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Sergio Rodriguez/Travis Outlaw, all the second rounders for Chris Paul

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Sergio Rodriguez/Travis Outlaw, all the second rounders for Chris Paul

Now that I have your attention, as it seems you need to post something stupid to get views, I just wanted to state something. I posted I guess what you would call an article on Age Limit, which unfortunately got very few views and 0 replies. This was not the reaction I was hoping for, maybe wanted to get a little discussion going, get some reactions from people here who I consider to have valuable opinions. I read auber's little spiel, very much agree with it and am just tired of this board getting eaten up with topics that have 0 insight, and just cause general outrage from people here. Guys, I think we have intelligent people here who feel they have valid insight into the draft. I hope that we get it going. I know with some people that my articles and post have a lot of words, but we can frickin read here. I would even take "your post is doo doo."

Sorry for the ridiculous trade topic, that trade will not happen and I think Portland has about 0 chance of getting CP3, especially for what I mentioned.


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since you mentioned it

do you think portland would take a 1st round pick for all of the 2nds?

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lol wow at the second

lol wow at the second comment. I think I posted some of your last post about the age but here it is again. I think it if unfair about the age thing but it protects the GMs for making stupid choices with some unproven high school player who are not like the Kobe, Lebron, or Amare's of this sport. The players should not be punished for stupid GMs but hey it is what it is. Draft decisions have improved slightly because of this rule but they still seem to lack as to now GMs love freshmen.

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Of course

I think Portland is trying to get whatever upgrades they can without stock piling more young talent. They probably are looking to add a decent veteran wing or point, but if they could trade the second rounders for a future first or a first this year, I do not see why they would not do it. I guess Precedent would be drafting Derrick Byars (42) and trading him for Petteri Kopponen (30, last pick in the first round). Sorry if I gave people a heart attack, lol, I realize that it might have been the wrong way to gain attention to my Age Limit post.

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mikeyvthedon... thank u

i was just about to go off on this forum.. i've just had about enough of the "unrealistic trade / my team is going to do this" forums. I know there are alot of knowledge hoops fans on this site and i'm glad ur calling out the ones who are not doing their part.

i've just posted a forum looking at s. rodriguez and the hype around him coming into the 06 draft compared to r. rubio. i would like to hear what u think

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prob because there was 2

prob because there was 2 other age limit things that was posted a lil before youres so everyone replied to those

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Very enlightening Mikeyvthedon

I agree completely. Sometimes I've noticed that objective view points gets mixed with biased remarks about what that individual wants done to there team, and sometimes they are unrealistic. Recently I have posted an article about how james harden needs to stop being compared to brandon roy (which actually got quite a bit of responses actually...thanks to everyone), and I would like your opinion on that.

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dude

this post is whack. NBA draft forum, not Whaaaaaa

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This is America. If you are

This is America. If you are perceived competant to perform a job, you are entitled to do that job if you are at least 16 years old. That's the law and sports isn't a constitutional exception. GM's are the ones whose perception matters in this case. I think this is a double edged sword. Too many kids come out of high school fully expecting to make their living playing pro ball. Ok for Lebron, but for every Lebron, Kobe or Garnett there are 10 guys who will not succeed. To compound the problem, they decided that a kid would have to go to college for one year. Actually not forced to go to college, but wait a year. since you can play on national tv, have a sweet life, etc, college is best option. Having these kids do the one and done thing sucks for everyone. Fans, colleges and pro teams. No one wins. I don't have a great answer, except by law they are entitled to work. I think a committe of NBA execs, scholars and professionals should sit down and come up with a solution that is win win. I think there must be something that's equitable for all coincerned and will enhance the athlete's right as well as both the collegiate and professional games.

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I like the one rule where

I like the one rule where they can join out of high school but if they go to college they have to stay 2 years. That kinda sounds good to me and GM just need to do their jobs.

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It really sucks when a

It really sucks when a prized recruit leaves after only one year. 2 is more palatable. Legally, not sure, but closer to a good compromise. Remember the old days when "hardship" had to be declareed? What a joke. Still some 35 years later we still don't have a viable system in place. Too bad a minor league system isn't in place such as in MLB. It would never get off the ground now, but if a teenager wasn't student-athlete, he could compete in a minor league instead of college. I'll bet minor league would be pretty good, and the kids would be able to get paid. I don't think it would happen now, but if they had vision 40 years ago, the system would be in place and I'll bet most everyone would be happy!

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dude

this post is whack.

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it actully works out for the

it actully works out for the gms more then anyone else

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