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#1 MDI

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 09:15 AM

He's 36 years old he still has some game left. He'd be the pefect floor spacer for Bynum and Kobe. I think he can be had for the mini MLE which is $3 mil per/yr

You can have an offense/defense platoon at PF with Hill and Jamison.

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Per the Akron Beacon Journal: “Asked if he has made up his mind about not returning next season, he said ‘I think we both have. I understand the importance of Tristan (Thompson) and these younger guys getting the opportunity to play,’ he continued. ‘I’ve taught them so much and it’s been fun teaching them, but it’s time for me to move on as well. I don’t know what the future holds, I don’t know what opportunity might present itself, but I definitely have a great feeling this is probably my last home game and tomorrow will be my last game as a Cav.’ Jamison came here expecting to contend for a championship, then the rules of the game changed drastically and he was powerless to stop it. With one Decision, the Cavaliers went from contenders to rebuilders at the bottom of the NBA’s scrap heap. But Jamison kept quiet this year, kept his head down, kept working and kept leading. And the Cavaliers will be better off for it. The Cavaliers paid him a lot of money — more than $30 million the last 2 1/2 years — but he has earned the right to choose his next adventure. Whether that means signing with a contender in an effort to win a championship or go home to Charlotte and hold the same role as veteran mentor for the struggling Bobcats that he did with the Cavaliers, Jamison served his time here. He gave the Cavs everything he had and he did it in a professional manner.”


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Posted May 26, 2012 - 10:16 AM

If we want to get torch on a daily basis at the PF spot then we get Jamison. I rather get myself a KG at that price when he is a FA this year. Celtics probably will get knocked out by Miami and with regards with KG he is probably looking for another team just to win a chip he got all the money in the world already LA could be a perfect fir for KG.
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Posted May 26, 2012 - 10:26 AM

KG hates the Lakers. If you're Kobe's rival would you really join him? Lol

Im sure the Lakers would take him but I dont see any interest from KG's side

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 10:48 AM

What are you talking about Kobe and KG are close personal friends they are far from being rivals.
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Posted May 26, 2012 - 10:52 AM

prove it

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:00 AM

What MDI said basically and...

If we want to get torch on a daily basis at the PF spot then we get Jamison. I rather get myself a KG at that price when he is a FA this year. Celtics probably will get knocked out by Miami and with regards with KG he is probably looking for another team just to win a chip he got all the money in the world already LA could be a perfect fir for KG.

I seriously doubt he can even be had 'at that price'. It probably won't be dramatically much more at the least, but definitely not that low, especially considering KG's ego & having made so much throughout his career, still more than likely feeling he's worth much more than that & I'm sure plenty of teams would be more than willing to give a lot more.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Prove what? kobe has said may times they are close friends just because their brand has a rivalry dosent mean they are "enemies"
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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:24 AM

And beside KG does have a house out here in LA so will see how the FA this summer goes but please stay away from Jamison.
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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:26 AM

I'd take Jamison for the bare minimum. He'd run at SF. You can do far worse.

Ebanks or Jamison? Choice wouldn't be that tough.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:46 AM

prove it

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:57 AM

KG coming to LA is a pipedream.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 12:34 PM

And beside KG does have a house out here in LA so will see how the FA this summer goes.

It'd be more logical for him to go to the Clippers then. It's still L.A. and they're not the same Clippers of old either, they'd still be competitive and can be contenders with just a few more pieces.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 12:55 PM

It'd be more logical for him to go to the Clippers then. It's still L.A. and they're not the same Clippers of old either, they'd still be competitive and can be contenders with just a few more pieces.

Are you suggesting he play center or come off the bench for Blake? Both are bad ideas.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 01:18 PM

^ Actually, guess you didn't know, but Garnett has actually had way more success this season playing Center rather than Power Forward.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 01:28 PM

Personally wouldn't mind him.

Older player yes, but he can stretch the defense which our offense asks for. I mean for the vet. Minimum, can he be any worse than Murphy?

Jordan at 5, Jamison at the 4 off the bench isn't too bad, but that's just me. Yes we need to get younger and more athletic but experience is key as well.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 01:50 PM

I feel like he'd turn out the way Theo Ratliff turned out for us.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 02:27 PM

^ They're completely different players though. At this point in age, Jamison has a lot more left in the tank than what Ratliff did (despite the lack of mineral consumption in comparison). Body is a bit less beat up, has more mobility left, and a far greater offensive player in various ways.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 02:21 AM

I feel like he'd turn out the way Theo Ratliff turned out for us.


Ratliff was doing well before getting injured

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 07:25 AM

Matt Barnes and Raja Bell say :hi:


Raja Bell signed with the lakers?

And Barnes had one incident. kobe and Kg been going at it for years

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 12:20 PM

They dont even play the same position? They never guard each other? :rolleyes:
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