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Old 06-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #91
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Default Re: DraftExpress: Okafor & Arizona traded for Rashard Lewis & #46

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How long before Andray Blatche gets traded?




He's untradeable.

Assuming this means they are drafting Beal which is a shame because I want Gilchrist
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:28 PM   #92
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just because they traded for ariza doesnt mean that they wont draft MKG, they would be retarded to think ariza is a long term solution at SF. ariza is garbage, and not somebody you wanna build around. they should still draft mkg




and on top of that, lied. beal averaged 6.5 boards a game, not 2

Not really, they drafted Vesely and Singleton, both small forwards last year in the first round. It's not likely they're going to roll with 4 small forwards, 3 of who can't shoot. Ariza's locked up for a few years and could be a solid contributor. Wall, Beal, Ariza, Nene and Okafor could be a real killer lineup defensively.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:48 PM   #93
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You know it's great for the Wizards to add some more talented veterans to help balance the youth and give them someone to help them learn the right way... but why'd they have to get two highly paid vets? At least they'll both be able to contribute.

Well I thought Washington should take Beal before, and this just solidifies that. Barnes wouldn't be a bad choice either.

Side note: it amazes me how much MKG's stock has fallen. He went from sure fire #2 to the top 5-6.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:52 PM   #94
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He's untradeable.

Assuming this means they are drafting Beal which is a shame because I want Gilchrist

Amnesty for Andre. Clears out 7 million in cap space.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #95
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So the wizards just traded a expiring contract for Ariza and Okafor, $48mil tied up until 2014...

Weren't big expiring contracts supposed to be really,really valuable?



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Old 06-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #96
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So the wizards just traded a expiring contract for Ariza and Okafor, $48mil tied up until 2014...

Weren't big expiring contracts supposed to be really,really valuable?




The Wizards are more interested in changing their locker room culture than anything else and having veteran guys around Wall and whoever they pick this year.

They've done that. Let's see if Okafor, Nene and Ariza stay healthy.

Maybe we will see Ariza swapped out for JJ Redick, whose shooting would help stretch the floor for the Wizards.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #97
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Not really, they drafted Vesely and Singleton, both small forwards last year in the first round. It's not likely they're going to roll with 4 small forwards, 3 of who can't shoot. Ariza's locked up for a few years and could be a solid contributor. Wall, Beal, Ariza, Nene and Okafor could be a real killer lineup defensively.

the more i think about, im not so sure

theres reports coming, supporting both sides, some saying that it will have no effect, others saying its case-closed, they are taking beal

guess we'll have to wait and see

as for vesely, of the 20 lin-ups he was most featured in, he wasnt a SF once, so hes definitely a PF right now, he was a center more than he was a SF

http://www.82games.com/1112/11WAS14.HTM
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:24 PM   #98
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Hornets needed to free-up minutes for Aminu, plus there was no need for Okafor with Davis on the way. Plus, the amount of cap space they'll free up once they dump Lewis.

Wizards needed some vets. Good deal for both teams.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #99
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Hornets needed to free-up minutes for Aminu, plus there was no need for Okafor with Davis on the way. Plus, the amount of cap space they'll free up once they dump Lewis.

Wizards needed some vets. Good deal for both teams.

The Hornets needed Okafor, espescially at C. He was hurt last season but he's the right type of compliment as a bulky 6'10 C who maintains the post to be paired with a skinny PF like Anthony Davis.

Davis is going to spend much of next season trying to find his game, whether facing up to attack the basket or mid-range jumpers. I think it would be a bad decision for New Orleans to expect him to play in the post on offense or defense as a rookie. He should be more of a weakside help defender in the NBA so he can collect blocks.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:38 PM   #100
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the more i think about, im not so sure

theres reports coming, supporting both sides, some saying that it will have no effect, others saying its case-closed, they are taking beal

guess we'll have to wait and see

as for vesely, of the 20 lin-ups he was most featured in, he wasnt a SF once, so hes definitely a PF right now, he was a center more than he was a SF

http://www.82games.com/1112/11WAS14.HTM

The only problem with drafting MKG would be that you'd be hoping that your PG & SF can develop jumpshots ASAP, along with your Top 10 pick from last season in Vesely. That would be 3 straight Top 10 picks who can't shoot the ball to help space the floor on offense, and thats a huge problem.

At the same time, the Wizards "best shooter" would be Jordan Crawford at SG and he shot a terrible 28% from 3.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #101
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The only problem with drafting MKG would be that you'd be hoping that your PG & SF can develop jumpshots ASAP, along with your Top 10 pick from last season in Vesely. That would be 3 straight Top 10 picks who can't shoot the ball to help space the floor on offense, and thats a huge problem.

At the same time, the Wizards "best shooter" would be Jordan Crawford at SG and he shot a terrible 28% from 3.

thats a great point, and its something im sure the wizards FO has spent a lot of time mulling over
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #102
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He's untradeable.

Assuming this means they are drafting Beal which is a shame because I want Gilchrist

A lot of teams would take him if it meant getting a first round pick in the deal. Lakers should trade him for their TPE.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #103
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Default Re: TRADE: Hornets sending Okafor and Ariza to Wizards for Rashard Lewis, 2nd rounder

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The Hornets needed Okafor, espescially at C. He was hurt last season but he's the right type of compliment as a bulky 6'10 C who maintains the post to be paired with a skinny PF like Anthony Davis.

Davis is going to spend much of next season trying to find his game, whether facing up to attack the basket or mid-range jumpers. I think it would be a bad decision for New Orleans to expect him to play in the post on offense or defense as a rookie. He should be more of a weakside help defender in the NBA so he can collect blocks.

Agree with this.
Also Okafor can beat up people up where Davis can't. No one questions Okafor's toughness.

That said, maybe NO will go after a big in free agency, Asik or Lopez. Asik could play the same role of banger/protector that Okafor played. He's no softy.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:07 AM   #104
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Default Re: DraftExpress: Okafor & Arizona traded for Rashard Lewis & #46

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He's untradeable.

Assuming this means they are drafting Beal which is a shame because I want Gilchrist

Someone could trade for him. Just depends on what Wizards are willing to take back in return.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:11 AM   #105
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Someone could trade for him. Just depends on what Wizards are willing to take back in return.
Blatche is awful. I'd be shocked if any team even considered trading for him
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