"Chris Broussard Appreciation Post" Wed Feb-29-12 05:24 PM by SoulHonky
Since the trade deadline is coming up, I think it's time to put up an appreciation post for the man who has made "Sources say..." a punchline in the NBA. I could go on but I just give you this little nugget from his latest report.
"In December, the Celtics had discussions with Golden State about a Stephen Curry-for-Rondo deal, and one source says it was Golden State that decided against pulling the trigger. But Curry's recent ankle injuries, which have caused him several problems in his short career, have given the Celtics pause. The potential trade is still being discussed by Boston's braintrust, but they aren't sure they want to go forward with it. It also isn't clear whether the Warriors would be willing to do it. Other players would have to be thrown in to make it work financially."
So per Broussard, the Warriors and Celtics are discussing a trade that neither of them want and that doesn't work financially. There's gotta be a better way to word that report.
5. "he look like he cant scrap" In response to Reply # 0
------------------------- “The other dude after me didn’t help my case. It was just like…crazy nigga factory going on.” Dre makes no apologies for his own eccentricities. “I was young, and searching, trying to find myself,” he says. “Never did.”-- Andre B
6. "what does this dude have to do to be fired? " In response to Reply # 0
Two things that stick-out about Chris Broussard...
1/ He knows nothing about basketball... He is talking today how the Knicks have "discussed" sending Melo for Deron Williams but he is not sure if they would be willing to do it... Yes, Chris, the Knicks are the one's who would have trouble doing that deal! Any GM would take Deron Williams over Carmelo in a NY Minute...
2/ He has no sources, he honestly just guesses I think, I don't think he has any inside info with any organization in the NBA...
8. "To be fair, that "discussion" did reportedly happen" In response to Reply # 6
It was reported elsewhere that D'Antoni wanted to offer 'Melo for Deron but Dolan wanted to keep Carmelo and that was the beginning of their rift. Of course, I highly doubt that New Jersey would have done it so it's moot.
9. "right and Id be willing to bet" In response to Reply # 8
>It was reported elsewhere that D'Antoni wanted to offer 'Melo >for Deron but Dolan wanted to keep Carmelo and that was the >beginning of their rift. Of course, I highly doubt that New >Jersey would have done it so it's moot.
A good number of GMS would take Melo over Deron...if not just for the fact he'd put more people in seats
--- "though time has passed, im still the future" (c) black thought
10. "Up this for the offseason" In response to Reply # 0
My favorite report so far has been his claiming that the Nets deal for Joe Johnson was contingent on the Nets signing Deron... but then sources said that the Nets changed their mind and did it without the guarantee.
It reminds me of the old story of a radio announcer realizing that he'd been calling the wrong name during a long TD run and instead of admitting he said the wrong name he announced that, before getting in the end zone, the person he'd said was running lateraled it to the actual runner.