The Moonball Blog

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pick 13 (&14)

Commish speaks and we jump!

(or we jump and commish speaks...!)

It's been a little deserted here at the moonball blog recently, outside of the tumbleweeds drifting through the comments section -- but the media has been providing enough pseudoLeBronDrama (LeBrama?) without us needing to chime in. It will be interesting to see what happens - so let it happen. Meanwhile, the Wolves have a brand new team of medium sized contracts. Will Darko ever be free? We shall see. But I'm not quite ready to talk about all that yet either.

So let's switch to Moonball. HP and I traveled to Oregon last weekend, and had a great time seeing old friends for a long weekend. But amidst the good times, there was some serious business. Last year's commish is still living the dream, and from his power comes a draft order. Let it be so!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jedi mind trick

The commish from Ironwood used an old Jedi trick to get Moonballers who were hanging out to do the draft order for the 2010-2011 season. I arranged it so that they likely thought it was their own idea, not knowing the full extent of my powers.

I hereby decree that the draft order shall be posted to this blog, from pick 13 to 1, in the coming days.

That is all.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Downside Aversion

Chicago is in full blown hives over the prospect of a free-agent signing this week. So many possibilities, so many potential championships.

The owners have to be congratulating themselves on winning the latest collective bargaining contest and imposing the current salary structure - just imagine where we would be be if there was no limit on what teams could offer.

Still, there will be real losers in this round of free agency, especially teams that actually get players to sign. Surely one or more of these guys will have health or wealth problems. Just think of Agent Zero's 6-year $111 million contract. Funny that this was originally considered a deal for the Wiz with Gil leaving money on the table.

Downside aversion is a real motivator to inaction. I am sure we will come up with a new look Bulls but it is hard to know what to hope for.