by Craig Kwasniewski
Okay ready... set... 3-2-1 pass the trash....
Well at least I think that's what The T-Wolves and Celtics are doing. Thursday both teams consummated a Trade for the Ages. The Celtics traded Rickey Davis, center Mark Blount, point guard Marcus Banks, forward Justin Reed and two conditional second-round draft pick for Wally Szczerbiak, centers Michael Olowokandi and Dwayne Jones and a future first-round draft pick. Here's a brief rundown of the trade:
I believe Minnesota already had Rickey Davis a few years ago... Isiah Rider. Both are athletic shoot-first one dimensional head cases. So why would it work now? Unless Garnett needed someone to trade mutherfucker's with during a game, I don't understand acquiring Davis.
I thought shipping "the candy man" was a real coup until I saw that Mark Blount and his bloated contract came in return. Marcus Banks is fast... that's all I keep hearing about him. Yet after three seasons in the NBA, his stats have not changed at all: 5.5 point and 1.8 assists in 15 minutes. Justin Reed? Yawn...
I'm not a big fan of Wally Szczerbiak. I think he's overrated and gets a lot of calls from the refs because of the "great white hope" syndrome (including a shocking All-Star appearance in 2002). However, he's the best team player in this deal. He's averaging a career high 20.1 points and continues to shoot around 50% from the field. He could help solidify the Celtics starting five.
Michael Olowokandi is a waste of human flesh. The guy has no heart and little skills. Boston will only have to put up with his Benoit Benjamin-like effort for one season only as he's a free agent. No matter how well he plays out his contract, Boston should never re-sign him. Dwayne Jones? Yawn...
The hidden story, Boston stockpiling white guys in an effort to bring back some of the racist fans in Massachusetts. Brian Scalabrine, Dan Dickau, Raef LaFrentz and Szczerbiak were all acquired in the past two seasons.
If Boston fires Doc Rivers and actually hires a real coach, they may end up on the better end of the deal. Szczerbiak or "world" as Garnett calls him, will help Pierce out. Minnesota made a lateral move talent wise and a gruesome move contract-wise in Blount.
Boston wins in overtime