Posted by: Anonymous on Jul 09, 2004 - 12:04 AM Clipper_Blog
As you know the phenoix sun have just offered "Q" a contract worth up to 48$-50$ million dollars for six years . i think we as clipper fans should drop the pursuit of kobe and go the safe way and retain the high scoring guard .We have already lost the counter part to "Q" darius miles and we shouldnt make the same mistake by leting go of the amazing "Q"
If we lose out on the star guard to the Suns we are back at to our losing ways so what we should do is mail our penny pinching front office that we would rather have "Q" than the ball hogging guard also know as kobe bryant . sure "Q" dosent have as much potential as kobe but he sure has a lot of heart in his game and with the clippers organization .
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I'm not agree with u...Last year we were the worst western team with Q so in my opinion to get Bryant would be much better...Q is a great player and he deserves to be a Clipper because he has been a special player for the Clippers since he played with D-Miles but if we don't wanna be the worst western team again we must get a player like Kobe who is in the best starting five of the league and in my opinion he will come hungry because he will wanna show to everybody that he can make the playoffs with a team that hasn't arrived to the playoffs since 1993 or 1994 I think...
Well I would hate to see Q go but if Kobe is going to the Clippers then it's going to happen. But it looks now like the Lakers might be close to a deal with the Heat to trade Shaq for Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, and a 1st round draft pick (or Caron Butler). So if that happens Kobe will most likely re-sign with the Lakers. Kobe is said to make his decision to join the Clippers or return to the Lakers sometime this weekend....
I don't know... Q what made me a Clippers fan, along with Miles and Brand and Correy. WIthout the big three... the Clippers aren't the same. I'm not that preoccupied with winning (as the Lakers), but the Clippers have one thing over the Lakers, they play with heart and soul. There's a difference between Lakers and Clippers fans... we're fans because we love the team - not winning (though that would be nice). However, the Clippers have other options out there besides Kobe.
Exactly...Odom, Miles and Q made me a Clipper fan, here in Barcelona where nobody knows nothing about the Clippers...Miles and Odom are far and I'm still a Clipper fan...but I don't wanna be the worst western team every year, and with Bryant in my opinion we could make the playoffs...Last year our game was poor...I don't wanna repeat the last months of the last season playing with players like Overton, barnes or livingston and losing every game...In these games there was no heart and soul...If we can't get Bryant I would retain Q and I would sign Darius Miles who is free agent...
I dunno... isn't there anyway we could keep both Bryant and Q on the team? You're right that Overton and Barnes (though he came midseason), aren't exactly playoff players, but Livingston hasn't even played yet! It would be great to see Darius Miles back on the team. Though how long is his contract with the Blazers?
Hmmm- I thought Darius Miles is a free agent? Not sure if he's restricted or unrestricted though. But yeah that'd be cool if the Clippers can sign him and Q if they can't sign Kobe. But yeah it's financially not feasible for the Clippers to get Kobe and keep Q because they would be way over the salary cap and have to pay a huge penalty.
Either way I see it I dont really like Q's game all that much he settles for way too many jumpers and granted he is a good rebounder but the guy is to me one of the worst defensive players in the league period. If we can go get a Kobe then why not even if we cant get Kobe we might be able to trade some of our backups like Ely and players like that we can send Ely to the East Coast for someone who is a 2-3 who plays D. or even if the Suns are trying to Get Q for what I dont know especially if they have Marion at the 3 and Joe Johnson at the 2 we might be able to match the offer then sign adn trade him kinda like what the Nets are thinking about doing with K-Mart. Also I thik we need more winners on the clippers to get rid of the whole underachieving mind set that alot of people in the organization have if we go 41-41 everyone is happy and that is un acceptable we need to have higher goals and players who just want to win not the Me attitude. If we do sign Q for damn near 50 mil he need to start playing D and quit being a poor mans Antwan Jamison.
Don't get me wrong, I like Q but not for 50 Million. He is worth at best a Maggette type deal. I don't know why the Suns signed him, unless they plan on trading Johnson or Marion, Q will coming off the bench. As for Kobe, now that Shaq is gone, I doubt if he is coming now, but I would rather have Kobe because he would be trying to prove something and his drive may spark something. I may be the only Clippers fan in the Bronx, and I will stay that because of their heart not their wins.
Yes, I also agree that Q isn't worth 50 milion, and Maggette does have the edge over him, but there's no disputing that Q has great potential. He's consistantly improving every year (just look at his stats), and he even said so himself, he would like to improve on his defense. It's will be difficult not having Q on the team... no more headbanging and all. Someone says Clippers are missing the edge to win, but I bet no one wants more to win (except maybe Brand) than Q.
I do undertand missing 17 points a game hurts but when a guy is shooting less than 40 percent from the field and around 35 from 3......and his defense in horrible defense is about attitude and desire and wanting it I just dont see Q living up to a 50 million dollar contract to me giving Q 50 million is in the same catagory as Juwan Hooward getting 100 million and Malik Rose getting 49 million hell Chris Childs got 5 years 56 million from the damn knicks just because other teams want you dosent mean that your worth it for some reason I wish we could have got rid of all of our point guards Made Jaric a 2 Guard and signed Brent Barry since he shot 50% from the field is a good leader isnt selfish and shot 45% from 3 along with 85% from the free throw line. Q is going to be a good defender but probably in his 4 year of a 50 mil contract. and the other thing is he gets used every game all day because he is undersized to play the 3 on the west coast you got 6'11 players playing the 3 and Q cant help that at 6'5 245.
Thats exactly what Im saying we cant be letting ourselves get taken for the next 4-5 years cuz of dumb contracts....look at Alonzo Mornings contract he is basically the reason why they cant sign K Mart in New Jersey and i would hate for this to stop us from signing somein productive down the road.