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Old 08-12-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default GMs Don't Think Iverson Is Worth The Trouble


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The overwhelming belief among NBA general managers is that Allen Iverson isn't worth all the trouble that could come along with him.

"It's a really dicey question," one general manager said, according to NBA.com.

However, unless he decides to retire, Iverson is likely to find a home before the start of the 2009-10 season.

"As a GM, it would be interesting to find out how many GMs with playoff-caliber teams would be willing to even give the veteran's minimum, where the league picks up a large percentage of the salary," the same executive said. "Even at the minimum, you're going to go through training camp and one or two months of the season trying to get the experiment to be successful. I would venture to say that 30 percent or less of playoff GMs would have him for the minimum."

Iverson isn't opposed to signing a one-year deal, but sources close to the guard claim that the circumstances would have to be right.

"There are different scenarios impacting AI at the same time," another GM told NBA.com. "One of them is economic, another is the recent performance of his last two teams -- Denver and Detroit -- and not necessarily his performance, and another is teams protecting space for next summer.

"All of those line up. Another probable factor is what he's asking for. I don't think it is one thing. It's a multitude of factors."

What do you guys think of this?

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Old 08-12-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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i agree
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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Why doesn't he just sign a one year deal with the Knicks?
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #4
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its his own damn fault with his I only know how to play one way and I only start and if I can't do either I will retire talk

idiot even missed a practice in Detroit.


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He should sign with the Sixers again.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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He should sign with the Sixers again.


He should ... now that Miller is gone ...
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:27 PM   #7
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Why doesn't he just sign a one year deal with the Knicks?

They'd be better off giving minutes so Duhon and Robinson can develop, and signing a cheap alternative in say someone like Ty Lue for 10-12 minutes per game.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:28 PM   #8
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He should sign with the Sixers again.

They are giving L. Williams minutes.

Plus Sixers are facing luxury tax issues - 5 million in salary plus 5 million in luxury tax. The question becomes - is AI worth 10 million? A lot of teams are saying no.
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nuggets should sign him to MLE for 1 year, and if he doesn't work after 10-20 games, you cut him.
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nuggets should sign him to MLE for 1 year, and if he doesn't work after 10-20 games, you cut him.

Do they want to spend 10 million (5 million salary, 5 million luxury tax), when they just traded away Steven Hunter and a first round pick to get under the luxury tax?

And especially when they got rid of him last year?
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:22 PM   #11
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The obvious answer is the Bobcats. They need him and he needs them.
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They are giving L. Williams minutes.

Plus Sixers are facing luxury tax issues - 5 million in salary plus 5 million in luxury tax. The question becomes - is AI worth 10 million? A lot of teams are saying no.
Iverson returning to Philly would counter the costs of signing him in what he'll bring in extra ticket sales, merchandise for the new 76ers uniforms featuring his number, among other things.

PG- Williams
SG- Iverson
SF- Igoudala
PF- Young
C- Brand

6th Man- Dalembert

Or

PG- Williams
SG- Igoudala
SF- Young
PF- Brand
C- Dalembert

6th Man- Iverson

Id be interested to see how that worked if it did go down, but Iverson would have to make amends with some people in Management positions for the 76ers. But I doubt both sides are at the point where they can do so, since the wounds of his trade are still there.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:26 AM   #13
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A season with the Bobcats would be best for his image.
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