Wednesday, July 20, 2005

It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Antoine

Marty McNeal has an explainer on why the Kings are being boring right now in the Bee today. Some good stuff buried in there, including this, the most telling detail:
The Kings are trying to acquire such a player through a sign-and-trade and continue to discuss those with agent Mark Bartelstein, among others.

Mark Bartelstein biggest free-agent client? Antoine Walker.

Is McNeal dropping us a clue here? Maybe he knows more about the negotiations between Petrie and Danny Ainge regarding a sign-and-trade for 'Toine than he can publish?

This, added to the lack of things I'm hearing from New York about Walker, added to the diminishing options are pointing more and more to 'Toine in purple next year. Gulp.

I have warmed up to the idea somewhat, though. We aren't going to compete with Kenny Thomas starting, even if The Nucleus and Bobby Jackson stay healthy.

An inexpensive (mid-level) flier on Antoine Walker wouldn't be horrible. I would hope for three years at the most, though that might be unrealistic considering Walker is arguably one of the top 43 players in the league.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Carl said...

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. NO. Seriously. Antoine Walker is HOOOOOOOOOORIBLE. He has the super power of making any team he's on much worse. Seriously. Bad.

All of my comments won't be so disagreeable, but please JUST SAY NO to Antoine Walker.

8:09 PM  

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