4 Troublemakers on the Trading Block
As days go by and the NBA trade deadline comes closer there are many teams who would like to trade their players as to become contender for the title instead of pretenders. There are many players who are paid for hungrily by the franchises, however they need to keep in mind that these [players have been known to create trouble off pitch despite their talented ways. Here we shall explore who such players are.
Firstly, there is the shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, Stephen Jackson, who is considered one of the biggest trouble makers this season. Among his many transgressions are included assault, disorderly conduct and battery, not to mention criminal recklessness as well. Although Jackson has not made it clear about his trade off, but he has said that his role with the Bucks stands uncertain. Keeping these things in mind, the Bucks would be well rid of him, and so would be any other team, thinking about taking Jackson up.
Coming to our second “troublemaker” this season, we have Michael Beasley who is considered on the block with the Timberwolves. Even their coach Rick Adelman has been noted to say that the team plays better without Beasley on the side. This could be taken as quite the contradiction since Beasley is the highest paid player on the Timberwolves this year. The team has up till this point chosen to ignore his problems with marijuana, and his trouble with the law regarding this. Beasley’s problem is pretty serious since he has already been to rehab and it has not had any effect on him so far.
Apart from the trading block there are even certain free agents, including Gilbert Arenas. Ever since Steve Blake was hit with the rib injury, his team, the Lakers have been showing increased interest in Arenas. Perhaps the Lakers are forgetting about the gun incident that happened late in 2009. At that Gilbert Arenas himself pulled a gun on his own teammate, and rather than accepting his fault, he tried to pass it off as a joke. Despite the many problems the Lakers are facing Arenas is hardly the man to turn to; he would more likely increase them than put a stop to it. There is a reason Arenas is not on any team at present.
Then is the last contender for the list of troublemakers in the NBA this year. Several teams are showing interest in this man, including New York, Minnesota and Chicago.
Apart from the insane amount of traffic violations J.R. Smith has committed he was even suspended two years ago for this very reason. Smith is not very keen to mend his ways which shall prove very trying for any team who picks him up next despite his many talents on the field.