Friday, July 08, 2005

Wizards Topped By a Ferry

Tough luck Wiz fans, you had a nice thing going.

The Cavaliers signed Larry Hughes to a 5-year deal today worth somewhere in the ball park of $65- 70 million. After missing out on Ray Allen and Michael Redd, Danny Ferry and co. jumped all over Hughes, who was reportedly fuming after being lowballed by Washington. Tough break for Arenas, Jamison, and Eddie Jordan, who had built a nice foundation along with Hughes, but the Wizards can recover quickly (Curry, Simmons?) if they're willing to play hardball.


At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the cavs believe that luke jackson will be healthy and a three point threat. Otherwise they have just spent 65 mil on hughes without solving a major problem from last year. Personally, I see the hughes signing as a desparate move that will increase the likelihood of lebron leaving. Cavs still have enough cap space to offer sarunas a 4/26 contract that almost no elite team can match because of the cap.

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous mega montana said...

well hughes will help them as a PG, i think

they still need to add a 3pt threat and re-sign z

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

Remember that Washington also has Juan Dixon who seemingly played very well every time he got the opportunity to play big minutes. Check out his averages in games in which he got at least 26 minutes of run.

18.3 PPG, 3.9 APG, and 2.6 SPG in just 31.5 minutes. Not too shabby. And don't forget his 35 point performance against the Bulls in the First Round of the Playoffs. Though he is a bit short to play the 2 (6-3), he won't be a bad option if Washington fails to bring in Bobby Simmons.

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Paul Benedict said...

The Wizards actually don't have Juan Dixon, he's an unrestricted free agent and has been expected to sign elsewhere. Althought now that Hughes is gone, it might be a wise idea to keep him. I'm betting Washington picks up a big guy and plugs Jarvis Hayes in at the 2.

At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the move to get Larry Hughes will work out for the Cavs. Defense is greatly needed on that team. It will also help that they have another guy who can penetrate and create a diffrent version of the 3-point play. Now with the Cavs signing Big Z. Everything is in fold, especially since Sarunas and Z are best friends and has told the team he would only come to Cleveland if Z was signed so they could play together. If the Cavs can make this pickup, the Pistons will be looking at a new threat this year.


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