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Hughes Traded Again

Larry Hughes has made it to his third team since leaving Washington in the summer of 2005, after the Chicago Bulls dealt him to the New York Knicks for a box of trading cards, some bubble wrap and shoe polish. Actually, the Bulls were so desperate to deal the disgruntled Hughes -- who arrived from Cleveland at the deadline last year -- that they accepted Tim Thomas (whom they had no interest in being with the team three seasons ago), Jerome James (who has basically been paid $1 million a minute with the Knicks) and Anthony Roberson. According to several reports, the Knicks also acquired Chris Wilcox from Oklahoma City, a day after the Thunder rescinded its deal with New Orleans for Tyson Chandler. The Thunder took on Malik Rose and his expiring contract.

The Bulls and Kings were in the biggest deal on Wednesday, as Chicago landed Brad Miller and John Salmons in exchange for Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni. The Kings stayed active today, shipping Shelden Williams and Bobby Brown to Minnesota for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth.


By Michael Lee  |  February 19, 2009; 3:06 PM ET
 
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Wow....?? That trade kicker just jacked up another deal? My question is if it is a 2 million dollar add on, couldn't the Wizards still made the trade with "cash considerations" (i.e. 2 Million to the Bulls) to even things out?

Or is it a salary cap thing where you are not allowed to payout cash as an incentive for a team to take on a contract you are trying to dump.......??

Posted by: BulletsFever | February 19, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

As "The Who" would say meet the new Wizards same as the old Wizards?

In this economy if I was getting paid commision only I would rather be a Realtor, Car Salesman, or a Stock Broker before being a season ticket salesperson for the Wizards.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | February 19, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

This sucks. Now we are stuck with all those jokers, & over the tax for next year. I swear if we get the #1 pick overall and trade it, i disown this team.

Posted by: djnumb | February 19, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

WOW!!!Bobby Brown or as Whitney would say Bobaaaaaaaaaa!!!!Larry Hughes, dude sold us out three years ago and has been a vagabond ever since.

Posted by: dargregmag | February 19, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

On the Knicks Larry will be free to fire up the threes at will.

Posted by: flohrtv | February 19, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

At $12 mill. for roughly 40 games a year, LH is making franchise player money (e.g. it's like a $24 mill deal for a player who actually plays a full season). Not a big loss at his current salary.

It's too bad though that the Wiz weren't able to clear cap space, we'll have to see how things go this off-season.

Posted by: JPRS | February 19, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

if we trade the pick now for not making a move today... im not going to anymore games

Posted by: jahbless420 | February 19, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

At $12 mill. for roughly 40 games a year, LH is making franchise player money (e.g. it's like a $24 mill deal for a player who actually plays a full season).


Posted by: JPRS | February 19, 2009 4:02 PM

At 16 mill for roughly 0 games a year, GA is making Bill Gates money (e.g. it's like a 1.3 billion for a player who actually plays a full season).

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | February 19, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Other than AJ and CB, this shows our vets stink. We need to developed the talented young guys:

McGee
Blatche
Young (might be trade bait along with the lottery pick after the season)
Crit (may be something; need to assess at the end of the year)

Not:

Pech, McGuire

Posted by: Izman | February 19, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Not McGuire? Really?

And what's to assess about Critt? He's gonna be a beast.

Posted by: jones-y | February 19, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

McGuire is definitely a keeper. He's not going to be a guy who puts up big numbers, but he's the kind of all-around utility guy that winning teams need.

Posted by: kalo_rama | February 19, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

"Etan hurts the team again...the fact that he gets paid in this league is reprehensible.

Posted by: akaarora | February 19, 2009 3:09 PM "

And who was it who threw all that money at ET that resulted in probably one of the worst investments by Les BouleS of all time?

Yes, it be EG.

ET didn't hurt the team, EG did.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | February 19, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Stop!!! Trade who? for what? I said this weeks ago trade for the sake of making a trade, it would be someone wanting something for nothing Ernie put us in this mess so let him figure it out! I agree Kalo Rama McGuire is going to be an excellent utility player all he has to do is continue to develop.

Posted by: dargregmag | February 19, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

glad to see the whole league thinks so much of the wizards talent. unlike the celts a few years ago who stockpiled young players THAT INTRIGUED OTHER TEAMS and turned that into a KG deal, the wizards have young players that nobody else in the league wants. expensive and bad---the NBA definition of purgatory

Posted by: fnkyniedls | February 19, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Too bad nothing came through with AJ. His value only goes down moving forward so unless we make him the scoring 6th man off the the bench, we'll continue to be the softest team in the league.

Posted by: mugsybol | February 19, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

And the reason why the Celtics had young players that intrigued other teams was because they'd spent a good part of the previous decade in the lottery. You want the Wiz to follow in the Celtics' footstep? Congrats. That's where they're headed right now.

Posted by: kalo_rama | February 19, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Too bad nothing came through with AJ. His value only goes down moving forward so unless we make him the scoring 6th man off the the bench, we'll continue to be the softest team in the league.

Posted by: mugsybol | February 19, 2009 5:58 PM

There is still the offseason and the draft to think about. I am sure something involving Jamison can be pulled off then as long as he stays relatively healthy. I do agree with you though, we cannot win anything with him as the starter.

Posted by: janelly_10 | February 19, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Just saw Jamison & Butler on the eve. news, nbc, and they both seemed relieved. Antawn said it was a lot of rumors and he didnt expect to go. Caron was like, "I'm not going anywhere. This is the District of Caron - I love it out here, while smiling. Good to see them, and they seemed pleased.

Posted by: washwiz | February 19, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

"McGuire is definitely a keeper. He's not going to be a guy who puts up big numbers, but he's the kind of all-around utility guy that winning teams need.

Posted by: kalo_rama | February 19, 2009 5:23 PM "

He's a keeper until he walks for more money.

Les BouleS of course, won't get anything in return for their investment.

Nothing new in Les BouleS land.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | February 19, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Bravo, Ernie.

No panic moves necessary.

Even if GA comes back at 80% of what he was, in 2011 the squad has Arenas, Young, McGee, Butler, Blatche, Crittendon, McGuire, a lottery pick (Griffin?), captain Antawn and can resign BTH @ $10M/year and still have $30M in cap space.

Grunfeld is in no hurry to do anything.

Posted by: UltimateFootballNetwork | February 20, 2009 4:21 AM | Report abuse

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