By Jeff Moss
July 13, 2009
Earlier today Joe Dumars traded Arron Afflalo, Walter Sharpe and cash considerations in exchange for a future second round pick.
I would like to go on the record as saying this is an awful trade. So nobody can ever be confused about my opinion of this deal, it is really, really, really TERRIBLE.
I mean, you are trading away a very good defensive two-guard who has shown the propensity to score the basketball™ (David Radner) and another former second round pick PLUS MONEY for a second round selection?
This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It’s like the last episode of Lost. I know the last episode of Lost won’t air for another ten months, but trust me … this trade is going to make as much sense as that.
And let me tell you, that future second round pick is never going to amount to much of anything. I am guessing that the Pistons will draft someone like Vernon Macklin out of the University of Florida™ (Twins’ Mom) who will most likely play only ONE season with the Pistons and average something like 2 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.
This trade not only looks horrible today — July 13, 2009 just months after the first African-American President took office — but will look even worse in a few seasons.
Like, can you imagine 2013 when Afflalo is averaging 22 points per game with an excellent PER of 19.95 and the rest of the league is trying to pry the shooting guard out of Orlando? How frustrating is that going to be?