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Pippen anyone???

Unread postby Dozen » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:46 am

Also, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been desperate for a point guard. With Eric Snow benched, they're playing rookie second-rounder Daniel Gibson at the point. That leaves LeBron James to shoulder even more duties. Pippen could relieve James and get him free to operate in the open court much as he did with Jordan.
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Unread postby papacass » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:17 am

Sam Smith is one of the great Kool-Aid servers in the large-market media. He's like a Chicago version of Peter Vescey, always writing these amazing "Elvis Lives!" basketball rumors that have about a .00000001 percent chance of actually happening.

Anyone who thinks the Cavs would be well-served by bringing in a 41-year-old Scottie Pippen to serve as LeBron's wingman is majorly chugging the sugary beverages.

What would Pippen be good for, about four minutes a night? And, given the Cavs' propensity for getting caught with their pants down on defensive rotations (think Andy Varejao on Steve Nash), can you imagine how bad a creaky-kneed Pippen would look trying to guard, say, Dwyane Wade?

And how long would it take for Pippen to break down physically again? Given this morning's Keith Foulke retirement bombshell, I just don't think it's a good idea.
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Unread postby Dozen » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:20 am

He's not the only one reporting this. I'd take em for a small contract.
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Unread postby Birdman » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:46 am

Pick em up! Hopefully he will take some minutes away from Hughes.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:01 pm

Yeah, while we are at it, let's sign Charles Barkley too!

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Unread postby Dozen » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:07 pm

Listen, if you can get him for cheap you have to atleast consider him. Everyone didnt want anything to do with Webber and he's doing well in Detroit. It's not like you would be building around him, but he may be able to give some quality minutes.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:15 pm

You do realize the last year Pippen played was Leborn's rookie year, no? The 2003-2004 season. He hasn't played in 2 1/2 seasons. He is 41. What good would this do?

(BTW, I think Webber is a poor comp. Webber is 33, and playing still, and while he has had his injury issues, he still has been productive.)
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Unread postby Dozen » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:18 pm

All Im saying, he's worth a look. If he could pitch, you would applaud Shapiro for signing him. :lol:
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:00 pm

Dozen wrote:All Im saying, he's worth a look. If he could pitch, you would applaud Shapiro for signing him. :lol:


A lot different looking at a 41 year old who hasn't played in 2-3 years vs. taking a shot at an injury guy who is still in his 30s. I would have been fine with Webber, and Webber actually would have fit my Indians model better. :lol:
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Unread postby papacass » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:23 pm

Another thing to consider: How long would it take Pippen to get assimilated to Mike Brown's playbook?

Remember, Brown treats basketball like 400-level physics, so Pippen would probably need to cram just to get the basics down. There is only about nine weeks left in the season. There isn't enough time, and as long as Pippen is lagging behind understanding Brown's e=mc2, he's going to look bad out there. Worse than Hughes, I'd venture to say.
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Unread postby Dozen » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:39 pm

Another thing to consider: How long would it take Pippen to get assimilated to Mike Brown's playbook?


The one that consisted of 6 different plays last year? I'm sure he could stand around like everyone else. (jk). I wouldnt think it would take long. He's only looking at 15 min a night and would accept a 10 day contract. I could live with this so long as they dont and try to buy Newble out for a roster spot. I'd rather trade him next year.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:40 pm

I think Pippen realizes that the Cavs are the only team possibly dumb enough to fall for this. Isiah Thomas is probably his next, and only other call.
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Unread postby papacass » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:04 pm

Come on now. There are plenty of teams dumber than the Cavs, and not just the Knicks.

How about the Nuggets. who have the equivalent of the GNP of Luxembourg wrapped up in Kenyon Martin, Reggie Evans, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson and Nene? If the Nuggets signed Pippen, it would be for six years and $60 million.

How about the Warriors? Chris Mullin would probably basejump off the Golden Gate Bridge if someone took Adonal Foyle off his hands. Then he'd use the money to bring Tim Hardaway and John Amaechi out of retirement. They'd share a locker, of course.

How about the Sixers, who ate Chris Webber's contract for no good reason?

There are plenty of teams out there dumber than the Cavs.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:43 pm

Not for 30 years. And, very few have been so bad they caused rule changes, or had an owner drop balls off a skyscraper, or took the word of a modern day athlete.... I would keep going but I'm not sure how large the server is. They are in the argument for dumbest franchise wire to wire ever.
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Unread postby swerb » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:46 pm

Pipes, I could be reading into things a bit here, but I'm starting to think you have some issues with the way the Cavaliers organization has been run.
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Unread postby BadBecks » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:51 pm

I would stay away from an out of shape 41 year-old. Even if he is in shape what would he really bring to this team? We all know he's not a leader. Also, this team has plenty of small forwards at the moment.

Let the Heat take him on to their already aging roster for all I care.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:42 am

Plus, why should the young ladies of the Cleveland area be subjected to his 2 or 3 beat downs each season?
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