The W
Views: 100000821
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
24.10.07 1533
The 7 - Basketball - Vince Carter wants to go to Orlando.
This thread has 6 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(456 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (10 total)
Kawshen
Liverwurst
Level: 69

Posts: 810/1201
EXP: 2846734
For next: 23024

Since: 2.1.02
From: Bronx, NY

Since last post: 1960 days
Last activity: 220 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 21.9.04 1310.09
Reposted on: 21.9.11 1310.22
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/basketball/magic/orl-sptpovtak21092104sep21,1,4946416.story?coll=orl-sports-headlines

Vince Carter wants to replace cousin Tracy McGrady as the leader and star of the Orlando Magic. It's not going to happen. Carter, from Daytona Beach Mainland High, is growing increasingly disgruntled in Toronto, where he has spent the first six years of his NBA career establishing himself as a star.

Although the two teams have had preliminary talks about Carter, the Magic do not have the interest it would take to make it happen. In any deal for Carter, the Raptors want another all-star, which with the Magic would be newly acquired point guard Steve Francis.

There just aren't many scenarios you could draw up where we'd be a better team in acquiring him," Magic General Manager John Weisbrod said, "not when you factor in whom we would have to trade. I can say in no uncertain terms, we would not trade Steve Francis for Vince Carter.
Promote this thread!
Whitebacon
Boudin blanc
Level: 95

Posts: 1439/2468
EXP: 8376831
For next: 291807

Since: 12.1.02
From: Fresno, CA

Since last post: 68 days
Last activity: 38 min.
AIM:  
ICQ:  
#2 Posted on 21.9.04 1322.48
Reposted on: 21.9.11 1323.37
Methinks Vinsanity is about to get a bigtime ego check.
chill
Landjager
Level: 62

Posts: 461/930
EXP: 1911491
For next: 73206

Since: 18.5.02

Since last post: 2688 days
Last activity: 2688 days
#3 Posted on 21.9.04 1529.13
Reposted on: 21.9.11 1530.22
...and it's about time. Who else can see him sitting out for a while, just to pout?
JayJayDean
Scrapple
Level: 125

Posts: 1615/4719
EXP: 22172622
For next: 281605

Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 51 days
Last activity: 29 min.
AIM:  
Y!:
#4 Posted on 21.9.04 1531.21
Reposted on: 21.9.11 1531.23
It's a shame they can't put him on waivers (a la Manny Ramirez) so he can see that no one would claim him at his max salary.
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 152

Posts: 4180/7534
EXP: 43746735
For next: 555027

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 480 days
Last activity: 480 days
#5 Posted on 21.9.04 1618.52
Reposted on: 21.9.11 1619.17
If Orlando does get Vince, is he eligible to take Grant Hill's spot on the 'play 5 games, sit for 2 years' roster?
If Vince ever actually, what's the word, WON something in his career, maybe he would have credibility. However, he hasn't won, so he should shut up. At least Shaq had a few title rings before he shot his way out of L.A.
BigVitoMark
Lap cheong
Level: 76

Posts: 1282/1509
EXP: 3914057
For next: 92022

Since: 10.8.02
From: Queen's University, Canada

Since last post: 3379 days
Last activity: 3288 days
ICQ:  
#6 Posted on 21.9.04 2040.48
Reposted on: 21.9.11 2040.58
I don't think it's even the fact that Carter hasn't won anything that's killing people's interest, but rather the fact that he's displayed absolutely no heart, guts, desire, or whatever else you wanna call it over the past two or three years. I can deal with a guy getting hurt a lot if he's giving some indication that he actually wants to come back, and then plays like he's happy to be back when that time comes. Vince Carter fits neither bill. I wouldn't trade Steve Francis to get him. I'd be hesitant to trade Grant Hill to get him.
BOSsportsfan34
Pepperoni
Level: 66

Posts: 519/1097
EXP: 2386226
For next: 75638

Since: 2.1.03
From: MA

Since last post: 49 days
Last activity: 4 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on 21.9.04 2138.32
Reposted on: 21.9.11 2139.30


Just do a SAR for Vince trade. Make two disgruntled all-stars happy they got their wishes.

(edited by BOSsportsfan34 on 21.9.04 2239)
Merc
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 227/680
EXP: 1212740
For next: 21137

Since: 3.1.02
From: Brisbane, Australia

Since last post: 1290 days
Last activity: 1268 days
#8 Posted on 22.9.04 0141.22
Reposted on: 22.9.11 0142.54
    Originally posted by BigVitoMark
    .. the fact that he's displayed absolutely no heart, guts, desire, or whatever else you wanna call it over the past two or three years.


That's one thing I just don't understand. At NC he was always the blue collar guy, doing all the gritty stuff, which is what made his NBA career so unexpectedly spectacular, at least initially. Maybe he needs The Dean to coach the Raptors.
Net Hack Slasher
Banger
Level: 100

Posts: 2572/2805
EXP: 10156398
For next: 198034

Since: 6.1.02
From: Outer reaches of your mind

Since last post: 3591 days
Last activity: 2010 days
#9 Posted on 24.9.04 2352.31
Reposted on: 24.9.11 2352.39
    Originally posted by chill
    ...and it's about time. Who else can see him sitting out for a while, just to pout?

Not like the team hasn't learn to play without him for long stretches of time in the past.

I wonder what's more of a turnoff for potential traders, his injury plaguing, his lack of heart, or his annoying mom.
JWstorm
Kolbasz
Level: 46

Posts: 443/473
EXP: 681135
For next: 30644

Since: 23.10.02
From: Tarheel State

Since last post: 3052 days
Last activity: 2330 days
AIM:  
#10 Posted on 1.10.04 1726.01
Reposted on: 1.10.11 1729.01
His freshman year Jamison showed him up and became our break out star. Carter was viewed as being kinda lazy and definitely didnt play defense. He improved in those regards but I never remember him being the Shane Battier type
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Scottie Pippen retiring.
Next thread: Isiah: "Go away, Shandon."
Previous thread: Jamal Mashburn likely to sit out this season.
(456 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: It's official, Vince says he wants out of Toronto - Another trade rumour... - VC to Raptors: "Trade me." - More...
The 7 - Basketball - Vince Carter wants to go to Orlando.Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.361 seconds.