Tag:Chris Duhon
Posted on: June 18, 2011 11:48 am
 

My dream Orlando off-season

Of course with all the talk about CP3 over the past year....the only possible scenario Orlando would be able to get CP3 is package Nelson and Bass would probably be the best deal without draft picks. I think they would find the trade a good one because Nelson and Bass are young players. They have 3 years locked up with them as well. With the possibility of David West walking they would like this deal even more. Have I gone crazy or do you believe that would be good enough to get CP3? CP3 for Bass and Nelson if not good enough possible draft picks. As for CP3 contract expiring. I figure CP3 would resign with Orlando if he got to play with Dwight Howard.

I'd love for the rumor to be true as well. Of course I'm meaning the Iggy for Hedo swap. It would be nice.

At this point the roster would look like this:
1.CP3/Arenas/Duhon
2.Possibly J-Rich or try a sign and trade with a team(most likely Bulls)/Redick/Stevenson maybe.
3.Iggy/Q
4.This basically depends on if Orlando could get a sign and trade deal with J-Rich. I know I might take a verbal beating for this, but Boozer wouldn't be that bad of an addition. Heard rumors about Boozer being on the market. Dwight and him are friends. It could lure him to stay in Orlando as well. If not sign and trade possibly address that in FA with MLE. If not try and trade for one. LA might trade Barnes back to Orlando for a draft pick or something even Ryan Anderson or Orton and a draft pick. Boozer/Ryan Anderson/Orton....hope LA trade Barnes back o. He was missed last season.
5.Dwight howard/Orton and possibly sign some guy from FA to min. contract.

Wouldn't that be awesome or what?

CP3/Arenas/Duhon
J-Rich or sign and trade hopefully/Stevenson/Redick
Iggy/Q
Boozer possibly in J-Rich deal/Ryan Anderson
Dwight Howard/Orton/someone to minimum contract

What do you think? Anything is possible right?
Posted on: December 19, 2010 1:06 pm
 

My opinion: Orlando's best lineup

After the trades Orlando made figured I would give an opinion on what the best lineup would be for Orlando.

Right now Orlando has 4 point guards which I figure will have to lead to a trade sooner rather than later. Jason Williams and Duhon are of course the backup guards. Nelson and Arenas starting at the point is still at question. I've been vocal about wanting Orlando to trade for a point guard that can score consistantly. Unfortunately Nelson was not that guy. He and Arenas are young players. If Arenas does indeed stay healthy which I don't know, but if he did I would trade Nelson in a second or at least put him up to get some good offers to help the team elsewhere. The only worry I have with that is Nelson and Dwight have great chemistry which would lead me to believe he will be starting. Also hurt the chances of him being traded. I don't like the idea of having two point guards starting. If the team played LA who would guard Kobe? Certainly not Arenas.

Starting shooting guard should be Jason Richardson. Backups Q and Redick. Prefer Redick and Q be the backup for Turkoglu at the 3. Never got to see Earl Clark really play so it will be interesting to see what Orlando got.

Power forward position starter should be Bass with Anderson as the backup. Don't mind them with split minutes. Anderson isn't much of a rebounder, but he is good at the 3. Bass is more of a rebounder and he can shoot the ball at a distance as well. Bass brings a lot of energy to the lineup. I think he deserves this chance to start.

Center obviously Dwight Howard. Malik Allen and rookie center Daniel Orton will be the backup for him. Figure Allen will get the majority of the minutes with Orton coming off an injury. In any case I do believe Orlando didn't get better from the deals, but time will tell of course.

Starting lineup
PG-Nelson
SG-Jason Richardson
SF-Turk
PF-Bass
C-Dwight Howard
6.Arenas
Posted on: December 19, 2010 12:37 pm
 

Orlando trade "blockbusters" aftermath

As we all know thee Orlando Magic made some big trades after losing 5 of their last 6 games. A change was needed. I knew it myself. I wanted a trade to happen before the deadline. I've been very vocal about it. Well Otis Smith did make some trades. 2 big trades! 1 with the Phoenix Suns another with the Washington Wizards.

The first trade was reported that Vince Carter, Peitrus, Gortat, 1st round pick along with $3,000 to the Phoenix Suns. In return the Orlando Magic received Turk, Jason Richardson, and Earl Clark. When first hearing about the trade their wasn't anything about Gortat involvement til later. Unfortunately he was involved in this trade. To me the biggest loss in the trade is Gortat. Great bench player for the Magic. He would step up when Howard was in foul trouble or when he needed rest. I was most upset with his involvement in the deal which leads me to believe Phoenix won in this deal. Carter has had a pretty good season. At least at home anyway. On the road not so much. Peitrus is a great defender. He will be missed coming off the bench for the Orlando Magic. He can hit the 3 as well. Carter with a big contract which could lead him to get dropped by the Suns at the end of the season for some cap relief. Gortat is a center that Phoenix could have been looking for. He can finally have an oppurtunity to be a starter. I think he is better than Lopez. Just an opinion of course. May be biased...............

Anyways the Magic receive a troubled Turkoglu, Jason Richardson, and Earl Clark. Turkoglu has been lost ever since his great performance in the playoffs the year Magic made it to the Finals in 2009. He went to Toronto to be with his friend Bosh and get an extra two million instead of taking a chance to be on a championship team. He was no where near his performance in Orlando. He eventually was benched and later traded to PHX. Now back with Orlando where he has won awards like most improved player and so on. I figure he can get back into his old play in Orlando. Hopefully I'm right for Orlandos sake. Earl Clark was just a throw in. Not really a factor at all. As for Jason Richardson who is having a great season thus far in PHX. He certainly can score. Hopefully he will bring that to Orlando. I've been saying for quite a while now Orlando needs a consistant scorer. Big loss defensively for Orlando in this trade. I think PHX got the better end of the deal.

2nd trade involved Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas and Orlando Magic Forward Rashard Lewis. I think personally this deal was won by Orlando, but you can make statements for both teams for why the opposing one. Arenas and Lewis have bad contracts. Lewis is just not having a good season. PPG for Lewis is 12.2. Not good at all. Gilbert Arenas is looking pretty good despite not playing his natural position at the 1 cuz of the addition of John Wall. Got a bit of a problem with so many point guards on one roster. I don't like the idea of Gilbert possibly sitting on the bench or playing at the 2. If Orlando plays LA who guards Kobe? I prefer Jason Richardson, but if he plays at the 3 than it isn't possible. Anyways I'll make a post at what I prefer the lineup should be. Figure this is a bit too long as it is. Anyways I think Orlando didn't get better after both of these deals. To me they have lost more than they have gained. What do you think?
Posted on: October 30, 2010 5:24 pm
 

Goodbye to A.I.

I believe the first time on a regular basis I watched basketball was in the early 2000s or some time around there. During that time their were a lot of great players in the NBA that made a huge impact on several different teams. KG in Minnesota, Shaq in LA, Duncan in SA, T-MAC in Orlando, and AI in Philly.

I was young when I first started watching the NBA. My friend got me hooked after playing video games at his house. Before that it was all about cartoons and pro wrestling on Mondays. AI to me was the most exciting player to watch. My favorite when I first started watching. He was a different kind of player that not many ever saw play that good before at his size and continue to lead his team to victory. He played with heart, speed, and passion for the game. He was small, but he could score 30 a night. Has some scoring titles to show for it along with an MVP award.

All the announcers would praise him about his ability to score with his size. Some mention why hasn't his body broken down. He led the NBA minutes for several years. I stuck by AI throughout his career. Including MJ's last game vs the 76ers.....friend asked me who I wanted to win cuz it didn't matter who won cuz his team was in the playoffs and this was MJ's last game. He said he wanted MJ to win. I said I'm sticking with AI. 76ers did in fact win the ball game. Didn't win a championship throughout his years.

76ers was my favorite team for all the years watching the NBA til they traded Iverson. I couldn't believe they did that. He was the best player on the team and all. I went on to root for the Nuggets in the West. It didn't work out there even though Iverson and Melo were 2 of the top 4 scorers in the NBA they were the worst defensive team in the league. They were so undersized. Didn't like Anthony Carter playing point cuz he wasn't even 6FT tall. Than they traded their best defensive player Camby. Iverson voiced his unhappiness because that was their best defensive player and they were the worst defensive team in the league.

Later Iverson was traded to the Pistons which to many folks believe was the start of the downfall for him. I thought it was a great oppurtunity for him to win the championship at the time. Pistons were a very good team up til than with Rip Hamilton, Prince, Rasheed was still there. Some folks believe he was set up to fail from there cuz he was on the last year of his contract and AI nor most of the players were happy with the situation. Rip sat on the bench and well he went to FA....downhill from there.

Memphis signed him and was later released cuz his frustration of not starting. He wanted to play. Wasn't satisfied with the playing time. He signed back where his home was in Philly. Was very happy for him.....in the middle of the season AI left the team due to family issues. Never returned......sad to see him not getting signed this summer. I think he still has play left in him. Heck he is worth 1 or 2 million. I would have been happy to see him play with Orlando on the bench. He could have brought more great things to the team than Duhon or Malik Allen. He could have brought in his scoring ability late in the 4th. Carter could have started at the 3 spot. I don't know, but now he is on a team in Turkey. He can't opt to go to the NBA during at least the first year.

In the end, AI will always be remembered in the hearts of all his fans. I know I will never forget him. Critics would whine about him getting voted in the all-star game saying he didn't deserve to be in it. Fans just loved to see him play as did I. I voted for him every year...I didn't care for the stats. Fans decide the starters. No one wants to see Chris Kaman play. They want to see AI play!! I hope one day he will play in the NBA once again. Whether he does or does not he will always be remembered. In my opinion he was definately one of the top 5 players of the last decade. I wish him well going forward. I hope this isn't the last goodbyes. We will miss you AI. Allen Iverson thanks for the great memories. You are one of the best to ever play the game.
 
 
 
 
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