Hello, my name is Steve, and I'm an addict.
I don't know how I managed to sink this low. I thought I'd had it under control. It's been almost a year since I last touched the stuff, and I tought I could handle it. One little taste, you know? A small trade to use that trade exception was all I was after. I wasn't trying to get LeBron or CP3 or anyone all-star-ish, just a small nip to whet the appetite of my inner GM. I couldn't handle it.
Before I knew what was happening, I'd managed to waste an entire day at work believing I was doing right because Paul Allen had said "Go for it." I delved into the permutations like a fish to water, ignoring the real world for my supreme fantasy of GM-dom (geeky, I know). A friend of mine finally snapped me out of it, but it was really close. I was almost lost forever. I don’t know if I’m fortunate or not, but I still remember the dream I had before I woke up.
Trade w/ Charlotte- Outlaw, Webster, Sergio, and #24 & #38 for Gerald Wallace.
Trade w/ Chicago- Blake for Hinrich. Takes place after July 1 (new salary year & we’ll have cap space for lopsided trade), and assumes that Chicago retains Ben Gordon.
PF- LMA/(Pendergraph or Victor Claver with #33 pick)
Sprinkle a few veteran minimums for emergency need, and that’s it.
Was it worth the trip?
Feel free to get your FIX in the comments.