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Old 11-13-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Shareef Abdur-Rahim a Magic?

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By John Denton
FLORIDA TODAY

ORLANDO -- Magic fans desperate to see Orlando upgrade its smallish frontline might want to remember this name: Shareef Abdur-Rahim.

Abdur-Rahim is fuming in Sacramento over his reduced playing time under new coach Reggie Theus. The 12-year veteran played 32 minutes in the Kings first two games, but he got just 12 minutes in the four games after that. What was particularly surprising is that Abdur-Rahim, 30, played just two minutes Tuesday against Seattle and one minute Saturday against Minnesota. And Friday against Cleveland, Abdur-Rahim received the first DNP-CD (Did Not Play-Coach’s Decision) of his career.

Clearly, Sacramento starting the rebuilding process and is turning the focus of its team over to Kevin Martin and rookie center Spencer Hawes.

I bring up Abdur-Rahim’s name for a variety of reasons. The power forward has averaged 18.1 points and 7.5 rebounds over his career and his rugged 6-foot-9, 245-pound frame would give the Magic some much-needed size at power forward.

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Old 11-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #2
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To acquire a player such as Abdur-Rahim, the Magic would likely have to trade one of their expiring contracts. Carlos Arroyo ($4 million), Pat Garrity ($3.8 million) or Keyon Dooling ($3.5 million) might appeal to the Kings because of their desire to slash payroll. And Arroyo and Dooling could come in especially handy to the Kings, who are already without Mike Bibby because of a torn ligament in his thumb.

Yeah, Abdur-Rahim would be a good addition to the team. I think he can still play, and he's not that old... he's 30 now, gonna be 31 in a month. Giving up either Arroyo, Garrity, or Dooling would certainly be worth it to get a big like Shareef who can definitely play well. This guy was once a 23-point per game guy. Bring in Reef!
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Default Re: Shareef Abdur-Rahim a Magic?

i'll rather sign C-Webb with the veteren minimum...
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Shareef Abdur-Rahim a Magic?

I like C-Webb better too, but Shareef wouldn't be a bad addition, either.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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I think an Arroyo for Shareef deal could benefit both teams.

Can Dooling play SG?
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:39 PM   #6
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Abdur-Rahim would help a tiny bit but at this point some random athletic gem in the NBDL, if such a player exists, would help just as much in 6-10 minutes per game
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Abdur Rahim, has a flat shot :), aside from that, Abdur Rahim is a solid player.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:46 PM   #8
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He's isn't worth his money.
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