heres why the trade isnt quite as stupid as it sounds....though i dont see it happening for a number of reasons....
al will be in the final year of his contract....which means atlanta stands to lose him....they either ante up and have to probably pay him more than all the other teams-because al probably wont be excited to stay either....or they lose him totally...al and jb's contracts are about the same in the way of dollars this year...with jb having one more year than al....so if atlanta gets into this game of trading similar guys while adding a young first round talent they effectively get better while not really affecting their cap number....they then would probably turn around and trade jb next year to someone wanting cap space....
its interesting...and not necessarily the dumbest idea...since there seem to be health concerns with both players its not a stretch either....
i just dont think the pacers want al back...though if ron is gone that might certainly change somewhat....though i still think they need a better outside shooter at that spot....
Jon & the # 17 for Al????
Do I have to drive Bender to the aiport or will we all chip in for cab fair?
This is such a no brain decision from me I can't even stand it. Hell this is almost as good as getting Dale Davis as a free agent for almost nothing. (ok, no it's not but you get my point).
Al is, IMO anyway, unfairly labled on this board as a whiner when all he did was what almost any player in is position would do.
Besides not only is he a good player but it would be nice to have him as insurance in case another certain small forward took some time off in the up coming season.
I love the Bender trade threads. He has to pass a physical first!
I personally do not want Al Harrington back. I would rather have Bender off the court (and finsih his contract) rather than have Al Harrington on the floor for the Pacers.
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I'd love to see good ole Al back here, maybe this time he would finally appreciate how good he's got it.
They're not going to bring Al back to play 10 minutes a night. He'd get all the backup minutes at both forward spots.
I'd trade him for Bender and the pick, no question. You make that trade on value and don't worry about how the pieces fit. But I might trade him again before the deadline.
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I'm looking at that trade differently than most of you. It would really be Al for the 17th pick, Bender and JJ.
Why would JJ resign with us if we picked up Al again? He wouldn't.
So how many of you want to lose JJ too?
Damn I want Al back. Tins-Jack-Ron-JO-Jeff and then Al,Fred,AJ,Dale and JJ of the bench ohh my thats nasty.
Crap! We can lose players with internet trade ideas? We need to be more carefull with what we come up with.
Seriously the Hawks are already getting more with the Hornet's deal mentioned (which is more than we got for him, too). So based on the player economy of the NBA I can't see why this wouldn't be a plus for us.
Not to rehash from previous threads on this topic but, Al Harrington is a slow tweener SF/PF. He HOGS the ball till the shot clock comes down to 3 or 4 and takes a bad shot or turns it over. He travels on most of his isolations and has pouted occasionally. He does not shoot the three very well or at all, and has a very slow deliberate shooting action. He is not a great rebounder and would be eaten alive on the boards by a frontline like Detroit's.
Man, getting all that off my chest feels good!
I would much rather have JJ because JJ has a speciality - shooting. When I think of AL, I am drawing a blank. What does he exactly do?
Besides the infamous Reggie block, Tayshaun had a pretty good block of Al later in the series if my memory serves me correctly.
O'Brien has been fired! Yay! What took so long?
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
Al played like **** against the Pistons last year. Detroit would welcome us getting him back.
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