Latest On The Josh Smith Trade

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  1. ocellatus

    ocellatus First Round Draft Pick

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    I would trade Prince, Amir & 2009 1st rounder for J Smith, Speedy & 2009 1st rounder.

    I'd take bake a bad contract to get Smith. Speedy's only under contract for 2 more years. If Dumars can trade Nazr hopefully he could trade Speedy.
  2. raxrets

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    I disagree, for bad contract is even one year bad, dumars did not trade nazr, he offered him earlier and nobody wanted. Later Bobcats took him cuz their big men were injured.

    Smith is a decent starter, so is tay. 1 in 1 it would be a fair trade. Carmello Anthony is two starters worth, but smith won't ever be all-star.
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    Smith will make an all-star game before Tay does.
  4. ocellatus

    ocellatus First Round Draft Pick

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    I would rather have Smith then Carmello. I don't think Carmello is worth 2 starters. People underestimate our starter to much, even Prince. I think if Prince were on another team his stats would be alot better. Smith is going to be an All-star someday. I just hope it's with the Pistons.
  5. max

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    Dumb question - Smith was their starting PF last year, so how has he become an SF over the summer?
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    Same way Walter Sharpe is going to be a small forward. Also Tay is also 6'9 like Smith so it can work out.
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    Atlanta also was a fairly small team up front. Horford is not a center but played one in their system.
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    I live in Atlanta and saw most of the games. Smith was listed as SF a lot with Marvin Williams playing the PF.
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    How deep is Josh Smith's range? Looking at his stats, he is only a .253 shooter from beyond the arc. His .457 FG% isn't horrible, but are all his makes coming off of transition baskets? Will he be of any use in a half-court offense?
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    Smoooth First Round Draft Pick

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    He's not a good shooter, and he will jack it up from deep when he feels like it.
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    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    Curry's offense will probably not have as much 3-point shooting and we could end up with more transition points off of turnovers.

    < 30% is pretty bad range for a future all-star 3 though.
  12. The Palace Artest

    The Palace Artest First Round Draft Pick

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    honestly i think thats a breath of fresh air.

    3 guys that shoot 3's instead of 4 guys shooting 3's isn't the end of the world; we need paint presence and guys that play within their range close to the basket, whether it be garbage buckets, put-backs, jumping over people, etc.
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    Exactly. This is why I am not really sold on him coming here. He's a dunker, plain and simple. His post up game is above average, but he can't shoot at all from deep. Mostly a fast break guy. He would be good teamed up with the young guys as long as they found a shooter.
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    I disagree.

    Smith avg. 13.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 2.5 bpg.

    The most impressive is the blocks per. When guards blow past (it will happen) CB, RIP or whomever is guarding them, Smith would at least make an effort to stop that Sunday morning drive down the lane.

    Don`t forget the defense that a young 22 year old with crazy hops can bring!
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    No, his defense is good. I like him and think he is a solid player. I guess I will have to see the contract first before I judge. He's better than Tay though.
  16. bmill

    bmill First Round Draft Pick

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    Josh Smith would need to play PF to play to his strengths of shot-blocking and I think he would if we got him. We would start PG: C-Bill, SG: Stuck, SF: Rip, PF: Josh Smith, C: Sheed. BTW I'm new here.
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    I think THAT may be the reason why Dumars is so hesitant:
    1. with this trade our SF spot will be CONSIDERABLY weaker (there wouldn't be even a decent backup!) Rip is not SF plain and simple. Not regulary.
    2. and our PF spot wouldn't be considerably stronger, especially to cover up weak SF .
  18. Dlev59

    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    When did we ever have a decent backup at SF?
  19. Lee356

    Lee356 All-Star

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    That would be 2004, when we won it all. Specifically, Corliss Williamson, specifically after game five of the NJ series. Corliss became our chief backup small forward, and well, we finished off NJ with ease and slaughtered LA unmercifully. Of course, then we let Corliss go to save some money. Senseless.
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    I like this rotation BMILL, we should start with this linup ,

    PG -Bill (33)/Stuckey(15)
    SG - Stuckey (15)/Rip(20)/Affalo(13)
    SF - Rip (10)/Herrman(15)/Smith(13)
    PF -Smith (20)/Maxiel(25)/Brown or Dyess (3)
    C - Sheed (28)/Brown or Dyess (20)

    Smith , will play some PF, and Rip some SF position, but we have deep team we can go Big , or SMALL , depends of course what the team needs.

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