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  • The Blazers better Take Oden

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    • Originally posted by Phrost View Post
      Might as well had.
      Whatever I meant they let him go, something is wrong if he doesn't want to stay.

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      • Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
        Dajuan Wagner was one an awful pick at #5, granted bad luck and I feel sorry for his health but prior to health issues he was not good at all. Or how about trading Boozer. They had him right now they would be champs. Or how bout letting go of Kapono, or drafting alltime bust Diop with the 8th pick, or Chris Mihm with the 7th pick, or Trajan Langdon with the 11th pick, they really are the worst drafting team in league history.
        And Jackson at #10.

        How are we on the verge of the NBA Finals?

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        • Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
          Dajuan Wagner was one an awful pick at #5, granted bad luck and I feel sorry for his health but prior to health issues he was not good at all. Or how about trading Boozer. They had him right now they would be champs. Or how bout letting go of Kapono, or drafting alltime bust Diop with the 8th pick, or Chris Mihm with the 7th pick, or Trajan Langdon with the 11th pick, they really are the worst drafting team in league history.
          Are you kidding me, they did not want to trade Boozer. He was the one who actually screwed the Cavs big time. Heres the article

          Reported deal with Cleveland

          After the 2003-04 NBA season, in which Boozer averaged 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, the Cavaliers had the option of allowing him to become a restricted free agent, or keeping him under contract for one more year at a $695,000 salary, which was clearly much lower than he would earn on the free agent market. If the Cavaliers chose that latter option, Boozer would have been able to enter the free agent market unrestricted after that one year expired. Boozer's high level of play meant that he very likely had in his future a substantial pay raise and the security of a long-term contract; the question, depending on what the Cavaliers chose to do, was just whether those benefits would come immediately, or after one more year.

          Reportedly, the Cavaliers reached what they felt was a verbal understanding with Boozer. They would forgo their right to keep him for an extra year at relatively low pay, and instead allow him to become a restricted free agent. In exchange, he was expected to sign a long-term agreement with the Cavaliers, and not to sign an offer from any other team, despite the fact that he would certainly receive offers for more money than what Cleveland could afford in the new contract. The fact that Cleveland was over the salary cap apparently meant that both sides understood the parameters of the new contract with Cleveland would be approximately $40 million over six years.

          The deal appeared to be advantageous for both parties. Boozer would immediately get a substantial raise to over $6 million per year and the financial security of having a long-term guaranteed contract as opposed to playing the next season for only $695,000 and lacking any future security in the event of a career-threatening injury during that season. Meanwhile, Cleveland would assure itself of keeping his services for at least five more years under a deal which would be below market value and friendly to their salary cap considerations with respect to the remainder of their roster, rather than risk losing him on the free agent market after his original contract was completed the next season.

          Offer from Utah

          Once Boozer became a restricted free agent, he received an offer from the Utah Jazz. The Jazz had participated in the free agent market in previous years and had failed in attempts to sign Corey Maggette, Jason Terry and Elton Brand. Thus, they were determined to succeed with Boozer and they offered him the maximum contract allowable under the salary cap.

          As predicted, the offer from the Jazz provided a salary that the Cavaliers could not afford to match. Additionally, a move to Utah would give Boozer the opportunity to be a more integral player on that team than he would be with the Cavaliers, whose top two players were already established as being LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. With these factors in mind, Boozer chose to sign with the Jazz, and the Cavaliers were forced to let him go.

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          • Originally posted by Scotty D View Post
            Curry has that inside scoring ability that could have helped the Bulls against the Pistons. If they could have kept Curry and then added Wallace inside I would take that over Tyrus and Wallace.
            And he's also the pansy on the boards and the lazy oaf that we didn't need. Sorry but I loved the trade.


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            Despite looking better against an underachieving Eagles team, I still think the Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I smell a blowout victory by the Lions this week and a division sweep.

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            • What Paul said.
              The whole world loves neophyte athletic tight end Jimmy Graham from Miami with the 95th pick. "Best pick in the draft,'' one AFC coach told me. "Give him time, and in that offense, he'll be better than [Jeremy] Shockey by the start of next year.''

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              • any NBA fans who want to take place in the Forum NBA Mock Draft
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                • dammit... the Magic lost out on Vincent, Iavaroni, and there is pretty much zero chance we get Donovan.

                  Now, the front runners seem to be... P.J. Carlesimo and Terry Porter...ugh.

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                  • Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
                    dammit... the Magic lost out on Vincent, Iavaroni, and there is pretty much zero chance we get Donovan.

                    Now, the front runners seem to be... P.J. Carlesimo and Terry Porter...ugh.
                    You spoke to soon brother.

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                    • Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
                      You spoke to soon brother.
                      Yeah, I guess so...haha... i'm happy now...

                      A day ago they were saying he was about to sign that Florida extension...

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                      • Obviously comparisons mean nothing as no two players are the same but I have heard all of the Conley comparisons, most frequent TJ Ford, and I heard D say Devin Harris, but my closest comparison IMO is Tony Parker. Both are the same size. But are lightning quick PG's 2 of the fastest. Both have a unique ability to finish inside despite their sizes. Neither is an amazingly consistent pure passer, and Parker who has improved a whole bunch since coming from France was not a very good shooter just as Conley is now, if anything I think that is the best comparison.

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                        • Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
                          Obviously comparisons mean nothing as no two players are the same but I have heard all of the Conley comparisons, most frequent TJ Ford, and I heard D say Devin Harris, but my closest comparison IMO is Tony Parker. Both are the same size. But are lightning quick PG's 2 of the fastest. Both have a unique ability to finish inside despite their sizes. Neither is an amazingly consistent pure passer, and Parker who has improved a whole bunch since coming from France was not a very good shooter just as Conley is now, if anything I think that is the best comparison.
                          I still think he's more like Ford. I don't think Conley will be able to finish inside in the NBA like he did in the NCAA. He needs to put on some weight if he wants to be a finisher inside.

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                          • It's not about strength or size it's about craftiness. Like Parker he is so aware of where the hoop and defender is, and the proper technique of using fakes and using the rim to protect you from defenders, the weakest guys can finish if they know how to, Conley knows how to.

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                            • Latest Rumors:

                              *Rashard Lewis to Houston for Shane Battier and Pick #26
                              Rashard, T-Mac, Yao, Rafer, Head not too bad, with Rashard they might have beaten the Jazz.

                              *Shane Battier for Chris Wilcox

                              *Hawks draft either Yi/Horford/or Wright whoever Boston wants, and Boston drafts Conley at #5 and trades it along with the 32nd pick to Atlanta for Yi/Horford or Wright.
                              Makes sense for the Hawks since they are seriously considering taking Conley at 3.
                              I'd like to see the deal made before the draft. So with the 5th pick the Hawks can either take Conley if he is there or take the Blazers offer of #5 and Lorenzen Wright for Zach Randolph and Jarrett Jack.

                              *Lakers trade Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum for Jermaine Oneal
                              *Lakers trade Kwame Brown for Marcus Camby
                              Both trades would make Kobe Bryant one happy camper. Him and JO would make one of the most deadly duos in the NBA. And before everyone goes crazy the Nuggets want to deal Camby for Kwame because their #1 goal this offseason is to lower the payroll. Kwame has 1 more year on his contract for 9 million so after next season either let him go or if he actually shows something resign him. The Nuggets are trying to pave way for Nene, and a Kenyon Martin return. For the Lakers they would then have the best defensive big man in the game, and one of the better offensive bigmen in the league to pair with Kobe, Luke Walton, and Jordan Farmar. Look for a guy like Gabe Pruitt to be their first round selection, or a more logical choice IMO Marcus Williams who at 6-7 would play point for them and fit right in Phil Jackson's system. Although with Camby and JO you are looking at a small window for Kobe to get another title.

                              Also not a rumor but fact, Dominic James will be returning to school. He really didn't want to but was forced to because he had 0 chance of being drafted. After a horrendous sophomore season James absolutely embarrassed himself at the Orlando Pre Draft camp. He was easily the worst player there, being outplayed by guys who will lucky to be playing in China next year. Scouts say that he was so terrible even with a good junior year he is looking at early 2nd at best, because scouts will never live this down. I was looking for him to make a great Jameer Nelson camp impression like he did before returning for his senior year in which many thought he could have stayed in the draft, James did the opposite and further confirmed the fears of many NBA GM's.

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                              • I'm not too thrilled about the Shane/pick for Rashard trade.
                                The whole world loves neophyte athletic tight end Jimmy Graham from Miami with the 95th pick. "Best pick in the draft,'' one AFC coach told me. "Give him time, and in that offense, he'll be better than [Jeremy] Shockey by the start of next year.''

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