Thursday, November 26, 2009

Might As Well Throw 'Em Out

It's kind of funny to read what John Hollinger, then working for, wrote about free agents Steve Nash and Carlos Boozer on July 2, 2004.

On Nash:
No. 1 [on Hollinger's list of overrated free agents] with a bullet after reaching a deal with the Suns that even had Allan Houston giggling. He's a 30-year-old point guard who breaks down every spring and plays no defense, and Phoenix gave him a six-year deal for nearly the max? I can't imagine the Suns will be happy to fork out $15 million five years from now when Nash is 35 and backing up Leandro Barbosa.

On Boozer:
Boozer surprisingly became a restricted free agent on Thursday when the Cavaliers didn't pick up his option to play next season at the minimum. It was a clever move by the Cavs, who can now match any long-term offers he receives instead of watching Boozer take off as an unrestricted free agent next summer. It's all but a done deal that Boozer is re-signing with Cleveland, but I have to list him just in case, since he's the best free agent out there after Kobe.

1 comment:

H.O.S.S. said...

Did Hollinger actually write that about Nash? Probably one of the more embarrassing things he's said in hindsight...The trouble with portraying yourself as the Voice of Reason is that you appear particularly foolish when you're wrong...