You start off by saying you never said Mayo is better than Gordon or Granger and then say Mayo is definitely a better player than Granger...
Mayo is no where close to as good as Danny Granger. He is a bench player. Behind Tony Allen...
If you truly think Mayo is better than Granger or at his level I question your basketball knowledge.
Mayo is only better than Granger if you're looking at what they did in high school.
Granger is far superior to Mayo at this point. Am I opposed to bringing in Mayo at the right price? No. The guy has major potential and I think he just needs a change of scenery.
And at least he'd be better than Brandon Rush. Well, then again, that's not really saying much.
Still, it all boils down to Mayo and his potential. Yes, he still holds a ton of potential. But better than Granger? Not at all.
Stop quoting people I have on ignore!
if you voted for mayo, shame on you.
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I continually see so many EJ to Indiana posts and can't help but laugh. We need to realize he is a restricted player, we don't have his rights, LAC does. They have a better young core, more money, and most importantly, they have his rights to match any deal. He already is younger and better than Granger, I don't see a trade either.
The thought process is comparable to any team just saying "we're going to get Paul George. He's a great fit for our team." Would we just allow him to walk off? Of course not.
EJ is a pipe dream folks. We need to stop the "save the 2012 cap space for EJ campaign." It's not going to happen.
I would rather have Gordon if all is equal but its not. We would have to give up a ton to get him whileMayo will come cheap. Cost is a big factor.
The other concern about Gordon is that he is not very durable. So why not get both? Somebody will have to fill in for the 20-30 games Gordon misses every year due to injury.
Fail post of the year winner.
You know EJ lives here right? and as has been mentioned the Clippers are notorious for letting players walk.. Not too mention no one wants to play for that racist pig anyways.
EJ is also not a big time FA, he's big but not superstar, so its not as if the rest of the league is going to throw money at him.
It's not homerism, he'd sign here in a heartbeat if the Pacers gave him a competitive offer.
Edit- I think the only way EJ doesn't end up playing for the Pacers is if they blow all their cap space on other FA's...
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In the summer of 2012, when EJ is a FA, LAC has $12M in committed salary, we have $15M. So yes, they have more money. My point however is that they can offer him more money under the current CBA (6 yrs vs 5), which tends to encourage & give incentive to players to resign with their respective teams.
Second, he's restricted. Even if he wanted to sign here, doesn't matter. LAC can match his rights - that's the point you're missing. Josh Smith wanted to play for Memphis, Atlanta matched. Happens all the time. He may leverage Indiana to get more money, but LAC ultimately makes the final decision, not EJ. It's not in EJ's control, that needs to resonate.
LAC did let questionable talents walk (QRich/Odom/Miles/etc), but anytime a big name has been up for a new deal, they lock them up (Brand/Kaman). They just threw insane money at Baron Davis. Sterling is a shmuck, but he's turned a new leaf with his spending. You really think they're going to just let EJ walk the year before Griffin is up for a new deal? If they did, I could see Griffin signing the QO and waiting to be unrestricted.
PM me your number. I'll send you a crisp $100 bill if EJ ever ends up a Pacer through a straight FA signing.
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I'll take OJ for what he would cost over Gordon would cost. If we simply could sign one, sure I will take Gordon. I think Gordon is overrated on here also. Granger for Gordon is not going to get us any where I don't think.
At this point I have to ask, do we even have the players to get OJ Mayo? The Griz look pretty set at all major positions. I mean what do they need, a back up bigs? I'm not even sure we can get Mayo in the offseason now that his value is up. Which is why that trade would have been a steal.
The Grizzlies look like the new power outwest for sure, and they have an allstar level SF sitting in a suit.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
[QUOTE=Eleazar;1231846]I don't know, a guy who averages 22.5ppg, 12.1rpg, 3.8apg and shoots 50% is pretty damn good. Quite frankly is Griffin wasn't a rookie I think people would be talking about him being the best PF in the league.
It's hard because Gordon (22.3ppg 2.9rpg, 4.4apg, 45% shooting) is able to take over a game. Thats something I don't think Blake has right now. But Blake's game is more reliable imo.
It's very hard to compare a guard and a power forward. Both are studs at their positions and if LAC keeps them together, the Lakers will not be the best team in the Staples Center.