OK, I'm eating tasty crow on my Kurt Thomas comments ... but I still can't believe the Spurs gave up a first rounder in this trade for literally no reason at all. Props to Sam Presti for fleecing his old team.
In other NBA news PhilJax says Shaq's role with the Suns will be "taking the ball out of bounds and waiting for the other team to get back.â€ LMAO! So true!
So to recap the deal as it stands now is Kurt Thomas to the Spurs for fan favorite Brent Barry, center Francisco Elson and a 2009 1st round pick, protection if any unknown.
If Delonte West gets traded for the rumored deal with Denver the Sonics will have amassed five first-round picks from the Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis trades.
Thanks to Kurt Thomas for everything he provided in his brief Sonic career. You were a man among boys Big Kurt. Good luck the rest of the way.