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Reported tonight (8:00pm PST) on 750KXL (Home of the Blazers)...Sheed and Person for Abdur-Rahim, Ratliff and Dickau.

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The Hawks get cap relief for next year, and the Blazers get some good talent.


I think it's a pretty good deal for the Blazers, because talent-wise they are getting better, but this cancels their plans for cap space for another season. I think the Blazers got as much as they possibly could in dealing Rasheed, and the Hawks are obviously looking to tank next season, unless they feel they will be players in the FA market.
 

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The Hawks were one of the worst teams in the EAST with SAR, Ratliff and Terry. The Blazers now have Randolph, SAR (similar type 4's) and Ratliff. Supporting cast of DA, Stoudamire and Miles... not sure if they can make a run for the playoffs in the west.
 

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SAR is a much better fit for the SF spot than Sheed, just a great trade for the Blazers.

Maybe?...

PG: Damon Stoudamire...Omar Cook...Dan Dickau...Eddie Gill
SG: Derek Anderson...Darius Miles...Qyntel Woods
SF: Shareef Abdur-Rahim...Ruben Patterson...Travis Outlaw
PF: Zach Randolph...Dale Davis
C: Theo Ratliff...Vladimir Stepania
 

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Good trade for both teams. The Blazers finally get rid of Sheed and get pretty good talent back. Shareef will put up his usual 20 points a game and Ratliff gives them a shot blocking presence. Also Shareef and Ratliff's contracts run out after next year so it's not like they took on really long contracts.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Damian Necronamous</b>!
SAR is a much better fit for the SF spot than Sheed, just a great trade for the Blazers.

Maybe?...

PG: Damon Stoudamire...Omar Cook...Dan Dickau...Eddie Gill
SG: Derek Anderson...Darius Miles...Qyntel Woods
SF: Shareef Abdur-Rahim...Ruben Patterson...Travis Outlaw
PF: Zach Randolph...Dale Davis
C: Theo Ratliff...Vladimir Stepania
except sheed was playing center, and the blazers were 7-1 with front line of sheed-zach-darius...
 

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Atlanta promised their fans nothing this year, after last years debacle, and this trade will help them to nowhere. If they want to create cap space for next year, they have acheived that.
That is a lot of talent to give up. Wallace is probably the best player in the trade, so that is a plus.

Cheeks no doubt loves Ratliff, who was amazing for the 76ers a few years ago in their championship run. The West is so strong at the top, and I don't think the new players will jell soon enough for Portland to make the playoffs. But Portland has improved.
 
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