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-Kobe24-TJ19-
08-23-2009, 06:03 PM
If you could change one move(draft pick, trade, FA signing, contract etc) in your team history, what would it be???

Btw that move has to make your team better!

taco917
08-23-2009, 06:10 PM
Pick Brandon Roy as first pick in 06 draft instead of bargs, Wade instead of bosh although bosh is all star player anyways, i think wade would have definitely made us better.

DetroitRipCity
08-23-2009, 06:12 PM
lol i think we know what im going to say...
Pick Wade, Mello, Bosh instead of Darko...

I think chauncey should have been traded for some1 else say like Chris Andersen, Balkman and a 2nd round pick

wow one of those lineups woulda won a title last year IMO

Stuckey/Bynum
Wade/Rip
Tay/Balkman
Mcdyess/Maxiell
Sheed/Andersen

Or

Stuckey/Bynum
Rip/Afflalo
Mello/Tay
Mcdyess/Maxiell
Sheed/Andersen

Or

Stuckey/Bynum
Rip/Afflalo
Tay/Maxiell
Bosh/Mcdyess
Sheed/Andersen

Catfish1314
08-23-2009, 06:14 PM
In the expansion draft of 2004 when the Charlotte Bobcats were introduced into the NBA, the Kings left Gerald Wallace unprotected so the Cats picked him up.

Had they protected Wallace, they could still have him and he's exactly what they need right now.

What they should have done is left Webber unprotected. His contract was huge but the Bobcats didn't have any players on the books and he was still close to 20-10 at the time. So the Kings would have kept a talented young player and relieved themselves of a fading superstar's massive contract.

ombada
08-23-2009, 06:15 PM
Not pick Jonathan Bender.

or...

Pick Tony Parker instead of Jamaal Tinsley.

FlakeyFool
08-23-2009, 06:19 PM
draft granger instead of graham

draft roy instead of bargnani

draft igudala instead of araujo

trade VC for some actual players

IndyRealist
08-23-2009, 06:20 PM
"With the 27th pick in the 2001 NBA draft, the Indiana Pacers select Tony Parker from France." (instead of Jamaal Tinsley)

Reversed86Curse
08-23-2009, 06:23 PM
not traded Joe Johnson to the Suns for what amounted to be a bag of chips

JordansBulls
08-23-2009, 06:24 PM
Signed Tim Duncan in 2002.

IndyRealist
08-23-2009, 06:26 PM
Not pick Jonathan Bender.

or...

Pick Tony Parker instead of Jamaal Tinsley.

I don't know who we would've taken besides Bender at #5. Maybe Corey Magette (went #13), or Shawn Marion (went #9)?

In hindsight, with the loss of Rik Smits two years later (who had very obvious knee problems), it probably would have been best not to trade Antonio Davis for the pick.

House of Cards
08-23-2009, 06:28 PM
not traded Joe Johnson to the Suns for what amounted to be a bag of chips

Yes. We got Boris Diaw. Went to a suns game and saw him pass up a wide open lane (i mean nobody was even close to him) to a guy in the corner who didnt atticipate such a stupid play. Shaq I disliked the trade for him. Then he became an all star so alright, then he was gift wrapped for the cavs...:facepalm:

DetroitRipCity
08-23-2009, 06:28 PM
2001 - 9th pick we drafted Rodney White
could have had Joe Johnson who went 10th

dbow1920
08-23-2009, 06:28 PM
Never hire Billy King

Never sign Samuel Dalembert to that rediculous contract

Draft Dirk or Pierce over Larry Hughes

Draft Tmac or Chauncey over Keith Van Horn

Draft Rajon Rondo over Rodney Carney

DCSportsIsPain
08-23-2009, 06:34 PM
Draft Karl Malone instead of Kenny Green

yanksknicksgmen
08-23-2009, 06:44 PM
Not hire Isah Thomas

Raps08-09 Champ
08-23-2009, 06:48 PM
Trade Carter for Ray Allen instead of those crappy guys.

jimbobjarree
08-23-2009, 06:50 PM
wouldnt trade the pick that ended up being Magic Johnson...just imagine a Stockton-Magic back court :drool:

B-Ray
08-23-2009, 07:41 PM
Raptors ...... Draft Andre Igoudala instead of Rafael Araujo 8th overall

Sly Guy
08-23-2009, 07:48 PM
not allow t-mac to leave the raptors via FA.

Teeboy1487
08-23-2009, 08:00 PM
I would not have given Walton, Vujacic, and Bynum those hefty extensions. I would have waited and gave them less. Also, I would have drafted Michael Redd instead of Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen.

IDB Josh M
08-23-2009, 08:07 PM
Drafted Josh Howard or Leandro Barbosa instead of Brian Cook in 2003.

Ty Fast
08-23-2009, 08:18 PM
none of my fave teams but here are a couple of really good ones
jazz not trading Dominique Wilkins for nothing. imagine wilkins, stockton, malone
or
sonics trading pippen. pippen, payton, kemp

bigsams50
08-23-2009, 08:23 PM
draft brandon roy instead of adam morrison

lorenz00
08-23-2009, 08:28 PM
Signed Tim Duncan in 2002.

you guys had a chance to sign tim duncan?

BRADY4MVP
08-23-2009, 08:33 PM
len bias' career............what could have been

or reggie lewis, as well

2_Trill
08-23-2009, 08:35 PM
Coach Mike Curry.. horrible.. just horrible..

Sox Appeal
08-23-2009, 08:38 PM
Coach Mike Curry.. horrible.. just horrible..

Or maybe you guys could have just kept Billups.

For the Bulls it would probably be not trading for Kobe. When you have a chance to acquire one of the 10 best players in the history of the sport, you just do it, and ask questions later.

Sox Appeal
08-23-2009, 08:38 PM
Signed Tim Duncan in 2002.

To bad we never had a chance to get Duncan.

theimortalone
08-23-2009, 08:42 PM
Phoenix losing the coin toss to Milwaukee, and the rights to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. :sigh: We would probably have a championship by now! :cry:

heyman321
08-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Pick Brandon Roy as first pick in 06 draft instead of bargs, Wade instead of bosh although bosh is all star player anyways, i think wade would have definitely made us better.

I would have never picked Wade over Bosh. Not that Wade isn't better, he is clearly a better player than Bosh, but at the time, Carter was still our starting shooting guard, wouldn't need another rookie SG.

Also, every Raptor fan is saying they would've picked Brandon Roy first, nobody knew he would be that good. 7 (or 6?) passed on him! Seven!

What I wouldn't have done was trade Carter for two scrubs and a scumbag Alonzo Mourning. Also, Araujo was a total waste of a pick, Bargnani is acutally turning out decent.

Chicago's#1 fan
08-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Not traded Elton Brand for Tyson Chandler.
Not traded Tyson Chandler to sign Ben Wallace.

bahama0811
08-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Not signed Kenyon Martin to that huge deal.

FlakeyFool
08-23-2009, 09:33 PM
What I wouldn't have done was trade Carter for two scrubs and a scumbag Alonzo Mourning. Also, Araujo was a total waste of a pick, Bargnani is acutally turning out decent.

We could of drafted alridge instead of Bargnani or even drafted gay

heyman321
08-23-2009, 09:41 PM
We could of drafted alridge instead of Bargnani or even drafted gay

Meh, Aldridge is a jump shooting big man as well so nothing special. I really thought Rudy Gay would take his game to a new level this pass season, but it didn't happen, so I don't think Bargnani was a terrible pick over those two. Roy is the only one who is head and shoulders above Bargnani, but nobody knew he would be that good.

grantarchy
08-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Jack Kent Cooke writes a will to keep the Washington Redskins in the family.

asandhu23
08-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Never trade Wilt for bunch of nobodies.
Never let Don Nelson and Chris Webber fight.
Never pick whats his face over Kobe in the draft
Never break up 2007 Warriors.

RaptorizedKevin
08-23-2009, 10:37 PM
i know one move that just stands above all the rest, it must make blazer fans cry.

they should had drafted michael jordan, THE GOAT !!!

Mavrix
08-23-2009, 10:37 PM
Didn't trade Devin Harris for Jason Kidd

DCSportsIsPain
08-23-2009, 10:39 PM
Jack Kent Cooke writes a will to keep the Washington Redskins in the family.

It wouldn't have mattered. John Kent Cooke knew nothing about owning an NFL franchise under the new rules, and the salary cap killed Jack Kent Cooke's way of doing things. For all the complaints about Dan Snyder, John Kent Cooke might have been far worse.

RaptorizedKevin
08-23-2009, 10:40 PM
for raps.

We needed to:

Draft granger instead of graham

Draft Igudala instead of Rafel arujo

Draft Dwade instead of bosh( well i could live with bosh)

Draft Brandon roy instead of bargs(Bargs is a great player, roy is just better in many other areas)

Never hire Rob Babcock

Keep Vince carter happy so he would retire as a raptor, and never be traded for scraps..

MAC10TIZZY
08-23-2009, 10:49 PM
1. never let shaq go
2. never, ever of signed steve francis
3. let go of lee(but am very happy to carter)

stuiehanski
08-23-2009, 11:00 PM
bucks...Not traded dirk for robert tractor traylor and pat garrity

dre1990
08-23-2009, 11:09 PM
And with the number 2 pick in the 2003 draft, the Detroit Pistons select.......

spacemandave
08-24-2009, 12:41 AM
HA draft kobe but dont trade him for vlade divac....thats what i would do.

ombada
08-24-2009, 01:20 AM
I don't know who we would've taken besides Bender at #5. Maybe Corey Magette (went #13), or Shawn Marion (went #9)?

In hindsight, with the loss of Rik Smits two years later (who had very obvious knee problems), it probably would have been best not to trade Antonio Davis for the pick.

Richard Hamilton to learn under Miller, Andre Miller to learn under Jackson, Marion (like you said), Jason Terry to learn under miller, Ron Artest (so the brawl could have happened earlier, haha) Kirilenko?

Ginobili was like the 2nd to last player picked, we should have got him instead of trading for Foster

Shady66
08-24-2009, 01:29 AM
Theirs a few :( lol
selling rondo for money
another drafted player we sold
the worst of all..... Trading shawn marion for shaq :(

The best one of recent history trading shaq for nothing.

aman_13
08-24-2009, 01:34 AM
I think we all know what Portland fans will say.

BlondeBomber41
08-24-2009, 01:40 AM
Skipping over Karl Malone in the draft.

If we are talking FA's walking or trades, probably the Devin Harris trade.

pcone78
08-24-2009, 01:41 AM
Never hire Billy King

Never sign Samuel Dalembert to that rediculous contract

Draft Dirk or Pierce over Larry Hughes

Draft Tmac or Chauncey over Keith Van Horn

Draft Rajon Rondo over Rodney Carney

I agree with all of these, but I think there are 2 other key moves we could have made... Draft anyone other than Shawn Bradley... Anfernee Hardaway maybe... Horrible draft year all together so I don't hate the Sixers on this one soo much at this point. <<<But he was AWFUL>>>

Draft Steve Nash or Kobe Bryant instead of Iverson in 1996. As good as Ivversons numbers are, he was just not good enough to build a great team around. Too selfish, and never dedicated enough time in practice.

Storch
08-24-2009, 01:48 AM
Um. Lakers. No regrets.

IDB Josh M
08-24-2009, 02:10 AM
len bias' career............what could have been

or reggie lewis, as well

I thought Len Bias was suppose to be better than Jordan?

bigsams50
08-24-2009, 02:23 AM
I thought Len Bias was suppose to be better than Jordan?

he died before he played a single game

SilverRedstone
08-24-2009, 03:17 AM
instead of drafting kerry kittles, Draft Kobe.

Red222
08-24-2009, 03:18 AM
not moving up to draft wade instead of hinrich fukk riley :mad:

Ansy
08-24-2009, 03:20 AM
I'm a Portland fan, so probably that thing with that greatest player of all time guy.

DenButsu
08-24-2009, 03:28 AM
Draft Amare over Nikoloz Tskitishvili in 2002.

Never sold the farm to land K-Mart and give him such a ridiculous contract.

todu82
08-24-2009, 04:16 AM
In 2003 I would have drafted Dwayne Wade over Darko Millicic.

_KB24_
08-24-2009, 04:56 AM
The Vancouver Grizzlies were so stupid led by Stu Jackson.

The could have drafted Kobe, Nash, JO, T-mac, Vince Carter, Dirk, Pierce, Lewis, Brand, Baron, Ginobli, Artest, Hamilton, AK-47, Redd, Crawford, Arenas, Parker, and Joe Johnson.

Instead they depended on Shareef, Bibby, Francis, and other scrubs.

Davisayan
08-24-2009, 04:57 AM
jalen rose for brad miller and ron artest

GDG
08-24-2009, 06:41 AM
Never hire Billy King

Never sign Samuel Dalembert to that rediculous contract

Draft Dirk or Pierce over Larry Hughes

Draft Tmac or Chauncey over Keith Van Horn

Draft Rajon Rondo over Rodney Carney

+ never trade Wilt Chamberlain for Archie Clark, Darrell Imhoff and Jerry
Chamber (who? that's right...).
never trade Charles Barkley for Jeff Hornacek, Tim Perry, and Andrew Lang.
never pick Shawn Bradley at #2.
never trade Allen Iverson. EVER.

It's a long list...

Weapon M
08-24-2009, 07:01 AM
If you could change one move(draft pick, trade, FA signing, contract etc) in your team history, what would it be???

Btw that move has to make your team better!

I would move Jeter a couple feet back during the World Series of 2001.. Then the Yanks would have beaten the Diamond Backs and been Champs for probably the greatest World Series in history!!!!

Trouble87
08-24-2009, 07:29 AM
not draft Frédéric Weis 15 overall in 1999

Ron Artest was still on the board and we drafted the 7'2" frenchman VC dunked on :facepalm:

Trouble87
08-24-2009, 07:29 AM
I would move Jeter a couple feet back during the World Series of 2001.. Then the Yanks would have beaten the Diamond Backs and been Champs for probably the greatest World Series in history!!!!

this is the NBA forum...

bagwell368
08-24-2009, 08:11 AM
Recently? Not trade Billups

All time: Keep Bias from the nose candy

bagwell368
08-24-2009, 08:14 AM
I thought Len Bias was suppose to be better than Jordan?

No. But he was going to be better then Worthy. Think of Worthy with balls, who could play Eastern Conference basketball as it was at the time.

ChiSox219
08-24-2009, 08:24 AM
This thread made me realize how rough it must be to be a Raptors fan.

It's hard to find something for the Bulls because any bad move we made recently set us up to luck into Rose and have cap room for the jackpot that is the 2010 FA class.

ChiSox219
08-24-2009, 08:26 AM
I think we all know what Portland fans will say.

Trading Tyrus Thomas?
:D

kmo429
08-24-2009, 08:36 AM
Not signed stephan Marbury...Knicks

kmo429
08-24-2009, 08:37 AM
I would move Jeter a couple feet back during the World Series of 2001.. Then the Yanks would have beaten the Diamond Backs and been Champs for probably the greatest World Series in history!!!!

No.

scully8743
08-24-2009, 09:38 AM
Did the Celtics draft Antoine Walker?

Spencesc11
08-24-2009, 09:52 AM
It's got to be the Pistons drafting Darko.

Melo was the choice even with T. Prince in place

no one knew how good Wade and Bosh would be so that would be unfair
to punish Joe D. for not drafting them but Anthony was true pedigree and everyone knew. Syracuse 1 year = nat. championship.

With Billups, Hamilton, and Melo on the Perimeter this team would still be a title contender now.

Look

SunsFanIam
08-24-2009, 10:00 AM
Not sell all our draft picks like.. Rudy Fernandez, Rondo, ect ect

ctitus45
08-24-2009, 10:07 AM
Fire Avery Johnson BEFORE trading Devin Harris.

I think if that happened, we wouldn't have traded Harris for Kidd. Everyone knew what Harris could do, Avery just held the leash too tight for some reason....

2011ouryear
08-24-2009, 10:14 AM
We should've let Pats contract expire...thats what started this mess.

Mane
08-24-2009, 10:16 AM
Drafting Pau Gasol over Kwame ****ing Brown.

niners395
08-24-2009, 10:48 AM
Knicks: Instead of fred weiss, I would have taken artest/manu/ak-47.
And I wouldn't have guaranteed Allan Houston all that money.

randomness
08-24-2009, 11:02 AM
This is almost impossible but...

Draft Roy instead of Bargnani at 1st overall in 2007.
Keep Carter and McGrady.
Draft Granger instead of Graham.
Draft Lee instead of Villanueva.
Draft Wade instead of Bosh.
Draft Igoudala instead of Araujo.
Draft Marion instead of Bender.
Draft Bryant instead of Camby.
Draft Arenas instead of Bradley.
Draft Boozer instead of Rush.
Draft Gortat instead of Ukic.
Draft Millsap instead of Tucker.
JO trade cancelled.
Draft Hibbert.

Overall:

Lee/Gortat/Hibbert
Granger/Boozer/Millsap
Carter/Igoudala/Marion
Bryant/Roy/McGrady
Wade/Calderon/Arenas

bal_ravens
08-24-2009, 11:06 AM
^^ And the largest payroll in the world! lol

tbone2171
08-24-2009, 11:16 AM
Hiring Kevin Mchale as GM..or more specifically trading away Ray Allen, Brandon Roy, and Kevin Garnett

grantarchy
08-24-2009, 01:21 PM
It wouldn't have mattered. John Kent Cooke knew nothing about owning an NFL franchise under the new rules, and the salary cap killed Jack Kent Cooke's way of doing things. For all the complaints about Dan Snyder, John Kent Cooke might have been far worse.

Difference between John Kent Cooke and Dan Snyder and their lack of expertise is that while Dan Snyder uses the Redskins as a plaything, John Kent Cooke at least might have been grounded enough to hire a good GM. Also, yes, JKC might have been worse, but *far* worse? I don't think Dan Snyder has left enough room for anyone to be far worse.

knickerbockerny
08-24-2009, 01:34 PM
Not signing Isiah Thomas is the first acquisition I would most definetly like to reverse. That's when the downward spiral began. But if that is not possible, I would like to change the acquisition of Eddy "cheeseburger, milkshake, ribs, baked and fried chicken" Curry. The Knicks gave the house for him.

DenButsu
08-24-2009, 11:08 PM
This is almost impossible but...

Draft Roy instead of Bargnani at 1st overall in 2007.
Keep Carter and McGrady.
Draft Granger instead of Graham.
Draft Lee instead of Villanueva.
Draft Wade instead of Bosh.
Draft Igoudala instead of Araujo.
Draft Marion instead of Bender.
Draft Bryant instead of Camby.
Draft Arenas instead of Bradley.
Draft Boozer instead of Rush.
Draft Gortat instead of Ukic.
Draft Millsap instead of Tucker.
JO trade cancelled.
Draft Hibbert.

Overall:

Lee/Gortat/Hibbert
Granger/Boozer/Millsap
Carter/Igoudala/Marion
Bryant/Roy/McGrady
Wade/Calderon/Arenas

Wow. Almost impossible? :laugh2: Although I guess it is a good indication of just how many times the Raps have missed opportunities.

Sports Illustrator
08-24-2009, 11:11 PM
Not signing Isiah Thomas is the first acquisition I would most definetly like to reverse. That's when the downward spiral began. But if that is not possible, I would like to change the acquisition of Eddy "cheeseburger, milkshake, ribs, baked and fried chicken" Curry. The Knicks gave the house for him.

I don't think the Eddy Curry trade was as bad as some of the other moves we have made in the last ten years or so.

Signing Isiah Thomas was definitely a terrible move, but no one thought he would be such a bad GM and coach. The only thing he was ever good at was scouting. Bringing him over is one move I'd undo though, for sure.