Cleveland will send two second-round picks and forward Earl Clark (per a Turner Sports report) to Philadelphia as part of the trade, which will also include at least one other player. The Cavaliers don’t have a traded player exception with which to absorb Hawes’ salary, so they will have to roughly match his incoming $6.5 million in order to make the deal legal. Clark’s $4.3 million alone isn’t quite enough to satisfy the league’s salary-matching rules, though the other players in the deal were not immediately known.
Pile up those picks for the coming draft, Hink-man! Brooklyn for the draft, anyone?
Turning garbage into gold, Ed Stefanski just signed Iverson to a non-guaranteed contract! Anyone pumped?
Nineteen rebounds and an incredibly boneheaded play down the stretch. Incredible.
- Great perimeter defense guys! Just stellar!
- 40.7% shooting. Hot.
- The Magic had 31 assists. 31. Wow, what a number. Kudos go out to the Magic for stepping up without Courtney Lee and Dwight Howard. J.J. Reddick went 5 of 7 from three-point land, and Rashard Lewis scored 29 points to just bury the Sixers.
- 2009 is over. Looking forward to next year and the possibility that this team will be sans Willie Green. The man brings nothing of value to the table that I can see.
- Elton Brand can really wear a suit, huh?
George Diaz, columnist at the Orlando Sentinel, wrote on his twitter feed that the Magic’s big man Dwight Howard has been officially suspended by the NBA for game 6 of the Sixers/Magic series. He’s been suspended for his elbow of Sam Dalembert during game 5. The series is coming back to Philly on Thursday for game 6, and the Magic will now be playing without their best player.
If the Sixers don’t force a game 7, they’re just not that good.