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Shootaround: 7.26.10

Posted on: July 26, 2010 8:38 am
Edited on: July 26, 2010 2:36 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young
  • Stan Van Gundy isn't a true believer in this CP3 to Orlando stuff : "Much ado about nothing,'' Magic coach Stan Van Gundy Saturday told the Orlando Sentinel when asked about reports linking his team to Paul. "We are only involved in this story because someone said he wants to be traded and someone said he wants to come to Orlando,'' Van Gundy told FanHouse Sunday. "It's a New Orleans and Chris Paul story.''
  • Hornets' fans are disappointed with Chris Paul. And how could you blame them? Any time a player wants out of a contract or asks for a trade, it's seen only as betrayal. And for a guy like Paul who seemed so happy in New Orleans just a few years ago, asking out now just looks like a copout.
  • KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Tracy McGrady's situation: "The Bulls have made no definitive decisions on the future of Tracy McGrady, who will work out for management on Monday. McGrady, a seven-time All-Star, is trying to find a home after playing just 30 games last season because of microfracture surgery on his left knee in February 2009. McGrady has been effusively public in his desire to play for the Bulls, whom he toyed with in 2000 free agency."
  • More advice from LeBron to CP3, as Frank Isola of the NY Daily News shares : "It is being reported that LeBron James is advising Chris Paul that he should remain in the Western Conference thus forming a potential rivalry with the Miami Heat should Paul's new team and Miami both reach the Finals. Can you imagine getting career advice from this guy? I'm really hoping that Paul hung up the phone when James offered that suggestion. If LeCon cares so much about rivalries, why did leave Cleveland to play second banana to Dwyane Wade?"

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Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:23 pm
 

Shootaround: 7.26.10

"More advice from LeBron to CP3, as : "It is being reported that is advising Chris Paul that he should remain in the Western Conference"

Shouldn't LeBron, Wade, Paul, or anyone else worry about the current champions? Last time I checked, the Lakers are the two-time defending champions. Lakers have been to the last 3 Finals. As far as I'm concerned Kobe IS the man that everyone should worry about having a rivalry with if they want to be champions.

In the famous words of Ric Flair, "To BE the MAN, you HAVE to BEAT THE MAN" Woooooooo






Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2010 11:09 pm
 

Shootaround: 7.26.10

Haha, no, they are not. Bosh is in a low category of his own. Bosh has won nothing--ever. Nothing in playoffs-ever.

Both Wade and Lebron require the ball in their hands, while Carmelo does not. Carmelo is a better outside shooter than both, and Howard would DOMINATE Bosh in the paint. You've seen the reports that suggest Bosh would much rather have a true banger in the post next to him doing the dirty work.

And Lebron doesn't shoot the ball particularly well from the outside. He takes plays off when he doesn't have the ball in his hand. He doesn't have an inside post game, even though he weighs 30-40 lbs more than Bosh! He also would be the MOST DOMINANT defensive player in the history of the NBA if he chose to put the effort in every play. With that said, with his new team, he doesn't have to score as much so he should be more focused on defense. He should be able to lock down any perimeter player simply because of his dominant physical traits.

To say he has no weaknesses show you've never watched him play much.

Bron and Wade play very similar styles, while Paul, Melo and Howard play 3 completely different roles and would fit much better.

Here's the important part: I can't see it happening anyways. Okafor likely goes to any team that wants CP3, effectively draining cap space for Melo next year. Also, you can't trade a superstar for equivical talent, so I don't think NO does it anyways.



Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2010 7:36 pm
 

Shootaround: 7.26.10

Okay guys!!!

Enough about Lebron...

I don't care if they do form a big 3 in Orlando (Paul, Carmelo, and Howard)...Lebron and Wade are far and above all around better players then any 3 of them.  They are Bosh caliber players.  Howard is good, but has 2 definite weaknesses.  Lebron and Wade have no weaknesses.  I believe Miami would still beat them. 



Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2010 4:44 pm
 

Shootaround: 7.26.10

More advice from LeBron to CP3, as : "It is being reported that is advising Chris Paul that he should remain in the Western Conference thus forming a potential rivalry with the Miami should Paul's new team and Miami both reach the Finals. Can you imagine getting career advice from this guy? I'm really hoping that Paul hung up the phone when James offered that suggestion. If LeCon cares so much about rivalries, why did leave Cleveland to play second banana to ?He should go to Orlando along with Carmelo Anthony to form a bigger three than the Miami 3.  Then, every year LeCon will be just short of making it to the finals.  I normally wouldn't wish this on anyone, but in this case Mr. James deserves nothing but the best (a little Karma goes a long way)



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2010 1:14 pm
 

Shootaround: 7.26.10

Lebron is scared that Howard and Paul DEFEAT the heat..he knows all about Howard controlling the paint LMAO


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