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We'll get back to the actual draft selections in a bit, but frankly, aside from new Timberwolves general manager David Kahn putting Matt Millen and Jon Gruden to shame by stockpiling people who play the same position in a matter of mere minutes, the week's real drama involved players who long since had their moment on the podium with David Stern.

We're talking trades -- and not just mentally talking, as Shaq seems to prefer.

Vince Carter is in Orlando, Richard Jefferson is in San Antonio, Shaquille O'Neal is in Cleveland and Thabo Sefolosha is in Oklahoma City. And if you don't think that last one matters, you've obviously never listened to anyone with an Oklahoma accent.


I have a feeling [the Magic] aint bringing back turkoglu now.with the money that howard,carter,and lewis are making,I cant imagine them giving him the kind of money he thought he was going to get last week.

-- nspe33

Get ready, Cleveland. [Shaq] willl be fat and out of shape when camp starts, he'll have to play himself into shape, and he'll be injured the first 1 - 1 1/2 months of the season. Just like every other team he has ever played for! Bank it!


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Tuesday was a busy night. You had the Magic and the Lakers in the NBA Finals and the Penguins and Red Wings dueling for the Cup. There was MLB action like the Red Sox and Yankees and Mets and Phillies. And Spencer Michels was talking green energy grid on Jim Lehrer. There's only so much one DVR can hold.

So if you happened to miss SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays, we're there for you.

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SportsNation is willing to cut Magic rookie Courtney Lee some slack for putting the "oops" in alley-oops with his near-miss at the end of Game 2 -- two out of every three voters think it was at least a difficult shot (as for the one out of three who think it was easy, remind us not to play you in H-O-R-S-E). But with Lee's team down two games after eventually falling in overtime, you're not giving the Magic nearly as much breathing room.

When the NBA Finals began, 41 percent of SportsNation thought the Magic would silence the hype once again and beat the Lakers. After the first two games, well, see for yourself how things have changed. It's enough to make even Kobe smile.

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