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phlp_bj
06-23-2009, 10:05 AM
There's been a whisper or three about a potential Shaq landing in New Orleans, which would give him an opportunity to end his NBA career in the state where he gained fame as a college star at LSU.

Simply, even if the money fit, the style probably doesn't. And, certainly, the whole concept crashes if Shaq doesn't get the amount of touches per game he wants, if the offense doesn't run through him as he'd prefer, if he's not on the court in the clutch even though historically he shoots foul shots as if he's blindfolded and has an arm tied behind his back.

And let's just toss in that over the years, his pick-and-roll defense - which wasn't one of his strengths to begin with - hasn't improved.

Judging by what we hear, it pretty much is a certainty that Shaq won't be in Phoenix next season. Cleveland seems to be the most likely destination and if he's able to engineer a move to the Cavaliers - or anyone else for that matter - give him his due and congratulate him.

He's in position to do what's best for him and that's a position every athlete aims to be in.

But let's hope the rumors about the Hornets being interested in him are no more than that. Some matches don't fit, and Shaq and the Hornets are one of them.


http://blog.nola.com/johndeshazier/2009/06/give_shaq_credit_if_he_can_lea.html

spacemandave
06-23-2009, 11:14 AM
ya i heard that rumor too, sounds like a terrible fit for hornets.

Patrick Swayze
06-23-2009, 12:34 PM
Shaq is a great player, but I'd have to pass on this one. I want to get younger.

BIGBREED
06-23-2009, 03:57 PM
From what I'm hearing, the Hornets have Peja, D West and Tyson Chandler out there for trade bait! Those three(3) contracts match the contracts of Shaq and Amare at 35 to 36MIL... which is very interesting.

I was going to start a thread about it but I didn't have time to do my research.

Vinny642
06-23-2009, 04:59 PM
i do that to get rid of peja contract, but just for shaq they want to much

Patrick Swayze
06-23-2009, 11:19 PM
From what I'm hearing, the Hornets have Peja, D West and Tyson Chandler out there for trade bait! Those three(3) contracts match the contracts of Shaq and Amare at 35 to 36MIL... which is very interesting.

I was going to start a thread about it but I didn't have time to do my research.

Interesting....

Mckphins
06-25-2009, 02:04 AM
well we aint getting him now

STAT32
06-25-2009, 02:57 AM
Would you guys trade Tyson Chandler for Ben Wallace (Knowing he'd retire) and maybe our 14th pick?

tland22
06-25-2009, 04:47 AM
Yea, I take the 14th pick too

JPHX
06-25-2009, 04:51 AM
unfortunately we're keeping the pick.

Mckphins
06-25-2009, 06:10 AM
^why unfortunately? I want us to draft someone and get younger

Patrick Swayze
06-25-2009, 12:39 PM
Another trade rumor we don't have to worry about anymore.

Vinny642
06-25-2009, 05:28 PM
LOL now we got to worry about Big Ben

Patrick Swayze
06-25-2009, 05:34 PM
LOL now we got to worry about Big Ben

Again, the trade hasn't happened yet.

If it does happen, Wallace will retire. That gives us a lot of extra money for free agency.