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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  50 responses

Joe Alexander Wants a Trade

Who? Exactly: “Alexander was asked if he believes that means the Bucks could deal him as the February trade deadline approaches. ‘They made it pretty clear that they don’t see me having a future here,’ said Alexander, the No. 8 pick in the 2008 draft who averaged 4.7 points last season as a rookie. ‘So I’m assuming a trade would definitely be one of the options.’ Alexander then was asked if he would welcome a trade. ‘I mean, yeah,’ he said. ‘If they don’t want me, if they don’t see a future with me here, that really is the only other option.’ Alexander missed all of training camp and has sat out the first three weeks of the regular season due to a right hamstring problem. He expects to return in three to four weeks, and anticipates some time after that to have a talk with Bucks brass about wanting to be moved. ‘When the time comes, that conversation is going to happen,’ Alexander said. ‘Exactly what it’s going to entail and all the details, I can’t say for sure right now. But it’ll probably happen.”’

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  • riggs

    eh sorry joe but youre a trading piece at the most.

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com The Real

    he still has a shot in the right situation. i like that they didnt pick up his option. that will be a new trend. it used to be a given, but if a team sees you are garbage they are gonna save that $$$$$. 2 years is enough to show how good you are

  • tavoris

    The Real – how would that explain Mike Conley’s ineptitude in Memphis?

  • heartlandG

    Dude was cold @ West Virgina, jumper was WET

  • d.j.

    some1 throw him in the garbage already cause he is trash… the only reason he was ever drafted was because of that 1 dunk he had on some1 and it got on sportcenter.. he should b playing in europe at best…

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Well dude got drafted 8th for a reason, he had mad potential. If it wasn’t for injuries he probably could’ve performed better. Just unlucky I guess.

  • tavoris

    Joe Alexander is CRAZY ATHLETIC with a pretty decent mid-range J. I dont’ see any reason why he shouldn’t be filling a Travis Outlaw-type role on a team. Skiles isn’t playing him because he sux on D tho (which would make him PERFECT for NY, GSW, or NOR).

  • Hussman25

    Joe is about to end up a Keith Van Horn type of player… Im not ready to give up on Mr. Alexander… yet! His run at the end of his last season @ West Virginia and thru that years Big East Tourney shows u the type of player he could be… Keith Van Horn had a similar type of run his last year in Utah and thru the tourney also… but then the let down began (for both men)… hopefully for joe he has not topped out on his potential already…

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    The Laker’s would take him and Luke for Adam Morrison and Jordan Farmar. We need a young athletic cat like that…and Jordan doesn’t have a future here.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Nobody thinks he’s the scum of the Earth for requesting a trade despite making millions of dollars?
    Shocking.

  • Oli

    trade him to the nets for eazy-yi!!!

  • Cizzo

    Sooooooooooooo!!!

  • vmcb

    Common, Joe. You can’t be asking for trades. I would like to see him get more minutes, though.

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Allen: Alexander is too white for people to think that.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Allenp:If your trying to compare him to Stephen Jackson your way out of context. Joe didn’t just get done throwing a fit about restructioning his contract the season before. Big difference. And I don’t believe that Jax was wrong about wanting to get out, I’m just saying the situations are different.

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    Is it just me, or did Joe Alexander not say he wanted a trade anywhere in this article? He said the Bucks made it clear to him that he wasn’t in his plans, so since don’t see a future with him and a trade really is the only other option, yeah he’d welcome it. Typical journalistic skewing of words.

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    Okay, now on to what I really want to talk about: The All-White American NBA Dunk Contest. 1. Joe Alexander. 2. Chase Budinger. 3. Birdman (he came back strong when he got a second chance after a drug suspension, he should get a second chance after his dunk contest fail). I can’t think of a fourth white American NBA player who’s also an elite jumper. Anyone?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Brad Long
    I believe I pointed out that Joe Alexander is accused of pushing for a trade because he’s not happy with his current situation.
    You are free to compare that to any situation you like.
    I just pointed out he requested a trade because he was unhappy, and I’m shocked at how calmly people are taking that selfish behavior by a millionaire athlete who should be happy with his life and just shut up.

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    Allenp, please re-read the article and quote the part where Joe Alexander pushes for a trade because he’s so unhappy.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Chendaddy
    I agree with you on how this article was presented.
    Let me be clear, I don’t have problem with Alexander and wouldn’t have a problem if had actually come out and demanded a trade.
    My comments are about the difference in reaction from folks. Alexander is fine with me.

  • IndyB

    Why request a trade when your contract is up at the end of the season?

  • tmw554

    why should anybody listen to him? hes a nobody 2nd year player. pay your dues punk

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

    Allenp: I think people are still trying to figure out who exactly Joe Alexander is.

  • underdog

    The Keith Van Horn comparison doesn’t really fit, because KVH averaged about 18 points and 7 rebounds in his first 3 season…

  • iLL wiLL

    What’s a Joe Alexander?

  • Hussman25

    @ Underdog… point taken… but, if Joe could get some love…. I don’t believe he would be far from those #’s Van Horn put up… Just on ability and similarities in their games… those two are just about equal. AND… I think Alexander could be the better player!… its all about team and opportunity… FREE JOE!

  • George

    Lets see the kid play.

    I saw him live against the Heat and he was the only one out there trying. Skiles is hating for some reason but give him a shot. Now with BJennings he can run with him. Lets see some alley oops.

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Hussman: what similarities do their games have? No, really, have you ever watched EITHER of them?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I haven’t watched Joe Alexander, but I thought he was just a leaper with an okay jumper.
    Keith Van Horn was actually quite nice in college. Like, dominant nice.

  • Rod

    The guy is not garbage just been injured if he has not shown anything by the end of the season though he’ll still get another chance but he needs to show flashes he’s a scorer not a rebounder or defensive guy he just needs the right situtation and Young Money will give him the chances because he draws the attention!

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Allen: They are both white guys who can jump, so, you know, clearly they play the same way. Them and David Lee and Tyler Hansbrough.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Kvh was a 21 and 8 guy his first few season peole forget that. But kvh was a shooter and scorer not a dynamic athlete. Alexander is a dynamic athlete and nothing else so far.

  • Rusty

    and everyone who post on slam is guilty of racial profiling, right Jukai? STFU.

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

    Joe has no sense of history; this is the bucks best run through the start of an NBA season in… 8 years..? He should be hanging onto this ride, recognising the winning attitude that has developed around him and take it in. All I see is a sulking injured student athlete that thinks too highly of himself.

  • tavoris

    Keith Van Horn did put up pretty good numbers in the L too.

    I think Allenp was making an indictment of the fickle media-influenced opinions that run rampant up here.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, homie

  • tavoris

    The only thing Joe Alexander and Van Horn have in common is race.

  • bone

    joe is garbage, please trade him bucks

  • tavoris

    If he thinks he has it bad in Milwaukee, he should try Golden State. Nelson looooooooooooooooves to bench hyperathletic forwards.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/pennyccw OG

    I’d ask them why or what exactly is it why they dont see me having a future @ THEIR franchise & if it was in my power to change, then i’d give it a go or just go

  • Shem

    i thought you had to be good to demand a trade?

  • Dre Baller

    he’s pretty good for a taiwanese guy

  • TC

    It’s sad to see my countryman from Taiwan struggling. I hope he gets better and finds the right situation. Or maybe he would be out of the L and then come to Taiwan for pro ball and get paid like $400,000 USD a year.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL I like Jukai’s candid response to Allenp. Nicely done.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    By that, I mean the 12:57 pm comment.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Allenp: If you think the media portrays biases against African Americans (which it does), imagine how Chinese people feel. Or Muslims. Or Jews. Or Hispanics. The media has been skewed and messed up for a minute, you know? It’s not anything new.

  • http://myspace.com/mavus15 Mavus

    Perfect for Golden State…

  • Yesse

    I agree.According to Nba.com he hasnt even played at all in the court.

  • http://thegoodpoint.com Sam Joynt

    Who drafts a guy 8th overall and gives up on him just because he’s injured for most of his rookie campaign and the first two months of the regular season? If he’s flat out not good enough to play in Milwaukee then why not draft someone else?…The real blame here lies on the Bucks front office and they owe it to this kid to try and find him a favourable situation, or ruin his professional future.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Good point by Sam Joynt.
    If you give up on the number 8 pick after one year, you pretty much suck at drafting.

  • rikson

    He also told me, that he wants a last name.

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