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Dr. J. Naismith 11-18-2008 01:03 PM

Doug Smith: Finley Can Make Us An EC Contender
 
What on earth is Doug smoking? He can't be serious. :confused2:

Courtesy of bongmarley from the RealGM:

Quote:

Originally Posted by bongmarley
Doug Smith was on with Bob Mccowan last night and they talked a little raps. Doug said Raps were probably a player and a half away from being Eastern Conference contenders, whickh I tottally agree with. Then Mccowan asked him hypothetically who might be a guy the raps could get that would fit this criteria.?

The peroson he named was Michael finley.


INSIDER 11-18-2008 01:06 PM

barf.......
doug smith is a moron.
i bet he fell asleep watching the Spurs/Clippers game last night.
the commentators talked about Finley for about 3 minutes while he was shooting FTs, about how far he's come from his Dallas days and how well he plays for an older veteran.
LOL.

takman_777 11-18-2008 01:07 PM

michael finley? NO Way
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith (Post 76176)
What on earth is Doug smoking? He can't be serious. :confused2:

Courtesy of bongmarley from the RealGM:

we would have to give up too much to get the guy. If we could get him for cheap then sure, but i suspect we would have to move AB and 2 other guys to make that happen. i don't see BC getting an older guy by giving up a couple of younger guys.:reporter:

INSIDER 11-18-2008 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by takman_777 (Post 76182)
we would have to give up too much to get the guy. If we could get him for cheap then sure, but i suspect we would have to move AB and 2 other guys to make that happen. i don't see BC getting an older guy by giving up a couple of younger guys.:reporter:

hahahahaah, Takman what are you smoking!!??
you think finley is that valuable???
AB and 2 others???
LOL.
you're confusing finley 2008 with finley circa 2000.

jeffb 11-18-2008 01:15 PM

If we could get him for a draft pick, sure.He'd be good to have off the bench for 15MPG but he wouldn't put us in contention for the EC! Doug Smith is high on something.

Acie 11-18-2008 01:16 PM

Finley looked like he had nothing left in the tank last year. He might be alright in spurts off of the bench, but if the Raps were to go that route I think AP would be better in that role if we could find a way to get someone better to start at the 2.

ClingRap 11-18-2008 01:18 PM

yeah I'm not seeing finley as the solution to our swing/2 guard issues. maybe for the vet min for depth off the bench, but putting up into EC elitehood. not in the slightest.

takman_777 11-18-2008 01:22 PM

Insider
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 76188)
hahahahaah, Takman what are you smoking!!??
you think finley is that valuable???
AB and 2 others???
LOL.
you're confusing finley 2008 with finley circa 2000.

I don't think he is that valuable at all. But with the years he has in and the contract he has, he won't go cheaply unless they do the McDyess thing and buy him out and let him shop as a fire sale item. As is, he will command a decent value on the trade market. i just don't think he is worth what they would ask for him.

jeffb 11-18-2008 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Acie (Post 76195)
Finley looked like he had nothing left in the tank last year. He might be alright in spurts off of the bench, but if the Raps were to go that route I think AP would be better in that role if we could find a way to get someone better to start at the 2.


Honestly if we can upgrade the 2 or 3 i would be happy.Preferably the 3!Finley wouldn't be an upgrade at the 2 and would be a bench player and would be there mostly for the playoffs.Which i'm actually a fan of doing so if we don't anything off the roster for.Ain't gonna happen.

takman_777 11-18-2008 01:24 PM

jeffb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 76194)
If we could get him for a draft pick, sure.He'd be good to have off the bench for 15MPG but he wouldn't put us in contention for the EC! Doug Smith is high on something.

I agree jeff, not sure how much good he would be off the bench though. IF jamario and jason start to play, he would be a 3rd option at best. he is too small to help up front and too slow to play the off-guard and too slow to cover most 3 spot guys these days. I kind of like the front line the way it is and hope that have Bargs move up front will allow both JM and JK to play solid minutes off the bench until one of them can make Smitch sit AB down.:reporter:

MangoKidHoops 11-18-2008 01:42 PM

I'd rather have Stack than Finley.

jeffb 11-18-2008 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by takman_777 (Post 76206)
I agree jeff, not sure how much good he would be off the bench though. IF jamario and jason start to play, he would be a 3rd option at best. he is too small to help up front and too slow to play the off-guard and too slow to cover most 3 spot guys these days. I kind of like the front line the way it is and hope that have Bargs move up front will allow both JM and JK to play solid minutes off the bench until one of them can make Smitch sit AB down.:reporter:

Nahhh! Jomario would then become our 3rd option.

takman_777 11-18-2008 01:48 PM

me too mango, we need more help at the 2 than the 3 for sure:confused2::coffee:

jeffb 11-18-2008 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoKidHoops (Post 76219)
I'd rather have Stack than Finley.


So would i!

takman_777 11-18-2008 01:50 PM

jeffb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 76223)
Nahhh! Jomario would then become our 3rd option.

if jamario becomes the third option, then he should be traded or considered expendable.

t-bag 11-18-2008 03:58 PM

Finley? No way. You must have heard Smith wrong. He must have said 'Lebron.'

Gurk 11-18-2008 04:18 PM

WTH. Smth is on come laced weed. Finley??? are you kidding me:sigh:

jeffb 11-18-2008 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by takman_777 (Post 76228)
if jamario becomes the third option, then he should be traded or considered expendable.

He wouldn't be much of trade bait considering his meke salary unless he's a throw in.And yes he's very expendable imo.I'm starting to doubt he'll be re-signed after this season.

takman_777 11-18-2008 04:23 PM

thus the tag reads "trade bait" or "expendable" I think he has floated himself a trip back to euro ball... too bad, if he played like he cared a bit, fans would love him!:coffee:

jeffb 11-18-2008 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by takman_777 (Post 76319)
thus the tag reads "trade bait" or "expendable" I think he has floated himself a trip back to euro ball... too bad, if he played like he cared a bit, fans would love him!:coffee:


"Back" to Euroball?


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