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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  100 responses

Matt Barnes Joins the Magic

Orlando’s summer shopping spree continues, and they have their big man to thank for their latest acquisition: “The Orlando Magic made another bold acquisition on Monday, agreeing in principle on a two-year deal with free-agent forward Matt Barnes. Aaron Goodwin, the agent who represents both Barnes and All-Star Magic center Dwight Howard, confirmed the deal early Tuesday morning in a text message to the Orlando Sentinel. ‘He has agreed to a two-year deal, and I believe that Dwight’s recruitment of him truly sealed the deal,’ Goodwin wrote.”

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  • Oli

    good fit, shooter who can play the 3 and 4 position.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The Magic are really close…..a solid backup point and they’re straight. This is a nice move and a good locker room guy to bring in.

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    Barnes is a real nice pickup for them – can shoot, play D, handle the ball – versatile guy.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    I was trying to come up with something insightful and funny here. I’m going to settle with ‘good job Magic’. Poor effort.

  • riggs

    is it just me or he wasnt as good as he was in his warrior days?

  • riggs

    FTH by the way

  • Rich
  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Riggs: Just you, Barnes was pretty solid last year.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Orlando and Cleveland basically picked up the same player, production-wise. Let’s recap. Out: Hedo, Lee, Alston, Battie. In: Vince, Barnes, Bass. Did they upgrade? Yeah, I’d say so.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    The only thing is losing Hedo changes their identity. I don’t think that Shard at the 3 would pose the same problems since he can’t dribble and create at all. They’re just more conventional now.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Great pickup, I would rather have Barnes and Vince instead of Hedo.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Hedo AND Lee. Actually, The Seed, I’m not sure that Vince + Barnes is better than Hedo + Lee.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    @Eboy: as you probably know, that back-up PG could be in Orlando soon, since CJ Watson might joun them.

  • D12FSU

    the Magic are very close to signing CJ Watson also….theyre gonna be so stacked

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Defensively, they don’t lose anything Z. Creatively they might though, just a little. And age too, but they’re looking to win NOW, not 3 years down the track like the Blazers, or OKC.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Hursty, it’s just that the team’s makeup is different now. They’l have to trust Nelson to create for others. I don’t know if he is that type of pg. I’ll admit that I know nothing about CJ Watson.

  • Lee

    We actually got better defensively! and creatively we got better! Vince is a better passer than Hedo! Hedo looks for his own shot too much rather than hit the right teammate at the right time! and Hedo could only go left! Let’s see how he does in a different system in Toronto where Bosh isn’t really a pnr player! Don’t forget in Jersey Carter was in the PNR set alot also but can create for himself and others better!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    silly pesants, trading Hedo allows Rashard Lewis to go back to his natural postion. It also freed up cap space to resign Gortat, bring in a legit starting power forward (brandon bass), a good bench player (Barnes), and now CJ watson (like somebody already said) is comming too. Ryan Anderson will be about as good as Courtney Lee, and Vince is the high scoring presence they need and also allows Pietrus to head to the bench and become a 6th man.

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    I’m with Z. The reason the Magic advanced so far was because of their matchup problems. I think right now, the Magic are a worse team.

  • stokesey

    jeez did Dwight give management an ultimatum once the finals were done?? they have been spending, spending, spending, hope they relise there’s only one ball to shoot with come game time…

  • http://Slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    THE CAVS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BEAT ORLANDO. OR THE CELTICS.

  • stokesey

    dont get me wrong im really liking this lineup (even coming from a laker fan) but damn…

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Hey Lee! You got better creatively?! How! That makes no sense!
    BET, I agree with Z regarding matchups – thats what made Lewis so hard to match up with.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Howard-Bass-Lewis-Carter-Nelson with a bench so far of Barnes-Gortat-Pietrus-Anthony Johnson-Ryan Anderson. THEY STILL ARENT DONE YET.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Do the Magic have unlimited money?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    as a standard team, i think the magic will do just fine. You all need to stop acting like Vince Carter didnt have a great season last year…

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    BET, Shard is no threat at the 3. His big advantage is being able to knock down 3s at his size because 4s don’t want to go out there on the perimeter and he can hold his own defensively against bigs. If you put him at the 3, you negate those advantages. 1- He can’t take 4s off the dribble, let alone 3s. 2- the 3s won’t give him open looks. He’ll run into the same problems that Dirk had against the Warriors because he’s can’t post up the little guys. Shard at the 3 is a bad idea.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Boston improved because Wallace is better than Big Baby or Powe. Cleveland improved because Shaq, Parker and Moon are better than Ben, Sasha and Wally. Orlando… we’ll have to see. LA… we’ll have to see (esp. with the Odom situation). Denver stayed where they were. San An VASTLY improved. This is a 6-team league really.

  • GAMBLER

    i dont know. mavs are going to be pretty good. magic losing hedo is a big loss. and if LA keep odom they will probably get kobe that fifth ring

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I hope that Beasley gets traded too. Pat Riley never believed in him and explored every conceivable scenario to not draft him. With Booz and possibly Odom coming to town… future looks bleak.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Z: if he is no ‘threat at the 3′ then why did he make the all-star team as a Sonic playing the Small Forward postion?

  • D12FSU

    ummmm….im pretty sure Rashard Lewis became an all-star playing the 3 in seattle….im sure he’ll do just fine

  • D12FSU

    damn all my good points are being said before me haha

  • https://slamonline.com Allenp

    The Magic have to be the favorites in the EAst right now. Otis Smith should be getting a lot of praise for his offseason moves. Do they still have Anthony Johnson? If so, I think they are pretty much set at every position.
    Jameer, Vince, Shard, Dwight, Bass, Gortat, Battier, Pietrus, Barnes, Johnson. That’s a very deep and versatile roster that can compete with any team in the League in my opinion.

  • https://slamonline.com Allenp

    Z
    You are offbase about Shard. I think he’s better suited to play the three than the four. I think he creates crazy mismatches at the three with his height and shooting ability. Plus, he’s going to be the FOURTH option on this team now. Rashard Lewis as your fourth option is OUTSTANDING

  • TheD

    Look, Hedo was/is a great player, hell I wore his jersey enough to appreciate him. But, he has his limitations, which included making bone-head passes and plays. So we’ll see how he manages with a new crew in Toronto. Billionaire Magic owner R. DeVos isn’t going to be around much longer and has said he wants to see this team win a championship and now he’s putting some money where is mouth is.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Co-sign Allenp.

  • https://slamonline.com Allenp

    I mean seriously, y’all think the Magic becoming more traditional is a bad thing?
    Crazy talk.
    They need a banger and defender to take the pressure off Howard, Bass fits that perfectly, plus he hits jumpers. They needed a better scorer at the two guard, enter Vince. They needed to get rid of either Hedo or Jameer because both players have a tendency to dominate the ball, well Hedo is gone.
    Now you have have a legit scorer and playmaker at the point, you have a still superb talent at the two, you have a guy who can hit wide open shots all night and post up smaller players at the three, you have a banger who gives you effort and elbow jumpers at the four and you have a beast on defense and the glass, who is also a handful in the pain in Dwight.
    This the PERFECT team to compete in the NBA. It doesn’t mean they win outright, but on paper, they have constructed the perfect team of parts for the NBA.
    Jameer and Vince lighten the load considerably for Howard on offense. Plus, Bass, Jameer, Vince and Shard still space the floor incredibly well with their shooting, while bass eliminates the interior mismatches on defense.
    People have been fooled by the recent pseudo success of certain teams. They seem to think that unconventional is always a good thing. It’s not. In this case, convential has proven to be the way to a ring. Ask the Spurs, Celtics and Lakers about that.

  • dhowardmagic

    I don’t kinow why everyone thinks Shard can’t play the 3. Like said before, he made an all-star team playing the 3. Also, there’s not too many 6’10 small forwards out there to match up with him on the perimieter. He’s going to keep getting his shots as a knockdown shooter as nelson and vince attack the hoop.

  • ramon

    In regards to Z’s comments…I watched every magic game this season and I guarantee you that vince is better than Hedo. Love Hedo, but he forced way too many shots and played no D. Havin a true PF help dwight will make Dwight much more scary this season.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I might be shortselling Shard at the 3, I’ll admit that. However, I see flaws in your reasoning Allen. 1- They didn’t need to get rid of Hedo or Jameer. They wanted him and made an offer, they just couldn’t compete with the money other teams could give him. 2- Nelson is not a legit playmaker. He’s a score-first pg. 3- Shard can’t post up. He’s a shooter, he just happens to be very tall.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    A Dwight-Bass-Lewis frontcourt is actually ideal for the Cavs and the Celts. They can match up VERY well with that frontcourt. It prevents KG and Andy from running around the court trying to close out on 3s. That’s why I thought that Hedo was integral to their success.

  • TheD

    Z I beg to differ with you on Rashard’s post up skills. He doesn’t do it often enough. During the Eastern Conf. playoffs when he posted up players he usually won.

  • TheD

    So you think Dwight and Bass pulling down rebounds and pushing it out to VC, Rashard and Jameer isn’t going to keep Celtics running around. And Bass can drop it in from the 3 as well.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    VC, Shard and Nelson are not going to run circles around Rondo-Allen-Pierce, c’mon now. It’s just a very different team, it might still work. I’ll have to see. On paper, I don’t think they’ve improved.

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Z: Actually, on paper they HAVE improved. I think off paper is the problem.

  • http://www.sonicbids.com/shaemorin doyouwantmore

    Sean May just got traded to Sacramento! Why is this not front-page news SLAM? Geoff Petrie’s master plan is finally coming together. 1st round pick in 2012 here we come!

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    How is a 6’10 light out shooter at the 3 not a mismatch? He might not be able to beat great defenders off the dribble, but he’s not that bad, plus, as was previously mentioned, Shard CAN post up pretty well, he just doesn’t that often, mainly because he was playing the 4 last season. I’m pretty sure he’d be successful posting on most 3′s in the league though. Orlando’s success last year was predominantly due to the mismatches they had, but hte tema they have now is talented enough to not have to rely on mismatches to win. They’re gonna be a beast. They’ll be #1 or #2 in the east…it will be Boston or Orlando.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    do we even know if bass is going to start? shard might stay at the 4, and pietrus start.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    It would make sense for Bass to start…but I’m not sure. Maybe they’ll do both depending on who they play.

  • D12FSU

    exactly…theres no reason why rashard can start at the 3 most of the season…then when we play cleveland..start him at 4…theres so many lineups we can throw out there…if we end up with CJ watson we’ll have 10 guys all deserving of minutes…everyone on the team can play and contribute

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Am I the only one that saw Shard’s dribble drives in the playoffs? It was not a pretty sight. He’ll shoot at the 3 and he’ll shoot at the 4. He doesn’t drive and he doesn’t post up. He’s more useful as a 4 because other 4s don’t want to get out on the perimeter and he’s actually a very decent post defender. He’ll still get his avg at the 3 but he won’t pose the same problems for the other teams. Like I said, the Cavs would gladly have Bron defend Lewis and Andy defend Bass. That doesn’t take em out of their comfort zone at all. The Cavs actually win both matchups. However Shard can have a field day when he’s guarded by Andy.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    That’s another reason why the Parker and Moon signings work. Cleveland can play Bron at the 4 and still have size and athleticism on the wings. Parker + Moon works so much better than Wally + Sasha.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    A 66-win team just vastly improved on 3 rotation guys. I know that they totally imploded against Orlando but they still won 66 games with that line up and those flaws. They’ve adressed the problems Dwight was causing, they’ve adressed length on the perimeter. Hopefully, Mike Brown will be smart enough to realize that Bron is his best bet at d-ing up Shard. Andy V is a role player and if he needs to play less for the team to be succesful against specific teams, so be it. He can play when Bass is at the 4.

  • danny

    Z, am i the only one who saw lebrons d in the playoffs?? I find it hilarious that you say Bron defends lewis, when he defended alston pretty much the whole series, A POINT GUARD. Andy V also does not win any matchup you stated. In fact, it sounds like you just made up some random matchups and the outcome like you never watched an nba game in your life. HIlarious, just hilarious.

  • http://www.blogs.myspace.com/originadro Witness

    Are we seriously having this conversation? So no one besides me thinks Varejao is goin to put 18 ppg and 13 rpg standin beside Shaq?

  • danny

    P.S. whoever lebron is guarding, will still get theirs. He’s not a good defender. He can try to guard jameer (and even did at times, wut a pussy), which is a better advantage for orlando as well. Sorry to say, but cleveland is done.

  • http://www.blogs.myspace.com/originadro Witness

    The Cavs lose Big Ben, Sasha and Wally Sczerbiak and replace them with the Big Witnes, Jamario Moon and Anthony Parker. They got tons better. They won 65 games last year. Remember that?!!

  • Knock Knock

    The biggest problem with a 66 win team is that they LOST TO ALL THE ELITE TEAMS, OVER AND OVER AGAIN. In fact, their record was almost perfect at home, yet for some reason their road record was far from it.(HOME COOKING) Getting moon, shaq, and parker won’t make them win against any elite team. SOrry, witness.-

  • https://slamonline.com Allenp

    Cavs are nice.
    But I think Orlando matches up well with every team in the League on paper.
    In my opinion, Jameer Nelson is a point guard in the mold of Tony Parker. He’s not as talented as Parker, but he’s still a scorer who can pass and run a team.
    Unfortunately, before these recent moves, Jameer and Hedo were fighting for shots and teh playmaking duties. No longer. Now, we have a clear hierarchy among the starting five. It goes:
    Dwight, Vince, Jameer, Shard, Bass.
    All of these players have clearly defined roles, and some of them are upgrades over who the Magic had in the finals last year.

  • http://www.blogs.myspace.com/originadro Witness

    @ Knock Knock: Are you serious? So gettin better at both ends of the floor doesnt help? What Shaq brings on the court and in the locker room doesnt help at all?

  • D12FSU

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….WITNEES SAID 18PPG FOR VAREJAO……HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • D12FSU

    not only is oralndo’s staring 5 better than cleveland….(are you all really excited about Moon??? he cant do anything but dunk)….but now orlando’s bench is better than clevelands, something it wasnt last year. The only matchup problem cleveland has is Lebron and his superstar calls…Dwight right now is better than shaq…bass is better than V..VC better than west/parker/moon…and jameer is better than mo…and lewis doesnt even need to start at the 3!…………….o, 1 more thing…i keep reading everyone bashing orlando for getting rid of alston..all of those people have probably not watched all the magic games such as myself…they probably only saw the playoffs and a injured nelson in the finals…..Jameer nelson was having his best year ever, this team is better with nelson than alston…and the only true thing we lost is an inconsistent 6’10 playmaker who’s on the decline…i love Hedo, but id much rather have VC for 2 years than Hedo for 5

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Wow…I thought I heard it all, but Andy V goin for 18 and 13 takes the cake…that was the biggest homer comment I’ve heard in awhile. He’s a career role player at the VERY best.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    1- ‘I find it hilarious that you say Bron defends lewis, when he defended alston pretty much the whole series, A POINT GUARD.’ What does that have to do with LeBron’s defense. That was a managerial decision that didn’t work at all. Do I really need to convince you that Bron can guard Lewis? 2- If Shard is going to play the 3, then Bass is going to play the 4. Pretty simple, no? Bass is not better than Andy V. 3- Allen, I don’t think that Nelson and Turk were fighting for playmaking duties. They had a system very similar to the Cavs where the 3 was the playmaker. Nelson was jacking up all the shots he wanted to, I’ve never felt he was contrived by Turk’s presence.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    18-13 is crazy talk. calling turk, after what he did for orlando in the playoffs, an inconsistent 6′10 playmaker who’s on the decline is ludicrous. i don’t think he works in toronto because the system was perfect for him in orlando. again, he was a big part of their identity. cleveland prolly goes west, moon and big z off the bench. that’s better than gortat, bass and barnes. the reason why i like cleveland vs orlando now is that 1- dwight doesn’t destroy shaq. ever. most of the time, they play to a wash. 2- cleveland can go with bron at the 4 now and still be long and athletic on the wings. the matchup makes sense now. there wont be any 6’2 dwest trying to guard turk or andy v chasing shard and giving up dagger 3s because he can’t guard guys that far away from the paint.

  • D12FSU

    there’s still absolutely no reason why when we play the Cavs..we slide Sweet Lew to the 4 and start Barnes….or maybe even keep Lewis at 3 and star Anderson…a 6’10 3pt shooter…TADA! match up problems all over again…im not SVG, but he’s a better coach the Mike “Get out of Lebron’s way” Brown….i trust in him

  • http://www.blogs.myspace.com/originadro Witness

    @ D12FSU: Orlando does have a better team heading into next season then they did exiting last ones. But that doesnt take away from Cleveland. They only lost due to match up problems and Mike Brown’s coaching.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I guess I’m just not that sold on Shaq being a big help in Cleveland…I’m not sure how well he and LeBron’s games will mesh together. We’ll see I guess.

  • D12FSU

    Im not saying cleveland got worse..yea they did upgrade…and yes..hedo was a a factor in the series….BUT…VC can be just as much and more of a factor than Hedo…Dwight will be another year better..(shaq another year older) NELSON WILL BE BACK AND HEALTHY…I CAN NOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH. its just crazy that everyone is writing orlando off after they just won the east…this really will be the best team orlando has ever had

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    ryan anderson won’t see the floor. the frontcourt is too crowded. cleveland can counter a barnes – lewis combo with a moon – bron combo. they have options now that they didn’t have. i expect bron to spend a lot of time at the 4 next season against perimeter oriented teams, he is their so-called stretch 4. (that would be the smart thing to do so i don’t know if mike brown will actually do it) i don’t trust jj to play huge minutes. lamar destroyed him with like 10 rebounds in one quarter during the season. they still have their BAE money left so they could sign someone like gooden who needs a team but i’d like them to sign an unassuming, low-maintenance guy instead. you don’t want your 9th or 10th guy to b!tch about playing time.

  • http://ballislife.com Moose

    I love this pickup. What if…the Magic signed Ramon Sessions. They’d be…when healthy….possibly/probably top three in the league.

  • D12FSU

    JJ wont see the floor next season…(pending on injuries)

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Moose what the hell are you talking about? They have Jameer Nelson and Anthony Johnson, no need for Ramon

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Mike Brown’s coaching went to Detroit.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    TAD, I’ve said it numerous times and I’ll say it again: if that was the guy responsible for the Cavs O, then good riddance! ISO and high screen n rool were the only thing in his repertoire. For some reason, he refused to do the screen n roll from the wing. Hi pick n roll is all you’re gonna get in the D next year.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Udonis Haslem, the perfect 4 to compliment Shaq – better than even Ho Grant, never put up 18 and 13, and he can actually make jumpers. Andy Sideshow V has no offense. Hell, Amare didn’t even do 18 and 13 w/Shaqtus did he?

  • RunningBrave

    I HATE Orlando now!! Thei beat my C’s who were short handed by the way!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    LOl @ BET. Sorry Moose, but, that was pretty farfetched haha.

  • Rusty

    @Allenp – Vince doesn’t dominate the ball?

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    the orlando warriors have taken the warrior title from the washington (arenas, jamison, hughes) warriors. pietrus, foyle, barnes. who’s next?

  • http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/.a/6a00d83451c3cb69e201156fbef83c970c-pi ENDS

    Man Had a Ruff June (first the Finals, Then MJ Lee and Skip are gone) nut Otis Smith is giving me reasons to Live again. I like Barnes

  • NBA kid

    Cavs will not be better than Orlando. Not even close. Shaq will only clog the lane and force Bron to the midrange and perimeter where he’s just average. With Vince, the Magic can push the fastbreak with Nelson VC and Lewis. And, to give the Cavs match-up problems, they need to put Ryan Anderson at the 4 and Lewis at the 3. That’s 2 6’10 dead-eye shooters. And who does Cleveland have to stop a Vince/Dwight pick and roll?

  • D12FSU

    davidR: they might end up with cj watson also, haha

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    NBA kid is a prime example of someone just regurgitating things he heard here and there. Kobe and Wade drove the lane alright to 4 championships when it was clogged, no? The ‘clogging the lane’ argument never made any sense to begin with. 5s are down low, that’s where they stay. Does Dwight ‘clog the lane’ for Orlando? Ryan Anderson won’t give any match up problems because he’s not that good and simply won’t play. He’s their 5th big at best now that Gortat and Bass are there. Have you ever heard of a 5th big that plays a lot? He’ll barely get dressed. Since when is a Dwight VC pick n roll the deadliest weapon in the NBA?!

  • http://slamonline Blaze

    Magic just keep getting better and better. Another great piece added. Every team needs the James Posey, Rick Fox, Jerome “jyd” Williams type of guy. I still have Orlando 3rd in the east, but could upset the other two come playoff time. (Bos,Cle)

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    This was a great pickup for Orlando and my sentiments side with Blaze, a team player very much a good fit in an Eastern conference playoff bound team – He’s basically the Eastern Ariza.

  • niQ

    Um. Are they over the Salary cap yet?

  • http://dwighthowardmagic.blogspot.com/ jayvince

    Barnes averaged over 10ppg so I would say that he is a good complimentary player off the bench. What I like is that he fits in with Orlando’s offense as he is a shooter of the 3 ball.

  • D12FSU

    OK? Well At least Slam Mixed up two huge Magic Fans. This is the ENDSwizzle by the way, but have to admit always loved FSU growing up, Still Do! Go Noles

  • D12FSU

    GO NOLES…imitation is the highest form of flattery, haha

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Moose, Ramon is a starter. He can be an All-Star. Now why would/should he play second/third string to Jameer? After how the Magic j3rked around Rafer Alston?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    D12FSU Posted: Jul.22 at 12:34 am
    GO NOLES…imitation is the highest form of flattery, haha
    ___
    Thats what they said about me and NASHTY.

  • madis

    What you’re forgetting is the Cavs’ chemistry. The Big Witness Protection, Moon and AP are quality locker room guys. They’re core is much the same since a year ago except Shaq. Now, Orlando don’t have 3 of their last years’ starters. On paper they may seem contenders, but there’s a lot to be done to get them playing together. And with Stan Van Panic?

    Last year, the Cavs lost games to elite teams because of matchups. They had huge problems with Orlando (Shard), Lakers (Odom) and Washington(Jamison!!!), because of strech 4-s. In the playoffs, they had problems with D12 commanding the double team. Now, they have Shaq to defend dominating big guys, tall wing defenders for defensive rotations on tall shooters AND superior team chemistry. I can’t wait for those pre game routines with Shaq and Bron.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    @ D12FSU: The Cavs have plans to allow JJ to see the floor next season, and not just in garbage time. Why? Same reason Daniel Gibson sees the floor – in an attempt to raise their trade value to have some assets come the trade deadline.
    There’s no way the kid makes any impact though, since his body goes into a trance every time a shot is put up and forgets to box out. I’m hoping Danny Green gets some legit playing time, perhaps he can be a Shannon Brown-type on a championship team.
    Oh, and the Orlando Magic – rebuilding from 2012-2025.

  • flippity

    Witness, I agree you. Andy V will get 18 and 13, but Nelson will also get 25, 10 ast, and 5 blocks. Don’t forget, Matt Barnes with is 30 15, and 4.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Anton, there’s West, Z and Moon on the bench. Then it’s JJ and Boobie. Then Kinsey and DJ. Danny Greene might not get dressed!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    I say bench Kinsey’s ass and suit up the Green machine.

  • D12FSU

    Here’s another thing i see a lot of people saying…how a bass-lewis-howard froncourt matches up better….the combination of those 3 is better than a lebron-shaq-V combo…and is right there with a pierce-KG/Wallace-Perkins combo…so ok yea u “match up better” but our players will still be better

  • D12FSU

    i cant wait for the first magic cavs game in the regular season..and the magic will win, and all the “experts” will say, oh that doesnt mean anything come playoff time…then in the playoffs we win in 6 again…

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