Saturday, August 04, 2007

Saturday 08/04 A.M. (Very) Quickie

Elton Brand ruptures Achilles: And, just like that, the Clippers' season is ALREADY over.

Calvin Johnson signs, goes camping: And, just like that, the Lions' offense is MUCH better.

Juan Carlos Navarro traded by the Wizards to the Grizzlies, reuniting JCN with buddy Pau Gasol. Memphis gave up a conditional first-rounder (Lottery-protected next year -- a lock to happen, and Top 3-protected in 2009, so my question is: What happens when the Grizz are in the Lottery next year and the Top 3 in '09? When do the Wizards get that pick, and if they get it in 2010, how does that possibly help a team that wants to contend in the East NOW?) Navarro joins the studly, if undersized, Memphis backcourt log-jam with Mike Conley and Kyle Lowry. Prediction: JCN gets quality minutes, particularly late in games.

Neifi Perez gets 80-game suspension after third strike on banned stimulants. (Really: He can't switch to decaf?)

What am I missing? Feel free to add in the Comments.


David Kippe said...

8th seed in the West, The Memphis Grizzly. and i will be back here to gloat when it happens and laugh that the wizards don't get the lottery pick.

Deathwatch Conundrum said...

I think sparty might be right.

badly drawn boykins said...

Sparty, the pick from Memphis is lottery protected, so you can start laughing now.

As for the prediction, the top 6 places in the West are locked up barring major injuries, and LAC, MIN, SEA, POR, and possibly SAC are out of the equation, so yeah, it'll most likely be GSW, LAL and MEM fighting for the last two spots.

David Kippe said...

only lottery protected completely for the first year i believe. so if they make the playoffs, the wiz get a mid first round pick...correct? This is the year that Rudy Gay makes the leap.

Unknown said...

A-Rod, # 500.

Beat Glavine and Bonds to milestone.

Yanks offense looks sick right now but they start their toughest stretch of the season this week. If they make the playoffs, it will be quite a comeback.

I still don't think they can pass the Red Sox. Getting the WC is not the same as in 1978 when they had to win the division and only 4 teams made the playoffs but still will be an accomplishment.

A.P. Boynton said...

Bonds hits 755!!

ok, next story.