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    Default Magic suspend Steve Francis indefinitely for bad conduct

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2289923

    The number of players on-the-outs with their coaches & teams seems to be growing.

    All of you race to Real GM and plug in Francis and plug in Ron.

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    The Orlando Magic have suspended guard Steve Francis for conduct detrimental to the team, the Magic announced Thursday.

    The team did not elaborate on details leading to the decision to suspend the point guard. He will miss Friday's game at Portland.

    Francis had 10 points and three assists but committed six turnovers in the Magic's 113-104 loss at Seattle on Wednesday.
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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    I'd Trade Tinsley and Artest for Franchise, the only kicker is his Salary.... and his tendency to be like StarBury

    I Love the Orlando team and believe it's one peace away from being the Suns in the East...... now if Howard started at C i'd be very happy....


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    Steve Francis: Great Player, bad floor general.

    If you want to have a great team, you have to have a good leader at the point guard position, and Francis is not a great leader. For that matter, neither is Tinsley.

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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    ESPN Radio just reported the length of the Francis suspension as "indefinite".

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    Real GM said that it was an indefinate suspension as well.

    Not that I am advocating this or anything, but I will state that Artest & Bender for Francis works.


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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    I'd trade Ron for Steve. He is definitley better at shooting guard though, and wouldn't mind seeing a lineup of:

    Tinsley/AJ
    Steve Francis/Fred
    Stephen Jackson/Granger
    Jermaine/Cro
    Hulk/Jeff

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    ergh god no, Francis is a wanna-be Iverson. I wouldn't want AI on the Pacers, there's no freakin way I'd want Franchise. SG in a PGs body, no thanks.

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    I hate Francis's game. I'd rather have AJ at PG anyday, at least he's smart, a team player and a very good defender.
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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    I wouldn't mind Artest and Croshere/AJ for Stevie straight up. He's kind of a ball hog, But I think coming to a good team could change his mind.

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    I would trade Ron for a loaf of bread before I brought in another head case.
    Have we learned nothing from the Ron situation?


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    How can I say this strongly enough.

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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

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    I'd trade Ron for Steve. He is definitley better at shooting guard though, and wouldn't mind seeing a lineup of:

    Tinsley/AJ
    Steve Francis/Fred
    Stephen Jackson/Granger
    Jermaine/Cro
    Hulk/Jeff
    That sucks. Jack-JO and Steve Francis in the same lineup, blehhhhh.

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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    Apparently, Steve-o just became Artest Jr. due to a trade request.

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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    I think Franchise would be harder to trade than Ron. Huge contract, selfish player without a true NBA position.

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    ridiculously long-*** trade
    Howard/Cato
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    Hill/Turkoglu
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    I'd trade Ron for Steve. He is definitley better at shooting guard though, and wouldn't mind seeing a lineup of:

    Tinsley/AJ
    Steve Francis/Fred
    Stephen Jackson/Granger
    Jermaine/Cro
    Hulk/Jeff
    How dare you not have Cabbage in that lineup?!!!

    YOU ARE A BAD, BAD MAN!

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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

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    How dare you not have Cabbage in that lineup?!!!

    YOU ARE A BAD, BAD MAN!

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    I'd trade Ron for Steve. He is definitley better at shooting guard though, and wouldn't mind seeing a lineup of:

    Tinsley/AJ
    Steve Francis/Fred
    Stephen Jackson/Granger
    Jermaine/Cro
    Hulk/Jeff
    I'd rather Granger start for Jackson, and have Jackson go back to being the scorer off the bench role.

    Tinsley/ Saras
    Francis/Fred/Jackson for SG's with more size
    Granger/Jackson
    JO/Cro
    Hulk/Jeff, or Jeff/Hulk as long as David gets to play 15-20 minutes a game or more consistantly.

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    Would be kind've ironic after that fake Francis report on the ESPN boards about a month ago.

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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    I'd trade Ron for Steve. I remember when the story or fake article or w/e was posted about the Ron for Steve trade, and I was pretty happy about that.

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    Default Re: Magic suspend Steve Francis a game for bad conduct

    I'll say the same thing about Ron/Steve-o as I did Ron/Ricky:

    Why trade a headcase for a less talented headcase?

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    I'll say the same thing about Ron/Steve-o as I did Ron/Ricky:

    Why trade a headcase for a less talented headcase?
    I'm not sure Francis is less talented though. He's Dwyane Wade/Gilbert Arenas with an attitude. He's so good when he's playing up this his ability, that I almost think he's worth taking a chance on.

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    I'm not sure Francis is less talented though. He's Dwyane Wade/Gilbert Arenas with an attitude. He's so good when he's playing up this his ability, that I almost think he's worth taking a chance on.
    Exactly, I beleive that if he is here with JO, Granger, Sarunas, and Jack other players that play with a passion like he does, that he would be happy here and would be back to playing at an all-star level.

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    I'm not sure Francis is less talented though. He's Dwyane Wade/Gilbert Arenas with an attitude. He's so good when he's playing up this his ability, that I almost think he's worth taking a chance on.
    He's a miniature, slightly more talented version of Jack.

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    Exactly, I beleive that if he is here with JO, Granger, Sarunas, and Jack other players that play with a passion like he does, that he would be happy here and would be back to playing at an all-star level.
    Until it comes to crunch time, and he, Jack, JO, and AJ each fight over who gets to jack up the last shot to lose the game.

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