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GOOEYLOOEY
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LETS GET MANU. I HEAR HE IS BEING SHOPPED. YO MIKE DUNLEAVY GET ON THIS. WE WANT MANU.. WE WANT MANU...

LAC_12
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I dont... I want Lebron, or Bosh, or Wade - I WANT A LARGER THAN LIFE NAME.

SDclipps
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100% percent agreeeeeeeeee!!!!

WE WANT MANUUUUUUUU

clipper*joe
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I want a healthy Manu...not the shell of himself the last few years.

SamMays
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Manu is getting up in years... He's been injured a lot and hasn't been what he once was... We need younger players who will grow, not older players who will deteriorate....We have a great young nucleus. I'd rather build from that.

clipperstown
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I don't want him, cause we won't be able to use him. Not enough minutes.

TheMachine
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I like Manu, but its not gonna happen. We already have a shooting guard (EG) who has the potiential to surpass Manu talentwise (not championships-wise). This is like the Lebron thread, we arent gonna be making any blockbuster trades this offseason

jClipper
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i dont think Manu will be good without Parker.

sz123456
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We don't need another injury-prone talent, we have bad luck

sunnydrew3
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yeah ill pass on manu. his craftyness and toughness are nice and would be a good addition to our bench, but if we are trading for any big names i would prefer them to be a little younger and have a shorter list of injuries. i think any big trade we make in the coming years should be more tied to catering to EG and Griffin.

MuteHaitian
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Manu is not the answer to our problems. In fact, he'll probably end up making things worse. Along with BD and maybe Kaman if he stays, he'll be injured half the season. We already have enough veteran pieces. We need to form a team with a young core instead.

Clipperfn4lf
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we could turn into the magic and hv blake act as our dwight then hv DJ off the bench.

GOOEYLOOEY
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I think Manu is probably one of the ten best players in the world when healthy and we need proven winners. We need to compete right now. Not in the future. I understand manu has been hurt, but thats because when he isnt playing for a championship, he is playing for a world title while all these young kids are playing videogames that time of year. He is hurt because he plays through the injuries and just needs some rest this offseason. Im sure he has at least 3 really good seasons left in him. He is a hard core competitor up there with Kobe, Kg, Dwade, Billups, etc..... Young teams dont make it past the first round of the playoffs PERIOD. You guys will see that if whatever team Manu is traded to(if he is traded) will be an instant threat to go deep in the playoffs.

elton_sucks42
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The only spur that I would want is Tony Parker. Baron for Tony Parker =/ haha.

scuba6
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Im with GOOEY. Manu is a proven winner and with the mix roster of vets we have in Baron and Camby, adding Manu will only strengthen our bench. Not just on the court but in the locker room. On the bench, Manu can be the mentor to Eric and show him a few things. Manu has been past first round, past the 2nd, past the WCF and has gone and won championship rings. He's won 3. He understands winning and what it takes. Its not just about talent and having young guys. He understands the game. He's worked under one of the greatest coaches of our time at San Antonio (Coach Pop). I would love for him to be that driving force of a 6th man. Keep Al at the starting SF and run Manu at the SF from time to time. But im not going to get into situations and line-ups. Im just pleading my case for having Manu.

I understand that you guys want younger and bigger names. Shoot i'd love for a big name like Lebron or Wade to come through and help our team out. Who wouldn't want a big name like that to highlight the Clippers Franchise. But im so trying to be realistic about things. And maybe Manu is not a realistic kind of scenario, its more realistic and convincing than a LBJ or D-Wade signing/deal. Im not saying dont shoot for sky, but know a limit.

JMO

seanrooks
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as much as i like manu, i don't want him here. last year was a mess, trying to mesh rookies with oldies and journeymen. i remember looking at the teams last year, and i noticed that there were basically 3 types of teams: the good, the bad, and the ugly. your good teams were basically every team that won games, made the playoffs, had good players and competed. you know, your lakers, your celtics, spurs, cavs, whatever. good teams, with the exception of the suns, made the playoffs. then you had your bad, which i should really call improving. these are the teams that had horrendous records, but when you looked at their roster or watched them play, you got excited just thinking of what they could do. these are your thunder(Durant, westbrook, green...) your timberwolves(al jeff, love) your grizzlies(mayo and gay). a lot of young talent, that you know will improve and become good teams, especially considering that until they're good, they'll just add more young talent to their already young and talented team 'til they get there.

and then, there were your ugly teams. the teams where you looked and them and said, "what the hell is going on there?" or "well, they're not going anywhere this year, and they don't seem to have a plan to go anywhere in the future." this included teams like the wizards, the nets, the raptors, and, yes, our beloved clips. but when you look closer, these teams had some sort of direction. the wizards were injured all year, and now with a relatively high draft pick, they have some trade bait to build a solid team around the still young and extremely talented gilbert arenas, while maybe still keeping butler and/or jamison. the nets acquired the up and coming devin harris and look to start rebuilding around him as well, while looking to get rid of carter and his contract to continue the rebuilding process. and even the raptors, who were incredible underachievers, will have cap space in 2010 to sign someone if bosh chooses to leave. the clippers? they have gordon and thornton so it looks like they're rebuilding...but they signed an aging baron davis to a long term deal and acquired zach randolph, so they're trying to contend now? what is going on?

well lets start from the point where brand left. we had baron davis, gordon, thornton, kaman, mobley, thomas. some oldies, some young guys, seemed like a decent team that needed some work. so we trade for camby, give up nothing for him, and give ourselves a nice chance at landing a free agent in 2010. and then...we blow that chance by getting randolph and his huge contract. so now we have baron, gordon, thornton, zach, kaman and camby. a bunch of guys who can't play together. this ruins our chance at succeeding in the near future and the present. now we have no chance at a free agent in 2010. if we hadn't lucked out with the number one pick, what would we do? we'd be stuck with an aging baron and z-boat while wasting away younger talents like gordon and thornton and jordan. basically, what i'm trying to say is if you can't be a contender now, you have to work on rebuilding with young players. you can't try to become an instant contender by getting aging substars and forcing them to play together while keeping a youth movement on the side. it just makes everything a mess. now that we have the rights to griffin, we have to confirm that we are rebuilding. everyone, other than griffin and gordon, are expendable. work the next few years on getting pieces around those 2, and we will be good. don't go looking for instant short term fixes like ginobili, because the truth is, griffin and gordon aren't ready for primetime just yet, so getting ginobili will not get us anywhere. also, he will stunt gordon's development.

sorry, that was a lot of ranting. basically, what i'm saying is, it's time for another youth movement. do whatever we can for the long term of a team built for griffin and gordon.

seanrooks
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to add to my last post, i know everyone is tired of the future and youth movements, but i think this one is the best and most reliable one yet. if anything, it's more reliable than whatever "present" team we had last year.

SamMays
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Bravo...

seanrooks
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thanks sammays. im glad someone understood my rant.

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