Last edited by white men can't jump; Tue Jun 11th, 2013 at 05:15 PM.
ADD You can see here that NBADraft.net had Araujo going #16 to the Jazz.
Where as Iguodala was projected #7.
That is a nice representation of the average mock for that year, from what I remember.
Pretty sure Andre was projected as high as 5th, and Araujo as low as late 1st round.
Last edited by Joey; Tue Jun 11th, 2013 at 05:21 PM.
Nate Robinson beat Hoffa in a Jumpball ...
Who knows what would have happened but this was the opinion of one of his teammates. Someone who might have far more insight than you or I.
Look, McGrady was a 3rd year player whose scoring average went from single digits to 15ish ppg in his 3rd year before his contract expired. I doubt much haggling went on. Toronto would never have started with a max contract and clearly would be reluctant to offer that since they obviously would have to invest one in Carter. They wanted to work something out and were even willing to give him incentives for working out. I don't think that was meant to be insulting, it was meant to make his contract as valuable as possible without making it a max deal. I mean, it's stuff he should do as a pro anyway, and clearly didn't do enough of given how quickly he fell to pieces.
But that wasn't what McGrady wanted. He used the "failed" negotiations with Toronto as leverage to get a gigantic offer from Orlando, which is where he wanted to go all along.
1) signing hakeem
2) drafting araujo
3) hiring Lenny Wilkins/Kevin O'Neil, take your pick
1) Drafting Araujo
2) Drafting Bargnani
3) Hiring Colangelo
1) hiring Babcock as GM
- drafting Araujo
- VC trade
2) signing Olajuwon (dumped Keon Clark in the process)
3) BC/fans believing the Raps were a legit contender after unexpectedly winning the extremely weak division in 2006-07, which was the first domino to fall for six years of accelerated, hit-or-miss, band-aid rebuilding/building/retooling under BC
man i forgot all about Olajuwon. my god that was stupid.
Last edited by RikkJames; Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 12:19 PM.
Yah, thx..i remembered that right after my post...i always just remember Eric Williams and Aaron Williams from that trade. 3 and 4 could also be the same too as both big men had no impact whatsoever .
- Drafting Hoffa over Iggy.
- Drafting Radojevic. Who? Exactly. 12th overall.
- Not showing T-Mac enough attention in the game plan after Carter is drafted.
- Hiring Rob Babcock
- Signing Hakeem (and I love the guy, see the NBA board for details)
- Taking on 'Zo when he publicly said he wouldn't play here; they paid him $9M to go win a championship for on another team.
- Letting Jorge play on a busted wheel; against doctor's wishes.
- Not trading Vince in the summer, then letting the trade demand leak through a used car salesman...
- Hiring Kevin O'Neil due to a desire for a passionate, defensive minded coach & then firing Kevin O'Neil because the team was too defensive oriented and he was too intense.
- Cris Childs fails at math... 85 - 82 = 4?!?!?!?!
...There are many more but I grow tired...
Radojevic was a bummer, but trading Bender for Davis makes up for it.
LOL, wow this thread is bringing back some memories...remember when we gave Yogi Stewart a 6 yr, $24 million contract? We actually signed a guy who went undrafted to that kind of money?! Ah, the good ole' days.
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