Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You're a Wizard, Randy

Randy Foye has been traded to the Washington Wizards along with Mike Miller for the #5 pick in the upcoming draft, Etan Thomas, Darius Songaila, and (pauses for spell check) Oleksiy Pecherov. All four Wildcats currently in the NBA have been traded over the past two years: Malik Allen from New Jersey to Dallas, Tim Thomas from LAC to NY and NY to Chicago, Kyle Lowry from Memphis to Houston, and Randy Foye from Minnesota to Washington. I'm surprised Minnesota is giving up on Randy Foye so soon, especially since his is coming off his best year as a pro (16.3 ppg, 4.3 apg). Minnesota has a new GM in David Kahn, who has no history with Foye and must really like a guard in this year's draft.

Trades are always difficult to handle as a player, but Randy must be happy to be heading back to the east coast. Washington was one of the worst teams in the NBA last season, but they were crippled by injuries. With a core of Caron Butler, Antwan Jamison, and a healthy Gilbert Arenas, Foye and Miller can help make the Wizards a playoff team again.

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