Anyone with the skills to put a Kings jersey on Donte Greene, today is the day.
The Donte Greene trade was made official yesterday. Most of the analysis and breakdown took place weeks ago when the trade was agreed upon, though I hadn’t yet seen this tongue-in-cheek homage to the Donte trade from the Sporting News blog. But the new bits are that the Kings brass and website are finally allowed to talk about it. If you visit kings.com you are greeted with a nifty flash animation that eventually settles down into this image:
Inside the site you can find comments from Kings’ GM Petrie, including this:
We thought he was a top-20 talent obviously, other teams for one reason or another, did not.
Top-20, you say? Then who the heck told Donte that he’d be a lottery pick?!?
The Kings website also has a link to this Flickr Donte Greene Photo Gallery. Almost all the pictures are either posed/practice shots in his Rockets uni or game shots from his time at SU. There are a few choice images, including this one capturing one of the few times he dove for a ball (and is clearly pleased with himself about it):
and this one, in which the expression on his face suggests to me, “Did I just pass the ball? WTF?!?!?”