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Saving the Skyhook Podcast #7

The usual crew wasn't able to make it last night, so I scrounged up some special guests to join the show. With me last night were Sean Highkin (@highkin) of USA Today and Eric Buenning (@ericbuenning)

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Deron Williams Traded to New Jersey

The Nets didn’t get Carmelo Anthony. However, they have immediately replaced him with another All-Star, as news has just broke that the Nets have traded for Deron Williams. If you saw this coming, then you should probably fit in some time to play the lottery today.

Devin Harris and Derrick Favors will be heading to Utah in exchange for Williams, which officially gives the Jazz a new start as they’ve now lost Jerry Sloan as their coach and Williams as their franchise player.

Going back to the Nets…..wow. Just wow. Mikhail Prokhorov decides that if he isn’t gonna get Carmelo, he’s going to the next best (or better?) thing. People were doubting this guy’s approach after the Melo to the Knicks deal was finalized, but now? He looks like a genius. Continue Reading

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Reaction: Carmelo to the Knicks

The trade we’ve been talking about for a millennium finally went down last night, as Carmelo Anthony got his wish and is now a member of the New York Knicks. Some are saying that the Knicks gave up too much to get him, while others believe that there way no way they could pass on a talent like Carmelo.

What do we think? Well, here’s what the STS crew had to say following last night’s deal:

James Holas – This trade makes me think of the classic Kenny Roger’s joint that’s now the anthem for every wanna be poker player: “You gotta knooow, when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em/Know when to walk away. Know when to run!” Continue Reading

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Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers?

While hoops fans were busy talking about the Bobcats surprising win over the Celtics last night, the upcoming showdown between Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard, and the #lastimethecavswon fun on Twitter, news broke that could change the entire landscape of the NBA season.

That news? A potential Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers deal.

From ESPN.com:

The Lakers’ package would be built around center Andrew Bynum. Denver has no interest in Ron Artest and isn’t particularly interested in Lamar Odom either, sources said. A straight-up deal of Bynum for Anthony works financially, but there could be other players involved since Denver would look to shed more salary if possible.

Well, now isn’t that something. And while that is something, I simply cannot see this happening. Continue Reading

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Chauncey Billups to the Nets Probably Won’t Happen

In what has started to become a weekly thing, the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes has taken another turn. The discussed participants this time around are the New Jersey Nets, who have been trying to find a way to get Anthony for a while now, and the Detroit Pistons, who are clearly looking to change things up within their organization.

The whole deal would center around the Nets getting Anthony, and while that would be a huge land in and of itself, that wouldn’t be all that New Jersey would be getting. Continue Reading

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Will the Kings Trade for a Point Guard?

Before the season started, I honestly believed that the Sacramento Kings could make a push to get the final playoff spot in the West. Perhaps it was optimism for the new frontcourt that they created in the off-season by drafting DeMarcus Cousins and bringing in Samuel Dalembert. Perhaps it was the expectation of Tyreke Evans completely dominating defenses in his second year in the league. Continue Reading