HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – When a monster trade happens and you need an extensive breakdown, we’d like for you to be able pull up a chair here at the hideout and get all your questions answered.
We’ll take care of everything, including asking all the right questions of the people in the know.
So on a weekend that sees Rashard Lewis, Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat, Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu all change teams on the same weekend (in two different deals instigated by Magic GM Otis Smith), we want to make sure you come here for the breakdown.
And we took care of all that and more on Episode 37 of the Hang Time Podcast.
Several friends of the program were kind enough to lend us their time to make sure we covered all the bases. Our main man Michael Lee of the Washington Post joined us to break things down from the Wizards’ angle. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post weighed in on from the Magic perspective.
If this is just the start of a crazy couple of months before the February trade deadline, two more teams that could be in the middle of the movement mix are the Hawks, the only team in the Southeast Division yet to overhaul their operation in the past two seasons, and the Knicks, who are desperately pursuing another All-Star (Carmelo Anthony) to play alongside Amar’e Stoudemire.
So naturally, we decided to take a proactive approach in that regard. Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution helped us out with the Hawks’ thinking as we head to the deadline, while Alan Hahn of Newsday helped us finish off the show in style with some Knicks chatter.
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