wongy wrote::man3: Atlanta knows this.. why did they do it?? they know he won't stay.. couldn't be to clear cap space, considering Raheem and Ratliff were like their franchise players..
yeah it could. The people that are in the process of buying the Hawks told management to clear out as much cap space as possible, and clean house. Well, that's what they did. They traded 2 guys that had a contract, for a guy that will only suit up for them for 2 months, that's if he isn't suspended from the league for 1/2 that time.
sorry to hear that about your hometown Hawks, man...but I guess that ws the right move for them, to help some other team because the organization was going through some change in ownership...but trading for Rasheed might have been a problem; even if he his stay won't be that long, he may be a hassle for the team to handle, considering that he didn't even want to be traded in the first place, especially to the lowly Hawks...but then again, Rasheed's a FA this summer so the Hawks are gonna clear tons of cap space out of it, to pursue other interests perhaps...but they now have a legit shooter, something they dreadfully needed, in Wesley Person, whos been traded twice this season, so Hawks fans, if there are any, have some optimism left in them...whereas Portland dreadfully increased their skills--especially in the frontcourt, with Zach, Shareef, and Theo--thats gotta be one of the scariest frontcourts ever and even if they got an even heavier payroll to handle, Portland actually did a nice move--although chemistry might be a concern, and Darius Miles playing SG--I can't see it...start Derek Anderson, and put Miles off the bench...Portland is really making a push for the playoffs after seemingly acting dormant...they've really got it going now....