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    Default Official Trade for Steph Curry Thread

    Enough said. Trade options to get him?

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    Some Skittles and a key chain.

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    Some Skittles and a key chain.
    Depending on the key chain that's probably to much.

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    Depending on the key chain that's probably to much.
    Maybe an extra bag of Skittles?

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    I am not sure about Curry. I think I would rather go after George Hill. He is not only local, but he is big, can shoot, and defend. He might be a more realistic option.

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    I am not sure about Curry. I think I would rather go after George Hill. He is not only local, but he is big, can shoot, and defend. He might be a more realistic option.
    What I don't like about George Hill is that he isn't exactly an ideal PG.

    He only dishes out rougly 2 assists per game and to make a team's offense better, the PG needs to find players well.

    He seems more of a SG, which is what the Spurs used him as a few times in the playoffs last season.

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    I think with DC we can do well with Price as a back up, they r developing and getting good. Look at this Pacers team overall, it was all about developing, why not get another player who is a really good player, can fit in, and is still developing? I would love to get a solid Shooting Guard since that might be our worst position, our scoring hardly ever comes from there, a good SG would make a point guards job that much easier and Danny Granger and Hibbert would flourish more with such a spread out defense. My choice would to be for the up and coming Eric Gordon, I personally would love him on the Pacers team.

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    Oh man...

    It seems to me do we really need a PG or do we really want Josh Smith?

    I vote, get Josh Smith to be our franchise player.
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    Oh man...

    It seems to me do we really need a PG or do we really want Josh Smith?

    I vote, get Josh Smith to be our franchise player.
    Smith likely would impact the team more, at least in my opinion.

    I still think DC is going to get much, much better.

    Is he the answer to our PG problems? Who knows. But I'm certainly not ready to try and replace him.

    Then again, I'm not against upgrading either.
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    Oh man...

    It seems to me do we really need a PG or do we really want Josh Smith?

    I vote, get Josh Smith to be our franchise player.
    Josh Smith isn't even that highly valued by atlanta fans, and is currently leading atlanta to a win total in the mid 40's despite a roster that is wildly more talented than ours!!!!

    Awesome franchise player.

    He'd be a nice complimentary piece, but doesn't even resemble a first option.

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    Josh Smith isn't even that highly valued by atlanta fans, and is currently leading atlanta to a win total in the mid 40's despite a roster that is wildly more talented than ours!!!!

    Awesome franchise player.

    He'd be a nice complimentary piece, but doesn't even resemble a first option.
    Then we better get more.

    I've people mention getting Al Jefferson and a decent young SG and we'll probably be an Atlanta-caliber team.

    I'd take that and name Mike Woodson our head coach (much respect to Vogel too).

    We'd be winning and solid in the playoffs and the attendance would rise a lot.
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    How much would we really improve with Curry over Collison? They are both crappy defenders, and while I will concede that Curry is probably the better overall player, it is a marginal upgrade. Factoring in what we would have to trade away to acquire him, it's just not worth it. So I guess count me out on Curry.

    For what it's worth, Josh Smith is not a franchise player. He is a second or third option on a good team who just happens to fit well with our current roster. He wouldn't make us a title contender (obviously), but no one we have any real chance of acquiring will vault us into contender status.

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    Default Re: Official Trade for Steph Curry Thread

    I'm on the fence on this issue. Can I be directed to the unoffical trade for Steph Curry thread?

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    I like Curry, I have nothing against Curry, but I don't consider him to be a massive upgrade over Collison, and he'd be pricey to acquire.

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    just a dissenting opinion. fwiw

    there are maybe 12 or 15 PG's better than DC. and also better than curry. if you listed all the PG's in order of best to worst, there would be maybe 2 guys in between them. curry just isn't that much better than DC to make an expensive offer for him. plus he is little just like DC. with the same defensive problems. different offensive skills, but not that much different.

    pacers don't need a different average PG, they need a top 5, top 10 PG type. someone a lot better than what they have. not just a little better.

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    just a dissenting opinion. fwiw

    there are maybe 12 or 15 PG's better than DC. and also better than curry. if you listed all the PG's in order of best to worst, there would be maybe 2 guys in between them. curry just isn't that much better than DC to make an expensive offer for him. plus he is little just like DC. with the same defensive problems. different offensive skills, but not that much different.

    pacers don't need a different average PG, they need a top 5, top 10 PG type. someone a lot better than what they have. not just a little better.
    Stephen Curry is currently ranked 5th in PGs based on his production.

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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    I don't know about all this.

    The overwhelming sentiment on this board is that we need a pass first pg. Now we want to trade for a Pg that would love to be able to shoot 30 times a game.

    I agree with most on here. I would prefer a pass first point that can distribute to Tyler, Roy, and George for years to come. I'm not sure if DC is the man for the job, but you have to give a 2nd year player on a new team more time to develop before canning him.

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    Stephen Curry is currently ranked 5th in PGs based on his production.

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    that's nice, does that mean there are only 4 PG's that you think are better than him. or is it more like 12 or 15 guys. deron williams is not having a very good season, but he is still better. much better. so are a lot of other guys. rajon rondo is 17th on the list. that alone would make the ranking method suspect at best. i have nothing against curry, but he is not enough better than DC to make a huge investment in a small increase in production. DC is an average PG. top 15 at the position or so. so is curry. to improve the PG position significantly, pacers need to look at guys like westbrook or rose or evans or some other top 10 PG type. not another mid level guy.

    the PG position is full of really good players right now. to be a top player, a guy has to be really really good. neither curry or DC are that good. they are both in the next level of ability, the middle 10. that is a big improvement from last year. last year the pacer PG's were probably the worst starting group in the league. this year they are in the middle with a couple of 2nd year players. give them a chance to get better. or if not, trade for a guy that is clearly much better. not just a little better.
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    Honestly I think that collison is better than curry next year.

    As a starter last year in NO he was widely considered to be at least as good as curry is, another year of experience and not being jerked aroudn by the system and I think at the very least DC makes trading for someone like curry just not worth it.

    He's really been quite efficient lately, has cut down on the turnovers alot and even playedi mproved d (not that he doesn't have to work on it more, but he has more potential there than does curry).

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    Watching the Lakers-Warriors game makes me want Monta Ellis, not Curry. Yes Curry would be nice but it would take a lot to get him. I think Collison is finally getting comfortable and will be a great PG for the future. I do think it Ellis is worth getting. He has been a stud and is one of the best scorers in the league, exactly what Larry Bird said we lacked. I think Ellis would make Granger much more effective and would be great here
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    so his offensive proficiency means nothing? Because you can never have too many guys that can drop 40 on an opponent in a moments notice.

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    so his offensive proficiency means nothing? Because you can never have too many guys that can drop 40 on an opponent in a moments notice.
    Agreed. Let's sign Anthony Johnson.

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    Agreed. Let's sign Anthony Johnson.
    since when was anthony johnson a career 43.5% 3pt shooter, 91% ft shooter, 47% fg%? johnsons best season in terms of ppg, apg, spg, rpg, fg%, 3pt%, ft% has never even eclipsed curry's career averages in those numbers. and i think the majority of people who trash curry's defense, really haven't even watched the kid play. curry is very fundamentally sound defensively and typically is giving 100% effort.

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    Im not necessarily in favor of trying to pursue Curry. But his hoops-IQ
    at the PG spot is much higher than Collison's.

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    and i think the majority of people who trash curry's defense, really haven't even watched the kid play. curry is very fundamentally sound defensively and typically is giving 100% effort.
    This is one thing I love about Curry though. He does play his heart out. I love his natural speed with the basketball. He is very much under control and attentive when playing with the ball. He has the height on DC by about 3 or 4 inches, but he just needs to gain strength. I think Curry is a definite upgrade over DC, because I see DC's biggest strength fading faster (quickness). I agree with some of the others here though, that I doubt we are a much better team with the assets we would have to give up to acquire him.

    I think Josh Smith is a much better target in terms of "bang-for-your-buck" in what he would bring us.

    No matter what moves we make in the off-season, I think we need to make sure that whoever we bring in must be a significant upgrade. If it is not significant, we are much better off standing pat and allowing the young talent continue to improve and maintain our cap space until the right deal comes along. We will need to use some of that space for our own guys, so there is no rush to just make a move. If Curry is the guy we want, then great go after him, but are we going to have to pay such a heavy premium for the marginal upgrade. Same with Tyler and Josh. They seem to be getting better by the game. Rush, Price, and George continue to show progress. With improvement over the next year, we might have a lot more value out of the assets we already have. I would try to re-sign McRoberts and Foster on a veteran minimum. Other than that, I don't think making a move for a guy like Curry will save our season next year.

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