Expectations and acquisitions

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  1. Mogilny

    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

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    And Aminu Al-Farouq, the guy picked directly after Monroe!
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    This is an interesting idea to me. I still don't agree with you, but it is definitely a thought hanging in my mind now!



    Oh so we need to mention the title?

    BallDon'tLie & I expect that Joe Dumars should not make any attempts to acquire Carmelo Anthony. I can't think of a situation where this would be acceptable.
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    Hasn't Melo been one of if not the best player on Team USA through the years?
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  5. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    That is this year only. He probably was their best player in the worlds(when they lost to Greece maybe?) one year and had another strong run for the national team in a year I can't recall.
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    He has shot alot and scored alot atleast.
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  7. BallDon'tLie

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    Yes.
    I'm sure that he's also good in other all-star game type situations where it's pretty much just an exhibition.
    Melo will never win a regular season MVP or become MVP of the NBA finals but I think he won MVP of the rookie/sophmore challenge once.
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    Cheers mate. :cheers:
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    I think they are pretty much filled. Signed that Foreign Center, Singular, both 2nd rounders ( I think? ) and one spot open for Ben Wallace.
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    English is signed, but the Pistons haven't signed Khris Middleton yet. They have until September 5 to sign him or they lose his rights. I think Middleton could play in the NBA. The biggest problem right now is the glut of small forwards on the Detroit roster. Plus, Dumars doesn't know what Ben Wallace is going to do, so he is keeping a roster spot or two free for last-minute deals.
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    Can we trade his rights before Sept 5?
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    Actually, we just need to offer him a tender to retain his rights. I think that is what happened to Singler last year. I'm pretty sure we can trade him before September 5, but a CBA expert would have to verify this.
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    We'll sign Middleton after Joe trades Tay to Charlotte for Byron Mullins and their 2013 1st rounder. :washing: (I couldn't find the "stit the pot" smiley but I just noticed this one for the first time.)
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    About trading Tay..
    What about Tay for Blake and McRoberts? There's no doubt in my mind that Lakers would take it straight up.
    Lakers get a starter and all they have to give up is their overpaid back-up PG and a PF that never sees the floor.

    Pistons fix some of that logjam at the 3, while getting a back-up PG next season when Bynum's contract is up.
    McRoberts is at the final year, but could take the back-up minutes at PF from Jerebko.
    We could start Singler or Jerebko at the 3, and have Maggette as a sixth man at the 2 and 3.

    Thoughts?
    Also, Hello everyone! :cheers:
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    Welcome!

    In a vacuum, I would do that trade.

    The things that you are failing to consider:
    - Joe Dumars officially adopted Tay and he has already promised him 2 future above market extensions.
    - We are about to have to make a decision to release Middleton if Ben Wallace decides to come back. Making a 1 for 2 trade would mean that somebody else would need to be released or traded for picks, etc.
    - A player has not been traded for 2 white guys since 1960.
    - Screw the Lakers. Since this is fantasy, please find a way to give them Villanueva instead.
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    I think there is room for Middleton and Wallace since they aren't re-signing Macklin.
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    Your first point about Joe adopting Tay is the only real problem as far as I know. Everything else could be worked out (fairly easy) if both teams really wanted to make the trade.
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    Welcome.

    In a sense there is no real problem. It has become (and will continue to become) a corrosive element of iron exposed to the elements.

    That three spot has had a no exit sign for many years.

    The iron man is no longer a virtual element that changes into a stainless steel of present day comic-book reality. No matter the alchemist of JD's historic influence.

    Gores will become (from internal associates) aware of the corrosive rust spot that need not spread.

    Pragmatic solution: just exit the current position and bump-him-up within the administration. The shadow of embarrassment should not last until the end of the upcoming season.

    Or another by-product solution: Machiavellian awareness of fullness as an exchange transaction. Beware of the pupil who could ellipse the instructor.
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    I was hoping for other options.

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