Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  10 responses

Beef Between Magic and Warriors?

According to Orlando GM Otis Smith (who used to work for the Warriors), there may be some bad blood between the two front offices: “Magic GM  Otis Smith said Golden State Warriors PG C.J. Watson was one of the few free agents he wanted that got away. Smith said that, in the end, negotiations with the Warriors ‘got personal,’ although he wouldn’t elaborate. Smith tried to acquire Watson, 25, in an apparently generous sign-and-trade attempt after the Warriors made it clear they would match offers for the restricted free agent. The offer was believed to involve various combinations of a first-round draft pick, cash and a player (believed to be Anthony Johnson). ‘You wouldn’t believe what we offered them,’ Smith said. ‘I think it got personal.”‘

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  • http://antwonomous.blogspot.com Antwonomous

    “‘You wouldn’t believe what we offered them,’ Smith said.” So, he seems to concede that their offer was too much, so much that one would not believe it.

    Maybe he should be happy the deal didn’t go throught. Inadvertently got saved from the vultures.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Klav

    You’re telling me a filet mignon kept CJ and Anthony from getting swapped? But I like filet mignon wrapped with bacon. I’d rather have the beef.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Beef between Magic and Warriors MANAGEMENT, it should say.

  • ENDS

    they tried to R*pe us for CJ Freaking Watson. Im glad the Deal didnt go Down. He’ll Be here Next Year anyways

  • ENDS

    No one wants JJ

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    I wonder if the Magic offered Superman? Now that would’ve been too much haha

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Damn, no chance getting that Adonal back I guess.
    Why get Anthony Johnson when they can get Acie Law and a near retired Speedy Clax? They want to tank/acquire young talent, then trade them away!
    3 Anthony lineup would have been great though.

  • http:///realcavsfans.com Anton

    What’s beef? Beef is when your GM lets your 2nd best player walk and can’t go to sleep.

  • http://nextgg.com DMC14

    I prefer chicken.