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MavsFanFinley
10-17-2003, 12:09 AM
Bucks request waivers on Caffey

October 16, 2003

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have reached a settlement with reserve forward Jason Caffey and requested waivers on the NBA veteran.

General manager Larry Harris announced the move Thursday in a one-sentence news release.

The 6-foot-8 Caffey, a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls in 1995 out of Alabama, was acquired by the Bucks from Golden State as part of a three-team trade in June 2000.

EricaLubarsky
10-17-2003, 12:48 AM
I'm glad this wasnt a

"so-and-so was released/bought out or voiced dissatisfaction, will he be a Mav?" thread

jayC
10-17-2003, 10:55 AM
Good point but the bucks did beat the mavs twice last year. And Caffey had a great game when Dirk had that high octane offensive explosion. Caffey might have been a good pickup if we didn't have as many small and power forwards that we have now.

ItalianMobbstah187
10-17-2003, 11:08 AM
Caffey is great to have as a 5th big man off the bench who can back you up at both PF and C.

Dooby
10-17-2003, 11:30 AM
He'd make a good 16th man on a lot of teams.

LRB
10-17-2003, 11:32 AM
Originally posted by: ItalianMobbstah187
Caffey is great to have as a 5th big man off the bench who can back you up at both PF and C.

Only in the East could Caffey be a regular backup at C.

Tony tha Mavs fan
10-17-2003, 12:18 PM
If the Mavs can use Fortson as a Center , then Caffey can find minutes as a center for teams in the west like the Grizzlies, or the Suns. He's a tough player and isnt the type to back down from other players, he should find minutes for some team out there.

LRB
10-17-2003, 12:25 PM
Fortson is a legit 6'8" while Caffey is a suspect 6'8". It's often been suggested that he's closer to 6'5". Caffey doesn't have Fortson bulk, strength, nor rebounding ability. While you could play Speedy Claxton at center if you wanted to, you would certainly get burned doing so. Caffey would definitely be a better choice than Speedy, but he would still get burned by a lot of the centers in the west and maybe a few in the East.

Drbio
10-17-2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by: Dooby
He'd make a good 16th man on a lot of teams.

Genius.

ItalianMobbstah187
10-17-2003, 02:07 PM
LRB, I agree with you....he's mostly played in the east (chicago, milwaukee) so he can get away with playing the 5....at golden state they used him in the 4 slot.