Twas the night before training camp

Twas the night before training camp
December 9, 2011, 4:23 am
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Twas the night before training camp and all through the gym...

Wait a minute I cant rhyme so Ill keep it simple.

With a new 10-year Collective Bargaining Agreement freshly minted by both the owners and the NBPA, Basketball is officially back to business. The deal was fully ratified by the leagues board of governors in a 25-5 vote Thursday.

So now lockout talk: BRI and revenue sharing chatter can now give way to free agency.

On a side note, didnt the league say they want a system that gives each team an opportunity to compete for a championship? So why would the league agree to trade Chris Paul to the Lakers? New Orleans is a small market team owned by the league. Seems like another case of the haves and the have-nots.

For the Wizards they are likely waiting to hear from just one guy who can turn the tide at least in the scoring department. That would be Nick Young. Say what you want about his defense and passing abilities, both of which are areas he can improve in, however, putting the ball in the basket has never been a problem for a guy I call Straight Buckets.

The team has a 3.7 million dollar qualifying offer on the table, but if a team like Chicago values his services more than that, will Ernie Grunfeld match?

Heres why in my opinion you match. Nick is 67, can score in bunches, and yes even showed flashes of guarding on the ball much better last year than in any previous season. A big two guard is a must in this league. Although Jordan Crawford showed he can and will be a force in the backcourt with John Wall, I would debate you can never have enough scoring on a team with so much youth.

So as the clock strikes midnight, Heres hoping Santa delivers Nick back to DC.