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Post Subject: Melo Wouldn't Mind Playing with CP3 and Flight 32 Post ID: 432924by fray_27 » Jan 28, 2014 - 03:40 PM PST
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Now I know ppl on this forum don't like the idea of trading for Carmelo. But there's rumors that he wouldn't mind joining forces and I personally have always liked Carmelo. I wouldn't ever trade Blake for him BUT if he's willing to come here and play with the team we have I would be all for it way better than the SF we have now and would give up a big scoring option id like to heat what you guys think?



                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432926by clipnasty » Jan 28, 2014 - 03:46 PM PST
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The ball movement the last few weeks has been a thing of beauty. Carmelo is a ball stopper. His 62 point game the other night was amazing, but he had ZERO assists. We do not need him. Our offense is great. We have several legit go-to scorers now that Blake is growing.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432928by ClipperKyle32 » Jan 28, 2014 - 03:49 PM PST
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If he will come here in free agency without moving any BIG pieces, I am fine with it. He is that SF that we need to help solidify everything. I would compare that team with Melo to Boston in 2008 that won a Championship

Rondo - CP3 Ray Allen - JJ Reddick Paul Pierce - Carmelo Anthony Kevin Garnett - Blake Griffin Kendrick Perkins - Deandre Jordan

6th man - Jamal Crawford

AGAIN. If Melo is willing to come here through Free-Agency without us moving players like CP3 , Blake, Reddick, DJ, or Jamal I AM ABSOLUTELY FINE WITH IT. If we have to do a free agency sign-and-trade and move guys like Dudley, Barnes, And fillers like Picks, Cash, Mullens or Hollins I AM FINE WITH THAT AS WELL.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432929by jarca » Jan 28, 2014 - 03:56 PM PST
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Take a pay cut then. Imagine Melo coming here for veteran minimum lol

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432930by FightOnRon » Jan 28, 2014 - 03:57 PM PST
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If DTs could afford addition without subtraction,it would be fine with me. But they can have Mullens for a sacrificial player but everyone else pretty much stays.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432933by what_up_clipnation83 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:06 PM PST
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Melo did say he is willing to do whatever it takes to win a championship.

If that means Melo is willing to take a pay cut to come here, then I would love to have him.

We'll have our very own #teamjordan

                
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Post ID: 432934by jarca » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:09 PM PST
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Lala, Melos wife, might be against any pay cut

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432935by what_up_clipnation83 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:13 PM PST
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If we can have a starting lineup of

Chris Paul JJ Reddick Carmelo Anthony Blake Griffin DeAndre Jordan

that's a killer starting 5 right there.

Don't know our cap situation, but with some vet mins, mid-level exception plus Reggie Bullock & 2014 pick preferably a big man to fill out the bench would be nice.

I don't think ball movement would be an issue, it didn't seem to when Melo played with Denver when they went to the conference finals.

I also think Melo's efficiency would rise with CP and Blake getting him open looks at the basket.

I don't know, just my opinion.

                
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Post ID: 432937by what_up_clipnation83 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:14 PM PST
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Maybe but he can certainly make that up with endorsement deals

                
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Post ID: 432939by ClipperKyle32 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:16 PM PST
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I don't think she would be against living in LA. That is hard to turn down

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432940by fray_27 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:18 PM PST
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I honestly feel like Carmelo would only help out team with Doc and CP3 on the team the offense would find a way to work out and it has with Jamal and jj so I don't see why it wouldn't work with Melo

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432943by ClippersSince97 » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:27 PM PST
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If both sides are serious about this, I'm sure Team Jordan Brand would not mind dirtying their political hands to have their 3 biggest superstars playing in LA. As a Clipper fan and seeing how the way things are going now, I would only take Melo if he signs for vet's min which will probably never happen. He shoots 35 shots per game anyways, it's about time he scored 60+ points. Nothing special.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432944by ClipperDB » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:37 PM PST
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I don't see how Melo and Blake will both get their points. In order for Blake to be engaged in the game, he needs touches. If no touches he will zone-out.

                
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Post ID: 432945by FightOnRon » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:37 PM PST
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I love the way millionaires complain about not getting more millions. I saw Jay Leno on tv Sunday bitching about only making 100s of millions for the tonight show and he felt short changed. Oh boo-effing hoo.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432946by Kerley » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:38 PM PST
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Melo is 30, my guess is that he's looking for a 2-3 year deal now to sign one more deal before he's done. In the off chance he doesn't win a championship, he going to want to go one more place to try and win. I can't name a better place to go if winning is all that matters.

                
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Post ID: 432948by FightOnRon » Jan 28, 2014 - 04:39 PM PST
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Blake seems to play naturally around a team that compliments him so you never ever consider him to be a ball-hogging whiner because he knows he gets his numbers. I would hate to see someone come in and upset it to the point that where what you said happens.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432957by clipper*joe » Jan 28, 2014 - 05:17 PM PST
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No to ME-lo. Remember how he held Denver hostage just cause he wanted to play in NY? Remember how he went public about how he hated playing in Antoni's system cause it was about ball movement and not ball-stopping? How about Me-lo basically laughing at Linsanity's offer from the Rockets? This guy is the epitome of ME. \ Remember when I said I'd rather keep DJ than to deal with Howard before he ended up with the Lakers? Remember when people basically laughed at me for saying that? I have a worse feeling about Melo than I did about Howard. Melo and CP3 means BG is on his way out. careful what you wish for...

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432958by CP3Heliflopter » Jan 28, 2014 - 05:36 PM PST
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This team doesn't need Melo. It needs an athletic, fairly young, 3 & D SF. Not an old ball stopper that will demand the super max.

                
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Post ID: 432960by itsLuigi » Jan 28, 2014 - 05:40 PM PST
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Exactly. id rather go after ariza or deng. that is the kind of player we need.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432962by tense2 » Jan 28, 2014 - 05:50 PM PST
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Just like Howard, Melo's not coming to this LA team, LOL. I think the Bulls will make a play for him too. Lakers-Bulls.

                
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Post ID: 432963by CP3Heliflopter » Jan 28, 2014 - 05:55 PM PST
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So close if only Donald didn't cancel the Ariza for Butler trade. mad This season Ariza is shooting 6 3s on 40%. Also 6 rebounds and 2.8 assists with good defense.

                
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Post ID: 432964by itsLuigi » Jan 28, 2014 - 05:56 PM PST
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I know right!! honestly. i think with ariza we could have gone to the finals last year.

                
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Post ID: 432966by tense2 » Jan 28, 2014 - 05:58 PM PST
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Not really, but nice try. Razz

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432967by wessleejr » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:00 PM PST
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If Carmelo will come here as FA and Donald can afford him why not CP3 can manage to pass the ball whoever is open, with CP3, Blake Carmelo and JJ nobody will get a double team, no need for DJ to score his job is to grab the rebound.

                
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Post ID: 432971by jarca » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:06 PM PST
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Maybe we coulda gotten a better deal than Dudley for Ebled

                
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Post ID: 432972by itsLuigi » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:09 PM PST
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you don't think so?

                
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Post ID: 432974by tense2 » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:12 PM PST
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Ah....no.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 432976by itsLuigi » Jan 28, 2014 - 06:14 PM PST
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caron was useless when we were playing the grizzlies. if barnes could score 20 on them imagine what ariza could have done. he's like barnes 2.0

                
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Post ID: 432987by Agent0 » Jan 28, 2014 - 07:17 PM PST
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Ding, ding, ding. What does he think, the team will gut itself trying to get him and still be as good? Take the MLE for two years and come play with them if you want to so badly. If not, go make your money somewhere else.

This team isn't nearly as good if they shed out all the contracts required to trade for or sign a guy like Melo.

                
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Post ID: 432988by Agent0 » Jan 28, 2014 - 07:20 PM PST
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Sometimes talent and fit trumps chemistry, and Caron ended up being one of the worst playoff performers, lol

I think I physically shed a tear in relation to that trade. Cheaper and better player, seemed liked a no brainer

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433065by TheDude » Jan 29, 2014 - 10:48 AM PST
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Only way we'd end up with Melo is if we somehow come up with a young/cheap C this summer. S&T for DJ, Barnes, and Duds and probably have to give them picks on top of it.

Would you rather have Melo and Mozgov or DJ and Dudley? The former is a big upgrade in that case.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433071by ClipperPostman » Jan 29, 2014 - 11:34 AM PST
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It's been said if we didn't have to restructre the whole team then yes.

But reality is probably not.

With this team and Melo at the 3 We'd be the best team in the league by far.

All that "Ball stopper" stuff is because of the team he plays for.

With cp3 and Docs offense that wouldn't happen because he wouldn't touch the ball every play.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433093by sz123456 » Jan 29, 2014 - 01:13 PM PST
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As long as BG remains on the roster, I am all for Carmelo joining the team.

People don't like that he doesn't pass that often and plays little defense. Just look at what Doc has made out of DeAndre Jordan, and I guarantee Melo wants to win more than DJ does. Doc would make Melo a terrific team player.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433094by Icecoldclipper » Jan 29, 2014 - 01:32 PM PST
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Paul should of thought about this while signing could of got more money sent to Melo.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433096by elton_sucks42 » Jan 29, 2014 - 02:04 PM PST
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I would not trade for melo. I will take him on for MLE as long as we keep CP3, Blake, DJ, Reddick, Crawford and barnes.

I agree, CP3 could've structured his deal to take a little less to get another solid player.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433098by divinebeast » Jan 29, 2014 - 02:25 PM PST
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Flight 32 is a great nickname for Blake

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433103by MunoValente » Jan 29, 2014 - 02:56 PM PST
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Melo is better player than Jordan in a vacuum, but when you consider how their skills fit with Paul and Griffin, I think Jordan does more to support what they are doing and help us win. Any team with Paul and Griffin is going to be an offensive powerhouse, especially if they are supported by guys like Redick, but neither Paul or Griffin or Melo is someone who is going to anchor defense or lead the league in rebounding.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433104by namzug » Jan 29, 2014 - 03:19 PM PST
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I don't really have any interest in Melo. I don't really see the purpose. The only benefit is that he can play a convincing stretch 4.

I know Melo is an offensive machine. I'm not even referring to the ball stopping issues, but I want a perimeter defensive stopper. Deng, Iggy, someone in that mold would get me to want to stretch the cap a little more. Personally I think we go get Sefalosha this offseason, get an upgrade in regards to our back up bigs and keep our core.

                
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Post ID: 433110by toohipcliptoslip » Jan 29, 2014 - 04:10 PM PST
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This is an interesting discussion. I'd love to play with CP3 and 32 as well. I have as much chance of doing it as does Melo. Which option would he be? Where is he in the Pecking Order? It's hard to go from Top Dog to Hind Teat. Can he play defense? Our team is becoming defensive minded. Does he have the character? We want only high character guys, We could have gotten Beasley. This doesn't even address the fact that he has hands of Superglue. Deng is the man. A much better fit. In pre CBA days I'd sign him as a FA in a heartbeat

                
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Post ID: 433113by 06clippersfan » Jan 29, 2014 - 04:17 PM PST
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When the rumors of trading Griffin for Melo started I remember a reporter tweeting that Doc is not a big fan of Melo which is why the trade would have never happened. Adding Melo would be cool, but I think the negatives outweigh the positives. Like some people mentioned Deng would be a perfect fit for this team.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433120by clipper321 » Jan 29, 2014 - 04:52 PM PST
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y'all are nuts. If the team can find a way to pair up CP3 Melo and BG you absofreakinlutely do it.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433127by itsLuigi » Jan 29, 2014 - 05:37 PM PST
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i don't think we want melo. we need a player like jeff green ariza or deng. they fit our team better

                
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Post ID: 433128by clipper*joe » Jan 29, 2014 - 05:40 PM PST
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When has melo not been a ball stopper? Was it also the Nuggets too all those years? Maybe he's just a victim of teams he plays for.

                
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Post ID: 433131by Clipswhit » Jan 29, 2014 - 05:47 PM PST
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We probably wouldn't have gotten redick. I'd argue that redick is more important to the team.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433295by ClipSince7thGrade » Jan 30, 2014 - 12:51 AM PST
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I think that under Doc Rivers Melo can turn into a great player that actually moves the ball. The pay cut I'm not sure is something that will be that big of an issue because of the vast promotion money he'd get off commercials of them playing together by Jordan and whatever else comes his way when he comes over to the Clips. I can see Melo coming to the Clips in free agency but it's going to take some major maneuvers and hopefully it doesn't take moving any starters other than Jared Dudley of course

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433308by TheDude » Jan 30, 2014 - 01:25 AM PST
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This isn't really that much of a debate. Assume most basketball fans would prefer a SF rotation of Melo and Anybody vs. Duds and Barnes. Superstars don't usually play for the midlevel and we'll probably be tax repeaters by next season so somebody important would have to go. Probably DJ.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433313by Clippers_FTW » Jan 30, 2014 - 01:41 AM PST
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CP3, JJ , Melo , Griffin, DJ..... WOW... A big 4 lol... JJ isn't a part of the big 4 but stretches the floor just nicely....

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433315by cleepers » Jan 30, 2014 - 02:12 AM PST
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I'd take 'melo in a heartbeat... but not for what we'd have to give up.

If he really wants to win, there's no assembled team that he/they could use more.

Not gonna happen unless he's really chasing chips.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Melo Wouldn Post ID: 433317by Ricky » Jan 30, 2014 - 02:28 AM PST
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Melo is not signing here for the MLE.

A guy like Pierce though might.

                
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Post ID: 433335by TheDude » Jan 30, 2014 - 10:16 AM PST
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Yup, I think he's our starter next season. A lot of reasons that he'd come sign with us whether we have full midlevel or even the mini midlevel to work with.

                
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