Tuesday, February 13, 2007

ByeBye Tsakalidis

The Grizzlies traded Jake Tsakalidis for Scott Padgett.

Besides a brief stint at the end of last season where Tsakalidis strung together several double-double performances, Jake has been a disappointment. He was supposed to be the big body that would provide rebounding, defensive, and muscle next to Gasol. His biggest contribution this season is that his 3 million dollar contract expires this season.

Padgett won't make much of a contribution either. He's a poor man's Brian Cardinal. My friend, Curt's reaction highlights the impact Padgett will make. When Curt learned that Padgett was becoming a Grizzly, he was excited...until my friend Jordan pointed out that Scott Padgett and Scott Pollard aren't the same player.

I can only hope Padgett's contract also comes off the books this year...

4 comments:

Brian said...

Who cares who the Grizz got in return...

SLOTH IS GONE!!!!!

David Jones said...

You have to admit getting the trade exception is a nice positive.

John said...

Are we going to see any more trades coming our way in the next 25 hours?

David Jones said...

If anything, it will be a small deal to move Stoudemire, Swift, or Cardinal. Atkins or Jones could be thrown in as sweeteners.

The best I'd expected in return is a draft pick. More likely we'd get someone younger or with a shorter contract who isn't any better than those that we'd give up.