Reaction to the Maglorie Trade
I love this trade! We traded two spare parts and a complete joke of a player for a legit NBA center WITH an expiring 8 million dollar contract. When I first heard the rumor from Ryne while sitting in Skagway, Alaska, I thought it was a complete joke that was way too good to be true. Guess not. Maglorie gives us front line depth, and can team with Pryzbilla to give us an upgraded version of the Pryz/Theo rotation that was so effective for the first half of last year. He is a tough-nosed hustle player who defends and rebound very well, and can play either the 4 or the 5 due to his excellent footwork. He's not a bad offensive player either, there is a reason why he was an All-Star in 2003. This trade was all about flexibility. As it stands now, we can let Maglorie walk and be roughly 2 million under the cap. Or we can trade Randolph and put a re-signed Maglorie at the 4 until Aldridge develops. Or we can try to move a guy like Raef LaFrentz. And lastly, we now have a legit replacement for Pryzbilla and/or Randolph if they manage to injure themselves again.
The only reason that this trade makes me sad is that now I will be forced to sit through garbage time without Ha to keep me entertained while I laugh at his utter cluelessness at both ends of the floor. Gone are the days of the rebound sailing over Ha's head because he forgot to put his arms up while somehow commiting 5 fouls in the process. Thankfully, also gone are the days of that hideous haircut bovving all the way up and down the floor.