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dnewguy
11-07-2010, 10:03 PM
The Houston Chronicle reports that the Rockets have informed Jermaine Taylor he will not be released because they do not intend to sign Dampier after all. The best part about this story? Taylorís not even all that happy heís being retained.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/07/erick-dampier-not-nearly-as-much-of-a-rocket-as-we-may-have-previously-thought/

Why cant he find a job yet?

TheHoopsProphet
11-07-2010, 10:06 PM
he can always play with me for my basketball league at my local gym, we dont really have any guys taller than 5'8"

edit: nvm, I found some old guy swimming by the pool, he looks taller than 5'8" so we good Dampier!

but good luck anyway!

JerseysFinest
11-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Nets

lakers4sho
11-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Maybe because he isn't that good? :shrug:

kjoke
11-07-2010, 10:29 PM
wonder why?
cuz he sucks!

D1JM
11-07-2010, 10:35 PM
Lol

PatelJ1010
11-07-2010, 10:39 PM
wow seriously....Yao barely can play and they dont even play Miller many minutes soo why dont they get another Center who can at least rebound and score in the paint

IAmKira
11-07-2010, 10:40 PM
he can always play with me for my basketball league at my local gym, we dont really have any guys taller than 5'8"

edit: nvm, I found some old guy swimming by the pool, he looks taller than 5'8" so we good Dampier!

but good luck anyway!

:crazy:

spreadeagle
11-07-2010, 10:41 PM
Martin is hurt!!!! dude totally jinxed him lol

Rafer17
11-08-2010, 12:18 AM
:crazy:

:laugh2:

MacFitz92
11-08-2010, 12:31 AM
Dampier is so bad.

DoMeFavors
11-08-2010, 12:39 AM
The Nets should sign him they need a backup Center since Petro is terrible. He has played for Avery and with Devin, can rebound and defend and gives a good hard foul or 2 a game.

GoatMilk
11-08-2010, 01:01 AM
wonder why?
cuz he sucks!

bingo

Geargo Wallace
11-08-2010, 01:16 AM
he's a top 60 center in the league beee

CB29
11-08-2010, 01:21 AM
he's probably looking for another contract that pays atleast 10 million a year

kblo247
11-08-2010, 01:41 AM
The only team I could see giving him a vet min deal is the Warriors because he is better than Gaz

Bulls_fan90
11-08-2010, 02:05 AM
The best part about this story? Taylorís not even all that happy heís being retained.

This made me lol.

xxcubs22xx
11-08-2010, 02:46 AM
Anybody think he'd be good for the Bulls? I seem to be on the fence.

I would say unless the Bulls make the Melo trade, they don't need Dampier.

Asik definitely deserves playing time, and once Boozer gets back that will push Taj to the bench. Kurt Thomas in my opinion has been really ineffective for us. He hasn't shot the ball particularly well, and frankly he should just retire (IDK). I love Scal, who easily fills the void of the loss of Brad Miller. In general there just doesn't seem to be room for Dampier, although he is an upgrade from KT, he wouldn't see much playing time.

Chateamsfan
11-08-2010, 04:12 AM
Either Hornets or Bobcats.

Mudvayne91
11-08-2010, 04:47 AM
I would like Denver to take a chance on him. Our current center is Shelden Williams/Melvin Ely. Nene has missed 3 straight games and Martin/Anderson are still hurt and all three are very injury prone. I don't think it is a horrible idea to get a insurance policy.

alencp3
11-08-2010, 05:02 AM
They have Jordan Hill who is pretty good

JasonJohnHorn
11-08-2010, 08:04 AM
If he doesnt mind taking the vet min, I'm sure there are plenty of teams that could use him as a back up. The Spurs could use him a center and have Blair back up Duncan instead of starting an undersized guy at center, and that would give them more latitude with McDysse and Splitter as Splitter develops.

The Lakers could always use a guy to absorb fouls should they end up facing Boston or Orlando in the finals.

And the Heat clearly need some depth at that position. And you know what, why not Orlando. Move Gorat to PF and have Dampier back up Howard, then move Lewis to SF and Carter to SG, and they'd have a huge line-up outside of the PG position, and also give them a little more flexibility with their wing players.

Dampier isnt great, but he is a big body, which many teams lack, and he can rebound and his defence is consistent, and the best part is his offence is less than average so he's not going to be another guy on the floor who wants or expects shots, and with teams that have a number of talented scorers (LA, Boston, Miami, Spurs), he's a great fit since he doenst need the ball.