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Old 01-15-2009, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PHD: There are a ton of Bulls/Raptors trade rumours floating around . Most of the rumours revolve around a deal that would send Hughes and Nocioni + parts to the Raptors for JO and parts. Is this a real possibility?

SS: To me, there’s no chance the Bulls take on O’Neal.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i hope you all read this in the interview, it is exactly what i have been saying about JO for the past 2 weeks...
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PHD: There are a ton of Bulls/Raptors trade rumours floating around . Most of the rumours revolve around a deal that would send Hughes and Nocioni + parts to the Raptors for JO and parts. Is this a real possibility?

SS: To me, there’s no chance the Bulls take on O’Neal.

PHD: Why not? He appears to address all of the Bulls’ needs, no?

SS: There are a couple of major issues with O’Neal. There’s the salary and though you can come within 25 percent, the Bulls would have to give up too much in addition to Hughes to avoid a luxury tax hit. I don’t see them going into the tax to take on O’Neal.

PHD: OK, but his contract comes off the books for 2010. Is there more to JO than we know here in Toronto?

SS: The larger issue to me is that O’Neal is what they call around the NBA a de-energizer. He saps the energy out of a team with his constant injury issues which makes it uncertain when he can play, and then when he is around he won’t practice so he won’t get hurt again and guys hate that and become resentful. Then he talks to the media all the time, and while it’s good for reporters, teammates wonder why this guy is talking all the time and never doing anything

PHD: But couldn’t he help the Bulls with their low post problems.

SS: O’Neal is no longer a low post player. He’s a ground based jump shooter.
he is worthless as a low post presense so stop thinking teams see him as such.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i hope you all read this in the interview, it is exactly what i have been saying about JO for the past 2 weeks...

he is worthless as a low post presense so stop thinking teams see him as such.
So we're to take the word of a non-nba player/coach/scout and consider it the truth? no thanks Besides it's not even accurate...has Oneal been talking to the media at all since he's been hurt? Not once.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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probably not, but it makes me feel better i suspect we are stuck with this roster until sometime in the summer... so whine we must..
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I expect JO will strive coming off the bench and matching up against other subs.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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strive or thrive???
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Don't they mean the same thing???
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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strive or thrive???
lol!! I think he'll do both.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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no they don't mean the same thing... sigh...
strive means to
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1 : to devote serious effort or energy : endeavor <strive to finish a project>
2 : to struggle in opposition : contend
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1 : to grow vigorously : flourish
2 : to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
3 : to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on<thrives on conflict>
— thriv·er \ˈthrī-vər\ noun
sort of the same, but not really used to mean the same thing... so if he STRIVES to be a better player then he and the Raptors will THRIVE as a team...
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Ooooo I get you takman. Thanks
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i hope you all read this in the interview, it is exactly what i have been saying about JO for the past 2 weeks...

he is worthless as a low post presense so stop thinking teams see him as such.
I gather you didn't watch the Sacramento game where he was 15 of 19 or somethign like that, and absolutely killed Miller in the low post. This Sam guy seems to be a moron, who thinks that Raptors will trade the whole team for one year worth of Steve Nash, and that by trading equal salaries, somehow the Bulls will go over the luxury tax ...
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