Oden Out, Artest In, and Someone wants Darko!
July 10, 2007
It has definitely been day of random craziness in the NBA. One of the most hyped draft picks, Greg Oden, is out for the rest of summer league play! I feel bad for all those people paying that extra $5 a month in their cable packages so they could watch all of Portland’s summer league games. I hope those fans enjoy LaMarcus Aldridge too. Apparently Oden needs to get his tonsils out. That’s pretty weak. Next, Ron Artest has decided he wants to stay in Sacramento. Does anyone know why? He’s up for another season of getting nowhere? That’s my best rationale. The Kings clearly don’t have a chance in hell to get anywhere in the West. He would have been smart to join Zach Randolph and rebuilding/ playoff potential Knicks in the weak East. Hopefully Artest will opt out next year, and come to his senses, and finally join a contender. He is a talented player, and can play a key role for a team trying to contend. Finally, Darko. Yes, inevitably, someone wants Darko. The 76ers aren’t keen with Joe Smith, as he is getting a little old. Isn’t he like 80 by now? Anyways, Phili is trying to get Darko on board. Can you see a lineup featuring Iguodala, Andre Miller, Darko, Dalembert, and Kyle Korver? It sounds like a weirrrrd team on the floor. I can’t see that group mixing well, as Darko is a bit slower than those faster, up-tempo guys. Darko is meant to be in a half court offense. He’s not a hussler, and hasn’t really shown a true work ethic. To me, he’s still overrated, and will probably get more money than he deserves. Phili, save yourself, and start aiming for Mikki Moore!