I've gotta work in the land of no computers all day (just like every day), so here's a few things to hold you over until I can do a big post this evening.
- There was a little more to that trade than we originally thought. The Knicks also got Demetris Nichols, the outside-shooting forward out of Syracuse in exchange for next year's second-rounder. I think that sweetens the pot considerably. (Is "sweetens the pot" an actual expression? It's too early in the morning.) Here's the full breakdown of the deal.
- The "exclusive interview" with Isiah is a must-read. Like this part:
Thomas: We are a team that pounds the ball inside. We win by going to the foul line and outscoring teams in the paint and we are a big power team. Those two guys on the block will be tough to handle and will have the ball in their hands a lot.
Translation: "I don't know how the fuck this is gonna work either."
- One last thing for now is this pro-Randolph bit from Newsday. My favorite line:
Hey, we all grieve in our own ways.
Yeah! Let the era begin!
I'll be back this evening with plenty to talk about. Peace.