Draft Day Deals: Shaq to the Cavs, $21 million. Clearing up your point guard controversy, dumping an aging center and not giving up any core players in return, priceless. The Magic acquired Vince Carter this afternoon for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee. I hate to see Lee go, but let's face that facts here people. The Magic needed to get rid of Alston or Jameer, check. The Magic needed to clear up their big man rotation and dump Battie's $6.2 million contract, check. The Magic would have to give up an asset in order to dump those players and pick up Carter. The goal here is to not give up a core player. Lee is not a core player - at least not at this point in his career. The move also allows the Magic to go into the luxury tax to resign Gortat and Hedo.
June 2009 Archives
Good luck Magic! I hope the team we know shows up tonight against the Lakers. I've been saying for weeks that the Magic can beat any team and they've proven it game after game. But this is the finals, baby! You can't just show up. You have to go in there and take it from them. It's time to show everyone the mental and physical toughness we know this team can have. So, everyone cheer as hard as you can for the Magic - that includes the 3 million new bandwagon fans. We'll let you into our little club. Here's to the Magic and hopefully, a game 1 steal!