Originally Posted by GoRapz
This deal make's absolutely no sence for either the Portland Trail Blazer..OR the Milwaukee Bucks. Simply unbelieveable! what are the two teams thinking! The Bucks have just lost a true center, which by the way is very hard to find in the league, for two bench warmers, a back up point guard and some salary cap? UNBELIEVEABLE! They basically gave him for NOTHING, zip. If they wanted a backup PG and two scrubs, SIGN THEM. Horrible. On the other hand, the blazers have just gained ANOTHER center to their roster, what are they doing? playing "who can get the most centers?" or are they actually trying to win? they just signed Pryzbilla to a HUGE CONTRACT, they aqquired Raef's HUGE contract, they drafted CENTER LaMarcus Aldridge, AND NOW, they aqquire Jamal Magloire? QUITE FRANKLY, all of those centers will have to be sharing time, thinking of moving some of them to power forward? look who we have here, Mr. Zachary Randolph! Unless the Blazers have more trades in their hands which can be potentially better or worse, this team is going to be fighting for nothing but last place in the western conference! Ladies and Gentlemen, this could go down as one of the worst trades ever in league history.
The Portland Trailblazers are depending on Raef LaFrentz mainly for his shooting to space the floor out, that's it. LaMarcus Aldridge is not a Center, he's a Power Forward who will probably not get that much time, so acquiring Jamaal Magloire was the right thing to do. Raef LaFrentz is not known to be a top-notch defender, average at best, which is still good, but acquiring Jamaal Magloire would solidify the Center position. Raef LaFrentz will be known for spacing the floor out with his three-point shooting. Three-point shooting is something the Portland Trailblazers lacked last season, but now with Raef LaFrentz, they probably just got better in terms of three-point shooting.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Steve Blake is a good marriage in my opinion. Brian Skinner is a good person and player to have on the team.
This is a pretty good trade.