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Quezzy
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#1 Posted on 28.6.02 1801.11
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Well first of all let me say I agree with Barkley when he said that he was surprised nobody picked Udonis Haslem out of Florida. They say that he is too small to play the power position, but they said the same thing in college too and he worked hard and got it done. And I don't see how you can take Grizzard over him, and especially don't see how Vincent Yarbrough would go ahead of him. But that I can live with, but I will miss getting to see on tv.

But the other bit of news I can't believe....




The Philadelphia 76ers traded......






SPEEDY CLAXTON!!

You can't trade Speedy Claxton! He's going to be like the MVP of the NBA next year! You just wait, now that he's on San Antonio that will put them over the hump and they will defeat the Lakers!

Speedy Claxton 2003 NBA MVP!
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#2 Posted on 28.6.02 1902.44
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    Originally posted by Quezzy
    You can't trade Speedy Claxton! He's going to be like the MVP of the NBA next year! You just wait, now that he's on San Antonio that will put them over the hump and they will defeat the Lakers!

    Speedy Claxton 2003 NBA MVP!



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#3 Posted on 28.6.02 1928.45
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Who did the Spurs give up for Speedy?
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#4 Posted on 28.6.02 1955.44
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Who did the Spurs give up for Speedy?


I don't know, but as a result of the trade, both Duncan and Robinson have announced that they will be too injured to play at full speed against the Lakers in the next playoffs.
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#5 Posted on 29.6.02 1219.19
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Who did the Spurs give up for Speedy?


Mark Bryant and the rights to the 26th and 57th pick, which turned out to be John Salmons and Randy Holcomb.
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#6 Posted on 30.6.02 0422.05
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Now that was a good trade for the Spurs. We shall see how it works out for both teams.
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#7 Posted on 3.7.02 1632.02
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    Originally posted by Quezzy
    Well first of all let me say I agree with Barkley when he said that he was surprised nobody picked Udonis Haslem out of Florida. They say that he is too small to play the power position, but they said the same thing in college too and he worked hard and got it done. And I don't see how you can take Grizzard over him, and especially don't see how Vincent Yarbrough would go ahead of him.



A lot of great SEC players over the past few years just haven't panned out in the pros, which is a little puzzling...Ronnie Henderson, Ansu Sesay, BJ Mckie, and Dan Langhi were all SEC players of the year if I'm not mistaken. None of these guys have made any impact whatsoever in the pros(Langhi was cut just today :-( ) Haslem was very dominant, but I could see how some may be skeptical (he's only 6'8" if I'm not mistaken). But of course Charles is partial to the smaller powerful guys. I think he'd be a solid pick up for someone.



(edited by chuckc14 on 3.7.02 1632)
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#8 Posted on 8.7.02 1528.57
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Charles is partial to small power guys from the SEC because he is one. Does anyone know why the Sixers traded Claxton? I'm trying to figure out what their motives were.
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#9 Posted on 8.7.02 1615.44
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The Sixers needed to get younger and more athletic from the 3, 4, and 5 positions. When they went to the finals the key was their ability to run the floor and go from grabbing a rebound to a fast break in the blink of an eye. Theo Ratliff was the key as he used to follow up the play and get a lot of garbage points. With Mutombo, Harpring(?), and Coleman the Sixers had no fast break forcing them to play a half court game for most of the season. The offseason goal was to get younger and more athletic from the 3-5 positions as they see this as their key to getting back to the finals. Claxton was expendible as he was playing more like a 2 guard than a PG. The backcourt will consist of AI, Snow, and McKie unless there is another trade announced on the 15th.

Don't shoot the messenger because I don't like it either but this is what I was able to figure out.
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#10 Posted on 8.7.02 1916.57
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From what I see, there's mixed feelings from the Sixers side of this trade. As a Spurs fan, I just salivate at the prospect of a Tony Parker/Speedy Claxton backcourt. If they move Steve Smith to SF to make it happen, they would have great slashers to compliment Duncan.
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#11 Posted on 9.7.02 0406.56
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I'm sure they could have gotten something better for Claxton and I think they should have never traded for Derrick Coleman. If they are trying to use the formula that got them to the Finals, Coleman doesn't fit in. He can't play defense or make the hustle plays that they got that year from...what's that ugly motherf*****'s name? I understand that they wanted more scoring, but who would trade for Derrick Coleman except for someone in a fantasy league?
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#12 Posted on 9.7.02 0815.22
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    Originally posted by pinnacleofallthingsmanly
    I'm sure they could have gotten something better for Claxton and I think they should have never traded for Derrick Coleman. If they are trying to use the formula that got them to the Finals, Coleman doesn't fit in. He can't play defense or make the hustle plays that they got that year from...what's that ugly motherf*****'s name? I understand that they wanted more scoring, but who would trade for Derrick Coleman except for someone in a fantasy league?


The problem was not Coleman as much as it was resigning Mutumbo. They had a choice in the offseason of signing either Mutumbo or MacCulloch. They could of signed a young, slow center whose upside was limited, but you could work with, and would grow into a solid, middle of the pack center in this league or an aging veteran whose best years were behind him and whose skills would continue to deteriorate over time. Care to take a guess which one they chose?
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#13 Posted on 9.7.02 0930.53
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I wasn't crazy about the Coleman move when they made it in the offseason, but by the end of the first round this year, Coleman seemed like the only guy on the team who really was hustling and putting everything out there for the duration of the games, even with injuries.

He seemed to end up being more consistent than Tyrone Hill was through most of the playoffs last year. Hill had a standout game in...I think it was the Milwaukee series, but he was a non-factor or worse in LA and Toronto. The medical problems his father was having surely contributed, but he never seemed really comfortable on the Sixers. The guy I think they missed the most was George Lynch, who could score a bit but was a big part of what made their defense really work. Not having him to defend the best forwards on the opposing teams probably contributed to wearing Aaron McKie out over the season.
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#14 Posted on 10.7.02 2129.43
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Hey, at least when you got Coleman, he did something useful. Back when he was with Charlotte, I don't think I need to remind you how well we did without him compared to with him. And this is just him on the roster, never mind playing.
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