Bill Simmons Clips/Raps Trade Proposition
Old 02-21-2008, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bill Simmons Clips/Raps Trade Proposition

Bill's bored I guess and so he apparently proposed a deal between us and the Clippers. Toronto trades Jorge Garbajosa, Juan Dixon, Maceo Baston and a 2008 No. 2 pick to the Clippers for Cuttino Mobley and Dan Dickau.

Originally Posted by Bill Simmons from ESPN
Why Toronto does it: Because they're turning three nobodies into a valuable supporting guy with playoff experience who shoots 40 percent from threes. By adding Mobley to the mix with Jason Kapono, Anthony Parker, Jose Calderon and Carlos Delfino, the Raps would have five perimeter guys shooting 40 percent or better from threes. Would you want to play a hot team that's making threes in the playoffs? I wouldn't. As for Mobley's deal, I'm going to use the Derek Fisher Corollary here. Remember when Utah traded for Fish before last season and it was one of those, "Yeah, his contract sucks, but now that we have him, he really helps us" trades? In my opinion, Mobley is this year's Fisher -- a valuable supporting guy who happens to be overpaid. Well, is this necessarily a bad thing if you have the cap space? I say no. Besides, the money would be a wash this season and next season, and for the final year of the deal, Mobley becomes a valuable expiring contract for trading purposes.

Note: Right now, the Raptor Truthers are furrowing their brows and saying, "Wait, was that a fairly logical explanation or am I crazy?")
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well considering this team doesnt exactly utilize kapono as well as they should, i mean, he had a more significant role with miami than he has here, im not sure if we need yet another shooter.
though, mobley has shown he has the ability to be more than simply a spot-up shooter, as does kapono at times.
i dont like this trade.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)

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ughhh, mobley?
another tweener, chucker.
no thanks.

the guy is small, he's inconsistant... can go off for 25 easy, but then shoot 2-12 the next night.
he doesnt give us anything but headaches really.
and i'm not sure about his locker room temperment, but i dont see him as the "veteran leader" that we need.

and he's wayyy past his prime...
no thanks.
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