I dont care what CP3 says...
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 07/07/2010 6:13 PM

    He isnt worth Batum being involved in trade talks. Are you kidding me? He's the one thats going to be called upon to check CP#. And ersonally, i like his chances. What has that boy done since he's been here but improve. He is our Tony Parker on steroids. He is a perfect compliment to the Natural. Dare i say, he is Pippen reincarnated. No, no, my Blazer Peeps, he's a keeper.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. RipCityRevival
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    Posted 07/07/2010 6:32 PM

    I'm not sure what this is in reference to, I must have missed what CP3 said. Now, here is my take, if you have to give up Batum to get CP3, you better get Deng from Chicago or some other highly regarded SF in order to ease the pain in the starting unit. With that said, in a Batum/CP3 trade you do get better, but you have to give up a lot to get there so your net value (although an increase) is not extremely high. However, if you can keep three of the main four starters (Aldrige, Roy, Oden, and Batum with a special focus on the latter three) and get a guy like a Parker or Billups or Harris maybe even Kidd, then your net gain (atleast in the short term) is much higher. If you were to get Deng and re-sign Outlaw, then you have another solid core battling for that starting 3 spot and although you miss Batum and have to watch him elsewhere, you have CP3 and a possible ring or two. It's hard to say, but that is how I see it.
    I am a fan of Good basketball, great fans and Rip City!
  1. Kim~
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    Posted 07/07/2010 8:26 PM

    Nic is not even a trade option, for anyone.
    How do you stop CP3?  Just like all the other super stars...... Nic Batum !

    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. Bertram
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    Posted 07/07/2010 10:55 PM

    Here's the thing though, I love Nicolas Batum and all but you are trading a potentially great player for a very rare potential hall of fame point guard. And sure Nicolas Batum can stop Chris Paul all he wants if he were to play for NO, but he sure ain't stopping Brandon Roy, LaMArcus Aldridge and Greg Oden at the same time.
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. RipCityRevival
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    Posted 07/08/2010 1:12 AM

    I don't think that New Orleans getting a ton better was ever the concern in this topic, I think the question is the overall benefit of acquiring Paul in exchange for Batum. Again, CP3 is a decent perimeter defender in his own right, at least against other PGs. If you have Oden and Camby holding down the paint, guys like CP3 can gamble on going for steals more creating more fast breaks and more scoring opportunities. If you were to re-sign TO to fill that SF spot then he too can help block shots making an impressive starting line up. This is another area where LA could really improve his game. If he were to become a better help defender and shot blocker than a versatile perimeter stopper like Batum wouldn't be as necessary and you could easily make a deal like this happen for a guy who can play good D on the opposing team's player at that position. What makes Batum hard to trade is he is big enough and quick enough to guard anyone from PG's to PF's on the perimeter. He can slow down Paul, he can stop Dirk, and he can do as well as anyone on Kobe and LeBron. It's against those other teams where you really feel the hurt.
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