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JordansBulls
07-30-2009, 10:43 PM
If at the end of the 2003 season the Orlando Magic offered T-mac to the Cavs for the #1 pick, should the Cavs have accepted?


At season's end T-mac had played 75 games during the 2002-2003 season and he was 24 years old.

He hadn't really been injured or missed any significant time prior to that. He also ended up with PER of 30.27 and put up the following numbers.

32.1 PPG / 6.5 RPG / 5.5 APG / 1.7 SPG / 0.8 BPG

Just to pinpoint, these are the number of games he has played each year since that time.



2004 - 67 games

2005 - 78 games

2006 - 47 games

2007 - 71 games

2008 - 66 games






Note: Now, we are strictly talking about 2003 at the end of the year here.

If the Orlando Magic at the end of 2003 offered T-mac to the Cavs for the #1 pick (which turned out to be Lebron James), should the Cavs have accepted that deal?

metsfreak
07-30-2009, 10:48 PM
No

D_Rose1118
07-30-2009, 10:48 PM
i think they would have

he was so good back then it was just ridiculous

BlondeBomber41
07-30-2009, 10:48 PM
****kkkkk no. Lebron was as sure of a thing as there ever has been coming out of the draft, and his hometown connections with Ohio made him absolutely, no questions asked, untradeable.

jakesmail123
07-30-2009, 10:49 PM
no everyone knew lebron was gonna be a god even when he was only in high school

Giannis94
07-30-2009, 10:51 PM
dude how many more of these theads u wanna make? THeyre getting annoying

heyman321
07-30-2009, 10:53 PM
dude how many more of these theads u wanna make? THeyre getting annoying

I know seriously.

what54!?
07-30-2009, 10:56 PM
at the time there would have been a strong possibilty that it could have happened because of how good T-mac was then but it wouldn't have happened. Lebron was way hyped even then and I think the cavs would have still taken him for many reason including market reasons (hometown kid) plus I don't think they wanted that pick to come back to haunt then if lebron turned into a beast.(which obviously he did)

on a side note imgaine if lebron went to the magic and they got D.Howard the next year. They would have the new shaq and penny :laugh:

Chronz
07-30-2009, 10:56 PM
The Magic wouldnt have offered him after that season nor were the Cavs a sure fire pick for #1 slot.

After the 03-04 Season however it was obvious they would be in the running and Mac was having the worst year of his star career to that point. The Cavs wouldnt have accepted and the Magic wouldve.

Lakers4ItAll
07-30-2009, 11:01 PM
No Lebron's hype was too huge

tland22
07-30-2009, 11:03 PM
shHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHit I dont know how they could have resisted that, because TMAC was the best player arguably in the NBA for almost 3 years....right up there with Shaq and KG... But LeBron was already being hailed as a PRODIGY and all that. SO Im not sure if they would have done that. But now knowing what LeBron is and how TMAC'ss unfortunate career has been turning out lately (despite still putting up great numbers each year even though he play injured)... nahhhh I dont think they "should" have... Hindsight is 20/20

tland22
07-30-2009, 11:07 PM
but yea mainly thje only reason they wpuldnt have was because the hype was too huge. he was hailed as a PRODIGY and all... But TMAC was soooo damn good back then I cant see them passing up a prospect for a sure thing so-to-speak. I mean, TMAC was just the next big thing himself...he was better than Kobe at the time. He was a freaking SAVAGE on the ball court. I miss them days for sure....and AI was balling all over people too LOL

ink
07-30-2009, 11:07 PM
They dodged a bullet. Of course not.

Teeboy1487
07-30-2009, 11:14 PM
Is this a trick question?

WoodbridgeSkins
07-30-2009, 11:20 PM
Not when ESPN televised several of Lebron's high school games. It was a no brainer.

Sox Appeal
07-30-2009, 11:47 PM
Nope. Not trying to take a jab at you JB, but some of your threads are pretty pointless.

*Superman*
07-31-2009, 12:05 AM
I don't know but i wish they did!!

*Superman*
07-31-2009, 12:06 AM
Nope. Not trying to take a jab at you JB, but some of your threads are pretty pointless.

:ouch: that sounds like a jab. lol

Nets fan 93
07-31-2009, 12:07 AM
****kkkkk no. Lebron was as sure of a thing as there ever has been coming out of the draft, and his hometown connections with Ohio made him absolutely, no questions asked, untradeable.
This

superkegger
07-31-2009, 12:08 AM
Well, first off, this is a dumb question, because the scenario never would have come up.

Tmac did come off probably the most spectacular season for a wing player this decade. So it would be pretty ****ing stupid for the Magic to trade him. But at the same time, there would be no reason for the Cavs to do that trade. Not with the Hype LeBron had, and the Ohio conections.

king4day
07-31-2009, 12:47 AM
I can't believe anyone would choose yes. Everyone knew LBJ was special. Maybe not as special as he is now, but none the less, the Cavs needed a long term solution.

king4day
07-31-2009, 12:53 AM
Nope. Not trying to take a jab at you JB, but some of your threads are pretty pointless.

To his credit, he's a big reason the NBA forum is consistently active.
Not all will be winners

tland22
07-31-2009, 05:02 AM
To his credit, he's a big reason the NBA forum is consistently active.
Not all will be winners

AMEN! let him do his thing

CaleX(RR)MIA™
07-31-2009, 05:22 AM
idk because Lebron from the start was a sure fire hit

but u always have that "wait if" and T-Mac was an animal at the time

Beno7500
07-31-2009, 06:01 AM
Hellz No!

KobeBeatJeeesus
07-31-2009, 06:07 AM
Vlade Divac was traded for Kobe. I would have taken T-Mac in a heartbeat. Who knew that he was made of glass at that point? You get a proven superstar and avoid the risk of taking a rookie, but sometimes it can bite you in the ***. Look at what happened to Grant Hill.

JayW_1023
07-31-2009, 06:37 AM
LeBron at 24 is better than T-Mac at 24. So no.

TheHoopsProphet
07-31-2009, 06:50 AM
please. just stop

tland22
07-31-2009, 04:21 PM
the question should read: WOULD the cavs have done that trade if offered....not SHOULD they have.