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  1. Garnett to the Lakers?

    By Chad Ford and Marc Stein Updated: June 27, 2007, 10:05 AM ET There was a growing sentiment around the league Tuesday night that the Kevin Garnett sweepstakes are nearing a conclusion and that the Phoenix Suns are the most likely winners, that could potentially land Garnett in the desert by draft night. With the Los Angeles Lakers' attempts to construct a multi-team deal or a direct trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves collapsing, ESPN's Jim Gray reports that talk of a potential three-team trade that would involve Minnesota, Boston and Phoenix has been rekindled, in which the primary cost to the Suns would be All-Star forward Shawn Marion moving to the Celtics. Indications from various NBA front-office sources suggest that Garnett being moved in conjunction with Thursday's draft looks more likely than ever before, with the Suns -- identified by last week as KG's first choice for a new home -- in prime position to make the big score. In the scenario reported by Gray, Garnett would go to Phoenix, Boston would land Marion and the Wolves would receive a package featuring the No. 5 overall pick in Thursday's draft along with Theo Ratliff of the Celtics and Kurt Thomas of the Suns. Phoenix may also include their No. 29 overall pick to Minnesota. The key stumbling block for Boston would be Marion's reluctance to play for the Celtics, which sources say was conveyed to both teams last week when the idea of a three-team trade involving these clubs was first made public. With Marion possessing the right to opt out of his contract after next season and become a free agent in July 2008, Boston would undoubtedly be seeking assurances from Marion's camp that he's interested in signing an extension with the Celtics, even though league rules technically would preclude such negotiations until after July 1 (and after the trade). TODAY on a local radio show, they had stated that Shawn Marion is on his way to Boston to discuss a long term big $$ deal. Take it as you wish. I just read another article stating that Boston says they're not trading away the #5 pick, but IN THAT ARTICLE, it states that they are still talking to a few teams and a big multi-team blockbuster trade is definitely not out of the question.
  2. Garnett to the Lakers?

    It's all rumors at this point. It may not seem like a boatload for him, but they already have the #7 pick. They would be getting the #5 pick. And throw in 2 veteran big men. Pair them up with some SOLID draft picks. They're not going to the NBA finals, but it would make their team better! Besides, Garnett is aging. It's only a year or 2 before he's on the downfall of his career. Get something for him now before it's too late. And as much as I hate the Lakers, that's what they SHOULD be trying to do with Kobe. I mean you've got the best player in the league on your team. However he's also getting to the later stages of that "prime". Trade him while his value couldn't be any higher. Get a boatload for him and/or a nice couple of draft picks. This is one of the best draft classes in quite some time. Get something for Kobe before it's too late. However they wont. And I can only hope that Kobe opts out of his contract next year and bails, leaving the Lakers high and dry!
  3. Garnett to the Lakers?

    It's being reported on ESPN radio here in Phoenix that a 3 way deal between Boston/Minnesota/Phoenix is about to be finalized. Shawn Marion met with the Suns brass last night to confirm that he is not in their long term plans. It is reported that today he is on his way to Boston to talk to the Celtic's brass about a long term big $$ deal. If he approves the trade (he has a no trade clause or "opt-out agreement") here's what's being said is completed - ALL 3 teams are ready to pull the trigger. MINNESOTA gets: #5 overall pick AND Theo Ratliff from Boston, Kurt Thomas from Phoenix... BOSTON gets: Shawn Marion and the Suns #29 overall pick.. SUNS get: Kevin Garnett We'll see if anything comes of this or not... As a Suns fan, I dont want to see Marion go, but love the thought of having a true defensive big man in the middle.
  4. Asante Samuel unhappy

    Until they lose 2 games in a row while Brady throws most of the deep passes to Stallworth.
  5. I've played in the same 3 leagues for the past 6 years. 2 are re-draft leagues and 1 is a "franchise league". The WHOLE problem with leaving the commissioner in charge or the final say on a trade is this: In one of my re-draft leagues (my favorite one) last season durring about week 6, I was desperate for a RB who was producing. The commissioner offered me a trade of: B Westbrook and M Colston for T Barber, L Jordan, and P Burress.. I was already stacked at the WR position and Westbrook was a step up from Barber cause Westy actually got IN the endzone and didnt just see it. I accepted it on Sportsline and it was just pending the commissioner's approval. Like I said, the guy I was trading with WAS the commissioner. He called me that night to tell me that he was getting on his computer to process it, but then had to go cause he had another phone call. Well come to find out, that phone call was from another member in our league, and a close friend of his. I kept refreshing my team page so I could make the appropriate lineup changes for the upcomming week. After about an hour I refreshed it, and it said that my trade was "VETOED" by the commissioner and about 2 minutes later, there was a trade that was accepted and processed BY the commissioner for a trade with him and his buddy. He gave up the same 2 players - Westy and Colston for F Gore, C Taylor, and R Wayne. I was FURIOUS!!! I sent out an email to the entire league letting everyone know what just happened, and that the commisioner used his veto priviledges to better his team after a trade had already been accepted and waiting to be processed. He then fired back and told me that he would have done this for anyone out there. B.S.!! We shared some pretty nasty words, and he was upset at me for telling HIS league that he has ran for the past 12 years that he is a cheater. I just told him the proof is in the transaction report. Anyway, the only way that we could get past this was he refunded me my $150 league entry fee and left my team intact. He stayed true to it and put the best lineup each week in there for my old team, but low and behold, he not only won the championship but he also won the points pot as well. So he got 100% or $1800 in this league. I guess my whole point here is BE CAREFUL of what your league rules are, and BE SURE that you have a trustworthy and honest commissioner if trades are up to his final approval. Yes I'm still bitter about this. We are still friends - not near as good as we used to be, but I will NEVER again play in another one of his leagues. Oh well..
  6. LJ to see more touches as receiver

    My question is, will TRENT GREEN even be the QB there this year???
  7. 2007 NBA Draft

    More like dominated by Jordan
  8. Draft Lottery

    Are you still crying???
  9. 2007 NBA Draft

    Why? They tanked their season 3/4 the way through it. Paul Pierce COULD have played if he had something to play for. Memphis is the team IMO that got snubbed!!
  10. Suns vs. Spurs

    In the game last night (game #4) the Suns really had no business winning that game after 3 quarters. But I think we (for anyone who watched it) witnessed a team really grow up and mature in just 1 quarter of play. That was HUGE!!! Before yesterday, I thought that San Antonio was going to take it in 5. Now, I honestly believe that the Suns will take it in 6. I do not see them losing at home Wednesday after the way that they scrapped their way back into that game and re-gained home court advantage. I mean people have said that the Suns are soft, and they play no defense. It's their defense that has this series tied at 2 games a piece. Maybe they do lose a close one on Friday in San Antonio and take it the distance and bring it back home on Sunday to wrap up this series at home in game 7 on Sunday. I'm curious of what others think of the last few seconds of game 4 (if anyone stayed up late enough to watch it) when Horry leveled Steve Nash and sent him flying on his back into the scorer's table. I really do believe that Horry will not suit up tomorrow night in Phoenix. Will San Antonio miss him? Not at all.. There's talk that Stoudemire and Diaw will get suspended for leaving the bench durring a shoving match at center court involving Horry and Raja Bell. How is this justified. I mean I do know that a rule is a rule. But what message will the league be sending if they do suspend both of them? If that's the case, then in game 5, the Suns should wait until Duncan and Ginobli (players of the same caliber) are both on the bench. At that time, they should put in a BIG Mr. Irrelevent (Pat Burke or Jalen Rose) and just go and LEVEL Tony Parker. Take a cheap shot on him. Do all that's possible to hurt him. That will spark Duncan and Ginobli to come off the bench and come to Parker's defense. That's ALL Stoudemire and Diaw were doing IMO. And to make it worse, they didnt even leave the bench area. They were not involved. My question in this topic is, do you think STAT and Diaw will be suspended? Is it fair??
  11. Suns vs. Spurs

    You said it. I was thinking it but wasn't going to say anything.
  12. 2007 NBA Draft

    +1 They'll take Oden. I mean how can you pass up on a true center when there are so few in the NBA? Oden is a dominating big man, especially on the defensive end, and he'll pay immediate dividends for the Trail Blazers. Put him along with LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, Zach Randolph and point guard Jarrett Jack, and here's the best young team in the NBA. They'll be dominating the West in as little as 3 years.
  13. Suns vs. Spurs

    For obvious reasons, my NBA season is over. Dont think I'll watch much more including the Finals. Who would I like to see in the Finals?? I would DEFINITELY watch a Cavs - Jazz Finals, but I think just about everyone knows that it's going to be a Detroit - Spurs Finals, and you couldn't ask for a more boring end to the season. Anyway, congrats to the Spurs and fans, and good luck.. Gonna need it in playing Detroit in the Finals. I personally think that's the team that's gotten hot this playoff's and they're the team to beat. BORRING!!!
  14. Suns vs. Spurs

    I just watched this video again and saw it for about the 100th time. I dont see anyone from the Suns coaching staff going after Cheap shot Rob. I saw Alvin Gentry (assistant coach) run to Nash on the floor, and I saw Raja Bell step up right away to Cheap shot, but that's it. Didnt see any coaches run up to him. Anyway, It's all in the past. Close game right now. Spurs by two at half.. Hope for a great finish.
  15. Suns vs. Spurs

    I STILL remain a bitter Suns fan, but that's all we can hope for (a good game tomorrow). I like D'Antoni's postgame comments though. "I hear we have 4 fresh legs flying in tomorrow". All us Suns fans can do is remain optimistic about the chances tomorrow. Would LOVE to see this thing come back to Phoenix. If it does, I'll serioulsy consider dishing out some big duckets to go to the game Sunday. Cant wait for "Cheap-shot-Bob" to come out on to the floor. Rumor has it, he wouldn't even answer his hotel room door for his room service last night. Can you blame him????
  16. Suns vs. Spurs

    All I can say is BHULLSIHT!!! This game was over!! The Suns had it won!! No complaints though. They gave it all they had. It's still too bad that this great series is going to be decided by an unjust decision. Oll we can do is watch and cheer that the 2 fresh players can be the difference makers in San Antonio. Stoudemire is going to be pretty heated and should take it out on the court. One can only hope.. Can you imagine if this does come back to Phoenix on Sunday for a game 7, and "Cheap-shot-Bob" is available and comes in. I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Suns vs. Spurs

    I'm not saying that it doesn't happen, but I've never seen it. The only time I see people come off the bench onto the court is when they KNOW that the coach is calling a timeout after a play? Why is he allowed to go on to the court period?
  18. Suns vs. Spurs

    If you go back and read my post, I never said Bell didnt come at him. YOUR post said: "But this wasnt Horry trying to injure Nash. And at worst was a hard NBA foul, though one could argue it was flagarant. Either way, he shouldnt have gotten 2 games for that. No freakin way." Which leads me to the post I put in there, it was the elbow to the face that got him his 2nd game suspension. Even as a loyal fan, F' the NBA. They got what they wanted. And still they wonder why they dont have near the following that the NFL does. It starts at the very top with David Stern and his "button pusher" Stu Jackson.
  19. Suns vs. Spurs

    There were 2 infractions against Horry. He got 1 for the flagrant foul on Nash, and he got another for throwing an elbow at Raja Bell
  20. Suns vs. Spurs

    That's the thing. Neither myself or the fans are "begging" but as stated by the league, "A rule is a rule". You enforce it for one play, but turn your head on another one. It's no different than calling a block on one end of the court, but on the other end on the EXACT same play, it's called a charge. Where's the consistency?? It's just unfortunate for the Suns. It's too bad that it has to go down this way, but the ruling has been dished out. Time to deal with it and get Pat Burke and Jalen Rose in there. Those guys are total difference makers!!
  21. Suns vs. Spurs

    It was just stated that Tim Duncan is not being suspended cause there was no altercation. But if James Jones would have thrown a punch at Elson, then there would have been an altercation, and THEN Duncan would be suspended. I mean what message does this send?? I REALIZE A RULE IS A RULE, but to what extent does this need to be enforced?? Robery Horry took a cheap shot at Nash, only then to have the Spurs get rewarded for his actions. And the NBA is worried about it's image??? What are you protraying??? I'm done venting..
  22. Suns vs. Spurs

    Stoudemire, Diaw suspended 1 game; Horry 2 Associated Press Posted: 2 minutes ago PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix center Amare Stoudemire and teammate Boris Diaw have been suspended for one game for leaving the bench after Robert Horry's hard foul of Steve Nash in Game 4 of the Suns' Western Conference semifinal against San Antonio, a person with knowledge of the penalty said Tuesday. Horry was suspended for two games after knocking Nash into the scorer's table with 18 seconds remaining in the Suns' 104-98 victory in San Antonio Monday night that evened the best-of-seven series 2-2, said the person, who sought anonymity because the official announcement had not yet been made.
  23. Suns vs. Spurs

    I dont see it stopping here. It's going to get VERY ugly VERY soon.. They (league officials) had better do something soon!!! It would be one thing if Nash had started this.. But he got punk'd. And then for his boys to come to his aide. Wow.. That's again all I can say.
  24. Suns vs. Spurs

    Per Phoenix local radio, they claim that per ESPN, Robert Horry gets a 2 game suspension, Stoudemire and Diaw BOTH get a 1 game suspension.. The league turned their head when Duncan stepped out on to the court when there was an altercation between James Jones and Elson in the 2nd quarter. All I can say is WOW!!!! Series over..
  25. Suns vs. Spurs

    Read into it what you want, but it was just reported on a LOCAL Phoenix radio show (620AM KTAR), that David Stern had planned on being at the Suns/Spurs game tomorrow, but he JUST cancelled his trip to Phoenix and obviously will not be in attendance.