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  1. Winless Wonders

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    We as fans take for granted how these guy's have to uproot everytime they are traded or sign with a different team. Sure these guy's are getting a nice chunk of change for their trouble, but making sure their family likes the city they are going to has to be heavy on a players mind. It is not like Turk waited 2 or 3 weeks to let Portland know he chnged his mind it was like the next day. It is almost like buyers remorse. LOL...
     
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    I think his Agent deserves some of the blame. They serve as agents and pr guys and he should've done a better job of making sure his client didn't get compromised or compromise himself. Especially since the same thing happened with Turk a few years back.

    Toronto surely has more of an international flair than Portland, though I'm pretty sure overall the Chinese & Sushi offerings are about the same.

    You can sure understand how the Blazer fans might be a little depressed, it's like breaking your big toy on Christmas morning...
     
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    A happy wife......happy life. Hedo knows the deal.
     
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    I can't blame Turkeyglue for wanting to keep his wife happy and to play in an international city that is a really good match. According to Wikipedia around 15,000 folks of Turkish descent live in Toronto. What that means is Hedo can be part of a community which will come out and support him playing. Just think if the Pistons could have signed Gortat what a boost in attendance from the Polish community.

    I just finished reading the Ben Cramer biography on Joe DiMaggio and he really was the first Italian baseball hero and the Yankees cleaned up with double in attendance from previous years once Joltin' Joe was signed.

    With Turkeyglue taking up all of Toronto's money the Pistons should go ahead and grab Carlos Delfino back which will bring a lot of female fans back into the fold since he's major eye candy.
     
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    Re: Celtics honing in on Grant Hill

    I hope that GHILL isn't chasing the ring but at 36 years old that may be the quest......First with Phoenix and now possibly with the C's. Seems like if he wanted a ring he could have come back to the Pistons to begin the 2007 season when we were still in the mix...Having him come off the bench that season instead of Jarvis Hayes would pushed us past Boston in the ECF....IMO
     
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    NBA Free Agency Update - Sprung on Sports 2 - Sporting News 7/5/09

    • Jason Kidd has officially elected to stay in Dallas, signing a three year deal worth at least $25 million, according to ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher. More as it becomes available, but Kidd has spurned an offer from Mike D'Antoni and the Knicks that would have only given him the midlevel exception. ESPN's Marc Stein said that the Knicks offered him the full midlevel exception of three years and $19 million.

    • Power Forward Rasheed Wallace has committed to joining the Celtics on a two-year deal, according to the Boston Globe. He will sign for the midlevel exception of $5.8 million per season. Wallace certainly adds muscle, a solid jump shoot and some veteran leadership to the Celtics, but this may signal Glen Davis' end as a member of the team. Perhaps the teams that lost out on Wallace, such as Orlando, Cleveland and San Antonio, may set their sights on players like Davis and Antonio McDyess.
     
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