Monday, November 3, 2008


Ok, I'm sure that anyone with Sportscenter on, with an internet connection, and a pulse for b-ball knows now that the Detroit Pistons traded Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess to the Denver Nuggests for Allen Iverson.

Now, suspending the analysis for the Nuggets and Piston angles, the impact on the West and East, etc. Let's just deal with the Hawks right now...there are reports about a buyout of McDyess' contract (there are also reports that McDyess will retire before playing for the Nuggets). Now, nothing has been confirmed yet, so let's just discuss the implications here for the Hawks.

Our top 4 C/PF optionsa are - Zaza, Al Horford, Josh Smith (and pick one from Solomon Jones or Randolph Morris). Do you see where I'm going with this? Rick Sund are you making a call RIGHT NOW to Antonio McDyess? (yeah, I know that's tampering, but work with me). He's 34, a veteran, nice shooting touch, championship material, and infinitely better than Solo or Randolph Morris. I can't help but believe that he would be a great leader in the clubhouse and a mentor to Josh Smith as well (yes, that was me saying that Josh needed a mentor a few blogs back - so, Prayer. Answered? courtesy of The Answer even!) He cannot sign with the Pistons for 30 days, so again I say - uh, is this something worth considering? PUH-LEEZE say it's so. And in true Spirit fashion - if the buyout happens, we can get him on the CHEAP!

Just food for thought..more on this if we find McDyess on the free agent market!

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