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Maybe. But I've argued with matadorpoeta on other things and knew he's more of a soccer person.

Can you tell me how my Wizards are going to do next year??
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Can you tell me how my Wizards are going to do next year??

I suggest you save your passion for the Redskins instead. Even when they lose, you at least know that Snyder tried.
post #33 of 432
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I suggest you save your passion for the Redskins instead. Even when they lose, you at least know that Snyder tried.

What?? We've got a new coach, Gilbert will be back and now we've got Foye. That's has to be a winning combination!
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Yeah but Butler and Jamison will probably get moved. Their determined to win so that is a good sign but Haywood needs to be healthy for the team to be successful and I don't think Arenas will ever be the same player as he was before the injury. Getting Mike Miller and Foye is a good move but Miller struggled last year (maybe being a 6th man will him improve?) and Foye is better suited as 2 guard than a point so hope that Arenas can be the same PG he was before, although I can't see him chucking up half court shots and making like it was nothing like before.
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Miller struggled last year

That's an understatement.


They should keep Caron Butler though.
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That's an understatement.


They should keep Caron Butler though.


My fault, dude tanked. I thought he would be able to pick it up mid season but it never happened. Although I like Butler, I think they are better off with Jamison. He is a big man (somewhat) that can take the ball in and shoot the 3. If Miller can provide half of what Butler can bring and spread the floor, plus with Foye and Arenas on the court, Butler will seem the odd man out of him and Jamison.
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The Wizards' trade was pretty baffling. They need a point guard (Arenas is more of a shooting guard) and some inside muscle. They worked out Jordan Hill. Maybe they thought Hill or Jonny Flynn would be a reach at #5 and that Rubio wouldn't be available?
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yes the thinking was that rubio would be gone. it will fuck everyone cause looks like rubio will stay in europe for 1-2 more years
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rubio would have been great on oklahoma city holy shit! knicks made a good pick
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^ OK City whiffed on that pick. Rubio, Green, and Durant would have made one of the best backcourts in the league. And what the fuck was with Minnesota taking three point guards?
Rubio said publicly that he didn't want to play in OKC. I find the trades much more interesting than this year's draft. Griffin's career is now ruined by the Curse of the Clippers and Thabeet is the league's next Shawn Bradley. The Spurs and Magic just upgraded their teams in major ways through trades. In addition to the trade for Richard Jefferson, the Spurs got Dejaun Blair in the second round to cushion their loss of Oberto. IMO, Blair will be this year's Paul Milsap or Chris Smith, a vacuum cleaner on the boards. Jefferson can do a bit of everything. He's a bigger, stronger version of Sean Elliott (I guess I'm showing my age) and is a great fit in San Antonio. The Spurs could still use a legitimate center IMO, but they're much more competitive than last year. The Magic now have a player who can slash to the basket and score at will. They need a backup point guard after trading Alston, but the Magic really improved themselves with the trade for Vinsanity, even considering the lost of Turkoglu. I'm also not so down on the trade of Shaq to Cleveland as the ESPN talking heads were last night. IMO, Shaquille and Joe Smith make a serviceable 5-4 combo, as do Ilgauskas and Varejao. Shaq clogs the middle, while Smith shoots mid-range jumpers and the same is true if they play Varejao and Ilgauskas together. All while King James does his thing, Mo Williams shoots 3s, and Delonte West tries to defend shooting guards who have 3+ inches on him. If this is the Cavs' roster heading into the season, Green and/or Eyenga need to step up and provide some defense at the 2-3 positions. It's shaping up to be an interesting off-season and I'm already looking forward to next season(!). Edit: dopey, the Knicks are still moving together in the same direction. I predict a championship for them sometime within the next 40 years.
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I prefer Hedo over Carter any day. Carter is ok but he chucks up too many shot. He will be shooting 18-20 shots a night and cannot distribute the ball well. For this trade to work well, Carter has to learn how to drive and drop pass to Howard once the help comes and he'll be filled with assist, IF he can do it. In other news...
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Curry pick part of likely Amare deal 89 commentsby Paul Coro - Jun. 25, 2009 05:52 PM The Arizona Republic The Suns likely landed their man in Thursday night's draft before their pick ever came up. Golden State's selection of Davidson point guard Stephen Curry at No. 7 was likely made for the Suns as part of an Amaré Stoudemire trade that can't be completed until Wednesday. That is because Phoenix would be acquiring Warriors center Andris Biedrins, a base-year compensation player, as part of a Stoudemire deal that would include more Warriors players, possibly power forward Brandan Wright and/or shooting guard Marco Belinelli. The Suns were hoping they could land Curry or Arizona power forward Jordan Hill with the Warriors' seventh pick but had their choice after Minnesota took neither with its fifth and sixth picks. Curry, the 21-year-old, 6-foot-3 son of former NBA 16-year shooter Dell Curry, is a tremendous shooter with a variety of ways to score who also has shown court vision and passing instincts despite playing with teammates far from his level. Whatever the package, the Suns would also probably accomplish some payroll and luxury tax savings for the coming year because Biedrins is slated to make $9 million in the coming season and Stoudemire will be at $16.4 million. Biedrins will make $9 million each year through the 2013-14 season. He is a 23-year-old Latvian 7-footer who plays with a high-revving motor that makes him a good rebounder and defender, although he is foul-prone. He is limited offensively but would be able to run with the Suns' fast-paced ways. He averaged 11.9 points and 11.2 rebounds in his fifth season with Golden State. Stoudemire's contract goes through 2010-11 with a $17.7 million player option but the All-Star starter could opt out of it and be a free agent next summer.
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Guard-heavy Wolves ship Lawson to Nuggets The Denver Nuggets have traded a future first-round draft pick to Minnesota for the rights to North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson. The Nuggets, who lacked a first-round pick for the fourth straight year, landed Lawson in exchange for a first-round pick they had acquired from Charlotte last year. The Nuggets have long coveted Lawson, who opted to return to school last year and then led the Tar Heels to the national championship. Denver needed a reserve point guard to spell Chauncey Billups, who tired toward the end of the Nuggets' run to the Western Conference finals last month. Billups will be 33 next season.
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I prefer Hedo over Carter any day. Carter is ok but he chucks up too many shot. He will be shooting 18-20 shots a night and cannot distribute the ball well. For this trade to work well, Carter has to learn how to drive and drop pass to Howard once the help comes and he'll be filled with assist, IF he can do it.

In other news...

I agree that Carter's offense is limited by his limited passing ability, but Hedo's defense is worse than suspect. Overall, I think the Magic will be better. Teams can't defend the Magic by just guarding Howard and camping at the 3-point line.
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I agree that Carter's offense is limited by his limited passing ability, but Hedo's defense is worse than suspect. Overall, I think the Magic will be better. Teams can't defend the Magic by just guarding Howard and camping at the 3-point line.

But that's the thing, Carter can't really guard either. Hedo can run plays and runs them well, he is a point forward and most of Magics plays starts with him. Plus at the end of the day, I would rather Hedo take the final shot over Carter. I still think they should have invested on a PF so Lewis could go back to SF position.
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Damn, now the rumor is Ben Gordon might be going to Detroit.
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Damn, now the rumor is Ben Gordon might be going to Detroit.

wow. weak draft, crazy offseason!
post #45 of 432
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How about dome Draft pics?
Overall, I think this draft class is dressed well and probably way better than the past.
















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