on today's nba rumors page, there's a bit about beno that says "things happen for a reason." i don't pay to be an insider, so i can't read the dish, but if somebody else is, peep it and get the 411.
also, the espn sports guy has a pretty in-depth article on the unspectacular trade deadline, probably not unlike hollinger's. he grades each team and gives the spurs an incomplete. he says we need a low post defender to help duncan, who is slipping, and an outside defender to cover ginobili, who is slipping, and bowen, who has slipped. he gives the mavs and suns "a"'s, saying the suns have positioned themselves to be a great team for the next 20 years or something like that. almost everyone else gets "f"'s.