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Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza

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Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#1 » by Higga » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:19 pm

Just heard on ESPN 980. Looking for online link now...
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Post#2 » by montestewart » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:22 pm

Higga wrote:Just heard on ESPN 980. Looking for online link now...

crazy. there goes cap room
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Post#3 » by sashae » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:23 pm

CRAZY is right. WOW. Does this suggest that they draft MKG, considering Ariza can shoot? How the hell do Okafor and Nene work together? This team suddenly has beef!
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Post#4 » by Severn Hoos » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:23 pm

They sure better hope Beal doesn't go #2....
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Re: Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#5 » by Higga » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:24 pm

Yeah they confirmed it just now.

Not sure I like it. We got two "meh" players for our biggest asset in the expiring contract. With Nene, Seraphin, Vesley and Booker now with Okafor we're kinda **** at the PF/C spot. At least Ariza can shoot though, but both these guys are under contract for 3 years.

Looks like Beal will be the pick now. Lineup 1-3 looks like:

Wall/Mack
Beal/Crawford
Ariza/Singleton


After that I don't know who starts or who's a backup. I want Seraphin to get minutes and Nene played too well to not start, but Okafor will be making a lot of coin to be a backup, and Booker and Vesley are young guys who'll need burn too...
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Post#6 » by sashae » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:25 pm

Ye gods, I had no idea Ariza shot so poorly the last couple of years.
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Post#7 » by KevinFCheng » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:25 pm

Uhhhhh but why? Now do Seraphin, Booker, and Vesely get more than 12 minutes each? This makes no sense to me. And no cap space for the next 2 offseasons.
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Post#8 » by LyricalRico » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:26 pm

Exactly the type of move I've been calling for. Maybe not the exact guys I currently want (I'm more interested in guys like Ben Gordon and Marvin Williams at the moment) but I still support adding overpaid veterans on short-term deals.
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Post#9 » by Higga » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:28 pm

We're probably going to deal Booker for a SG or SF. There just isn't any room on the roster for him now.

And Blatche better be getting amnestied.
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Re: Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#10 » by LyricalRico » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:30 pm

^ They could use Booker to move up to #2 to guarantee they get Beal. But Ariza's presence doesn't rule out MKG either.
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Re: Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#11 » by dandrews » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:30 pm

Higga wrote:
And Blatche better be getting amnestied.


Probably as close to a guarantee there is.
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Post#12 » by Ruzious » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Wow, weren't we just specilating about a trade just like that? This board is impressive.

Hmm, does EG get his ideas from here?
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Re: Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#13 » by Higga » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:33 pm

Ruzious wrote:Wow, weren't we just specilating about a trade just like that? This board is impressive.

Hmm, does EG get his ideas from here?


I know you're probably kidding but if a professional NBA GM needs to go on a message board to get trade ideas from fans, he should be fired on the spot.
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Re: Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#14 » by LyricalRico » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:33 pm

Ruzious wrote:Wow, weren't we just specilating about a trade just like that? This board is impressive.

Hmm, does EG get his ideas from here?


I don't feel like scouring the trade threads of months ago to confirm that I was the first with this idea, but I'm pretty sure I can take credit for this one.

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Post#15 » by WizStorm » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:33 pm

Also sending our #46 pick?

https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/status ... 2349477889
Jonathan Givony wrote:NBA source tells me Emeka Okafor and Trevor Arizona have been traded to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and the #46 pick
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Post#16 » by Ruzious » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:34 pm

Severn Hoos wrote:They sure better hope Beal doesn't go #2....

Absolutely. With Ariza at the 3, we can forget any MKG talk, and Beal almost has to be the pick.
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Re: Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#17 » by nate33 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:34 pm

This is a HORRIBLE trade unless we're getting the #10 pick.

Okafor is redundant with Nene and Seraphin. We simply don't need him. Ariza is a decent wing but not any better than what we can find in free agency. Only with this trade, we obliterate any potential cap room in 2013. I just don't understand it.
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Re: Wiz trade Shard and 2nd rounder for Okafor and Ariza 

Post#18 » by WallTown02 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:35 pm

Did we get #10?

Without it, this is just EG getting fleeced as usual.
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Post#19 » by Higga » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:35 pm

Well I misread, Okafor and Ariza expire in 2014, so I guess it's not AS bad. And we probably weren't going to get any big FAs with our cap space anyway. Best case scenario we become competitive by 2014 so that when we do clear cap space, we can convince quality FAs to sign with us to make a run.

But how the hell are minutes gunna be distributed at the 4 and 5 spots?
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Post#20 » by Ruzious » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:35 pm

WizStorm wrote:Also sending our #46 pick?

https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/status ... 2349477889
Jonathan Givony wrote:NBA source tells me Emeka Okafor and Trevor Arizona have been traded to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and the #46 pick

Boy, if Denman is there at 46 (I don't think he will be.), people are going to be howling here.
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