Wednesday, July 14, 2010

20 Questions From The Association - Hot Stove Edition

Is it just me or….

Is Chris Bosh the most pathetic – but possibly the smartest – social climber in NBA history?

Is Amar’e Stoudemire, Raymond Felton and the specter of “Isiah: The Sequel” about the worst that Knicks’ fans could have expected from the Summer of 2010?

Will the addition of Steve Blake to Lakers’ roster be viewed as the summer’s best under-the-radar move by midseason?

By leaving Steve Nash, is Amar’e Stoudemire destined to become Shawn Marion 2.0, only slightly better, but slightly pricier?

In replacing nearly half of Amar’e’s production (pre-Nash Effect) for ~22.5% of the annual salary ($4.5M v. $20M), did the Suns do a great job of bargain hunting with Hakim Warrick?

Was it shocking and saddening to see the gall of Channing Frye’s rejection of a $5M/yr offer rewarded with a ~$6M/yr offer?

Has Pat Riley made quite the compelling case for himself as “Most Interesting Man in the World”?

Thanks to Deron Williams, is Al Jefferson going to average 25 ppg and finally play on a contender?

As bad a fit as he was last year in Toronto, is Hedo Turkoglu just that good a fit with Steve Nash and the Suns?

Did the Trailblazers wind up waiting half a season too long to sell high on Rudy Fernandez?

Did you also expect more from the start of the Prokhorov era than the accumulation of a bunch of third, fourth and fifth bananas?

Despite meeting with LeBron, does it seem like the Clippers never realized that free agency had actually begun?

By January, will San Antonio’s characteristically quiet signing of Tiago Splitter rank as one of the summer’s better moves?

Does the exile to Toronto seem like a fitting end to Leandro Barbosa journey off the edge of the earth?

After Dan Gilbert’s performance, did Mark Cuban’s statement following the trade of Erick Dampier, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najara seem like a kid bringing an apple for his teacher?

Is it time for Boston to stop going to the veteran well after signing Jermaine O’Neal, aka, Rasheed 2.0?

As productive as Carlos Boozer is sure to be, wouldn’t you hope $16M/yr would buy the Bulls a low post scorer?

Is it a tad excessive to pay more than $13M/yr for a pair of spot-up shooter like Kyle Korver and JJ Redick?

Does 5y/$40M for Tyrus Thomas almost make $80M over 6 years for David Lee look sane?

Does intentionally not mentioning the LeBron shitshow make me as douchey as the NBA’s self-proclaimed King?

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