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SAVAGE CLAW
11-11-2008, 01:21 AM
Ok 1990s, Spurs are a perennial contender, yes they didnt have much luck and found very hard stones in their way so didnt make it to the great dance but they were always there.

But they had come to a Point where they coudlnt go further, they had Elliot, they had Robinson, they had no Salary cap to offer to Fa, and any trade would have been a DOwngrade.

Suddenly they had one "Bad season" based on Injuries and some other misfortunes.

Then surprise surprise they beat everybody out on the Duncan Derby for #1 Pick, the result, Awesome young guy plus Allstarry prime or veteran players = the start of a dinasty, as soon as two years later.


OK, now, they are aging, they dont have salary cap, yes they could trade Parker for two starters but they wouldnt add up to what he brings, it would have to be 3 players to make up for his loss.


Ok they are having a bad season and a lot of injuries.................

How about if they tank and get the Number 1 pick?

How scary is to think they trade that pick for a Near prime All.star that joins Prime Parker , late prime manu and Veteran Td? they would be facourites right away.


Worst, what if they Draft Rubio or Armstrong and then trade Parker for those aforementioned 2 good and YOUNG starters? Franchise again anybody?.



Im starting to have nightmares with this......

There should be a rule instituted that took on account the last 3 years or something like that to even the number of balls for the lottery, to avoid good teams on a bad year Flopping intentionally .

Gibby23
11-11-2008, 01:25 AM
Ok 1990s, Spurs are a perennial contender, yes they didnt have much luck and found very hard stones in their way so didnt make it to the great dance but they were always there.

But they had come to a Point where they coudlnt go further, they had Elliot, they had Robinson, they had no Salary cap to offer to Fa, and any trade would have been a DOwngrade.

Suddenly they had one "Bad season" based on Injuries and some other misfortunes.

Then surprise surprise they beat everybody out on the Duncan Derby for #1 Pick, the result, Awesome young guy plus Allstarry prime or veteran players = the start of a dinasty, as soon as two years later.


OK, now, they are aging, they dont have salary cap, yes they could trade Parker for two starters but they wouldnt add up to what he brings, it would have to be 3 players to make up for his loss.


Ok they are having a bad season and a lot of injuries.................

How about if they tank and get the Number 1 pick?

How scary is to think they trade that pick for a Near prime All.star that joins Prime Parker , late prime manu and Veteran Td? they would be facourites right away.


Worst, what if they Draft Rubio or Armstrong and then trade Parker for those aforementioned 2 good and YOUNG starters? Franchise again anybody?.



Im starting to have nightmares with this......

There should be a rule instituted that took on account the last 3 years or something like that to even the number of balls for the lottery, to avoid good teams on a bad year Flopping intentionally .
What? Are you serious? How old are you?

SAVAGE CLAW
11-11-2008, 01:28 AM
31 thanks

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11-11-2008, 01:42 AM
31 thanks

How about asking ONE question and letting posters answer it instead of writing a list of thoughts? It's hard to respond to these threads.

Pick one topic please. :D

If you want people to respond and comment we need to have a clear question to answer.

Ansy
11-11-2008, 01:43 AM
Haha, I had this same thought about the Spurs but more anecdotally because it would be funny. Watch them win the lottery in their first appearance since Duncan and draft Rubio and then not miss the playoffs for another decade.

GspLAL
11-11-2008, 02:25 AM
You really think a team with TD and Pop would tank a team? I would assume after all those championships they would have too much pride to do something like that. Tanking a team changes the way people look at your team.

FlawlessKB24
11-11-2008, 02:52 AM
Rubio isnt eligible til 2010

one of the biggest assests the spurs have is great scouts and stuff. they always draft well. look at Manu and PArker, both late picks. imagine if the spurs get a top 10-14 pick assuming they dont make the playoffs?

Hellcrooner
11-11-2008, 04:03 AM
What shoudl REALLY scare you is that First round your team Owes to Utah Jazz for 2010

Add Some Outstanding Rookie center or Sf to Boozer Deron and Brewer...... Ufffff

Joshtd1
11-11-2008, 11:57 AM
I woud laugh if that happened, but also be pissed if we didnt make the playoffs, specially with our window closing.

colinskik
11-11-2008, 12:06 PM
If any teams is going to rig the lottery system again it should be the Knicks.

Hellcrooner
11-11-2008, 12:18 PM
Yeps is their turn, the best 4 Franchises are Lakers, Celtics , Bulls and Knicks.

Lakers got Pau for Cheap, went up, Celtics got KG with a "strange" trade between ex coleagues Ainge and Mchale Went up, the Bulls "beat the odds" for the first pick..... tis Knicks time

NYKnickFanatic
11-11-2008, 12:21 PM
:yawn: Stop making threads.

Lakers4ItAll
11-11-2008, 04:17 PM
I just hope the Spurs do something that will make me want to watch them again

JordansBulls
11-11-2008, 04:31 PM
Only way the Spurs tank is if Duncan gets injured.

S.J.Basketball
11-11-2008, 04:35 PM
Lets say the Spurs get a lottery pick okay? I HIGHLY doubt they will pick someone who will have the same impact of Tim Duncan when he was picked. Not worried. Don't care.

Spurred1
11-11-2008, 05:26 PM
Only way the Spurs tank is if Duncan gets injured.
Basically. Duncan and Pop both have way too much pride to simply tank the season in hopes of landing a great pick. However this season ends, it will be because of injuries and the resulting crummy playing we're currently seeing. Conspiracy theories are entertaining, though...

JayW_1023
11-12-2008, 07:10 AM
Doesn't make sense. Many of our older guys would still like to contend while there is still a window.

Fans in Asia
11-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Big question is whether the spirit / heart of Tim Duncan will be deteriorated considering that he needs to lift up the whole team single-handedly for the coming month.

He will be extremely tired, both physically and mentally.

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