Sunday, April 6, 2008

Personnel moves: Which worked, which didn't

Garnett, Allen to Beantown:  Clearly, the best off-season move prior to the start of the 07-08 season was Boston's move to lock up KG and Ray Allen.  It's why Ainge will likely earn Exec of the Year honors.

PHX's signing of Grant Hill:  Shaq's arrival in Phoenix got a ton of attention, but it was Hill's signing last July that I really liked.  His veteran leadership will figure big in the postseason.

Pau to the Lakers:  Gasol can be to Kobe what Pip was to Jordan.  

Lakers sign D. Fisher:  He's shooting better than he ever has, both from the field and the line.  LA's a better team with him at the point.

Rashard Lewis to ORL:  Having a huge season in Central Florida and is a big reason the Magic will win 50+ this year.

J-Kidd to DAL:  We'll have to give this one an "incomplete" until after the playoffs, which is why Dallas made the move.

One that didn't work out:    Randolph to NYK.  Zach couldn't help the Knicks from taking a 10-game step backward this season.  Donnie will have his work cut out for him in the Big Apple.