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    Default Portland wants Curry

    Blazers Covet Stephen Curry

    The Blazers are "nosing around" to see if they can trade up from their 24th pick and choose Davidson's Stephen Curry.

    Curry is a point guard whose main weapon is his jumper. Therefore the thinking is that he would be a good fit next to a ball-handling wing such as Brandon Roy.
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    I think Curry would actually be a great fit as a long-term solution at PG for the Blazers. He's not as good defensively as they'd probably like, but he's good enough to help Roy out with the ball-handling and PG duties while not needing the ball in his hands to be at his best.

    The question then becomes how do they get him. I figure they need to get up to at least #8. Assuming they won't give up Roy, Fernandez, Aldridge, or Oden, how are they going to get there?

    Washington is looking to trade, but I don't think Portland's excess talent is a fit for their roster. Minnesota and Golden State are in similar situations.

    I think the best fit is New York.

    Here's the trade I think would fit for both teams:

    Portland trades Jerryd Bayless, Travis Outlaw, and #24
    New York trades #8 and Jared Jeffries.

    Why for Portland?

    You add the piece that quite possibly completes a contender-level starting lineup for years to come: Curry, Roy, Batum, Aldridge, Oden. You jettison two talented players, but they're players who don't really fit with your future plans.

    Why for New York?

    You get two young players who are seemingly good fits for D'Antoni's system and that represent a huge net talent increase over Jared Jefferies. You also get another $3.5 million in 2010 cap space.

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    p.s. I'm sure this should be in the trade forum, but I was hoping this would generate a bit more discussion than posts there traditionally do.
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    Wasn't Bayless supposed to be the great fit as a long-term solution at PG for the Blazers? Or at least lots of people thought he was "all that" in his few seconds as a Pacer.

    I agree that Curry would be a good fit, actually. I think the Knicks want him too, though, which would make sense in D'Antoni's system.

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    I never felt Bayless was a good fit for Portland, they should have kept Rush and Jack.

    I like Curry for them, but as a third guard. I just don't see him being a full-time point.
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    The Blazers need a PG that is more proven and has a little more experience than Curry. Outlaw and Bayless could be an attractive package that would net someone much better for them. They have enough youth as it is.
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    Give these to Shade STAT!!!


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    Portland needs Tinsley

    I really hope Donnie Walsh is using Curry as a smoke screen and will draft another player over him. Portland and Minnesota have the ingredients (draft picks) to make a move with any team in the league.

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    I think for Outlaw and Bayless and exchange of picks, the Portland can land the 3 pick.

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    LOL if Jerryd Bayless gets traded in this draft for any PG. I will die. Talk about a vote of no confidence.

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    How many college shooting guards have successfully made the transition to NBA PG ??

    I just don't see Curry doing it either.

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    They already have Bayless. If anything they should be trading Roy.
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    Wasn't Bayless supposed to be the great fit as a long-term solution at PG for the Blazers? Or at least lots of people thought he was "all that" in his few seconds as a Pacer.

    I agree that Curry would be a good fit, actually. I think the Knicks want him too, though, which would make sense in D'Antoni's system.
    It's a huge smokescreen by DW. With so much "apparent" interest in Curry, you can bet that if he falls to the Knicks that DW will be doing some wheeling and dealing to get some other player while moving Eddy Curry or Jared Jeffries while moving down in the draft.
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    You guys are talking about Bayless, but jeez what about Blake?

    If I've got Blake, who is a very good distributor and a good defender, and have Bayless as a PG in training, what the hell do I need with Curry.

    I think the rumor is a bunch of BS.

    If not, then send Blake to the Pacers. We'll take him.

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    They already have Bayless. If anything they should be trading Roy.
    WTF?

    That's like saying we should trade Granger.

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    WTF?

    That's like saying we should trade Granger.
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    You guys are talking about Bayless, but jeez what about Blake?

    If I've got Blake, who is a very good distributor and a good defender, and have Bayless as a PG in training, what the hell do I need with Curry.

    I think the rumor is a bunch of BS.

    If not, then send Blake to the Pacers. We'll take him.
    Portland is a team with a lot of talent and assets. They have the ability and the means to get the things they want.

    They might really like his shooting and are looking into acquiring him, who knows? Or maybe it's just a passing interest and all they're just offering up crap and seeing if someone will bite to move up.

    Regardless, Portland is in a situation where they have a lot of flexibility and maneuverability to do what they want.

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    WTF?

    That's like saying we should trade Granger.
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    Portland needs Tinsley
    Unfortunately for the Pacers no one needs Tinsley.

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    They already have Bayless. If anything they should be trading Roy.
    Yes please! Preferably to the Pacers!

    I'd give a TON to get Roy here.
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    Yes please! Preferably to the Pacers!

    I'd give a TON to get Roy here.
    We missed that boat. We probably had a chance to get him on draft day, but he's been unavailable since he played his first NBA game.
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    We missed that boat. We probably had a chance to get him on draft day, but he's been unavailable since he played his first NBA game.
    I know. I just found the "Portland should trade Roy" line too good to pass up.
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    You guys are talking about Bayless, but jeez what about Blake?

    If I've got Blake, who is a very good distributor and a good defender, and have Bayless as a PG in training, what the hell do I need with Curry.

    I think the rumor is a bunch of BS.

    If not, then send Blake to the Pacers. We'll take him.


    I like Blake, but the problem is he's not flashly. He's a pass 1st PG that gets other players involved. What a novel idea. Many people think he's a nothing, but Jack, Sergio, Bayless, etc still aren't starting over him.

    I'd trade Ford for him in a heart beat. He's a lunch pail blue collar player who gets the job done but has no flash or sizzle. Too many want flash and sizzle instead of getting the job done.

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    I like Blake, but the problem is he's not flashly. He's a pass 1st PG that gets other players involved. What a novel idea. Many people think he's a nothing, but Jack, Sergio, Bayless, etc still aren't starting over him.

    I'd trade Ford for him in a heart beat. He's a lunch pail blue collar player who gets the job done but has no flash or sizzle. Too many want flash and sizzle instead of getting the job done.
    ep. What I like is that, in addition to being a very good passer, he can hit the open 3, while also being an absolute pest on defense.

    If Portland does land Curry... then great. In that event, if I were the Pacers, I would start scheming to get Blake.

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    He's a lunch pail blue collar player who gets the job done but has no flash or sizzle. Too many want flash and sizzle instead of getting the job done.
    Players like that last a long time in the league. If anything, we need more guys that can execute the right way and consistently then being flashy. Blake is a Backup PG.....but he's a solid backup PG at that.
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    Players like that last a long time in the league. If anything, we need more guys that can execute the right way and consistently then being flashy. Blake is a Backup PG.....but he's a solid backup PG at that.
    Not that I really disagree, but if Blake is a backup point, what does that make Jack? A solid backup to a solid backup?

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    If this were to be made. I would see New York starting Bayless at PG and also with Outlaw at SF.

    The Knicks are that kind of team that leaves people thinking. Are Nate Robinson and/or David Lee returning?

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