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Tony Wroten=Magic "Savior"

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Tony Wroten=Magic "Savior"

As we all know, Dwight Howard will more than likely be traded out of Orlando. Thats for starters. Due to the fact that he only has 1 year left on his contract and he doesn't make any committments for long-term deals, his trade probaly won't land Orlando another star in return. And Orlando never land big name free-agents (t-Mac and grant hill are the only ones i can remember) That leaves the city thirsty for another star. Insert Tony Wroten.

Wroten is expected to be a mid-first round pick due to his weaknesses such as shooting and turnovers. But IMO his strengths such as passing ability, athleticism, ballhandling, etc... outweight those setbacks. On talent alone, he is a top 5 pick and on a team like Orlando who is going to lose their star and has a new coach, that type of talented rookie will have all the freedom too shine, John Wall being a great example. I think the floor spacing in Orlando with all of their shooter will give wroten all kinds of iso room which is something he excels at. Also, the pick&roll/pop with Big Baby and Ryan Anderson would be lethal with Wroten. And if Dwight somehow stays, watch out.

I could see Wroten averaging 17.5 points and 8.4 assist per game on that team

Here are some clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU9S1ADUCmg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDuhBYuqsn8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4aczEz6UrY&feature=relmfu

DAMN!!!!


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LOL

LOL

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I wasn't aware

Orlando needed someone to throw the ball into the first row 2-3 times a game.

I would encourage all teams to pass on Wroten in the first round. He may grow into an acceptable bball player in a few years, but nothing I have seen from him tells me he is going to be a good NBA player out of the gate.

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I would encourage all teams

I would encourage all teams to pass on Wroten in the first round. He may grow into an acceptable bball player in a few years, but nothing I have seen from him tells me he is going to be a good NBA player out of the gate.

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Future draft picks are

Future draft picks are included in trades so much that it’s almost surprising when at least one isn’t involved in a deal. They’re valuable assets that can help make or break potential trades, but they can also make trades that appeared to be lopsided turn out to be absolute steals for the other team if they draft the right player.

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That pick ended up becoming

That pick ended up becoming Omer Asik, who is now set to start at center for the Houston Rockets. He never made his way to Portland, though, because they traded him to Chicago in a three-team deal that also included Patrick Mills, Jon Brockman, and Jerome Jordan. Just a throw in at the time, Asik is now arguably the second-best piece involved.

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Isaiah Thomas – Pick

Isaiah Thomas – Pick originally owned by the Chicago Bulls
There probably won’t ever be a case of a team regretting losing the 60th overall pick more than this one. The Bucks originally received the pick from the Bulls in a multiplayer trade that included Hakim Warrick, Joe Alexander and multiple picks. The 2011 second-rounder that was included turned out to be the steal of the draft: Isaiah Thomas, but the Bucks gave it up long before the selection was even made.

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“I’ll be 100 percent healthy

“I’ll be 100 percent healthy [once rehabilitation is complete],” said Billups, “But I won’t be 100 percent of where I’ve always been as far as my game, my rhythm, basketball. It will probably take me a couple of months to get those kinds of things back. As far as my health and my body, I’ll definitely be 100 percent back.”

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Part of Dirk's greatness has

Part of Dirk's greatness has always been his durability, and that is illustrated in his desire to avoid missing games even now. He has been able to overcome numerous ankle sprains throughout his career but it's the occasional knee injury that has cost him the most games. The most infamous knee injury likely came during the 2003 Western Conference Finals against the Spurs. Nowitzki suffered a sprained left knee in Game 3 and would not play again in the series. He managed to avoid any other problems until the championship season of 2010-2011 when he sprained his right knee during a December game against the Thunder. He would go on to miss nine consecutive games before returning to the lineup. The knee held up for the remainder of the season and throughout Dallas's playoff run.

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There are more than two weeks

There are more than two weeks remaining before the Timberwolves' regular-season debut against Sacramento on Nov. 2, and in that time, that glue should solidify. Roles will seem clearer, and making decisions about games will come more naturally to Rick Adelman and the team's coaches. Right now, there are so many options, too many ways to tweak the team that just might work. There's still time to experiment, but it's drawing to an end, and to have early evidence of some viable options must be comforting.

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Gasol has played extensively

Gasol has played extensively in the preseason in the absence of Howard, who still hasn't debuted for the Lakers midway through the preseason despite participating in every practice. Although the former Orlando center feels no pain in his surgically repaired back, Howard insists he won't return until he's completely healthy, but won't speculate on when it might happen.yh4r5y45

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Training camp isn’t the only

Training camp isn’t the only growth Irving has undergone since last season ended, however. He also spent some time in Las Vegas over the summer with the USA Select Team training with other All-Stars and All-Stars-to-be. After that, he was supposed to remain in Vegas to play with Cleveland’s Summer League team, so his time there would have been even more productive had he not lashed out at a wall in frustration during a practice, injuring his hand bad enough to keep him from pairing with rookie Dion Waiters in league competition. Despite the setback, Irving was still able to pick a few things up while in Nevada.ou8oi78

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Training camp isn’t the only

Training camp isn’t the only growth Irving has undergone since last season ended, however. He also spent some time in Las Vegas over the summer with the USA Select

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It’s easy to laugh now, but

It’s easy to laugh now, but this season should still prove to be a challenging one even with some added talent and another year of growth from Irving. There’s a lot of youth on this team—and there could be even more should Anderson Varejao end up getting traded at some point as expected—so expectations for the Cavs are still understandably tempered.gert4w53

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It was a frustrating time for

It was a frustrating time for Evans, the vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, and the rest of the NBPA’s executive committee. However, after 160 stressful days, the two sides would agree to a deal and ratify a new collective bargaining agreement to save the 2011-12 NBA season.vsfds

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All this time, the

All this time, the Timberwolves have been looking for their glue. On Tuesday, with an inferior opponent, a healthy lineup and the ability to focus singularly on themselves, they found it. It's still that weak kind of preschool glue stick at this point, and they'll need rubber cement. But they've found the glue. Their play has hinted at it, and better yet, they still know that this isn't as good as it can get.

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is this the random facts

is this the random facts thread?

why? why? why?

how can you be a normal thinking person and write all this in a thread that has nothing to do with hat you're writing. kind of annoying all you A-holes.

stop writing random facts in random threads!!!

...maybe europeans...

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“We don’t just have one

“We don’t just have one person, we have to come together as a team,” says Patterson. “We lost all that, pretty much, veteran experience. We do have … Omer (Asik), same with Shaun Livingston … and Tony [Douglas]. We have players who have been in the league for a while but for all of us to be successful, we all got to come out as leaders, myself included, and just help out these young guys as quick as possible and build that team chemistry as quick as possible and just buy into what the coaches are saying.”

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