If Iverson is serious about coming and the price is right I think Heisley should consider it. Sure people that really keep up with basketball know AI is past his prime and really wont add anything to the team, but those that don't will be drawn to the games just because of the name. The crowds that AI will bring cheering for the Grizzlies could bring money and energy back to the franchise. It is a huge risk but it comes with a high reward if it somehow works out and for a stale team continuously losing support of fans I think it might be worth the risk.
I don't like the trade but when you accept the fact that Heisley is going to do everything in his power to keep costs down I can't really think of a better deal that would improve the team. All we can do now is hope Z-Bo tries to use Memphis as a place to restart his career.
Also am I missing something? Something seems odd about the trade. I know Memphis is under the cap and out of the 125 percent rule and the Clippers would do anything to offload Randolph but 9 million vs 16 million still seems off.
From Rich Bucher's twitter:
@Raf1Pacers Was told that Mem GM wanted to make offer to DLee. Shot down by the owner. What did CWallace do in a previous life to deserve this?
The Bucks did not give Villanueva a qualifying offer. Go after him we need someone who can score.
By Louis Goggans
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