Thursday, June 14, 2007

Can you Feel the Excitement?

Not the most exciting trade ever, but very good news nonetheless, the Timberwolves have finalized a trade which would send underachieving bum Mike James down to Houston in exchange for Juwon Howard, who apparently is still in the NBA.

The Wolves managed to get rid of James after only one season, following him conning them into to signing him to a huge deal, something like 4 years/24 million. James was the most disappointing player in the history of the NBA, going from 20.3 pt/5.8 assists and 44% from 3 to 10.1 pts/3.6 assists and 37% from 3, basically doing nothing to earn his money and not even trying, as his FG attempts per game dropped from 15.5 to 8.6.

Howard, whose best season was in 1996, has only two years left on his deal, at a similar dollar amount, and averaged 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season. He does give the Wolves some much-needed size inside, even though he's even older than I am. And getting rid of James is really, truly awesome. I can't believe somebody actually took him off our hands. Is Isiah Thomas in charge of the Rockets now?

The Timberwolves also had to throw in Justin Reed, however I've barely even heard of him so I'm going to assume he's just a throwaway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But what will Juwan Howard be able to accomplish after McHale spends some time working on his low post game?

JBT was a big Mike James guy, by the way.