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Old 11-03-2008, 01:57 PM
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I wish him the best of luck. I would love to see him get his championship, though it would have to be at the expense of the Celtics.
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Dumars has become Shapiro.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:07 PM
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I Iverson

Me too Lori. Been a fan of him for a long time.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:12 PM
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Just one answer for a myriad of questions.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:16 PM
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Iverson.....the love?



Unbelievable.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:20 PM
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I am not sure how to interpret this. I think Denver must obviously feel like the team they had couldn't do it. They lost all of their defense when they lost Najara and Camby and this is their way of trying to get some of that back along with a little more offense in the process. I have a feeling though that Anthony won't respect Billups as much as he did Iverson and he'll try to dominate the team offense and I just don't think that's going to work. Either way, I didn't think much of Denver's chances to make a real impact in the West beforehand and I still don't.

Detroit is different. Billups was the heart and soul of that team and it's hard to replace that once it's lost. However, if there is any player in the league to try to replace that with, it's Iverson. I think Detroit realized that they did need a little something on offense. They have guys that can score but I think Iverson is the kind of guy that can not only score but he puts more pressure on a defense than Billups does. I think Iverson will open up the court a little bit more for their offense. I don't think it hurts them at all and if it doesn't work out, they are in a better position to do things in the offseason once Iverson and Rasheed Wallace's contracts both expire. I believe those two contracts total about $35 million. I think Dumars is looking at his roster and thinking that they'd be better off playing an uptempo style and taking advantage of the young, athletic players that they have and Iverson is more suited to that style than Billups is. Overall, I like the move for Denver but not as much as I like it for Detroit.
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Unbelievable.

Take it you don't like him?
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Unbelievable.

jealous?
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He's terrible. Tupac Lite.
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He's terrible. Tupac Lite.

His game is terrible?
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I think it blows for Detroit--which is good.
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No.
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Take it you don't like him?

Indifferent...but it blows for Detroit.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:39 PM
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His game is terrible?
It's not good enough to trade McDyess. I can understand Billups and a benchwarmer.

The guy is 33 years old. The Pistons aren't going to win with two volatile douchebags like Wallace and Iverson leading them.
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It's not good enough to trade McDyess. I can understand Billups and a benchwarmer.

The guy is 33 years old. The Pistons aren't going to win with two volatile douchebags like Wallace and Iverson leading them.
Where they going to win if they hadn't made this move? The move allows them to still be competitive while setting themselves up financially to have more flexibility in the next offseason.
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Where they going to win if they hadn't made this move? The move allows them to still be competitive while setting themselves up financially to have more flexibility in the next offseason.
EAUXH!?


So ...it doesn't help them this year?
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^^^ Jealous Snorty
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^^^ Jealous Snorty
Just stating fact.

Philadelphia had a belly full.

It only took Denver one season.......so there ya go.


I guess they were jealous,too.
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So ...it doesn't help them this year?
I think it makes them a little bit better but no, I don't think it makes them a championship team. I don't think every move should be made to make a team a championship team in that particular year. I think it's a good move for the future of the team without them having to have a drop off while making the transition.
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