Thursday, June 16, 2005

Jason Williams for Derek Fisher Rumor

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Rarely do fans of a sports team ever speculate a trade that actually makes sense for BOTH teams, but this one seems pretty practical. There's a thread on ESPN's Warriors forum about it.

It would be pretty fun if Jason Williams came off our bench. He would be great backup passing Point Guard. Derek Fisher is a great guy in the community and he works hard on the court, but he's more of an undersized SG than a PG.


At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

merky news has a snippet today about how far down hill the memphis franchise is going. the owner is cutting costs, even looking to sell their first round pick for $3 million to the cavs...owner is looking to seel and west is out after this year. in essence, they wont be taking on any long term contracts like fisher's. so this deal wont happen.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

Thanks for that info. Do you by any chance have a link? Other people in Warriors Nation might interested.

At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's actually from the chicago tribune:


Remember the glory year of the Memphis Grizzlies?

General manager Jerry West is ready to pack up going into the final year of his contract and then, he says, retirement. Owner Michael Heisley continues to try to sell the team. He keeps saying he wants to sell just a 17 percent share, but that's a ruse. No one wants to buy 17 percent of his losses now that Heisley took all the naming rights money for the arena up front and has exhausted player-contract depreciation. He'll get out as soon as he can, probably on a sale price to a Federal Express group. Already, rumors are circulating the Grizzlies will sell their No. 19 draft pick (teams can for $3 million and the Cavs say they'll buy one). Free agents Earl Watson, whom the Jazz like if they can't draft a point guard, and Stromile Swift will leave because Heisley is talking openly about cost cutting with huge losses for a bloated payroll.

"We do need to be more fiscally responsible, because if you don't have a team that's going to take you to the championship and you're paying a lot of money, then you are stuck," Heisley told the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. "You're going nowhere but down. Having a high payroll doesn't mean success. In fact, having a high payroll in most cases is a problem."

That doesn't sound good, huh? The big problem was building a team for Hubie Brown, a unique coach with his rare platoon system. It's always been a short-lived gimmick for Brown. When it fell apart and he left this season, the franchise was doomed. Only now is Memphis noticing.

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, i'm sure mullin would be happy to take gasol of their hands, hehe.


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