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  1. Crim
    Posts: 398

    Posted 10/31/2010 4:06 PM

    I don't know if this one's been covered already, I don't check this site everyday (only when i'm working one of my crappy low paying jobs....p.s. don't vote for Dudley, waiters don't make crap for tips cause we don't got the tatas and he's trying to make it tougher, this isn't texas we don't want our food handlers disgruntled making 2 bucks an hour....rabble rabble) but in case it hasn't been showen i found this on espn's site.

    5. Western Conference

    Why did the Blazers resist Chicago's attempts to trade for swingman Rudy Fernandez before the season started?

    Sources with knowledge of the negotiations told that Portland was prepared to part with the Spaniard in September if the Bulls would have relinquished the first-round pick they acquired from Charlotte for Tyrus Thomas. That pick is lottery-protected in the 2012 draft, but is only protected 1-to-12 in 2013, 1-to-10 in 2014 and 1-7 in 2015.

    The Bulls, though, have other first-round picks to peddle and were only prepared to surrender one of their lesser first-rounders in exchange for Fernandez, who wound up shooting the ball fantastically well in the preseason and is widely presumed to be harder to pry away from Portland now despite his well-chronicled determination to relocate.

    The New York Post's Peter Vecsey reported earlier this month that Fernandez wants to play in an NBA city that has direct flights to his native Spain more than he wants to return to European ball. I've heard the same, which is apparently why New York, Boston and Chicago have topped Rudy's wish list all along.

    Yet as Professor Hollinger explained over the weekend when the Blazers dealt Jerryd Bayless to New Orleans, Fernandez is one of the many trade assets Portland has stockpiled in hopes of making a big, Melo-sized score. Not hard to imagine them keeping Fernandez until a blockbuster materializes.

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  1. Crim
    Posts: 398

    Posted 10/31/2010 4:13 PM

    oo looks like rumors are swirling about Allen stepping in to keep patty mills lol

    Acquiring Bayless from Portland did nudge New Orleans into luxury-tax territory, but the Hornets have three players on contracts that don't become fully guaranteed until January (Joe Alexander, D.J. Mbenga and Pops Mensah-Bonsu) and would likely reach safety by letting two of those guys go in the event no further trades materialize that take them beneath the tax threshold. ... The Blazers haven't always been willing to surrender Bayless, but they apparently had to make sure they had roster room to keep guard Patty Mills. Reason being: Word is Blazers owner Paul Allen is a h-u-g-e Mills fan and was determined to see him stay. ... Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says that the vest bearing an NBA logo that he wore to Wednesday night's season opener -- believed to the be the first time he's ever sported league gear at a game as opposed to Mavs gear -- was a goody-bag gift for attendees of the recent Board of Governors meeting in New York. "It's my new look," Cuban joked.
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  1. I''m OUT!
    I''m OUT!
    Posts: 1059

    Posted 10/31/2010 5:03 PM

    I don't know why PA is a HUGE fan. And get that Mark Cuban junk out of here!!! ha ha
    I am a fan of comcast and the blazers making deals that keep screwing us over!! woot!
  1. chopsui101
    Posts: 47

    Posted 10/31/2010 6:21 PM

    Yea to say that PA is a HUGE mills fan i think might be a over statement. 
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  1. Bertram
    Posts: 803

    Posted 10/31/2010 6:34 PM

    I don't know what "melo-sized" trade we are trying to get. Oh well, wait and see.
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. Andre DeNegri
    Andre DeNegri
    Posts: 45

    Posted 10/31/2010 7:29 PM

    GAH! I can't wait to see what kind of trade this could develop into! I like Rudy and all (kinda...) but if we could somehow manage a big enough trade to where we would near-automatically become championship caliber I would not complain one bit!
    I am a fan of Not only beating LA ("beat LA!") but all the other teams in the league!!!
  1. Crim
    Posts: 398

    Posted 11/01/2010 8:11 AM

    Don't get your hopes up about a huge trade, ESPN lately has been blowing more smoke to get attention than John canzano. Portland may be always looking sure, we may have the assets sure, but that doesn't mean we need a trade or have one on the table that they know about. CP3 is going nowhere as long as they keep winning, the other team to start 3-0
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