Indiana and Golden State just did a tradamajig, and here it be:
In reality, this probably makes neither team any better or worse by any great margin. Two average to below average teams remain just that. (Honestly, GSW will get better, but not good enough to make the Playoffs, so what’s the point?)
On a pure talent level? Indy gets robbed here, unless you’re still buying into the Mike Dunleavy myth. (And no, one good game last week doesn’t count.)
Golden State can now roll out a line-up of Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, and whoever plays center up there. While most people would look at this starting five and run away, it’s perfect for Don Nelson. (Especially that center!)
We’re waiting patiently for Jermaine O’Neal’s statement, which should be somewhere between “This is racist”, “Where’s my trade?”, and “Why doesn’t anyone respect us? Now I finally get it – we have Mike Dunleavy, Jr.” Oh, and also “My forehead remains large.”
Also big winners: Indianapolis area white-guy hairbrush sellers.
(Cornrows (Pacers blog, yo) is simply happy to have change. Apparently any change will suffice, because they actually used the word “wow” and then capitalized it.)