"Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality. I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I’m afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare... If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things that we’d like to do but cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them." --C.S. Lewis
Would do Millsap and the lower of the first rounders without too much hesitation. Now that Billups is back, you have to figure the Clips would be willing to trade Bledsoe if the right deal came along. Millsap is the next best big available after Garnett, who said he won't wave his no trade clause. I'm thinking this could have legs.
Bledsoe is shooting .452 from 3pt land as a starter this year.
On a side note. Burks was shooting .529 from 3 over the last 10 games before the Minn Game.
"It's a loss. It's one loss on our home floor that we aren't happy with." -Ty Corbin, 12/26/12.
"It's one loss." -Ty Corbin, 1/11/13.
"Whether you lose by one or by 45 like we did tonight, it's one loss." -Ty Corbin, 1/28/13.
"It's one loss." -Ty Corbin, 4/3/13.
It's disappointing any time you don't make the playoffs." -Ty Corbin, 4/17/13.
But I do think it's ridiculous to tell a guy to stay away from a team. What other franchise is doing that to a player? The Millers ARE vindictive. Just talk to Checketts. The Millers tried everything in their power to stop him from bringing a soccer team to Utah, including using their political clout to rally key politicians and members of the banking community to stop the financing effort. Read about it. The Millers are ruthless business owners who have always placed $ over the on court success of the team. That was stated several times by Larry H.; that the most important measuring stick was being in the black each season. Wasn't until the last couple of years, when the boat had already sailed and he was in declinig health, that he reversed his tance on never exceeding the tax limit and was willing to put up with a couple of seasons of financial losses. Yea, big freakin' deal. Had he done that with Stockton/Malone/Hornacek in their primes it may have resulted in a championship or two.
And yes, it's HIGHLY unusual for a team to do what they're doing with Raja. It might be legal under terms of the CBA, but that doesn't make it ethical.
And ethical? What contrived notion of ethics do you subscribe to? Bell doesn't want to play here, he's a troublemaker, so we don't want him around. He doesn't give a ****, he's getting paid 3x more than any other team would give him to sit and chill in Miami.
Yay or nay?
I'm holding out until the deadline at least to see what other offers come in for Millsap if I'm the Jazz. That's not an automatic trigger trade in my mind(without fully knowing the extra pieces of course) and we certainly shouldn't be the ones that are perceived as having the obligation to sweeten the pot to make it happen.
If we keep Big Al do we really need a pg that can create? All the Jazz do now is just dump the ball down to him. He clogs the paint. We need to move Big Al.
To quote George "W" "For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it." --Philadelphia, Penn., May 14, 2001
Let's say I'm under a binding contract with a company, one that they cannot legally get out from under. Yet when I go in I don't perform, and what's more I badmouth my bosses, create friction in the office, etc.... so the company tells me just to stay home. Why, how unethical of the company to stop me from coming in and polarizing and inhibiting their workplace.