RUMOR: Eric Dampier for Rip Hamilton

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  1. Smoooth

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    Guys don't mean to burst your bubble but the Raptors are never ever ever going to let Bosh walk, we'd have to trade for him and I doubt they'd be interested in our pieces.
     
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    And he did it the same day he traded Billups for Capp Spay...
     
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    This would certainly be a whole new dynamic had Joe not extended Rip & Brahma... We wouldn't be talking about dealing them for expirings... just working more cap magic.
     
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    With the signing of Kwame, the Bobcats are looking to unload Dampier's $13 million contract. This thread is a year old, but perhaps the title makes more sense today.

    "Meanwhile, Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins says they’ll try to trade Dampier — and his $13-million nonguaranteed contract — after Sept. 13, when he can be included in multiplayer deals."

    Pistons blog | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
     
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    Kwame Brown 'excited about another chance to ... turn this thing around'



    Gotta love that title. Only thing that will turn his career around is if he literally put glue on his fingers or wore some sticky gloves or something so he would not continuously lose the ball.

    Interesting scenario with the Dampier on the block. I hope we are still in the hunt for somekind of trade before the season starts. Especially with T-Mac healthy.
     
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    Already heard that Miami is lining up to sign him as a minor upgrade over Joel Anthony. :stirthepot:
     
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    Miami hoped to pick up Dampier if he got waived. Now Charlotte is planning to trade him.
     
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    I would basically trade any 2 or 3 on our team for a starting 5.
     
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    It'd have to be a 3 team deal. Maybe something where Rip goes to Sac, Max to Charl, Dampier and a 2nd rdr to Det.I like getting Dampier in a contract year seeing as how that's the only time he actually plays. It also means we shed over $30M off the books (Rip, Tay, Max, Wilcox) next season.
     
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    Only as a backup plan if they can't get Dwight Howard...:cold:
     
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    If he gets waived we're still sitting on a full MLE, while Miami has vet min.
     
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    I think Charlotte will wait until they can get something back for him. He is on his last year of a contract making $13 million this season. It's a nice bargaining chip.
     
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    Josh Howard is with the Wizards
     
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    SLAM ONLINE | » Rip’s City

    Rip’s City

    Talking with Richard Hamilton while in Hong Kong



    by Ben Sin
    Ever since Richard Hamilton visited Beijing last year, he’s wanted to visit Hong Kong. So when the NBA asked if he wanted to be part of the NBA Madness tour—an annual NBA promotional event which stops in major Asian cities—he took the chance.
    Unfortunately for Rip, his visit in Hong Kong this past weekend was marred by heavy rain and a typhoon. Still, NBA Hong Kong suits gave him a tour, taking him to the Peak (the highest point in Hong Kong, which usually offers a stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline…when it isn’t raining) and the street markets. On Saturday, he appeared at a shopping mall with the Phoenix Suns cheerleaders (the league likes to mix players and dancers. Last year it was Durant with the Bulls dancers) to display his sweet mid-range stroke. A few local players from the Hong Kong Nike Teenage league were invited on stage to play, but Rip took it easy on them (unlike Kobe, who showed no mercy in destroying a 5-6 kid during his visit to Hong Kong two years ago).
    SLAM caught up Rip the next day in his hotel room, where he displayed his kicks collection and a Phoenix Suns jersey with his name on it to a small group of media members. Odd, right? Rip said he had a personalized jersey made for every NBA team…even the Clippers.
    SLAM: First off, how’s your ankle?
    Hamilton: Good, it feels perfect. I’m 100 percent and ready to play.
    SLAM: How’s TMac’s health? Have you seen or talk to him?
    Hamilton: Naw I haven’t seen him, not at all. But he’ll give us good veteran presence and knowledge regardless.
    SLAM: For a seven year stretch, you guys were one of the best teams in the league, how tough was the last two years, being a below average team?
    Hamilton: Any time you make changes, like we did, it’s not always going to go great. When you go younger, it’s going to take time for them to get used to the game. I think we’re getting better. Stuckey is better and Jerebko was one of the best rookies last year. We’ll be better this year.
    SLAM: Are you worried about the trade rumors that seem to pop up every now and then?
    Hamilton: There are always trade rumors, I don’t think about it. That’s the game of basketball, and as you get older you start to realize it and let it go. When you’re younger you may get frustrated.
    SLAM: You mean like when Jordan traded you for Stackhouse?
    Hamilton: Well, I knew I was going to be traded then. I didn’t know where I was going to go, but I knew I was going to be traded. Mike wanted to win immediately and I was young.
    SLAM: How did this NBA Madness tour come about?
    Hamilton: I went to Beijing last year and I loved it so much I told the NBA that if there are opportunities to come back, to let me know.
    SLAM: David Stern has hinted at possible league expansions to Asia or Europe, what do you think of that?
    Hamilton: It would be amazing if we do expand. Basketball is bigger than the United States now, it’s a world sport. I think we should look into expanding, it’d be a great experience for not just the fans, but the players too.
    SLAM: How long do you see yourself playing in the league?
    Hamilton: Well, I got three more years on my deal, after that, I’ll see how I feel mentally. I know physically, I can play until I’m 40. But I gotta see if mentally, if I can still attack the game like I do now.
    SLAM: I do remember you bragging that you were the most in-shape player in the league during the 2004 Finals.
    Hamilton: (Laughs). I still am that way, the most in-shape player in the league.
    SLAM: What do you do to keep in shape?
    Hamilton: Eat right, eat all organic products, run five miles a day, stand upside-down, work out in a hyperbaric chamber, take my vitamins. A whole lot of little tricks that keeps me playing.
    SLAM: What was your first reaction to that whole LeBron circus this summer?
    Hamilton: I think the media made too big a deal about it. I think it’s a great situation for him, I mean he had the chance to play in Miami with two of the best players in the game.
    SLAM: With that whole Melo/Chris Paul/New York thing recently, what do you think of this new trend—or potential trend—of superstars teaming up together?
    Hamilton: What’s happening now is that the players are taking it on their own and saying “we want to play here”. In the past, owners would dictate where guys are going. Lebron did what he did, and he took it upon himself, and that had never happened before. And now guys are doing it. It’ll be interesting.
    SLAM: Who are you more worried about this season, Miami or the Lakers?
    Hamilton: The Lakers are still the team to beat. They’re the defending champs, until someone dethrones them, they’re the champions. With [the Heat], on paper they look amazing, but the thing is, you don’t win games on paper. Check out 2004 when the Lakers had Kobe, Shaq, Payton, Malone—everyone. And then we beat them anyway.
    SLAM: When your NBA career is over, would you be interested in playing in Europe, like what Paul Pierce said he’d do?
    Hamilton: I would love to play in Europe. I’ve seen that quote [by Paul Pierce] and I agree, I think it’d be a great experience and opportunity to visit another country. That would be an option for me. Like I said, basketball is bigger than the United States now. It’d be fun to experience other cultures.
    SLAM: What about after that, would you consider coaching or other front office jobs?
    Hamilton: I don’t think I’ll get into coaching. If I do coach, I think it’ll be my son. I can only coach at elementary school level, where kids don’t talk back.
    SLAM: Okay, you guys won it all in 2004, and then came so close in 2005—if Sheed didn’t leave Horry open you guys may have won in that year—and then from ‘06 to ‘08 you guys were right there too. So really, a break here, a bounce there and you guys could have two to four rings. Do you feel a bit of regret looking back? Like, “damn we coulda been one of the greatest teams ever”?
    Hamilton: Not at all, I’m happy I got one. How many times do you hear guys say “we were right there” and came up short? It’s tough, man. We won one, and yeah we had opportunities to win again and we didn’t, but to walk away with one ring, five rings, two rings, you still taste that champagne.
     
  15. jayborne

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    This question should be:

    SLAM: Who are you more worried about this season, Toronto or the Cavs?
     

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