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Old 08-29-2007, 08:59 PM   #31
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i hope he plays in the NBA for another 5 years.

as i get older, nostalgia kicks in more and more and it feels uplifting seeing someone you watched in person in 1990 still playing.

i was really hoping Reggie would come back as well. its strange seeing the guys that used to dominate struggling to hold their own against today's kids, but you still cheer for them. im a bigger fan of Payton today than i was 17 years ago just based on nostalgia
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:05 PM   #32
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If I could get someone to pay me actual money to play basketball, I would keep doing it until they weren't prepared to pay me any more
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #33
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who cares if he comes back.
obviously isnt like the glove of old, but imagine what kind of veteran leadership he would bring to ANY team. probably wont get payed very much, but he doesnt care, he's set financially, and could be a good pickup for a team with a need of veteran leadership and 2nd/3rd point guard.

never thought id see the day where id consider GP anything other than a starter.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:38 PM   #34
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Why do people get caught up in career statistics so much? Like if he wants to play it hurts his career averages and somehow makes him less of a player?

If a guy averages 30 ppg and then 15 for the last 5 seasons I wouldn't put him behind a person who averaged 30ppg and retired with 5 less years to his credit. People get bent out of shape about this.

If he wants to play for the love of the game and some team still wants him what's the big deal?

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Old 08-29-2007, 11:06 PM   #35
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Maybe he can go to Detroit? He can backup Billups and tutor guys like stuckey. He'd still be on a contending team with players that he'd fit in with--Hamilton,Sheed,MCdyess,Billups,Prince,Hunter,Moham med,etc.
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:10 PM   #36
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Maybe he can go to Detroit? He can backup Billups and tutor guys like stuckey. He'd still be on a contending team with players that he'd fit in with--Hamilton,Sheed,MCdyess,Billups,Prince,Hunter,Moham med,etc.

He would do more harm to Stuckey by taking his minutes
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:17 PM   #37
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He would do more harm to Stuckey by taking his minutes
thats a very shortsighted view though.
in the long run, stuckey would benefit from having played his rookie year under a great NBA veteran, who has done it all as a guard in the NBA. So what, it would only be a year, two tops, three if he's feelin' crazy haha. i would love to have GP come to my team, i dont see why people have to take his age and current on the court ability as the ONLY factors, because they arent...
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:22 PM   #38
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I'd make Stuckey the 3rd guard backing up both Billups and Hamilton. But Payton would be a nice 4th guard. Good insurance, would probably come very cheap and could teach Stuckey and the youngens a thing or 2 on the court. Payton would be a good fit on the Pistons.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:07 AM   #39
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I'd make Stuckey the 3rd guard backing up both Billups and Hamilton. But Payton would be a nice 4th guard. Good insurance, would probably come very cheap and could teach Stuckey and the youngens a thing or 2 on the court. Payton would be a good fit on the Pistons.
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thats a very shortsighted view though.
in the long run, stuckey would benefit from having played his rookie year under a great NBA veteran, who has done it all as a guard in the NBA. So what, it would only be a year, two tops, three if he's feelin' crazy haha. i would love to have GP come to my team, i dont see why people have to take his age and current on the court ability as the ONLY factors, because they arent...

We don't need another veteran. We need our youth to develop NOW so we have a chance at contending while Rip and Chauncey are still in their prime. Keep in mind we already have Flip Murray as the third PG.

Chauncey is going to be the veteran mentor to Rodney. He's the leader of our team and we don't need Gary Payton to come in and play the role of teacher. Payton is better off going to Boston where he can get some actual playing time and teach Rajon Rondo.

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Old 08-30-2007, 01:15 AM   #41
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Payton ought to go up to Boston, where he can backup and help Rajan Rondo. He's certainly a better point guard than Eddie House.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:18 AM   #42
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it was mentioned already, but at best, payton should hang it up with the sonics.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:54 AM   #43
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I'll put it like this, Smush Parker is a signficant upgrade of the 2007 Gary Payon.


I wouldn't go that far.
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