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Old 07-26-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hypothetically speaking would you trade, TODAY:
Odom
Kwame
Farmar

for Shaq?

Not an easy call one way or the other.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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You have to add Brian Grant's huge contract b/c that was probably a big incentive for us, knowing in what 3 yrs? we would have an extra like $15mil off the books and have both good players and flexibility for the future. I would still do it, I mean u look @ How snaq turned out, he was definitely on the decline and wasn't willing to take a pay cut like he was w/ the MIA. We would be paying like $30 mil to a guy that avereged like 10ppg in the finals. On the other hand Kobe had his best season, Odom seems to have found himself, Kwame played his best bball of his careeer in the 2nd half of the season and we have cap relief. If Farmar turns into any kind of a player this deal might look pretty one-sided.

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Old 07-26-2006, 06:41 PM   #3
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interesting question, but my answer at this point is "no." now, if you framed the question differently, as if i could ignore the past, then i might say yes.
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interesting question, but my answer at this point is "no." now, if you framed the question differently, as if i could ignore the past, then i might say yes.

that's actually what I meant. Today, no history. Would you make that trade before this season starts if it presented itself?
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:30 PM   #5
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I think I might have to say yes to that trade. With VladRad sitting outside, Cook would play well along side Shaq given his solid outside shooting. If we could somehow manage to acquire Reggie Evans, then we would own the glass.
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Dang, I was hoping you would not agree and make me make a decision! LOL

Ok, I think I would take Shaq to be honest. While he is not nearly as dominant as he used to be, he creates a lot of space in the middle, opening up opportunities that Kobe could thrive on, among others.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:25 AM   #7
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Hell no!!!

I would trade for him in the last year of his contract so I can get 20 million dollars extra added to the cap space. But hell I don't want him playing. This isn't because he is getting old but because I can never forgive him ever.
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Hell no!!!

I would trade for him in the last year of his contract so I can get 20 million dollars extra added to the cap space. But hell I don't want him playing. This isn't because he is getting old but because I can never forgive him ever.

You are supposed to ignore the past as if it never happened!

Now what would you do!
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With no history..i would say yes becasue i would think teaming kobe and shaq=championship if shaq+wade=championship...just based on how the team situation is...they are not really at the level of the top teams..i would pull it off because shaq still is the biggest differenc maker in the game...no one makes the impact in the game like he does...not kobe, not lebron, not wade...these guys will put up huge stats but they wont change an offense or defense like shaq would...hes a very skilled passer too...he can create space on the floor and still find the open man...even at his old age..hes still the most dominant force down low and i think teaming them up would give them one more championship
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:28 PM   #11
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No possible way would the lakers make that trade. Odom and Brown are still in there prime and Farmer appears to be a diamond in the ruff, that trade would makle no sense at all. Shaq had as much to do with that ring in Miami as Kurt Rambis had to do with the Lakers in the 80s. The reason why Miami won a ring is because they have a future hall of famer that was on a rookie salary, which enabled the Heat to surround them with a great supporting cast. Mourning played much better ball in that sieres than Shaq. Dont be suprised if Shaq and Alonzo minutes are real close to each other. Oh we cant forget the great Riley coaching the Heat.
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With no history..i would say yes becasue i would think teaming kobe and shaq=championship if shaq+wade=championship...just based on how the team situation is...they are not really at the level of the top teams..i would pull it off because shaq still is the biggest differenc maker in the game...no one makes the impact in the game like he does...not kobe, not lebron, not wade...these guys will put up huge stats but they wont change an offense or defense like shaq would...hes a very skilled passer too...he can create space on the floor and still find the open man...even at his old age..hes still the most dominant force down low and i think teaming them up would give them one more championship

But Kwame and Odom are both starting to produce more and more and Farmar has potential to be a very solid starter in this league like mike bibby probably.

Its giving up too much talent.

Also dont forget It wasnt just wade and shaq. they also had walker, williams, payton, mourning...for cryin out loud theyre worst player was derek anderson and hes a great player. they had so much offensive production.
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cryin out loud theyre worst player was derek anderson and hes a great player. they had so much offensive production.

You put Doleac over Anderson??? haha
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You put Doleac over Anderson??? haha
My bad But even Doleac can contribute regularly.
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Maybe in a few years...when it wouldn't cost Odom to get him back.....


Or where he could be replaced with someone else.....
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