RUMOR: Blazers Offered Dante To Philly
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/17/2011 10:03 AM

    From Philly.Com
     HOUSTON - A Western Conference source said that the Portland Trail Blazers are said to be looking at Sixers forward/center Marreese Speights.

    As a proposed trade, the Blazers offered forward Dante Cunningham, a Villanova product, as well as a second-round draft pick.

    The Sixers do not appear to be interested in such a move.

    No real surprise. Portland probably wanted to see what the market value was on Cunningham and tried to see if they could get an improvement. I think it would take a 1st round pick instead of a 2nd round pick to get it done, but at that price, it wouldn't be worth it. Dante is improving and we can always draft another backup PF if we feel the need to.
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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 02/17/2011 10:44 AM

    It doesn't hurt to see what we can get for him, but he fit so well with our team and I think it would not be a great move because I think we haven't  seen the full potential of Dante.
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 02/17/2011 11:03 AM

    I'm in the middle for this one. He's a bigger body than Dante Cunningham however defensively, Dante has the edge slightly.
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  1. Herr
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    Posted 02/17/2011 1:03 PM

    Dante is one of our best hustle players.  He can go back to PF when JP comes back next season.  Why would we need to trade him?  Rich Cho scares me...
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  1. daddylogan
    Posts: 188

    Posted 02/17/2011 2:06 PM

    This "rumor" disappoints me if it is true. Dante has been a solid force for us and plays hard every game. How I pray that Rich and crew do not pull the trigger on any stupid moves now, especially since things are starting to click. I think this team deserves a chance to play together "healthy" before any moves are made...and I also mean waiting on Oden one last time!

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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 02/17/2011 7:23 PM

    DC is worth substantially more in a Blazer uniform than would come back in any proposed trade.  D, you hit the nail on the head.  Should this rumor be accurate, I would bet Cho had a "Gone Fishin" sign hanging on his door during that negotiation.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 02/17/2011 11:01 PM

    Speights only plays like 5 minutes a game. We don't need any tubby, out of shape guys on our team. Especially not a straight up trade for our masked avenger.
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  1. shynz0r
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    Posted 02/18/2011 12:03 AM

    DC should not be trade bait.  In years past it was disappointing watching similar small bigs go to teams while young and then flourish.  I'd much rather see guys grow here.  Truthfully though, Dante has more potential than any other player in the trade rumor mill in Portland.  Dishing him is not a long term solution to anything.  Not in the slightest.  And I'm not even that partial to the guy as far as player endearment goes.  Losing him will absolutely not make sense without huge returns.
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  1. ***Jason***
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    Posted 02/18/2011 2:52 PM

    I don't see the point unless we're just looking for someone more suited to play the 5 that can also play the 4. If that's what we're looking for, it's too bad we didn't just keep Channing Frye instead of just letting him walk. He could have come in handy here this year.  
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