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June 27, 2008

One of the Great Trades Ever…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Will Askew @ 8:10 am

So I go to bed last night after spending draft night at Calhoun’s, fully prepared to jump on the Love Train. I wake up this morning, and the Grizzlies have O.J. Mayo and Darrell Arthur…AND they got rid of Brian Cardinal’s and Jason Collins’ contracts…AND they acquired Marko Jaric and more importantly, his soon to be wife, Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima?!

Take that, Eva Longoria! What team has got the hottest fan now!

Just echoing the sentiments of Peter…the Grizzlies don’t do things like this. Kudos to Chris Wallace and Michael Heisley for pulling off a blockbuster deal and acquiring one of the three best players in the draft. Expect Conley, Lowry, or Crittendon to be gone before the season starts. I love Darrell Arthur also…the guy scored 20 points and had 10 boards in the National Championship game, for God sakes.

In short, the Grizzlies have generated some excitement around a team that hasn’t had any, and for that, I applaud them.



  1. One of the greatest trades ever,your not serious are you.Love was a better college player then Mayo and they gave up there best rebounder and shooter and all-around plyter to move up two slots in the draft.Minnesota got to starters out of the deal compared to griz one.Mayo might turn out better then love but way to early to declare greatest trade ever.

    Comment by mike tramel — June 27, 2008 @ 11:48 am

  2. I say that sarcastically, although I do think it was a good trade. But any deal that leaves the possibility of a Victoria’s Secret Model at FedEx Forum gets an A from me.

    Comment by Will Askew — June 27, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

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