The Bobcats now hold two of the top seven picks in the 2011 NBA Draft which helps their much-needed re-building effort. They do have to take on Corey Maggette, but his contract is a wash with Jackson's, and he's more of a true three, something Charlotte needs since trading Gerald Wallace.
Why this makes sense for Sacramento:
I am not sure about this. I guess Salmons is better than Beno Udrih and can play in the same backcourt with the ball dominant Tyreke Evans. However, Salmons' contract looks rather hideous after a very disappointing 2010-11 season. Moving down three picks and trading Udrih, their only true point guard, likely means Sacramento goes after Kemba Walker or Jimmer Fredette at No. 10.
Why this makes sense for Milwaukee:
Milwaukee dumps the remaining two years of Maggette's deal which is worth more than $21 million, as well as Salmons' remaining four years, $31 million. Jackson is an upgrade over Salmons at the two and gives the Bucks another guard who can create, which is something they need. Udrih provides an upgrade over Keyon Dooling as a backup point guard to Brandon Jennings.
A little late on this par but here goes: Houston -134 and if time available going in the second tier spot the Dodgers either with the high ML or I may go the way of the RL. Another: Colorado -134, two open. Another: Nats -149, two open. Another: Boston -200 (Sale), two open. GL tonight folks.
With every sports outlet picking the Titans, I feel they are overrated. I had them underrated last year but loved their o-line. They keep referencing before Mariota got injured. The thing is they were getting killed by the Jaguars before that injury. They pulled out some huge wins vs KC and GB but also struggled in their own division. I also wonder how Mariota's injury heals for this season as it was late in the season. I think they will be more of a .500 team that keeps games close. Hopefully, that means they cover the spread as underdogs.