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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Quote of the Day

Heat trade won't impact this season - 10/25/2007 - MiamiHerald.com
Walker is heavy and inefficient and one of the most unpopular players in Heat history, so Miami's disastrous offseason got slightly less disastrous with his subtraction. But a less awful offseason is still awful. Davis does not fix that.

Step back from Wednesday's feel-good and examine the larger picture: This summer, Miami essentially traded James Posey, Jason Kapono, Eddie Jones, Walker and Michael Doleac for Davis, Mark Blount, Smush Parker and Anfernee Hardaway. That's not a net gain, no matter how much Carlos Boozer raves about how good Hardaway has looked in their Overtown scrimmages. Boston and Orlando have gotten a lot better. Miami is not any better than it was while getting swept out of the playoffs in the first round.

I just spent a couple of days in Miami. There is nothing more fun than listening to Miami talk radio when the Dolphins are losing. It's even better when the Heat have had a bad offseason. The callers just get hysterically depressed.

Right now it looks like Atlanta may be the biggest competition in the Southeast division with the addition of Horford and so many players on contract years while Wade is not ready to start the season, Etan is out in Washington and Morrison / May are out in Charlotte.


  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Davis is a more established scorer than Walker. If I remember correctly, Davis scored 36 pts against the Magic last season in a game. Blount is also somewhat serviceable.

    However, it's true that the trade won't have much of an impact for the Heat this season. It was more addition by subtraction by getting rid of Walker.


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