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    I know, I know - it's easy to say after a win but I was really happy for Brian Cardinal. It's nice to see someone who has paid his dues get rewarded.
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    Go Calbert Cheaney too!

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    Cardinal is going to get a nice little contract after this season whether with GS or elsewhere. He's one of those "stories" that you love to see (much like Boykins was/is).

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    I wonder if Kstat wants him back... :P
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    I wonder if Kstat wants him back... :P
    Probably not. If he were still with the Pistons he'd be buried on the bench.
    He was a training camp invitee and the last guy to make the roster. Because of injuries he was given a chance and he made the most of it. That's one of those things that won't happen on most teams. With Detroit he would've never had the opportunity to do anything as they've been for the most part healthy; so if he was still there he'd likely be "that guy on the injured list".

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    I wonder if Kstat wants him back... :P
    Probably not. If he were still with the Pistons he'd be buried on the bench.
    He was a training camp invitee and the last guy to make the roster. Because of injuries he was given a chance and he made the most of it. That's one of those things that won't happen on most teams. With Detroit he would've never had the opportunity to do anything as they've been for the most part healthy; so if he was still there he'd likely be "that guy on the injured list".
    I know. I know. I always thought that he'd stick as a Jeff Foster type player but he has really come along.
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    What about him signing with the Pacers, obviously with roster changes occuring. With Croshere and probably either Harrington or Artest being moved during the off-season there's a chance they could have a place to fill for a guy like Cardinal. I'd be all for it, but I seriously doubt it actually happens.
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    He's a big guy with some skills, someone will probally play him very well...
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    We had this discussion recently on Warriorsworld. My take is that Cardinal will probably get a 3 year deal worth about 9 - 10 million total. Not quite a mid-level deal. Some people seemed to think he'd be worth the mid-level but I think that he's basically a really good role player. Maybe someone would give him the mid-level for a 5 year deal but you also have to wonder about his style of play. The way he plays could leave him pretty banged up (even if he suffers no major injuries) and render some of his game ineffective. His shooting and free throw shooting probably wouldn't suffer because of this but his hustle could. On the other hand, he's played relatively few minutes for as long as he's been in the league so you could basically look at him as a "second year player" who basically sat on the bench for his first season then is playing a larger role in his second year.

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    Cardinal with the Grizzlies announcers after the game tonight on going to camp and/or making the team

    "I was just happy to get some Golden State practice gear."

    nice.

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    Brian Cardinal is (at least going by how he played in college) Jeff Foster with a little less size and a jump shot.

    Amazing how just being able to hit a shot can help.
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    GO PURDUE...WTF are you trying to do??? Give an old man a heart attack!!!!!??????




    The part of Brian Cardinal is being played by Woodie Harrelson...once again proving that white men can't jump.
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    I know, I know - it's easy to say after a win but I was really happy for Brian Cardinal. It's nice to see someone who has paid his dues get rewarded.
    ...even if it took seven years for it to really pay off.
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    Needless to say that I did a double take when I saw ABAdays name.

    It still doesn't seem real that he is gone.


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    Needless to say that I did a double take when I saw ABAdays name.

    It still doesn't seem real that he is gone.
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    What happened to kerosene ?

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    Where did he go?
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    What about him signing with the Pacers, obviously with roster changes occuring. With Croshere and probably either Harrington or Artest being moved during the off-season there's a chance they could have a place to fill for a guy like Cardinal. I'd be all for it, but I seriously doubt it actually happens.


    Seriously, I'd have a hard time rooting for the Pacers if they got Cardinal. He's one of my all-time least favorite players.

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    Happy for Cardinal, but I'm just shocked he's been in the league as long as he has. Never saw that happening.
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    The story of why Jerry West gave Brian Cardinal the full MLE is still my favorite story in the entire NBA.
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    The story of why Jerry West gave Brian Cardinal the full MLE is still my favorite story in the entire NBA.
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    How big are Jerry West's balls? Mark Montieth of the Indianapolis Star presents evidence:
    An exceptionally well-connected league insider once told me the story of how Brian Cardinal got his mid-level. Seems Memphis owner Michael Heisley, frustrated by general manager Jerry West's lack of activity, walked into West's office one day and asked why he hadn't signed anyone yet. So an exasperated West picked up his phone, called Cardinal's agent and offered the mid-level on the spot. Then he turned to Heisley and said something along the lines of "There, you happy now?"
    And you wonder why Memphis is having a hard time getting behind its NBA team.

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    Haha Haven't heard of that story. Absolutely awesome.

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    How big are Jerry West's balls? Mark Montieth of the Indianapolis Star presents evidence:
    An exceptionally well-connected league insider once told me the story of how Brian Cardinal got his mid-level. Seems Memphis owner Michael Heisley, frustrated by general manager Jerry West's lack of activity, walked into West's office one day and asked why he hadn't signed anyone yet. So an exasperated West picked up his phone, called Cardinal's agent and offered the mid-level on the spot. Then he turned to Heisley and said something along the lines of "There, you happy now?"
    And you wonder why Memphis is having a hard time getting behind its NBA team.

    http://www.aolnews.com/2007/07/04/br...act-explained/
    wow i always wondered why Cardinal was making 5 to 6m per year.

    I bet when Cardinals agent got that news he told Cardinal to run down to sign that contract!!

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