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NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#1 Postby bodybag » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:01 pm

Pistons acquire Iverson for Billups, McDyess, Samb
http://www.nba.com/2008/news/11/03/nugg ... index.html

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#2 Postby Vegan Joe » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:03 pm

Did someone say Golden State Warriors?
Nevermind.

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#3 Postby bodybag » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:14 pm

Vegan Joe wrote:Did someone say Golden State Warriors?
Nevermind.
Rick Barry is coming out of retirement! :shock:

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#4 Postby Vegan Joe » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:23 pm

bodybag wrote:
Vegan Joe wrote:Did someone say Golden State Warriors?
Nevermind.
Rick Barry is coming out of retirement! :shock:

Maybe the Warriors will buy him a Moped.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/b ... index.html

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#5 Postby damdaman » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:28 pm

This is a horrible deal for the Pistons, I can't imagine what Joe Dumars could possibly be thinking with this. AI is a gifted athlete and scorer but he is not a franchise player. He can't run a team like Billups, he can't be a leader. In fact, his attitude and selfishness with the ball tends to make him the exact opposite of a leader. He can score a lot but he needs a lot of shots to get those points. Billups is an efficient leader who distributes the ball, knows when to take the shot, and can nail the 3. AI is a washed up ball hog on the downside of his career.

Not to mention you also lose McDyess in this deal, who is a solid low-post scorer and rebounder.

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#6 Postby bodybag » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:17 pm

damdaman wrote:This is a horrible deal for the Pistons, I can't imagine what Joe Dumars could possibly be thinking with this. AI is a gifted athlete and scorer but he is not a franchise player. He can't run a team like Billups, he can't be a leader. In fact, his attitude and selfishness with the ball tends to make him the exact opposite of a leader. He can score a lot but he needs a lot of shots to get those points. Billups is an efficient leader who distributes the ball, knows when to take the shot, and can nail the 3. AI is a washed up ball hog on the downside of his career.

Not to mention you also lose McDyess in this deal, who is a solid low-post scorer and rebounder.
I agree with everything you said in your post.

One article I read quoted Dumars I think saying he made the deal because the Pistons have lost in the Eastern Conference Finals for 3 consecutive seasons. They lost to eventual NBA champions Miami and Boston 2 of those 3 seasons. Detriot ain't gonna win an NBA championship with Mr. Practice! :roll:

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#7 Postby damdaman » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:56 pm

Hmm, this might explain what Dumars has in mind. It's an interesting take on the trade. I didn't know AI and Lebron had the same agent.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#8 Postby bodybag » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:13 pm

damdaman wrote:Hmm, this might explain what Dumars has in mind. It's an interesting take on the trade. I didn't know AI and Lebron had the same agent.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns
Interesting. :idea:

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Re: NBA blockbuster: Denver to deal Iverson

#9 Postby dontxhide » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:30 pm

Post above me spam! Kinda interesting prose spam though.

At first I had no idea why this was about Iverson lol!
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