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Paul is good, of course, and it’s good the Clippers have him . . . if that’s as far as it went.
The problem, and it is a big one, is that they gave up way too much for him. It turns out it’s OK they included Gordon, but it’s not OK they included the Minnesota pick.
Gordon’s agent, according to reports today, was asking for a max deal to extend with the Clippers. That wasn’t gong to happen, so the Clippers had to put him in the trade for Paul. Besides, he’s an undersized shooting guard and that is always going to keep him from being great. I liked him a lot, but I see why it was best to put him in hte trade.
But there was no reason to include the Minnesota pick. It’s foolish. The trade would have been far better if the Clippers had included Bledsoe (who New Orleans wanted) and then told New Orleans to keep those two meaningless second round picks.
The Clippers got played by Stern. They paid far more for Paul than any other team was going to pay. Shouldn’t have happened. That Minnesota pick would have been a future all star whose addition to the Clippers would have made them probably the top team in the West for a decade.
That great, long future was scorched when it didn’t have to be. Bad judgment. Poor emotional impulse control. Bad trading.
The trade doesn’t happen without the Minny pick.
That pick might not even be in the top 5. With Rick A as coach and better players Twovles could beat a few teams. You’ve just been salivating over that pick for years and your strange obsession with harrison barnes. You should be bitching about Olshey giving up the 1st round pick to Cleveland. That’s the pick that shouldn’t have been given away. Or at least wait until after the CBA to see if there will be an amnesty.
That being said Olshey, panicked and could have gotten better.
Chris Paul is good the way sex is pleasant.
The Clippers are paying back to Stern, they gave us BG. so it is our turn.
The Minn. pick could be Magic, Larry Bird or could be lemons like the Candy Man, Walker from UK + ………..
I have been a Clippers Fan since 1986, how much longer do you want us to wait. The time is now.
So looks like we require q ross services again. Can’t wait for the preseason game and the season game. Gonna be sickness
This is going to be better than any of us imagine. I can’t wait.
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