Raptors trade O'Neal to Heat for Marion

Discussion in 'NBA' started by Babe_Ruth, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    FOX Sports on MSN - NBA - Raptors trade O'Neal to Heat for Marion

    I still don't know what I think of this trade, the Raptors needed a wing player, so Marion will definitely help in that area, but losing O'Neal hurts a bit as well, because he was such a good defensive player, while blocking shots and everything. He'll be missed.
     

  2. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    Yeah. I think O'Neal had a 7 block game? That's insane. Kind of ironic how they traded away one O'Neal last year and got another one this year.

    I think Miami might benefit a little more from this trade. I think it'll make Haslem more productive since he can play forward instead of center.
     
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Yeah it was actually nice blocks against the Lakers. That's one thing that I am going to miss from O'Neal is block shots.

    I think Miami also wins this trade, they need Marion anymore because they want to give Beasley more playing time, they also needed a center.

    So I think the Heat won this trade, but Marion should help the Raptors in different areas of the game that they've been lacking.
     

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