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Countdown
07-16-2008, 10:30 PM
We need a SF. Perfect fit now that Posey signed with the Hornets for 25 million. We'd be able to him pretty cheap. IMO we should give him another chance.

_Sn1P3r_
07-16-2008, 10:36 PM
But I don't think BC would sign him back after deciding to let him go.

Bob_at_york
07-16-2008, 10:42 PM
We need a SF. Perfect fit now that Posey signed with the Hornets for 25 million. We'd be able to him pretty cheap. IMO we should give him another chance.

What kind of trade are you suggesting?

ink
07-16-2008, 10:43 PM
I don't really get why people would want MoPete back. He had his chance two years ago and it was obvious he just didn't fit into the team. He didn't do well when he had the opportunity.

star
07-16-2008, 10:46 PM
i like it

da1nonly
07-16-2008, 11:13 PM
signing him would just be a good P.R. move... he wasn't doing much in the last year he was with the team... parker surpassed him and mopete fell in the depth chart... he was the 10-11th man in the rotation, rarely saw any floor time...

he'd bring some veteran leadership, a little d, and some highlight circus reel shots... but i dont think he'd be happy playing a derrick martin type of role...

nice if it happens but not really needed... sorta like the leafs bringing back gilmour or wendel in the twilight of their careers...

Bob_at_york
07-16-2008, 11:23 PM
signing him would just be a good P.R. move... he wasn't doing much in the last year he was with the team... parker surpassed him and mopete fell in the depth chart... he was the 10-11th man in the rotation, rarely saw any floor time...

he'd bring some veteran leadership, a little d, and some highlight circus reel shots... but i dont think he'd be happy playing a derrick martin type of role...

nice if it happens but not really needed... sorta like the leafs bringing back gilmour or wendel in the twilight of their careers...

except MoPete will cost the same as Kapono and having that kind of contract that far back on the depth chart would be a bad fiscal decision.

clehmun
07-16-2008, 11:23 PM
no thank you. mo pete doesn't add much to our team, and he's overrated by a lot of raptor fans.

Kontent
07-16-2008, 11:28 PM
Mo Pete ain't coming back here; there's no need for him. He didn't fit in with Colangelo's new mix. He does however fit in well with the Hornets. Just because he didn't stand out his last couple of years here doesn't mean he doesn't deserve credit. He paid his dues in New Orleans this season. I think it was a great signing for them. He was a big part of the reason why they were winning (obviously with Chris Paul being the biggest part). He may not be a great player, but he sure is solid.

Goon.Weezy
07-16-2008, 11:32 PM
TRADE GRAHAM for MOPETE..................then Mo can take over Delfinos place as the 6th or 7th man.....its PERFECTT

clehmun
07-16-2008, 11:36 PM
Mo Pete ain't coming back here; there's no need for him. He didn't fit in with Colangelo's new mix. He does however fit in well with the Hornets. Just because he didn't stand out his last couple of years here doesn't mean he doesn't deserve credit. He paid his dues in New Orleans this season. I think it was a great signing for them. He was a big part of the reason why they were winning (obviously with Chris Paul being the biggest part). He may not be a great player, but he sure is solid.

sorry don't mean to offend you. but that is what i was talking about. overrating mopete.

can you tell me why you thought he fit in well with the hornets, or was a big part of them winning? because i think even calling him a solid player last year is a big stretch.

he had a HORRIBLE year.
bryon scott was unhappy with him, he even wanted to take him out of the starting lineup, but did not because the team was doing well.

but i'll admit, i only watched about 20 NO games last year. so if you tell me you've watched alot of hornet games, and have other reasons you believe he did well, i'd love to hear them.

but as of now, i feel like mopete is one of the most overrated player (by fans) in raptors history.

Bob_at_york
07-16-2008, 11:50 PM
TRADE GRAHAM for MOPETE..................then Mo can take over Delfinos place as the 6th or 7th man.....its PERFECTT

not possible financially.

nstojic
07-17-2008, 12:08 AM
noooooo thank you!

nstojic
07-17-2008, 12:09 AM
plus, he's under contract with NO till the end of 2010/11, making kapono money

TheHip
07-17-2008, 12:19 AM
but as of now, i feel like mopete is one of the most overrated player (by fans) in raptors history.

Not considering his performance in NO, i dont see how he has been grossly overrated by raptors fans or how he is one of the most overrated in raptors history. I just think he was a fan favourite and admired more for his attitude, ability to stay healthy for so long and his hard work on both sides of the court, then his performance in terms of numbers or stats . I always thought he was a good role player here and that he did have some skill. I seam to remember the guy taking truckloads of charges and hitting tons of 3's from the pockets.

However, im not saying i want mo back, i think we already have a few similar better players.

nstojic
07-17-2008, 12:42 AM
^^ i got flamed to hell when everyone was all excited on here about him coming back as a member of the hornets.. i didn't get it and said that he was very very mediocre and everyone got on me...

clehmun
07-17-2008, 01:56 AM
Not considering his performance in NO, i dont see how he has been grossly overrated by raptors fans or how he is one of the most overrated in raptors history. I just think he was a fan favourite and admired more for his attitude, ability to stay healthy for so long and his hard work on both sides of the court, then his performance in terms of numbers or stats . I always thought he was a good role player here and that he did have some skill. I seam to remember the guy taking truckloads of charges and hitting tons of 3's from the pockets.

However, im not saying i want mo back, i think we already have a few similar better players.

i knew a few people would disagree with me, and i think it's totally fine. we all have different opinions.
mopete's defense is grossly overrated. he is just an average defender. he is NOT a shut down defender. he's good at drawing charges. and to fans, that seems like good defense because it's easier to notice than say forcing your opponent to take bad shots.
he's just an average perimeter defender on a bad defending team. so people call him our defensive specialist.
on the offensive end, he's one of the most inconsistent player i've ever seen. he did put up some good numbers before, but that is all when we were losing really badly. the years where we were good (last year, and when VC was leading us), he was never that good.

the reason i call him the most overrated player in raptor history is because raptor fans does not overrate their players often. we're always quick to criticize, yet for some reason, a lot of people want mopete back now?

i think a lot of raptor fans are emotional fans.
meaning if you are a fan favourite for whatever reasons, they will praise you and want you back even if you don't fit in or if you suck.
but if you do something bad, they'll remember for life.
even if you can improve the team, they wouldn't let you play for us for free.
they judge players emotionally rather than what they can logically help the team. i'm not saying its a bad thing, just pointing it out.

hypothetically, if mopete and VC were both available right now for the MLE and both would be happy to play for us. and if we had to pick one of them to win now, more people would pick mopete over VC. but logically who would help the team more?
yea VC have the risk of ruining chemistry, a loser, blah blah blah... but still mopete would at best be our 8th-10th man.
heck some people would even want alvin boogie williams back as our backup guard.

Fion
07-17-2008, 03:37 AM
i love mo pete

but lets face facts, the man isnt that good, and he had a bad year down for the hornets, not to mention hes got a big contract. Given where they are at now, i would rather have kapono.

RapsFan4Life
07-17-2008, 09:52 AM
Not considering his performance in NO, i dont see how he has been grossly overrated by raptors fans or how he is one of the most overrated in raptors history. I just think he was a fan favourite and admired more for his attitude, ability to stay healthy for so long and his hard work on both sides of the court, then his performance in terms of numbers or stats . I always thought he was a good role player here and that he did have some skill. I seam to remember the guy taking truckloads of charges and hitting tons of 3's from the pockets.

However, im not saying i want mo back, i think we already have a few similar better players.

well put mo pete was a locker room guy and worked hard all the time on defense which is hard to get from alot of new young role players... raptors fans loved him because he was consistant and never gave excuses... however is is not an asset if he comes back to the raps because of AP ... so he will be remebered by fans but stupid to make a thread to want him back ... almost as bad as the we want VC back thread

Kontent
07-17-2008, 10:45 AM
Wow, some people here hate the guy and just don't give him the respect he deserves. How can anyone say he isn't good? He is rated as an average player and he started pretty much all year long. I guess that means that that the average NBA player isn't good and that there are starters in this league that should be at the end of the bench. Whatever. People can have their own opinions, but I just don't believe anybody can justify their statement of how Mo Pete is not good. When I look at his career as a Raptor, I see pretty decent numbers. Nothing is amazing and I don't consider him a great player, but I can't help to see him as a good player. I thought he had a solid year in New Orleans. I'd love to look at the articles where Byron Scott said he's going to bench the guy. He was a good defender all year. If Peja's shooting was off, Mo was there to step it up. The one playoff game (I forget which one), Mo was the big reason they came back and won. From what I saw, he contributed very well all season long. Again, I'm not saying he was or is an amazing player, I am merely saying that he deserves a lot more respect than he's given by some. Frankly, I don't care if he wasn't up to the standards of others because I will give credit where it is due and IMO, he deserves it!

blujaysrock
07-17-2008, 11:38 AM
TRADE GRAHAM for MOPETE..................then Mo can take over Delfinos place as the 6th or 7th man.....its PERFECTT

no no no , i'd much rater have graham than mo pete

clehmun
07-17-2008, 04:50 PM
Wow, some people here hate the guy and just don't give him the respect he deserves. How can anyone say he isn't good? He is rated as an average player and he started pretty much all year long. I guess that means that that the average NBA player isn't good and that there are starters in this league that should be at the end of the bench. Whatever. People can have their own opinions, but I just don't believe anybody can justify their statement of how Mo Pete is not good. When I look at his career as a Raptor, I see pretty decent numbers. Nothing is amazing and I don't consider him a great player, but I can't help to see him as a good player. I thought he had a solid year in New Orleans. I'd love to look at the articles where Byron Scott said he's going to bench the guy. He was a good defender all year. If Peja's shooting was off, Mo was there to step it up. The one playoff game (I forget which one), Mo was the big reason they came back and won. From what I saw, he contributed very well all season long. Again, I'm not saying he was or is an amazing player, I am merely saying that he deserves a lot more respect than he's given by some. Frankly, I don't care if he wasn't up to the standards of others because I will give credit where it is due and IMO, he deserves it!

sorry if i'm not giving enough love to mopete, but thats my opinion of him. i'm certainly not hating on him. i just don't think he's a good player.
i don't want to start arguing points, but mopete is an average player at best (career-wise), and in terms of last year, he was well below average as a starter. i don't see how you can say he had a good/solid season last year. statistically he had the worst year of his career WHILE playing with chris paul.
and morris peterson is anything but consistent. i thought raptor fans would know that.
defensively, mopete is average. offensively mopete is below average.
thats why the hornets decided to sign posey. to do the things they thought mopete could do, but couldn't.

but i feel like i talked enough about him.

does anyone else want to give their opinion on mopete? bob? ink?

anyways... i said byron scott considered taking morris peterson out of the starting lineup. i never said he was going to get benched as in not let him play any minutes. sorry if that confused you.

but here is the link: http://blog.nola.com/hornetsbeat/2008/02/peterson_must_start_producing.html

he considered giving the starting point and more minutes to bonzi wells, and mike james. mike james! enough said.

i don't think i'll change your opinion, and you'll not change mine either. that is why i think some fans overrate mopete, and i'm sure you think i underrate him.
but thats fine, thats why we're here.

Kontent
07-17-2008, 05:24 PM
sorry if i'm not giving enough love to mopete, but thats my opinion of him. i'm certainly not hating on him. i just don't think he's a good player.
i don't want to start arguing points, but mopete is an average player at best (career-wise), and in terms of last year, he was well below average as a starter. i don't see how you can say he had a good/solid season last year. statistically he had the worst year of his career WHILE playing with chris paul.
and morris peterson is anything but consistent. i thought raptor fans would know that.
defensively, mopete is average. offensively mopete is below average.
thats why the hornets decided to sign posey. to do the things they thought mopete could do, but couldn't.

but i feel like i talked enough about him.

does anyone else want to give their opinion on mopete? bob? ink?

anyways... i said byron scott considered taking morris peterson out of the starting lineup. i never said he was going to get benched as in not let him play any minutes. sorry if that confused you.

but here is the link: http://blog.nola.com/hornetsbeat/2008/02/peterson_must_start_producing.html

he considered giving the starting point and more minutes to bonzi wells, and mike james. mike james! enough said.

i don't think i'll change your opinion, and you'll not change mine either. that is why i think some fans overrate mopete, and i'm sure you think i underrate him.
but thats fine, thats why we're here.

I agree that opinions aren't going to be changed. Mo is over 30 and he I don't see him getting any better. Mo's biggest problem is and always has been consistency. He had one of his worst seasons statistically and his ppg were comparable to his last year here and his rookie season, but so were his mpg. Even as a starter, he didn't play a ton of minutes, so I feel he did alright this year. I didn't say it was he was a standout or anything, I simply said that he did well this season.

I'm glad I got to read that article; I never saw it before. I meant benched from the starting line-up, but I didn't clarify that.

He is an average player in the league. The average NBA player is good. If they weren't, this league would be a joke. I consider Bonzi and Mike James average and I think they are good (career wise). Maybe my views are perceived as wrong to some people, but that's what I think and at least I can form my own opinion which I respect anybody else who can too. I don't understand why some people aren't more supportive of the average player and they only support the allstars. Really I do understand liking or not liking players, so I guess all is good. I wish Mo the best in NO and that's where I leave it.

jaysfan4ever
07-17-2008, 06:02 PM
kapono and parker are better than him, and we don't need another shooter... we need a slasher that can play d

_Sn1P3r_
07-17-2008, 10:27 PM
kapono and parker are better than him, and we don't need another shooter... we need a slasher that can play d

Totally agree.

nads83
07-17-2008, 11:08 PM
adding mo pete wud just add confusion to the rotation. guys need to have some sort of routine. 5mins one game and 20 the next just throws a player off.

Bob_at_york
07-18-2008, 06:35 AM
Darren Andrade seems to think that MoPete will be coming off the bench for the Hornets next season.