View Full Version : The Unexpected Happens and The Expected Never Happens

02-16-2010, 05:17 PM
Do you think this statement is true for the nba in terms of trades? For example there was news for a while that the cavs would get amare, or jaminson, or the knicks getting tmac, etc. But there was no news at all about Camby going to the blazers but it happened in 1 day.

This is just 1 example of all the trades that have happened and im sure other people here can come up with more trades like that, but do you think the statement in the title is true?

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02-16-2010, 06:04 PM
Its called smart business....any good businessman does what needs to be done and only allows the information to get out when a deal is done. A good businessman knows nothing breaks up a deal quicker than a leak.

02-16-2010, 06:45 PM
I think a lot of stuff that goes on that we hear about is a number of things:

a. speculation by reporters and such who maybe think something makes sense or hear about something that was talked about one time and blow it up

b. GM's and such creating interest in a player or something, hoping it draws more interest or boosts efforts by another team

c. A lot of talk about what fans want to hear. Of course Cavs fans want to hear 'Team working hard to get Amare, Jamison' and such, even if it falls short. Deals that actually happen and aren't talked about tend to be not as 'glamorous' but sometimes more necessary and even better. Camby to Portland is a good example.

02-16-2010, 09:11 PM
True, its a smart business move to only rumor about it if its official, like the AI Billups trade, that was HUUGEEE and was not even talked about..

02-16-2010, 09:55 PM
this has been my opinion for a long time. but there are deals that are rumored that do happen.