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Can Allen Iverson embrace a role as a shooter, distributor?

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Can Allen Iverson embrace a role as a shooter, distributor?

I think he can still play, the problem he faced when he hit wall so quickly was that his style of play wasn't condusive at all to aging. It depended so much on athleticism, and scoring.

He was my first favorite player in the league. If he has his life on the right track, he definately needs the money, I'd love to see him in a Gragic, or Bobby Jackson of the Kings way back when Role. He would be perfect leading the second unit of a team, bieng more of a shooter and passer than breakdown scorer. As a shooter alone, he is elite for a PG.


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I think if he embraced the

I think if he embraced the role of 20 minutes a game as 6th man of a good team, he could indeed help a team.

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i think he could

but i jus dont kno who exactly he would fit well with. i cant really think of any teams jus off the top of my head rite now that he would jus make great by joining them

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if he would play point tha

if he would play point tha way he did tha 97-98 season he could help a team starting I don't think coming off tha bench compliments his game

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Allen Iverson is a cancer

Allen Iverson is a cancer either voluntarily or involuntarily wherever he goes...do you guys really think a 34 year old 5'10'' combo guard with aching joints can help out a team even after he's proven these past few years that he is not effective anymore

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I think he can adjust to his

I think he can adjust to his role of shooting his cock in, and distributing semen.

thats his kind of thing.....

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if he was a 34yr old "5'10"

if he was a 34yr old "5'10" combo guard with tha same skills he has now and his name wasn't allen iverson nobody would be bad mouthing him

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if he was a 34 years old

if he was a 34 years old combo with similar skills then he wouldnt be talked about and probably playing in europe

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come on now your really over

come on now your really over doing it he's not the player he was but he's still good he wasn't bad in detroit and if you watch'd the games he wasn't bad in memphis or philly he just wasn't playing very many minutes

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13.8ppg 2.8rpg 4.0apg

13.8ppg 2.8rpg 4.0apg 2.3turnovers only 30.1mpg 36% from 3.. Not super impressive but not bad at all

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He Could Seriously Help The Heat , Lakers , Magic , Bulls Or Celtics

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Can Iverson embrace the role

Can Iverson embrace the role of shooter? If by shooter you mean, shoot on every possession then yes, he can definitely do that.

But seriously, no. Iverson will not thrive as a playmaker of the second unit or as a spot-up shooter (his career shooting percentages are pretty low comparatively speaking). What he can be however, I think, is instant offense off the bench ala Flip Murray. I do think he is still capable to putting up 6-10 quick points in a game and I could see a team using him when their offense is stagnant or to rest starters at the start of a 4th quarter but still give the opposing defense something to worry about. I think if Iverson gets a chance it will be on a veteran team that could using a cheap scorer off the bench, but also has nothing to lose like San Antonio or LA. With either of those teams, he would be expected to fill his role as deemed by the coach and they would have no problem releasing him if he wasn't able to do that. As a Spurs fan I actually wouldn't mind seeing him signed for the minimum as he might provide a spark off the bench and I think the culture in SA is strong enough that it might convince AI to buy in, at least for a season or so.

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A.I. to the heat

whereing the white and red Answer 5's lol running and gunnin as a 6th man that would truly be a sight to see

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If he goes to a winning team,

If he goes to a winning team, he could definitely be a boost off the bench. Yes, he has digressed as a player and still might have the mentality of when he was elite, but that might have changed now. Like someone mentioned earlier, he might be 34 years old, but I'm sure he could be one of the best, if not best 34 yr old guard in the league at the league minimum. If he could embrace being a role player, I'm sure an elite team would be okay with picking him up.

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The Answer

No.

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i kno dumars is kicking himself for making that deal........trading billups for iverson...wat in the world made him do that? why would ah gm trade away his finals mvp and best player on the team for ah player who is now outta the nba and cant find ah team? {iverson} was this ah money thing ??

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yes

yes ...i say he could still help ah veteran team......coming of the bench .....and it has to be ah team that has won ...lakers,celtic,spurs,,,,,

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He could help almost any

He could help almost any team. The problem is the last time he came of the bench he started to cry and left the Grizzlies. What a great teammate!!! Instead of being the 6th man behind Conley and Mayo, showing them some tricks, he was whining.

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trinajoe said it best. He has

trinajoe said it best. He has to realize that he isn't a starter anymore. He also has to go to a contender. I could see him playing 20-25 minutes a game on a team like the Heat, who are in dire need of bench depth.

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I woulda cried if I wasn't

I woulda cried if I wasn't starting over conley too lol

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Iverson had a great career

Iverson had a great career (one of the most amazing little players I've ever seen), but I think it's time to hang up the Reeboks.

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It's in his head, and despite

It's in his head, and despite what statements his PR guy releases to the media, I still think he'd have a problem coming off the bench and playing a limitied role. He wouldn't be the guy I'd want to embrace the role of a shooter off the bench because he needs tons of shots to score. He is a great scorer when given 20+ shots per game and 35+ minutes, but from a limited role I'd rather have a guy who shoots 45% from 2 and 3 and can get points without chucking as many shots as he can. Iverson is a career 42% 2 point shooter and 31% 3 point shooter, I'd take my chances on someone with a good head on his shoulders who could get the same amount of points in less shots.

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