By Jason Wojciechowski on October 27, 2005 at 2:31 AM
The Lakers sent Jumaine Jones to Charlotte for a second round draft pick today.
No, I'm not a Jones fan. I thought he played way too much last year at the expense of guys like Devean George, Caron Butler, Luke Walton, and even Slava Medvedenko. It always seemed like he had 25 minutes with about four points, two rebounds, and three turnovers, and watching games when he was in was even more infuriating. He's probably not nearly that bad a player, but the Lakers did have a glut at small forward, especially considering Lamar Odom is playing out of position at the power forward, but getting rid of Jones and using Butler to get Kwame Brown lessens that a little bit.
You could argue that Brown wasn't worth Butler by himself, much less with other players, but we'll just ignore that for the moment.
And yes, as soon as the A's do something, I'll comment on it.