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Dominic McGuire becomes trade deadline's Mr. Irrelevant

Feb 18, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

It wouldn’t be the trade deadline if a player worse than most high-level D-Leaguers didn’t get moved for a second-round pick. According to the Sacramento Bee’s Sam Amick, the Kings have traded a second-round pick and cash for Dominic McGuire. Apparently the Kings enjoy trading things. 

McGuire is only 24 years old, but doesn’t seem to have much future left. Statistically speaking, he is one of the worst players in the NBA. He is currently averaging 0.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6 minutes a game for the Wizards. McGuire is shooting 37.5% from the field. He has yet to attempt a three, and has missed all five of his free throw attempts. According to, McGuire has made 26% of his jump shots and 33% of his shots at the rim that aren’t dunks. 
This was likely a deal done to fill out the Kings’ roster, and may have had some minor financial benefits. I’m just still having trouble believing a GM picked up the phone and said “I’d like to trade for Dominic McGuire.” 
  1. Anonymous - Feb 18, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Must you be so rude.

  2. Anonymous - Feb 18, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    McGuire is a well above average NBA defender. I wish my team traded for him.

  3. Anonymous - Feb 18, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Not everyone who comments on the NBA is smart, huh?
    Dominic played extremely well last season. Give you a year or so to start eating your words.
    Of course you can have the last word here; it’s your blog. Just remember your mistake later, ok?

  4. dwavy - Feb 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    just because u dont know who mcguire is dont disrespect the man mcguire had a hell of season last year for the wiz started most games and is one of the best young defenders in the nba, he can pass, rebound, defend, and take it to the whole, doesnt have much of a shot but will work perfect with evans. tyreke and mcguire is going to be a nice combo and hes going to be going back home,smart move for the kings

  5. Anonymous - Feb 18, 2010 at 11:45 PM

    Its obvious that havent seen Dom McGuire play yet. If you had, you would know that this young man is athletic, energetic and a smart defender. Is this what passes for research? Do you know anything about basketball?? It’s not all about LeBron, so take your head out of you know where and start watching the other phenomenal players that make up this league. Or are you just another suit who thinks watching “sportscenter” during happy hour makes you a legitimate analyst? In the immortal wordsof Sir Charles “Terrible Kenny, Terrible”. Go back to Golf.

  6. Yomomma - Feb 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Just cause you don’t score points doesn’t mean you are not valuable. Dom’s minutes were non existant this year because the Wizards picked up mike miller in the offseason. Last year he started 50 games when the Wiz were depleated by injuries. No he didn’t score alot of points but if you look at last years wages of wins Dom was ranked # 19. Dom is a terrific hustle player who can play lock down D on 4 Different positions on the court. His senior year at fresno state he averaged almost 4 blocks a game and he’s only 6-8. Did I mention he can jump through the roof?? The Kings GM probobly noticed he wasn’t getting playing time this year and his minimum wage contract was set to expire at the end of the year and saw an opportunity to fill a need. Dominic Mcquire will never be an All Star in this league, but he will be a terrific hustle/defensive tough role player coming off the bench for years to come……………..

  7. kSean - Mar 22, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Way to look up his basic stats really quickly and not look at all at his history or complex stats. I’m gonna guess that you’re not a member of the Houston Rockets scouting team? This guy is highly underrated and found himself underrated and forgotten on a team that could have used him this year. The guy is basically a young Shane Battier — high on-court value, stat line black hole (other than his blocks; averaged almost one per game last year and he’s a 6’9 SF). Someone smart is going to pick him up and start using him, and he’ll become a very valuable role player. The guy is far better than any D-Leaguer, but no, he’s not a highlight-reel, point-scorer. So what?

  8. Robert - Jun 22, 2010 at 12:28 AM

    I’m a die hard Wiz fan, and I was sad that we traded this guy. He’s one of the few guys in the league that can guard any position 1-5, and do at least a decent job. Great Defender.

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