Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:26 am
I know, "another CP3 trade post", but hear me out. I'd like to give my opinion on the deal. I'm gonna start out by saying the trade should have went through. Why? Hornets certainly benefited from the trade big time. The Lakers and Rockets if anyone lost in the deal. Basketball reasons crap is garbage. For all the arguments about the value of CP3 to the team so they can be able to sell the team to a bidder isn't a factor. It shouldn't be if it is. Bidders have attempted to buy the Hornets and the reason the deal didn't happen was because the bidders didn't like the location of the team. Stern wants the team to stay in New Orleans which is why the team has yet to be sold at this time. CP3 has already stated he is leaving as a free agent at the end of the season. What value does that bring to the franchise? For 66 games he is there and he is gone if you keep him. Why keep him and get nothing? Hornets got one helluva deal if you ask me compared to what the Cavs and Raptors received last summer.
What is wrong with the trade? 2 superstars aka great players on one team? The Lakers got worse with the deal if you ask me. Why do I say that? Look at their frontcourt....Who is starting for the Lakers at power forward or Center on opening night? Won't be Bynum because he is suspended and he is injury prone. Missed 17 games by avg the last couple of seasons. What will happen when they face teams with bigs? They are gonna get destroyed in the paint and out rebounded just about every game because now they are thin. That was one of the great assets that led to their championships was their depth in the frontcourt. Now with no Odom or Gasol....who will fill in for injury prone Bynum? Who will start? Come on now!!
Rockets if anybody lost in the deal.....Gasol for a 1st round pick, Kevin Martin, Scola, and, Dragic. Are you kidding me?
Hornets ran away with this deal big time. I have no idea why anyone would think they lost in this deal. They received 2 draft picks, Dragic, Scola, Kevin Martin, Odom. Look at that solid lineup they would have. PG: Jack or Dragic, SG: Martin, SF:Ariza, PF:Scola, C: Okafor, and 6th man Odom. What is wrong with that lineup? I'd rather the Hornets get something than nothing for CP3.
You have owners out there complaining like Dan Gilbert. He is one of the main reasons why the NBA had a lockout. Making new rules where players can't return to their team after being traded. Brings back memories of Z and Jamison deal. I find it hard to feel any more pity for the Cavs and their fans.
Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:20 pm
I've heard the rumor mill via CBS that LA is not only targeting Dwight Howard or Chris Paul....they are targeting both. I think it is very doubtful that the dream scenario came true. Take it for what it is worth, but who should the Lakers target?
Let me start out by saying.....I believe Dwight has a much bigger chance of landing in LA than Chris Paul. I think LA should add CP3. Why? They got Bynum and yes I know he injury prone, but he has potential to be great. I'd say when healthy he is the 2nd best center in the league behind Dwight Howard. The LA Lakers have been needing a point guard for years. They need a defensive point guard more so than a scoring one, but CP3 is the best defensive point guard in the game in my opinion. If somehow they would be able to keep Bynum or Gasol for CP3.....I believe that would be the best case scenario. Point guards have owned the LA Lakers. Chris Paul himself did it last year in a very entertaining series. They almost beat the Lakers, but free throws for the Hornets killed them. In any case, if you can't beat him....join him. I'd get CP3 if I were LA.
Neither would be bad case scenario, but Buss does love Bynum. Dwight Howard doesn't have the injury concerns like CP3 has had over the past couple of years. Dwight did say according to reports if he could play with any NBA player in the league....he wanted to play with Kobe Bryant. The comparisons to Shaq would be a media frenzy. Starting out in Orlando and joining LA....WOW!! I'm interested in Shaq's book, but I don't want to pay 25+ for it. In any case, what do you think? LA should target who? Chris Paul or Dwight Howard!?!?
Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:06 pm
All the rumors about the Knicks wanting one of the two. Which one should the Knicks target? I doubt the Knicks unless a 3rd team gets involved.....will not be getting either player. In the long haul however.....if both are on the market....who should they target.
The Knicks were really good offensively last season, but defensively they were one of the worst. Now how could they change that? I'd say add 3-time defensive player of the year winner Dwight Howard. The change of their defense would change dramatically from the deal. Dwight Howard is without question, the best defensive player in the NBA. Has been for the last 3 years. 3 Defensive player of the year awards 3 straight years to show for it. That one guy would change the team defensively and help them win a championship. Plus, Billups may return for a shot at a championship. Let me please add on to this fact: Look at the point guard position today. They have a ton of good point guards out there. Dwight Howard is without question the best center in the NBA. It would be much easier to get a point guard in the league than to find a center that is very thin now days.
CP3 joining would mean you would dump Billups. A vet on this team that has won an NBA championship. Chris Paul in my opinion, is the best point guard in the game. He can score, play D, and so on. Either player joining the team would be beneficial. CP3 would be good in that transition offense that Dantoni runs in New York. You can't really go wrong here, but I think the team would definately be better if Howard was there. Who knows? They may be able to get Steve Nash to sign cheap. With all the weapons the Knicks have....I think the Knicks could be unstoppable offensively. I say get Dwight if you can and go after a pg via FA. Probably Nash!!
Posted on: July 30, 2011 9:51 pm
I did something similar to this some time ago. ESPN did it.....just want to hear other posters opinions on it. Who is the best all-time at respective positions? Who is the best right now at their respective positions?
Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:41 pm
I've defended Rondo big time because of his defense, passing skills, ect. At this point, after making top 5 by each position. He is #6 on my list due to his poor offense. It has got to improve. Here is my list of top 5 pgs right now:
1.CP3-best point guard in the game for the last couple of years. Defense is solid, passing is great, and offense is also a good asset. He is the complete package.
2.Derrick Rose-He is probably the best scoring point guard in the game today. Defense really doesn't help him all that much. That is something he needs to improve on along with getting his teammates involved offensively. That is one of the main reasons why he isn't the best today.
3.Westbrook-Some folks may think he is too high on my list, but I could argue that he is just as good as Rose. Not only offensively, but passing as well. During the regular season the guy avg over 8 assists per game along with a nice scoring total. Any of these top 3 guards I'd love to see in Orlando next season. The toughest part for Westbrook is his contract salary is only 4 million. I doubt Thunder would part ways. Rose is reigning MVP and the star of the Bulls. No way Bulls trade him for anybody other than Howard on the Magic. CP3 is on a team ran by the NBA.
4.D-Will-Can score 20 and get his teammates involved. The guy isn't that great defensively, but is a great point guard. Hopefully for Jersey he will stick around. Write it down now!! Kevin Love will be a member of the New Jersey Nets after next season.
5.Steve Nash-This may surprise some or it may not. Nash has been one of the best point guards for a fairly long time in the NBA. Two NBA MVPs to prove it. He still has it. Offense is still solid and is one of the best passers in the game.
Agree or disagree? Where does Rondo rank on your point guard list?
Posted on: June 18, 2011 11:48 am
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:
2.Possibly J-Rich or try a sign and trade with a team(most likely Bulls)/Redick/Stevenson maybe.
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?
J-Rich or sign and trade hopefully/Stevenson/Redick
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: June 17, 2011 10:22 am
Top 5 each position NBA:
Honorable mention:Marc Gasol
Honorable mention:Kevin Love
Honorable mention:Paul Pierce
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Posted on: February 28, 2011 7:20 pm
It is a rather interesting topic I came up with some time ago. I was thinking about who is the best scorer at this position and that position. For instance if I wanted the best offensive team all-time or currently who would I have on that team. If I was facing a team with great scorers such as Kobe or MJ who would I ask to guard them. That is the whole point of this post. Create basically 4 starting lineups based on your opinion of course. 1 would be a list of the best scorers by position. You can only use let's say Wilt Chamberlain for scoring not defending. You also can't choose more than one position player. Example: You can't have on best scorers list Shaq and Chamberlain nor vise versa for defense. I'm a young fan which I will say first. I may not know the best of the best all-time, but I thought this would be a very interesting topic. This is like your own created teams. Best defenders vs the best scorers. I'll start:
Best scorers all-time: Best defenders of all-time
C-Wilt Chamberlain C-Bill Russel
SF-Larry Bird vs SF-Pippen
SG-Jordan SG-Clyde Drexler
PG-Magic Johnson PG-Gary Payton
This is just best scorer by position. I did my best. You can argue both ways for KG being a great scorer and Duncan. They both needed in there in my humble opinion.
Best scorers right now: Best defenders right now:
C:Andrea Bargnani C:Dwight Howard
SF:Lebron vs SF:Rudy Gay
SG:Kobe SG:Manu Ginobili
PG:Russel Westbrook PG:CP3
Remember some of these guys I named arn't nec. quote unquote superstars, but they are great in their own right. I mean I'm sure most folks don't even know who Ibaka is. In any case, this was rather fun and interesting. Hope for some solid feedback on this topic.
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