Sonics make a couple of big trades today…Aquiring Ray Allen for Gary Payton and others…but one of more local interest is Kenny Anderson to the Hornets for Elden Campbell. There’s a huge opening for second guessing the Vin Baker trade…who would you rather have Campbell or Baker?

Bill Simmons says Rick Pitino was the worst NBA coach he ever saw. He also thinks he’s the best college coach he has ever seen. Here’s the AP story on the minor Celtics trade from this afternoon. Shammond Williams and a second round draft pick to Denver for Mark Blount and Mark Bryant. Eric McHugh weighs in on Donald Hayes, Tebucky Jones and others. Rob Bradford looks at Trot Nixon’s paunch. Ron Chimelis thinks that Boston fans are going to like Bill Meuller.