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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:55 am
Dude, you don't seem to understand, man:

SPREWELL CHOKED HIS COACH

Teams didn't exactly go for that. The Warriors would have needed to search for trades, anyway, because he's a ballhog (especially in his prime). His %'s were never great, he couldn't really rebound for his size, and his defense was praised (but inconsistently pressure). He'd get a flashy steal and breakaway dunk a game, maybe another steal, then let up off his man all game. He was a hog who could very easily disrupt a team's chemistry.

Now stir in that PJ Carlisemo was going to be wearing Spree's hand prints around his throat for Christmas, and you're pretty much stuck with the guy. Not only is he Stacy Patton in the flesh, but he's CHOAKING his coach now? After PJ asked him to make "crisper passes"??? We're lucky we got ANYBODY out of that guy. No teams wanted anything of Sprewell.

John Starks recieved a huge kick in the balls when he was traded for the league's pitbul. How would you feel? He was Ron Artest before Ron Artest; talent, but talent that seldom shines through it's thick layer of cockiness, lame effort, and unpredictable outbreaks of rage. No team wants that. Artest is the best defensive player in the league... and the Pacers would have a hard enough time trying to trade him. Imagine Golden State's efforts with Spree. What kind of coach is gonna say, "trade for him!" Not many...

They got the best deal they could.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:19 pm
There are always takers for talent! Yes the guy was a bad arse but teams always look for guys to upgrade their team and the Knicks did that and they improved a fair bit!

Ron Artest would have many takers for him because of his immense talent! Don't worry, the Pacers would not be low on good trade proposals for him if they ever want to get rid of him
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:12 pm
True, but Artest and Sprewell are leagues away. Besides, the Pacers would have to deal Artest for either developing talent or a bunch of average players. SERIOUSLY doubt Indiana getting back a star for a guy who ran into the stands and decked someone. WAY too big of a loose cannon.

Thinking there were TONS of offers, leaking with talent, for a coach-choker probably isn't true.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:57 pm
I just think the Warriors could have gotten much more for their best player. The team really had nothing left after he left
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:46 pm
Yeah, it was a rebuilding phase... those are needed every 10-20 years. Starting from the ground up with a lottery pick added to a hot summer free agent is a better recipe for success than trying to pull a dying team out of a tailspin... Sometimes, you just need to swallow it for a few years until young talent develops... and, from the looks of things, it worked pretty well for Golden State!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:10 am
It just took soooooo long! 11 years is so long, it could have been done in 5 or 6 years but we are here now and things look good
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:08 am
St Jean's doing, blame him... he kept blowing the lottery picks and making the round moves (ie, trading for players instead of signing key free agents). Can't move forward if you keep screwing up
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:12 am
The guy isn't here so that is a step forward
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:40 pm
His departure alone was a step forward; see how much we improved IMMEDIATELY with CMullin? Give it another year or so. Mully's only getting smarter.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:50 am
There is no comparison between the two! Mullin has looked awesome and hopefuly he will keep it up. It is guys like that that make champios. He was one but unfortunately never won a championship - An injustice
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:39 am
Here's hoping the new generation gets the guy a ring! He's a basketball purist that should have gotten one. I was pulling SO HARD for Indiana when Mully was in the playoffs with them. A lot of people were pissed when he asked for a trade, but I think there's something to be said about a guy who busts his ass for you for 15 years and then asks for a trade in his twilight years so he can get a ring while he still contributes something on the floor. The Warriors weren't gonna make the playoffs, no matter how hard Mullin played. I think the trade was justified and I wished him the best in Indiana (God help me, I was even cheering on Reggie Miller at one point in time...)
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