Thornton voted Most Athletic (NBA.com Rookie Survey)

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SmyLee
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Survey given to the 44 rookies in attendance at the rookie photo shoot:

http://www.nba.com/rookies/survey_0708.html

Al Thornton was voted Most Athletic, and was second in the category of Most Overlooked.

Hope The Thorn comes in and makes 1 through 13 regret that they didn't draft him! Well, at least 3-13!

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SmyLee, great article. Maybe Clips84 needs to look at this? He has been complaining about Elgin Baylor's lack of improving the team. Clippers have received great reviews from critics about their draft picks this year so It doesn't surprise me that Al Thorton's peers have also given their vote of confidence in his ability. Damn, he's in the top 5 in just about every question asked.

No matter what changes happen next year , it will be pleasant to know Thorton will still be with us.

Clips84
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Hey Hey...take it easy alright Clipper*Joe

Al Thornton is gonna be good for a long time...but all I've been tryna preach is Elgin Baylor's overall moves since his tenure with the Clippers. Do you really think he's done a great job with the Clippers over the time he's been with the organization? Be realistic.

Thats all im going to say...I just had to respond to what you said about me complaining.

I think you're the only one who really thinks Elgin's good.

Dont get me wrong he's prolly a good guy, but not GM material.

Im done.

david
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Nice- I like that- "The Thorn". Hope he'll be a thorn-in-the-side for Clipper opponents Smile.

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Hey Hey...take it easy alright Clipper*Joe Al Thornton is gonna be good for a long time...but all I've been tryna preach is Elgin Baylor's overall moves since his tenure with the Clippers. Do you really think he's done a great job with the Clippers over the time he's been with the organization? Be realistic. Thats all im going to say...I just had to respond to what you said about me complaining. I think you're the only one who really thinks Elgin's good. Dont get me wrong he's prolly a good guy, but not GM material. Im done.
Clips84, Just having a lil fun is all. I....

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JamFan
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Thorton was indeed a steal, but sometimes you get lucky. It could just as easily been a situation that Thorton would not have been there at 14. Elgin had no control over that. He was just lucky enought to be the beneficiary of dumb luck. On the other had, it seems obvious to everyone that we need another PG. We have MLE money available. We have done nothing. Now Navarro is gone to Memphis. Boston has the the next pick. And we are probably down to 2nd and 3rd tier PG's. There isn't even anybody left who is good enough to get our full MLE. We might still get a good player, just not a great player. If you exclude Elgin's dumb luck in the draft, he gets an F grade, as in he hasn't really done anything. How can you do nothing when you finished out of the playoffs? How many other teams can brag about doing nothing? None, only Elgin.

Clips84
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W O W!....

thats really funny but umm ok?

Go clippers!

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one word about elgin - olowakandi

Clips84
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I agree with JamFan...

How can you not do anything after not making the playoffs and rely upon the current team that we have? Elgin just cant rely on this team to make it this season by only drafting Al Thornton...we need help in all areas because with our current situation with PG ...I dont believe that the Clippers would even make it to the playoffs without any changes. I just hope that there IS HOPE over the horizon...

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Thorton was indeed a steal, but sometimes you get lucky. It could just as easily been a situation that Thorton would not have been there at 14. Elgin had no control over that. He was just lucky enought to be the beneficiary of dumb luck. On the other had, it seems obvious to everyone that we need another PG. We have MLE money available. We have done nothing. Now Navarro is gone to Memphis. Boston has the the next pick. And we are probably down to 2nd and 3rd tier PG's.....

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ClipperPains
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Jamfan, you're right we haven't done ****. Without Brand are season is definitely over. We have to hope for the number 1 overall pick or at least a top 3.

TRADE: We need to trade Sam Cassell and Maggette who have value but are also free agents, and we will lose them to free agency. Cassell will retire or go to a contender and Maggette will not resign after the way Dumbleavey treated him and the fact that they drafted Al Thornton, instead of OG like say Nick Young or Belinelli.

TRADE FOR: Young cheap talent. I take anybody. I like Pietrus, because he's done it in the Playoffs in the shadow of J-Rich and the fact that he's actively being shopped for cheap. I'd take Patrick O'Bryant, Pietrus and Sarunas for Cassell.

P.S. Before any trade proprosals please make sure that any trade proposal works salray wise. Use realgm.com/src_tradechecker/3/

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