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Would you want Danny Ferry to be the GM on your team?

Today I saw the reports that Danny Ferry was offered the Atlanta Hawks GM position and I couldn't help but think to myself would I want him to be the GM on my team.

Danny Ferry has the front office pedigree of having worked with the Spurs twice now, hopefully he's gotten even better after his second stint with them. Ferry was the GM for the Cavs, but it seemed like he couldn't get anyone to come to Cleveland. When Cleveland had a lot of cap space the players he convinced to come were Larry Hughes (a good player at his best, but not a great fit) and Damon Jones. In his entire time in Cleveland the biggest name player he was able to acquire was an old Antawn Jamison. I can't help but think if Ferry could've brought some better players to Cleveland maybe Lebron never leaves and it would've been them lifting a championship trophy this past Thursday.

Ferry will have an opportunity to redeem himself with Atlanta, but would you want him as the GM of your team?


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I agree

My biggest memory of him in Cleveland was the inability to pull off the Amare deal & settling for Jamison which lead to LeBron leaving just months later. He had the best player in the league who's a great playmaker yet he couldn't get a single top notch player to come play with him.

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That's all I kept thinking

That's all I kept thinking too, he couldn't convince Michael Redd who was from Ohio to come play with Lebron even though it would've made things SO much easier on him.

I live near Philadelphia and I have to say I'm glad he wasn't interested in coming to Philly. If you can't sell playing with Lebron James you certainly can't sell playing with Andre Iguodala.

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Sadly he is better than this guy

Zekk Thomas better know as isaiah nuff said.

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Ferry will have an

Ferry will have an opportunity to redeem himself with Atlanta, but would you want him as the GM of your team?

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nice post

nice post

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I live near Philadelphia and

I live near Philadelphia and I have to say I'm glad he wasn't interested in coming to Philly. If you can't sell playing with Lebron James you certainly can't sell playing with Andre Iguodala.

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Zekk Thomas better know as

Zekk Thomas better know as isaiah nuff said.

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That's all I kept thinking

That's all I kept thinking too, he couldn't convince Michael Redd who was from Ohio to come play with Lebron even though it would've made things SO much easier on him.

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That's all I kept thinking

That's all I kept thinking too, he couldn't convince Michael Redd who was from Ohio to come play with Lebron even though it would've made things SO much easier on him.

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Zekk Thomas better know as

Zekk Thomas better know as isaiah nuff said.

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Jamison which lead to LeBron

Jamison which lead to LeBron leaving just months later.

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Zekk Thomas better know as

Zekk Thomas better know as isaiah nuff said.

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The Houston Rockets may owe

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Rajon Rondo is by no means a polished diamond. Within the past calendar year, he has thrown a ball, and his body, at referees. He is still prone to gambling on defense and quiet tantrums until we see that he is not. A pre-season's worth of glowing Rondo scripture by no means makes the man infallible.

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Olshey went to work right

Olshey went to work right away preparing for the NBA draft, and went on to land guards Damian Lillard and Will Barton and center Meyers Leonard. Olshey also won a chess match with Minnesota to keep Batum, who was a restricted free agent.

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Evans is remaining patient

Evans is remaining patient and waiting for the right opportunity to present itself. His future is up in the air, but he’s confident that he’ll eventually sign a guaranteed contract and help a team.

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''We have a lot of young

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Nash was the face of the

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“Yeah it’s real tempting to

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“Realistically, our goal is

“Realistically, our goal is to make the playoffs,” Irving said. “That’s our number one goal right now—just get more wins and continue to get better. We’re a young team in this league and young teams really don’t get a lot, so we have to fight every single night. Going forward, we’ve just got to continue to get better every day in practice and push each other.”

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While Evans waits for his

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Lillard added: ''It doesn't

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Luckily for Beasley and the

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Much of the cast that

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''I think there's going to be

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