Hello Baseliners — no rest for the weary. After a crazy trade deadline day, we’re already looking ahead to Friday night’s big matchup with Lebron, Antawn, Shaq and the Cavs at the Cable Box. I’ll be there, Tweeting live from the game as long as the arena’s WiFi plays nice with my phone.
The Cavs lost at home in overtime to the Nuggets on TNT Thursday night to end their 13-game winning streak, so they’ll be looking to start a new streak on the second night of a back-to-back. Antawn Jamison did not suit up for the Cavs on Thursday night, but is expected to be activated for the matchup with the Bobcats.
In addition to seeing the big game, you’ll also have the chance to check out our Gerald Wallace “SarcophaCrash” t-shirts on Friday night, and even pick one up at a discount if you’re so inclined.
I’ll be bringing a handful of t-shirts and will be outside the arena early from about 6:00 to 6:30 PM. Look for me to the left of the big crush at the main entrance with the lines and ticket scalpers. I’ll be a little further around the building, close to the season ticket holder’s entrance, sporting the t-shirt.
With shipping, the t-shirts end up being around $28 via the website here. In person, they’ll be $25, so you’re saving a few bucks — please bring correct change. See you there.
Last but not least, here’s a few more links to wrap up the trade deadline madness from Thursday:
- First, the links to our posts here on Bobcats Baseline: the initial Ty Thomas trade post, further analysis of the Ty Thomas trade, the Theo Ratliff trade post, and the TJ Ford non-trade post.
- Here’s some video of Bobcats GM Rod Higgins along with some comments from Larry Brown at the Bobcats official site.
- ESPN.com’s John Hollinger breaks down all the trades and hands out grades. As with most (all?) of Hollinger’s stuff, it’s “Insider-Only.” He gives the Bobcats a B+ for the Thomas deal and a C for the Ratliff trade.
- KC Johnson from the Chicago Tribune talked to Tyrus Thomas on his way out of town; Johnson passed some further, unused quotes from Thomas on to Rick Bonnell, who’s posted them here.