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Old 04-17-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Btw, there have been reports that the Magic would probably trade Howard this summer assuming he wants to bolt out of Orlando which is very likely. Reports have him going to either Lakers or Nets.
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The Magic won't trade him. I guarantee that. As for him leaving, what would he get from moving to either teams; let alone to another team. The Magic organization has created a team that allows him to be the only guy in the middle. Every play of the offense practically runs through him. He is a legend for a big market team (Orlando - city to all that is tourism).

On the Lakers, he takes second fiddle to Kobe i.e. no longer the first option. He loses numbers to Gasol and now loses minutes to Bynum. Though, the Lakers couldn't just offer him as their team salary is too high. As for the Nets, why would they even offer him; Brook Lopez is a very good player. They have huge holes at SG, SF, PF. That would be stupid not fill those first.

Lastly, remember this... most likely a new CBA will occur which will drop the team salary down. When this happens, most teams couldn't offer him unless he takes a huge cut (because of lucrative contracts to Joe Johnson, Amare, etc. ), especially those in larger markets.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:41 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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The Magic won't trade him. I guarantee that. As for him leaving, what would he get from moving to either teams; let alone to another team. The Magic organization has created a team that allows him to be the only guy in the middle. Every play of the offense practically runs through him. He is a legend for a big market team (Orlando - city to all that is tourism).

On the Lakers, he takes second fiddle to Kobe i.e. no longer the first option. He loses numbers to Gasol and now loses minutes to Bynum. Though, the Lakers couldn't just offer him as their team salary is too high. As for the Nets, why would they even offer him; Brook Lopez is a very good player. They have huge holes at SG, SF, PF. That would be stupid not fill those first.

Lastly, remember this... most likely a new CBA will occur which will drop the team salary down. When this happens, most teams couldn't offer him unless he takes a huge cut (because of lucrative contracts to Joe Johnson, Amare, etc. ), especially those in larger markets.


If he went to the Lakers Gasol would no longer be there
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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It would be more Howard for Bynum. Why would pau be gone? That makes no sense.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Earth
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It would have to be more than Bynum, one to one he isn't worth D-12. Problem is the Lakers have no other tradeable assets other than Odom, who personally I wouldn't give up. He's far too versatile and nuanced in the triangle offense. If I was LA, I would take a bet on him signing as a free agent, and trade off Bynum for a decent PG. A lineup of Howard, Gasol, Odom, Kobe, and a good PG would be contenders until Kobe retires...
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:22 PM
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It would be more Howard for Bynum. Why would pau be gone? That makes no sense.
They both would be gone if howard was coming there
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:04 PM
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Second Upset of the weekend as the Grizzlies beat the Spurs in game 1 at San Antonio.

Ginobli came on the Floor too soon-lol
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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Spurs gave a history of losing game 1, ask the nuggets who the spurs have lost game 1 to at least twice in the last 5-8 yrs and vame back to win in 5.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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The Pacers lost because they were not only playing against the Bulls in the 4th quarter but also against the REFS.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:30 PM
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I'm not a fan of the Bulls or the Pacers, so here's the opinion of someone who has no connection to either:

I, too, am a little confused by people saying the Pacers will take them to 6. I wouldn't be surprised to see them get swept after this loss. Indy played the best game they could EVER hope to play, and the Bulls played a very disappointing game, and the Bulls still won. Not to mention, that loss is deflating. How pumped will Indy be at home when they're down 0-2 knowing they pooched one? A young, inexperienced team probably doesn't recover.

I could be wrong, of course. Maybe Indy thinks they can play with these guys, but truthfully, when you look at the box score, your first conclusion HAS to be that the close loss was an aberration.

Indy completely pooched it and I don't think they recover. Maybe they win 1.
Do you know how many times a team that was down 0-2 went home and tied the series 2-2????????????????
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
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Default The Grizzlies didn't blow a golden opportunity to take a 1-0 lead over Spurs

It looked like a repeat of yesterday for a minute when the Grizzlies blew a 7 point lead late in the 4th qtr but they rebounded with a three pointer and good defense and now have a chance to make this a long series.


Defintely going 6 or 7 games
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