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DHoward to Lakers Finalized! Four team deal


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#21 C47

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:39 AM

I'll agree the Rockets probably had a better offer and I said that all along, but I'm not sure how the Nets is better. The deals Hump and Lopez would be on would be absolutely toxic. The Magic's picks wouldn't be high enough to get difference makers, and they wouldn't be able to move Lopez or Hump for more assets....

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:03 AM

I'll agree the Rockets probably had a better offer and I said that all along, but I'm not sure how the Nets is better. The deals Hump and Lopez would be on would be absolutely toxic. The Magic's picks wouldn't be high enough to get difference makers, and they wouldn't be able to move Lopez or Hump for more assets....


Eh, bad deals for competent centers arent impossible to move, especially if Lopez can re-capture his rebounding magic from his rookie year (when he didnt completely suck at it). I mean the Bobcats moved Okafor with like 4 years left on his crappy deal.

Either way, I'm still laughing at this deal. Its so bad any way you look at it. I mean, you're involved in a 4 team deal with Dwight, Bynum, and Igoudala and the best player you end up with is Aaron Afflalo (who is really good- if hes your 5th best player). Plus you dumped Jason Richardson (ostensibly to save money) but you couldnt even move the much more expensive Turkoglu. Hahaha this is one of those deals Magic fans are gonna remember for a long time

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:16 AM

Okafor was a defensive presence though. Lopez is just about the softest five in the league if not the softest. I've also seen it reported that Turky is indeed gone (being absorbed into Denver's TPE from the Nene trade). So if that's the case the deal basically clears Orlando of every bad deal minus Big Baby. If that's true then it's not a terrible deal by any means for a guy who said he would only "re-sign" with one team....

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

This is all good news for the Bobcats. Our division just got weaker and Miami is the only legit playoff team in it (I'm far from sold on Washington).

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

Best off season yet for the Bobcats. And mainly because of other teams.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

Okafor was a defensive presence though. Lopez is just about the softest five in the league if not the softest. I've also seen it reported that Turky is indeed gone (being absorbed into Denver's TPE from the Nene trade). So if that's the case the deal basically clears Orlando of every bad deal minus Big Baby. If that's true then it's not a terrible deal by any means for a guy who said he would only "re-sign" with one team....


He is a legit 7 ft and can score 18-20 a game. NBA teams cream themselves over big men all the time, unless he turns into the next Eddy Curry you will be able to move him. The deal could make some sense if you include Turk (havent seen that yet), but still- you got nobody to build around. They just traded for a bunch of average guys in a league where average players dont matter. And all they had to give up was the best C in the game.

IMO the worst contract the Magic have is the one they just gave Jameer Nelson. Its been a terrible offseason for the Magic

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:08 PM

I still got OKC beating LA in the playoffs. I agree with Aggie, I wanna see the bitchassness of both Kobe & Dwight try to co-exist. Dwight is basically gonna be like a Bynum now, have to get his points early in the game and from Kobe bricks and stickbacks.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:45 PM

Tough for Igoudala getting traded in the middle of the olympics

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:44 PM

I still got OKC beating LA in the playoffs. I agree with Aggie, I wanna see the bitchassness of both Kobe & Dwight try to co-exist. Dwight is basically gonna be like a Bynum now, have to get his points early in the game and from Kobe bricks and stickbacks.


I'm gonna laugh when Kobe's hero ball tactics fail them again like in 2004 when they got Malone and Payton and supposedly were unbeatable. Don't worry though, the fall guy will be somebody like Artest or Nash if they don't win.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

I still got OKC beating LA in the playoffs. I agree with Aggie, I wanna see the bitchassness of both Kobe & Dwight try to co-exist. Dwight is basically gonna be like a Bynum now, have to get his points early in the game and from Kobe bricks and stickbacks.


Haha, oh queen taharqa you get dumber by the fuging day.


How mad are you going to be when the kittens are lottery picking again and the Lakers are sweeping your bandwagon team, the Heat?


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