Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Sacramento Kings Trade Away Mike Bibby For Four Players

I don't understand this one. Mike Bibby is good, but is he worth FOUR players? You normally associate trading four players for someone like Kobe Bryant or Lebron James, but not for Mike Bibby. The Atlanta Falcons obviously aren't thinking straight, or are they?

The Atlanta Hawks are trying to balance out their backcourt and make a playoff push by bringing in Mike Bibby.

Hawks coach Mike Woodson said Bibby, acquired from the Sacramento Kings for four players on Saturday, will provide scoring help for Joe Johnson. Atlanta's All-Star shooting guard often faces gimmick defenses because he's the team's only outside shooting threat.

Bibby has averaged 16.7 points for his career and is making more than 36 percent of his 3-point shots for the ninth straight year.

The Hawks sent starting point guard Anthony Johnson, 2007 first-round pick Shelden Williams, backup point guard Tyronn Lue, veteran forward Lorenzen Wright and a 2008 second-round pick to the Kings.

The Hawks, in ninth place in the Eastern Conference and percentage points behind the eighth and final playoff spot, are trying to make the postseason for the first time since 1999.

Woodson and Michael Gearon Jr., one of the team's owners, were pleased the team did not have to touch its core of promising young players to acquire Bibby.

Actually, the Hawks aren't looking that bad now. Al Horford and Zaza [Pachulia] are good. I've always liked Joe Johnson (especially when he was on the Suns) and now throw in Mike Bibby, who can hit three pointers as good as any player into the mix.

....I hope they have fun playing the Boston Celtics or Detroit Pistons in the first round.

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