Regardless of whether you agreed with the trade at the time or not, I'm starting to think that those who were quick to take brownie points away from Steve Kerr and feed them to their dog, should probably get started baking him a new batch.
Here are some headlines that made me smile.
Then it was:
First it was:
"Same old,same old for the Bobcats." - Lexington Dispatch
"Will Boris Diaw continue his run of form that nearly resulted in postseason play? Or will he go back to obscurity?"
Then it was:
"Bobcats itching for Chandler after another bruising loss." - CharlotteObserver.com
"Power forward Boris Diaw also missed most of the preseason, after suffering an ankle sprain while playing for the French national team. Diaw played 20 minutes Sunday, totaling seven points, three rebounds and three assists. "Obviously Boris is way out of shape,'' Brown said."
While on over here in Phoenix there is this:
"Dudley becoming a Suns' 'Bowen'." -AZ Central.com
Any offense Dudley can provide is a plus for a scoring-lean second unit but he earns his time on defense. He entered Friday leading the NBA preseason in steals and increased his average to 3.4 with five steals."
Not that anyone cares - but I jumped for joy when we traded Diaw, and especially when I saw who we would get in return. Like many - I didn't know what a steal Dudley was then, but I'm loving it now. I don't think there has ever been a Suns player more frustrating to watch than Boris, I almost threw up a little in my mouth everytime Eddie Johnson or Dan Majerle would ask out loud while commentating, "why did he pass that?" or "why didn't he take that shot?".
Plus - to have his huge D'Antoni sized 9Mil+ contract that was rotting the bench away gobbled up by some unsuspecting sucker was great as well... I think I know who got the short end of this stick.