Tayshaun Will Be Traded, Not Rip

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  1. RipBillupsRJC

    RipBillupsRJC Second Round Draft Pick

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    Ben Gordon was told by Dumars that the Pistons will use a three-guard offense. Rip's contract makes him nearly immovable. Tayshaun will be traded, not Rip. That's my dot-connecting.
  2. Ryder

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    While I do think Joe is not eager to trade Rip, I can't see him passing an offer that would include a big man who can start at the 5.
    Though trading Rip makes the most sense I would not be surprised if Tay was traded, but then who would be starting at SF, Daye or Summers? i don't think so....
  3. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Doesn't make sense. This team would allow 100+pts per game.
  4. lapiston

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    I wouldn't buy the official line. Gordon/Rip represents a logjam and we have seen what that has meant last year. Rip at small forward? Doubt it. We are still a piece away from being serious again. We need a center. Rip has to be on the block.
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    I hope your dot connecting is missing a few points. I am not eager to see Rip struggle through a season getting beat up by small forwards, which would surely happen. I'd much rather keep Prince.

    Though you could well be right - Rip's contract is tougher to unload.
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    And Tay didn't??? At least Rip can hit back on the offensive end. Tay gets beat up and then goes on to drop 7 pts.

    Because Rip won the "Him (MC) or Me" war, I see Rip staying. We have/had a problem scoring consistently and Tay represents a big part of that.
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    Yabut, we'd score nearly a hundred ourselves.
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    Yeah and the last team that gave up and scored 100, won the Russell Trophy this year.
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    Link?I think we are f*cked,if we are gonna use 3 guard offense.I don't see that working.I don't think that Dumars was so stupid to do this,if he didn't thought about RIP.Ok,if RIP can not be moved so why go for SG?This doesn't make sanse.
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    It will be an exciting team with no chance to do anything.
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    Especially if we're going to be thin down low with no true center.
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    Maybe we can trade him to the Knicks for Darko. I miss all those AOTG stats.
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    Makes perfect sense...after all, the three-guard offense worked so well last season :messer:

    What was Joe supposed to tell him? "Don't worry about minutes...Rip is on the block" lol
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    Personally, I hope both are moved, but I really don't see the point in keeping Hamilton. That is just going to create a logjam at the two guard spots, something we definitely DON'T need after this year's fiasco.

    I understand that Hamilton's contract won't exactly be easy to move, but the Pistons should be at least exploring it.
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    Rip's stock has to be way down with all the drama last year. If he would have offered him an extension after the trade then maybe he would have refused and we would not have this problem.
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    Please don't try to beat the profanity filters. It bugs me. Besides, think about the children!!!
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    lol are there really infants on this forum besides myself? :nerd2:
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    The profanity filters are not in place for children.

    They are to help reinforce a high level of conversational dialogue in posts. Potty language becomes pervasive too quickly, and then the line between being vulgar and insulting is impossible to enforce, and I hate having to enforce any lines.

    Plus, it makes us look a little classier than other forums. :)
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    what R36 is trying to say is that vulgarities lead to personal attacks, flamings and so on.

    I'm not so naive to believe in R36's "political correctness" ( ya know, protect children, women and animals) . One of big flaws of internet chatting is that you are able to post something at the heat of the moment and you can't take it usually back. Even worse, everyone reacts and you can't control it anymore what is happening.

    Meaning of R36's piety filter is "take a deep breath before posting".
  20. HarryFWong

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    i will bet you $30 that rip will be traded at some point this season, not tay. perhaps both. but there is no way dumars plans on using 20+mil on hamilton and gordon.

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