Some People's Kids: Ricky Buckets, Largest Small Forward in the League No Longer Have to Play on our Shitty Team

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ricky Buckets, Largest Small Forward in the League No Longer Have to Play on our Shitty Team

It looks like the Wolves traded Ricky Davis and Mark Blount to the Miami Heat today. In return we'll get Antoine Walker, Micheal Doleac and Wayne Simien, but don't worry because Doleac and Simien have expiring contracts. According to ESPN we also get a future first rounder. For those of you keeping track at home that's some good shit... 3 expiring contracts next year, 3 1st round draft picks, one less year on Walker's contract than Blount's and a bunch of young kids with promise down the road. As far as the 1st round draft picks go I'm not sure what year the Heat's will be and technically one of the Celtic's picks was originally ours.

With Blount and Buckets gone I think the team will put up more assists, grab more boards and have a higher 3pt percentage. That won't translate into more wins this year, but hopefully this sort of play will become a theme of the new look Wolves. I think it will also help with team chemistry... I don't know for a fact that Ricky Davis has a bad attitude but I always sort of got that feeling and I heard that Blount and Big Al have had something going ever since their days in green.
For those of you who don't know Doleac is a Center who averages 3.4 rebs and 5 points. Simien is a forward who averages 2.9pts and 1.4 rebs. Antoine Walker's production has been steadily decreasing over the years, but that will probably pick up a bit on a team full of kids. Last year he averaged 8.5 pts and 4.3 rebs but his career average is 18 pts almost 8 rebounds and 3.7 assists. I don't know what this will do to the roster seeing as we already have too many players. This most likely makes Rashad McCants our starting Shooting guard and moves Chris Richards up in the depth chart.

If I were McHale my first move would be to buy out Simien's contact, which is just a shade under a million. My second move would be to sign the shit out of Al Jefferson... Lock that kid up, but in a non franchise crippling way. My third move would be to trade that gimpy Mark Madsen back to the Lakers for a hot Cheerleader. I don't like when my cheerleaders are 6-9, 250 lbs and have a set of balls.
I'm so excited for basketball to begin. Seriously. The Wolves may suck, but there is finally a good reason for it. We'll get to see some really talented kids lose on an almost daily basis and all of that yummy cap space we've been piling up over the summer will allow us pick and choose who we want to keep on our team and who we want to try and lure into the snow.

If you want more literature on the trade go here, she finds it all.


Neubiedamus said...

OH MY GOD!! NO! Not Antoine Walker! Anyone but him! Walker is one of the most infuriating players in the league..

Here's how its going to go down.. he's going to show up here out of shape and with a big chip on his shoulder. This means that he will launch up scads of ill-advised 3's and try to make this his team.. He will then shoot 32% from the field and 43% from the line. And no, thats not a typo.. just look at last years stat line. He will get pissed because we suck balls, and he will be a mal-content, just like Ricky was going to be. I know we had to do this to make the money work, but shit, couldnt we have gotten like Jason Kapono on instead? 'Toine is THE LAST person I want on this team, and now, I can't see myself watching but maybe one game while he's still on this team... And thats the one that KG comes to town.

Wow, he is the complete opposite fit for this team.. great

AdamBez said...

You have thing look at it like this i think....

Who would be the bigger malcontent?
Ricky or Antoine......
I don't want either of them, but I guess I'd rather have a 1st round pick and Antoine than just have Ricky.

Neubiedamus said...

I think Ricky is young enough not to care if we suck or not, as long as hes putting up good numbers and is not forced to guard anyone. Antoine is at the stage in his career where he wants to win, and that definitely wont happen here. I would Antoine is gonna be the bigger bitch. I am however glad we got rid of Blount though.
You watch. I guarantee you will feel somewhat similar to how I feel come mid season.

I think the bigger question is.. why, oh why, must we attain EVERY SINGLE player that has donned a Celtics Uniform in the past 10 years. I think, before, it was just a coincidence, but now I think someone has to look into it.