Posts tagged ‘NBA trades’

July 4, 2009

Sports Economics

Has anyone noticed the unexpected changes towards the pace that athletes are expected to handle when considering themselves professional material?

Striving for the best has never been more expected and supposedly drawn out as ever before. Marketing schemes that have made sports such a popular career has brought the expectancy of up coming seasonal play to an all time high.

Never before have the implementations of real-life as well as fantasy roster projections for those career minded sports enthusist awing for the final call on pre-season fielding to begin what will be a dominate sports season.

You have a NCAA to NFL Draft Class that has believers expecting to see Stafford and Sanchez acclaim productive spirts in the NFL to contend for greatness. As the expectations of the draft class coem to close you have the free agency class movement that suggests that marketing approaches by team have only one thing in mind, and that is to finish the season above five hundred. There are currently nine new NFL head coaches that will be head hunting to fullfil thier contracts accordinly as well as movement through-out the NFL that suggests that this is the season to contend for dominance.

As far as the NBA is concerned, with the Lakers winning the Finals and allowing Kobe to claim his fouth ring, anything short of greatness will be uncivilized. Shaq in what may consider a pivitol season is claim he is in his prim as he goes to help LeBron in Cleveland. The Magic get rid of Alston, Turkoglu, Lee, and Battie to gain a home favorite in Vince Carter. The Clippers gain ground in their first round draft pick in that of the NCAA favorite in Blake Griffin. Mark Cuban has turned to Kidd once again to brimg forth that competitive spirt in the Mavericks for the 09 season.

Baseball is still having it’s unusual appearances of contorlled substances to bring the average fan wondering just if baseball is as safe of a sport of the American past time to keep harboring attention and fan support towards such a drug influenced sport. Lets just try to stay away from baseball to stay safe for now.

We have gained ground in the international soccer realm as we lost to Brazil in a pivitol match that landed us the 12th position in the FIFA world cup standings.

Sports is still a thriving marketable industry even in a recession. there is nothing from the sorts realm that might even suggest a recession has been a factor in the American economy.

June 26, 2009

NBA Trades!

There is alot of action going on through-out the NBA as of now.

Check out some of the action at:

ESPN.com
ESPN tv (check local cable tv listings)
ESPN Radio (Chack local radio listings)
NBA.com
NBA Radio (chack local radio listings)
NBA TV (check local sat. and cable tv listings)

June 25, 2009

Vince Carter now a Orlando Magic.

With-out any ado, the NBA draft has taken the league to new heights as the anticipation of the 2009 season heads into play.

The league is seeing much action as trades are now the high-light of the draft thus far with Shaquille O’Neal going to Cleveland and Vince Carter nonetheless heading off to Orlando. While with the New Jersy Nets Vince averaged 36 mintues a game to give him 20.8 points per and 5.1 rebounds.

In a trade in which the Orlando Magic gave up guard Rafer Alston, forward-center Tony Battie and guard Courtney Lee, that veteran status and go-to scoring presence that Carter is said to offer better amount to the Magic being eastern conference contenders again next season as a NBA franchise.

From one stand point it seems that the Orlando Magic resorting back to the older style of pick and trade considerations that landed them to becoming the worse team in the eastern conference during the 2003 NBA season.

After coming off of a season in which as a team adversity and individual production seems to have been better out of this particular Magic squad than any other is grounds enough to try to keep that chemistry going into next season, however that does not seem to be the approach the Orlando manager Otis Smith has in mind.

At a time which championship intentions are expected the element of experience rather than chemistry seems to please the Orlando office as the new front runner of the Orlando offense is said to be that of the seasoned 6’6 guard, 11 season eight time NBA all-star Vince Carter.

June 25, 2009

Shaq to Cleveland, what a trade!

If ever the Cleveland Cavaliers were ever to emphisis the fact that a NBA championship was expected out of them as a NBA franchise, that moment is now. Although the approach seems like more of a passive request to those that may follow the actual statistics and analysit commentation behind the play of NBA teams, then the agreement that Shaquille O’Neal made with the Cleveland Cavaliers was indeed unexpected.

Since the last appearance that he had with the Miami Heat the hunger to attain NBA glory once again still lingers in the mouth of one of the most seasoned bigmen that the NBA may come to know in the of the 7-foot center that last season only averaged 18 points a game to finish the season with the Phoenix Suns.

With the trade of O’Neal to the Cavs, is this indeed an approach by the Cavs to express the fact that the need to bring in that awsomelly explosive shooting guard may be the next move. Beware NBA!!