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Old 02-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default trade wally

my guess is that the sonics would prefer to have his contract expire than to get other players at this point

plus, who else would we get to laugh at?



The question is, as the Feb. 21 trade deadline approaches, is whether Wally Szczerbiak will be a hired gun for a playoff-contending team or continue his role as veteran leader for the youthful and retooling Sonics. Szczerbiak is split. Less than a month from his 31st birthday, Szczerbiak expresses a desire to play on a winning team, especially after years of team failures in Minnesota and two losing years with Boston. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Szczerbiak earns $12 million this season and $13 million the next. Trading Szczerbiak would be a difficult endeavor because the Sonics likely would have to take back multiple players in return to match salaries or another veteran with a weighty contract. Seattle is looking to clear salary cap space for the future and get younger, making it a difficult trade partner, especially with Szczerbiak's contract. Yet the question is whether the organization would want Szczerbiak for another 1 1/2 seasons, fully realizing he'd rather play for a winner. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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