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Wizardly Antonio Daniels

Who knew the Sonics guard, who was recently reported to have limited his choices to the Portland Trail Blazers and the the Los Angeles Lakers, was even considering the Washington Wizards? According to ESPN and the Riverside Press Enterprise, the Wizards were the team to offer the five year deal Daniels wanted. Sorry again, Seattle.

Also, this deal underlines what we have been hearing for some time: the Laker tactic is to be well under the cap in the summer of 2007, when Amare Stoudemire and Yao Ming, among others, may be available.

In the interim, Phil Jackson's career won-loss record is destined for a beating. The current Los Angeles roster is hardly a few inexpensive tweaks and a good coach away from competitive.