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Kakaroach
02-24-2010, 01:33 PM
John Hammond, Bucks
He was the recipient of an unexpected bonus when Brandon Jennings fell in last June's draft, and then Jennings had a quicker impact than many expected. If anything, Hammond's best decision was finding a taker last summer for Richard Jefferson's albatross contract, something the small-market Bucks couldn't afford. In hindsight, given Jefferson's stumble in San Antonio, Hammond's timing was great.

Geoff Petrie, Kings
The front-runner for executive of the year? Seems like it. He clearly had the best draft of any GM, getting Tyreke Evans and Omri Casspi (at No. 23) and setting the foundation for the Kings' rebuilding project. Then Petrie unloaded Kevin Martin, which officially opened the way for the Kings to be Evans' team. In the process, he grabbed Carl Landry, a power forward on the rise, who comes rather cheap. The money saved from Martin's contract gives the Kings flexibility to make a future run at free agents.

John Paxson, Bulls
Last spring the Bulls took the Celtics to the limit in the postseason. But Paxson decided against building on that experience. He let Ben Gordon go and never found a replacement. He drafted Taj Gibson at No. 26, refused (for now, anyway) to fire Vinny Del Negro and then traded Tyrus Thomas rather than extend his deal. Paxson's goal was to free up enough money to make a run at Dwyane Wade -- perhaps the best strategy -- to pair with Derrick Rose.

Danny Ferry, Cavaliers
No question, Ferry played his hand correctly during the intense days leading up to the trade deadline and grabbed Antawn Jamison, a better fit than Amar'e Stoudemire. Plus, Ferry kept J.J. Hickson, a promising player on the rise. But let's be fair. Ferry got Jamison and also Shaquille O'Neal last summer only because Dan Gilbert was willing to pay the luxury tax, an advantage most GMs don't have.

Donnie Walsh, Knicks
If the goal was to clear as much cap space as possible to fatten their wallets for this summer, mission accomplished. But it's been a mixed bag for Walsh. Dumping Jared Jeffries was costly, forcing the Knicks to essentially sacrifice three first-round picks (two plus Jordan Hill, their first-rounder last year). And Walsh passed on Brandon Jennings in the draft.

Rick Sund, Hawks
He stood pat at the trading deadline, but could afford to chill. Sund is still riding high on offseason pickup Jamal Crawford, the best of the offseason pickups. Crawford is almost the runaway favorite for the sixth man award and is the reason the Hawks are, at worst, fourth-best in the East. Sund also drafted Jeff Teague, who's beginning to eat into Mike Bibby's minutes at the point.

Donn Nelson, Mavericks
He took advantage of the Wizards' fire sale by filling two needs with a scorer (Caron Butler) and low-post defender (Brendan Haywood). Oh, and it's always nice when you have an owner, in this case Mark Cuban, to write checks to cover the luxury tax.

Daryl Morey, Rockets
He received lots of back-slaps at the trading deadline, but we won't know for a while whether the Rockets helped themselves. They added Kevin Martin, who could be the outside shooter the Rockets need when Yao Ming returns next season. But it cost them Carl Landry. Morey also added a pair of assets with picks from the Knicks, which may turn into gold, but that depends on how quickly the Knicks build themselves into a contender.

Michael Jordan, Bobcats
The trade for Stephen Jackson was the turning point of the season for Charlotte. And then Tyrus Thomas was added to strengthen the front line. This was Jordan's best move since breaking Bryon Russell's ankles. http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/shaun_powell/02/24/gm/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

Pretty good read, but we still have to see whether or not most of these moves work out.

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 01:40 PM
Yea Tyrus has been great for us so far. He's averaging 4 blocks a gameand over 10 boards...wow

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 01:40 PM
Might i add he's doing that comming off the bench

JNaqvi23
02-24-2010, 02:31 PM
Might i add he's doing that comming off the bench

Yeah he's playing really good...and pair him with Wallace and Chandler and you have the best athletic shot blocking trio in the league...but personally Im still bitter about the Bulls trading Aldrige for him...he was not clicking with the team making him virtually useless for us, but honestly I think he will be great for the Bobcats, perfect fit.

Chronz
02-24-2010, 02:53 PM
I think they are overrating the Kings, Hollinger made the case that they shouldve come away with a treasure trove of assets if they had only been honest about Kevin Martins availability.

Giaps
02-24-2010, 02:54 PM
How annoying that people still say the Knicks gave up 3 first rounders. It's 2, 1 is still raw and 1 is yet to be determined.

arkanian215
02-24-2010, 03:02 PM
How annoying that people still say the Knicks gave up 3 first rounders. It's 2, 1 is still raw and 1 is yet to be determined.

i think they're counting hill:shrug: it really is two potential firsts and a first from last year.

Jaydes
02-24-2010, 03:25 PM
Don't forget to rate the Sixers....

something like this...

:confused: :rolleyes: :cry: :speechless: :sigh: :down: :crazy: :bang: :pity:

:sleep: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :badidea:

:yawn: :puke: :( :mad: :ouch: :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs:

AND the ALL MIGHTY

:facepalm:

DerekRE_3
02-24-2010, 03:52 PM
Haha people still think Michael Jordan is the GM of the Bobcats....he's not. It's Rod Higgins, with Michael Jordan having a say, and Larry Brown having a bigger say.

iggypop123
02-24-2010, 04:02 PM
MJ says jump and everyone in the bobcats organizations answers "how high?"

Pierzynski4Prez
02-24-2010, 04:15 PM
Haha people still think Michael Jordan is the GM of the Bobcats....he's not. It's Rod Higgins, with Michael Jordan having a say, and Larry Brown having a bigger say.

Same with the Bulls, Gar Forman is the GM, but Paxson still works with him. But the article was about GM evaluations, so at least they could get the names right.

abe_froman
02-24-2010, 04:24 PM
Same with the Bulls, Gar Forman is the GM, but Paxson still works with him. But the article was about GM evaluations, so at least they could get the names right.

paxon,like mj, are still the ones making the call

while not technically having the title of gm,they still basically are

Jetsguy
02-24-2010, 04:31 PM
[QUOTE=arkanian215;12416414]i think they're counting hill:shrug: it really is two potential firsts and a first from last year.

Actually it is not, they gave up Hill and a 2012 first thats is 2.

In 2011 they have the option of switching spots in the first thus Knicks still have a first.

Net is 1 first rounder and 1 first round draft pick from last year (isnt that just a player in reality?) it is actually 1 pic:mad: