Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Iverson Aftermath

Britt Robson/City Pages believes the team "never really had a great chance to land Iverson."

In addition to mentioning Joe Smith's part in the deal, Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune writes that now that the Iverson trade is complete, the question becomes "what will Garnett bring" to a team:
Fact is, for the rest of the NBA, the next brass ring is Garnett, who now has a blueprint -- should he want one -- for how to expedite his move to another team in 12 relatively easy days.

As for Joe Smith's inclusion in this deal -- a player McHale, Garnett and owner Glen Taylor had a near-lethal fascination with from January 1999 to June 2003 -- we'll leave that alone.

Ironic is a word that comes to mind, though.

Cruel is another.

Stephen Litel/Wolves Hoops Blog thinks that not getting Iverson was a good move for the Wolves.