Kirilenko for Tay Straight up?

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  1. Dlev59

    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    I love Tay to death, however I would make this trade in a heartbeat. If Kirilenko could stay healthy for a full year he would be a superstar.

    He has Piston DNA! His defense is awesome, and he can score too.......

    A couple years older than Tay, but that`s ok.......
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    This works out awesome in NBA 2k5.
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    I said this in the News forum last year and got ate up. Tay is good and will get better. I worry about Europlayers though. Has any 'significant' european player ever contributed 'significantly' to a NBA championship?.......
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    seriously, the guy (AK) plays to fill stats. Tay is unique. He might not be the uber talent but he fits better with more guys.
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    Tony Parker maybe- you have to consider the fact that the rush of Euros exists only for a couple of years and they've just started to establish themselves as an integral part of the league.
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    i'd probably do it if ak47 actually proved he could stay healthy, but since he can't, i'll keep tay
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    Mad Hatter First Round Draft Pick

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    AK for Tay?

    Ummmmm.....no thanks. AK is a helluva player no doubt. I jes wouldn't trade him for Tay. Besides we got a kid named Amir just waiting to burst on the scene.
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    Amir Kirilenko? :eyebrows:
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    not true, ol beef jerky breath! U can go back as far as Petrovic, Sabonis, Marcilonnis and even Dirk...Kucoc had Jordan, Parker hass Duncan..my bruddah!
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    Ask again next year. If Next year = this year in terms of Tay's production, Tay will have effectively plateaued at 15-4-2 and I'd take AK over that.
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    Kirilenko >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Prince.

    Other than the injury concerns, there's no comparison.
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    In a second. Unfortunately, Utah would spit in Joe's face if he asked for that straight up. AK is an absolute beast.
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    LMAO!

    I love my Pistons just as much as anyone else in here if not more.... but the Jazz wouldn't take this trade in a million years. This isn't even close. A-K by a mile!

    Could you imagine Ben and Kirilenko on the same team? NAAASTTTYYYY!
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    I'm going to disagree with the general consensus in here. AK -47 is always hurt. Tay plays 40+ minutes a game, every game, for the last 3 years. If this trade happened, we would win 45-50 games instead of 62. We would win those 45-50 by huge margins, of course, but we still wouldn't win as many games as we waited for Andre to heal up.

    An AK-47 without any bullets ain't killing anyone.
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    Agreed. Also we have 2 great interior defenders already in the Wallaces, and Tay fills the need of a perimeter defender much more. Also Tay is our only consistant paint scorer ansd Kirilenko shoots from the outside. Tay does a whole lot that doesn't show up on the boxscore.
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    This playoff run will go a long way to establishing Tay's true value. He's a 4th year man now with more playoff experience than any player with his amount of time in the league (leader in playoff games played in first 3 years of a career). Not too much room left for excuses. He knows the score.
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    In a New York minute.

    AK only missed six games in his first three seasons so I don't see the injury prone stuff. I'd sit out if I had to play for Sloan too. If he had played ten more games this year, he'd be the odds on favorite for DPOY.

    Given that this is the stage in TP's career when he should be making strides forward, I think you have to call his current year a step back. He didn't get better, and is some areas of his game, had a poorer 2005/06. Now maybe the league just figured him out a little bit and he will come back with something new next year, but then again maybe he won't be able to do that. He's played softer this year and I am really getting tired of that praying mantis arm shrug pouting look every time he gets called for a foul.

    On the whole though I do like Prince. He's a bit of a throwback to the pre body builder NBA player and I like that. I like his game and the things he brings. For me next year is the key one. He either steps up his game to the next level or he gets happy with being a second tier player and that's as far as it goes.
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    fair enough dba, but so far tayshaun (except for one game) has been stellar in the playoffs, where it counts. if he continues the near triple-doubles, then i don't mind his regular season numbers going down a little.
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    Looks like Kirilenko is demanding to be dealt. Is there a way we can get him for less than Tay?
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    He's got 4 years and $63mil left on his contract. Not sure Joe's ready to take on that.

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