Okay they are no rumors of anything to report. Why should people with teams get to have all the fun, amirite!?
What’s your favorite trade in Sonics history? What’s the worst trade in Sonics history? What’s the trade that almost happened that should have happened?
Let’s reminisce a little bit.
Like trading the Celtics the #2 overall pick in 1986 for Gerald Henderson. That pick ended up being Len Bias (GO TERPS!) and yes he ended up dying a few days later, but who knows what would have happened if we teamed him up with Dale Ellis. Ummmm.... Let’s move on.
We all know the Olden Polynice for Scottie Pippen draft day trade in the following year. Then we wrote about the almost happened Shawn Kemp-Pippen trade. I’m still not out of that “What-if” rabbit hole.
In 1993 we send Eddie Johnson, Dana Barros and a first to Charlotte for Kendall Gill and a first. I used to make fun of Gill because of migraine headaches, but he’s off the list. I went to the hospital six times in the last year because of them. That first round pick we got from Charlotte ended up being Carlos Rogers. I can’t find anything on what became of the pick we sent to Charlotte. It probably became Kobe Bryant somehow (I know it didn’t).
Ricky Pierce for Sarunas Marciulionis anyone? Carlos Rogers was part of that trade. So was Byron Houston.
We know how Kemp for Baker ended up for all parties involved. We wasted the remainder of Gary Payton’s prime with a wasted Vin Baker! Gah!
Where do you stand on the Payton for Ray Allen trade? That might be the biggest trade in Sonics’ history.
What am I missing? What do you guys got?