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Old 07-29-2009, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Call me crazy (please don't), but if AI could get over his ego, do you think we could get him to play in T Dot? How much money do we have left? Do you think he would accept our vet minimum instead of being paid big bucks by a subpar team, while we are likely looking at the post season? He would be a great mentor for DD, and would fill some seats in the ACC. And he wouldn't have to come off the bench. We would have an excellent startintg 5 of...

Jose
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This way DD can work his way into the rotation without any pressure. Defense wouldn't be a problem if we had DD and Wright backing him up when we play the Wades and the Kobes.

At this point in Allens career, I think its not about money anymore. He could retire right now and live like a king the rest of his life. He just wants to compete for a ring. IMO AI is that one missing piece that could get us over the hump. Gives us the swagger that we've been lacking for some time now and he gets instant points, whether hes a starter or coming off the bench.

Consider, thats all I'm saying.

PS, I don't want to hear all this "he's a team killer" BS.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess it depends on Allen Iverson DK.

You want to believe that he can get his ego in check, but can he?
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Where are you gonna get the money for this signing? There's nothing left.

And no, I wouldn't want Iverson on this team. Too much of a volume shooter.

He's gonna sign with one of Lakers/Celtics/Magic/Spurs/Magic and attempt to get his ring.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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this is a very bad idea!!! very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very bad idea
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this is a very bad idea!!! very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very bad idea
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If AI could check his EGO
If Kapono could dribble without travelling
If Shaq had a brain
If E. Curry could live without Burger King
If Rasheed could bite his tongue
......... Lots of ifs there, and the most difficult of them all is Iversons EGO
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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AI is a basket case as a team mate.. we shipped the last ME first guard we had named TJ Ford, i love the guy, but he has no concept of how he fits in a team.. neither does AI! Chauncey Billups took the Nuggets where AI couldn't with his unselfish play. the Raptors do not need an aging ego challenging the chemistry every night... he can find a place to play at ruckers, they love him there! i hear the AND1 team is hiring... it's all about AI and he has proven that every year in the league...

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Old 07-29-2009, 05:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Pistons didn't want to play with him, all Allen Iverson wants to do is win.

I don't see him working out with Jose though. They both like having the ball in their hands. I just don't see any possibility of Jose wanting to feed the ball to AI, or AI playing off the ball and watching Jose run pick and rolls all game. I think it would be nearly impossible for those two to find a balance together.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Call me crazy (please don't), but if AI could get over his ego, do you think we could get him to play in T Dot? How much money do we have left? Do you think he would accept our vet minimum instead of being paid big bucks by a subpar team, while we are likely looking at the post season? He would be a great mentor for DD, and would fill some seats in the ACC. And he wouldn't have to come off the bench. We would have an excellent startintg 5 of...

Jose
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This way DD can work his way into the rotation without any pressure. Defense wouldn't be a problem if we had DD and Wright backing him up when we play the Wades and the Kobes.

At this point in Allens career, I think its not about money anymore. He could retire right now and live like a king the rest of his life. He just wants to compete for a ring. IMO AI is that one missing piece that could get us over the hump. Gives us the swagger that we've been lacking for some time now and he gets instant points, whether hes a starter or coming off the bench.

Consider, thats all I'm saying.

PS, I don't want to hear all this "he's a team killer" BS.
I think if we were desperate but we are not there. I for one like him but he is the last of that type of guard (Option one, shoot 1st, run everything through me). The newer type point guard is quarterbacking the team as well as creating their own shots.

A.I has too prove that he can quarterback a team, and we have a good quarterback in Jose and even Hedo can run the half court offense. As for a perimeter player who can create his own shot then I understand your argument but he is not needed in my opinion.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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1st - Iverson would have to sign for the minimum (chances are 5% or less)
2nd - His game doesn't fit ours. He runs like a crazy pet from coast to coast turning the ball over 2.10 times a game. BTW he can't run anymore (I forgot he's 33)
3rd - We would have the best defensive backcourt in the NBA... No comments here. Don't come with that stuff that DD and Wright guard Kobe and Wade, because Kobe and Wade play 40 minutes a night, and Calderon plays at least 32 and Jack 20. My math tells me that AI would play 4 minutes...

this is insane...
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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For vet-min and small minutage every team can sing him. And there's better teams than Toronto for try to win a ring.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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For vet-min and small minutage every team can sing him. And there's better teams than Toronto for try to win a ring.

Sure... No way in hell he'd choose Toronto over Boston, LA or even Denver and Miami
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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a me-first-before-my-team guy? no thanx. i'm desperate to make this team a Finals contender but i'm patient enough to wait till next season to try and sign prospective crops...
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