Friday, July 18, 2008

This way to the gun show

What do these two have in common?

Player #1:

Player #2:

If you answered "huge sculpted arms" you are correct! In addition, the two were effectively traded for each other. Player #1 is Kelenna Azubuike, whom the Warriors let walk in free agency to make room (financially and on the court) for Corey Maggette (Player #2), who signed with Golden State for 5 years, $50 million. To replace the departed Maggette, the Clippers signed Azubuike for 3 years, $9 million. Maggette is currently a better player, but they are similar and Azubuike is younger and much cheaper. He doesn't get to the line as effectively as Maggette, but he's a better rebounder.

Whatever. This post isn't about the basketball merits of the signings. I am just wondering if the Warriors and Clippers both have roster bicep quotas that they were trying to meet by signing these guys . . ..

1 comment:

  1. A mediocre question for a great basketball mind...

    Me and another white guy were wondering why the Clippers signed Baron Davis, who has the pereception of being an oft-injured player and (my dad says) clubhouse cancer. will playing in his hometown help his knees? Do you think Davis signing there had anything to do with Brand sigining with the 76ers? And further, why did both these teams throw hella money at guys who have a history of injury?

    Lastly, can you talk about how important iron will is?