Dude has come in and handled business seamlessly. He was averaging 16.5 in Golden State in a high octane offense, comes here....averaging 21.4. He's helped make Wallace better, added versatility and toughness to our line up, and to all the nay-sayers has kept his nose clean. I liked Raja, but seriously, he and Radman for a guy that has been nothing but a professional leader here + Acie Law. Most of us thought that Acie was nothing more than filler in a future trade, which helped us net T2. Yes we lost Flip, but since the T2 trade, we've gone 8-5 (haven't skipped a beat) and we're about to insert a marginally better player in the same role with Hughes. The first rounder stings, but with our history, who cares.... we can buy our way back into the mid-late first round.
Maybe I'm just high from the Orlando game, but watching Jack out there score at will, drive to the hole and pick the team up with Gerald down, it just dawned on me that the best deals aren't always made at the deadline.
Kudos to our front office...and I am usually one of the first to bash their lack of aggressiveness.