Posted by: Anonymous on Jun 28, 2002 - 09:19 AM Clipper_Blog
I think the Clippers should do everything in their power to get Andre Miller. I say trade Odom. You have a similar player in Darius Miles. Andre will average 15 assists on that team and will take them into the playoffs. He is the best point guard in the league. He would be a perfect fit for that team.
ANDRE MILLER FULL HIGHLIGHTS 2013 PLAYOFFS R1G1 VS WARRIORS - 28 PTS, GAME ..
Reviews and Comments are opinion statements made by the author. They do not necessarily represent the opinions of the site editor.
Re: Get Andre Miller!
by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2002 - 09:33 AM
Why trade Odom, your best player, when you can trade others? Ask Elton Brand- he will tell you who the best player on the team is. Do you remember what the Clipper record was without Odom before last season? Something like 0 and 10- that's how good he is. Andre Miller is terrific, but remember that Cleveland is NOT going to sign him so they are looking to trade him, and they will get more desperate as time goes on. If the Clippers wait until the end of the next season they can sign Miller or Davis without trading ANYONE. Believe me the Clippers will be awesome next season with Odom back 100%and Jaric who's going to make people wish they took in the first round last year.
Re: Get Andre Miller! by Anonymous on Jul 01, 2002 - 11:11 AM
Odom missed 53 games last year. The Clippers still almost made the playoffs. Now if you add Andre Miller, the Clippers are serious contenders. And Elton Brand is the best player on the team, but of course he won't say he is. I also heard that Jaric doesn't even want to sign with the team which I hope is false.
Re: Get Andre Miller! by Anonymous on Jul 01, 2002 - 11:17 AM
I know the Clippers need a point guard, but I think the Clippers should get Baron Davis. He is ultimately going to be better than Miller and he has the all around game. I don't think they should trade Odom though. I think they should part with Darius Miles because Odom is far and away the better shooter and the better player.
Many people forget how good Lamar Odom was when he was healthy. He has amazing court vision, is a tremendous post up player, can hit the three, and plays terrific defense (I think in his second year he either lead or was second on the Clippers in blocks per game and steals per game). He is a Magic Johnson/Jason Kidd type player so it's just not smart to trade him I think- you simply don't want to trade players like that. His teammates love playing with him because he gets everyone involved and if you are open he will find you- Piatkowski especially loves it when Odom is on the court with him. Personally I don't think Miles should be traded either because he pretty much embodies the spirit and the excitement of the Clippers- not to mention he's a great talent also. So I don't know- I just think that the team is very good as is and with Jaric coming in it's going to even more fun to watch. But sure Miller/Davis are great players too, but if getting them means trading away Odom or Miles I don't think it's worth it.
I think that would be worth it. Corey is the hardest worker on the team and is the best Clipper individual defender against opposing shooting guards and small forward. He also brings the team his toughness and great athleticism- Gentry really likes him. Remember the great game he had last year against Kobe in the Clipper win over the Lakers? But you have to give up a great talent to get another I suppose. I still think the team is good enough to make it into the playoffs and maybe even into the second round as is though.
Re: Get Andre Miller! by Anonymous on Jul 02, 2002 - 11:39 AM
I think giving up Maggette is worth it. The Hornets just offered Baron Davis a six year contract but he turned it down. He said he wants to be traded to L.A. or New York. Remember that he didn't want to be drafted by the Hornets in the first place. I think the Clippers are going to get him instead of Andre Miller, though I would prefer Miller.
Re: Get Andre Miller! by Anonymous on Jul 02, 2002 - 11:53 AM
Andre Miller would be a great pick-up for the Clippers. The only one's I would not trade are Elton Brand and Michael Olowokandi. They would be serious title contenders. Lamar Odom just seems to smoke weed more than he plays basketball. He get kicked out of the league if he gets caught one more time. Darius Miles will be just as good.
Re: Get Andre Miller! by Anonymous on Jul 04, 2002 - 12:18 PM
I just read in Sports Illustrated that Donald Sterling offered Cleveland Odom and the #8 pick to LA for Andre Miller. Cleveland said yes as long as the Clippers pick Caron Butler with the pick. But the Clippers were 30 seconds late because they had already picked Chris Wilcox. Donald Sterling was not in the war room so that is why they were late.