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Big Balls traded to Boston for (almost) NOTHING

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Big Balls traded to Boston for (almost) NOTHING 

Post#1 » by GhostsOfGil » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:46 pm

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Post#2 » by AFM » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:47 pm

Great move. One less guard and one more big man.

At least it addresses our lack of outside shooting.
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

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Post#4 » by Halcyon » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:48 pm

Ugh, another scrub bigman?
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Post#5 » by GhostsOfGil » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:49 pm

I'm pretty disappointed in this trade. With our developmental track record, our log jam of young bigs up front, and lack of guard depth, all I can do is shake my head. Just want to remind everyone, that this is the guy who got a concussion from walking into a door.
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Post#6 » by TGW » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:50 pm

Talk about maximizing your assets. This guy was being compared to Gilbert Arenas a month ago...now he's traded for a d-league superstar.

Ernie Grunfeld...you sly devil.
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#7 » by fishercob » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:51 pm

What are the odds that Ernie thinks he just traded for a different Melo?

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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#8 » by hands11 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:51 pm

So this is actually a done deal ?
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#9 » by nate33 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:52 pm

Way to go Wizards! Take a decent bench player having his best year, bench him and drive down his value, then, while dealing from a position of weakness, trade him for a DLeague scrub big man.

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Post#10 » by AFM » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:52 pm

Hahaha, yeah. Ernie thought we traded for Fabulous 'Melo Anthony
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#11 » by mohammed10 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:52 pm

GhostsOfGil wrote:I'm pretty disappointed in this trade. With our developmental track record, our log jam of young bigs up front, and lack of guard depth, all I can do is shake my head. Just want to remind everyone, that this is the guy who got a concussion from walking into a door.


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Horrible trade. If this isn't Emperor Ernie's final nail in the coffin...
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Post#12 » by TGW » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:53 pm

hands11 wrote:So this is actually a done deal ?


Sorry Hands...your boy is gone. Done dealio.

I really wouldn't be surprised if the Celtics turn Crawford into a useful player, however. There's no way KG is going to let Crawford chuck on offense. None.
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#13 » by GhostsOfGil » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:54 pm

nate33 wrote:Way to go Wizards! Take a decent bench player having his best year, bench him and drive down his value, then, while dealing from a position of weakness, trade him for a DLeague scrub big man.


Yes, something doesn't add up. There must have been some serious drama behind closed doors for this situation to go down this way.

I just don't understand the timing of this trade.
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#14 » by mohammed10 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:54 pm

AFM wrote:Hahaha, yeah. Ernie thought we traded for Fabulous 'Melo Anthony


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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#15 » by fishercob » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:54 pm

fishercob wrote:What are the odds that Ernie thinks he just traded for a different Melo?

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"Oh wait, it's not CAR-Melo???? We need something else then.

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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#16 » by AFM » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 pm

Just... terrible. Terrible. WTF is going on here? How do you trade your team's leading scorer for a D league oaf?
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#17 » by Higga » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 pm

I'm no Chuck Crawford fan but what a terrible trade.

Grunfeld needs to take an Economics class or two.
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Post#18 » by TGW » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 pm

Not for Fab Melo? Maybe it's for their first...now that would be a miracle.
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Post#19 » by MJG » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:56 pm

I genuinely did not think it was possible for me to be disappointed by a deal that let us dump Crawford, but we managed to do it. Grunfeld continues to bottom himself!
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Re: Big Balls traded to Boston for Fab Melo 

Post#20 » by mohammed10 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:56 pm

fishercob wrote:
fishercob wrote:What are the odds that Ernie thinks he just traded for a different Melo?

"We're back, baby!"


"Oh wait, it's not CAR-Melo???? We need something else then.

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Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working.


Ernie says - 'Car...Fab - What's the difference? We got a 'melo!'
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Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
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