade was one of the worst ever. How do you trade your superstar when you are the top seed midway thru.
    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."
    - Michael Jordan

    Thanks MJ-Bulls for the picture.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    classified
    Posts
    11,749
    vCash
    1500

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    14,210
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by NYKalltheway View Post
    Was Manning an expiring contract?
    Yeah, he became a FA. Phoenix was a title contender but almost capped out, and he wanted to sign with them so badly that he (allegedly) told Jerry Colangelo he would sign for any amount they had to basically be their 6th man. He ended up taking something like a 1-year-1 million deal, IIRC. Thankfully, they got bounced early by Hakeem & Clyde.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    classified
    Posts
    11,749
    vCash
    1500
    So they basically traded their franchise player and a future pick for nothing? Now that's a crap deal

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    14,210
    vCash
    1500
    Sonics were the best team in the league IMO, but after they got bounced early, I felt like the door was WIDE OPEN for anybody to win the title since MJ wasn't around anymore. We blew our best chance, and Hakeem got it done.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    The Nile River
    Posts
    687
    vCash
    1500
    Vlade for Kobe...I know it's hard to predict how a rookie would pan out but in hindsight I'm sure the hornets brass would take that one back.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •