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Simon2
11-15-2003, 07:04 PM
There's a rumor that Tony Battie is on the block? Can't find a realistic scenario at realgm to get him though.

Max Power
11-15-2003, 08:41 PM
I can't imagine the Celtics doing business with the Mavs again.

MavsFanFinley
11-15-2003, 09:29 PM
I can't imagine the Celtics doing business with the Mavs again.

LOL. So true.

I wouldn't mind Battie in a Mavs uniform.

Simon, the only trades I see that work for only Battie in return are Najera or Bradley with Best or Howard. Otherwise, it gets messy and not worth it, imo.

Dirk Nowitzki
11-16-2003, 02:05 AM
NO!!!!! Tony is a skinny forward who plays center (not that well I might add) in the East.

Nash13
11-16-2003, 09:46 AM
Skinny?

That's a big fella. You might be thinking about Walter McCartey.

I'd love to see Battie on this team. We could get rid of one of our undersized forwards(Najera or Fortson, probably Fortson) to get a legit center.

MavsFanatik33
11-16-2003, 02:18 PM
By the way Ainge does business, we could probably get him for Fortson and Steffanson!

You never know, if we throw in TAW, Ainge might throw in Paul Peirce. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

LRB
11-16-2003, 03:51 PM
If we could lose the potato to Boston for Battie I would be more than estatic.

MavsFanatik33
11-16-2003, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by: LRB
If we could lose the potato to Boston for Battie I would be more than estatic.

I hear Boston people love potatoes...

aexchange
11-17-2003, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by: Dirk Nowitzki
NO!!!!! Tony is a skinny forward who plays center (not that well I might add) in the East.

exactly and well said. if ainge wants to deal battie for fortson, you probably do it. but battie is a spare even in the east.

scorched03
11-17-2003, 01:21 AM
dang. he's a former #5 pick overall and has yet to average over 25 minutes a game.
not bad if mavs can trade for him cuz he's 6-11 and can block?

Dirk Nowitzki
11-17-2003, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by: Nash13
Skinny?

That's a big fella. You might be thinking about Walter McCartey.

I'd love to see Battie on this team. We could get rid of one of our undersized forwards(Najera or Fortson, probably Fortson) to get a legit center.

6'11" 235, Yeah hes a monster. I think freggin Chris Bosh has a pound or two on him.

Fah Q
11-17-2003, 01:46 AM
I have an idea, lets just try to get Raef. I'd rather have his sorry ass.

Are we really that desperate? Does anyone think that Battie (who is a spare in the east) can improve this team?

LRB
11-17-2003, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by: Fah Q
I have an idea, lets just try to get Raef. I'd rather have his sorry ass.

Are we really that desperate? Does anyone think that Battie (who is a spare in the east) can improve this team?

It's not that I want Battie, but I'd rather have him than Fortson. Sort of like saying you'd rather have a kick in the shin than one in the testicles. It's not that you want you shin kicked, it's that you don't want to get kicked in you testicles.

Fah Q
11-17-2003, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by: LRB

Originally posted by: Fah Q
I have an idea, lets just try to get Raef. I'd rather have his sorry ass.

Are we really that desperate? Does anyone think that Battie (who is a spare in the east) can improve this team?

It's not that I want Battie, but I'd rather have him than Fortson. Sort of like saying you'd rather have a kick in the shin than one in the testicles. It's not that you want you shin kicked, it's that you don't want to get kicked in you testicles.

I guess my response to you is.........






Kick me in the GD nuts because I'd rather have the baked potato

Dirk Nowitzki
11-17-2003, 09:34 AM
A potato or a bean sprout? Give me potato

MavsFanatik33
11-17-2003, 09:36 AM
Yes, we are that desperate. We have a baked potato and a really tall uncoordinated freak. We need something, and we need it fast.

madape
11-17-2003, 10:08 AM
Considering the smashing the Mantis has been laying down on folks, the rebounding impact Fortson has had, the constant rebounding descrepancy IN OUR FAVOR, and the fact that 10 games into the season, no post player has scored over 20 points on us... aquiring a center isn't as big of a priority as it used to be. Something like, if it ain't broke, don't try and fix it. Out low post defense/rebounding ain't broke. And "el busto" is certianly not going to fix anything.

sike
11-17-2003, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by: MavsFanatik33
Yes, we are that desperate. We have a baked potato and a really tall uncoordinated freak. We need something, and we need it fast.
all this food talk is making me long for a snack....or maybe just a great nickname....i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

kingrex
11-17-2003, 11:12 AM
I laughed out loud on these 2 posts, so I thought I'd highlight them here.


Originally posted by: MavsFanatik33
Yes, we are that desperate. We have a baked potato and a really tall uncoordinated freak. We need something, and we need it fast.


Originally posted by: LRB
It's not that I want Battie, but I'd rather have him than Fortson. Sort of like saying you'd rather have a kick in the shin than one in the testicles. It's not that you want you shin kicked, it's that you don't want to get kicked in you testicles.

Keep postin' guys.

Dirk Nowitzki
11-17-2003, 12:11 PM
I would rather bring Shawn Kemp in than trade anything of value for Battie. Kemp could not make the cut with the Cavs though because they felt thier style was too fast paced for him.

sike
11-17-2003, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by: Dirk Nowitzki
I would rather bring Shawn Kemp in than trade anything of value for Battie. Kemp could not make the cut with the Cavs though because they felt thier style was too fast paced for him.
and because his fat gut was dragging the floor...

Dirk Nowitzki
11-17-2003, 02:22 PM
Actually, he was in decent shape. Not old Sonics days shape, but better shape than he had been in in a while. Its a shame he let himself go like that, he could have went down as one of the bes power forwards ever.

kingrex
11-17-2003, 02:35 PM
He was the original Man-Child. He could jump out of the gym and played tough defense. You're right it is too bad. But it was also too bad that Roy Tarpley screwed up his life on drugs. He could have been something too.

FineCubanCigar
11-17-2003, 02:51 PM
Calvin Booth needs to suck it up and come back to us, the mavs made him great!

kingrex
11-17-2003, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by: FineCubanCigar
Calvin Booth needs to suck it up and come back to us, the mavs made him great!

It does seem like Nellie is the only one who really used this guy effectively.

sike
11-18-2003, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by: kingrex

Originally posted by: FineCubanCigar
Calvin Booth needs to suck it up and come back to us, the mavs made him great!

It does seem like Nellie is the only one who really used this guy effectively.

or got five good games out of his anyway.i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif
no one is really saying that Booth is the answer right?..

kingrex
11-18-2003, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by: sike

Originally posted by: kingrex

Originally posted by: FineCubanCigar
Calvin Booth needs to suck it up and come back to us, the mavs made him great!

It does seem like Nellie is the only one who really used this guy effectively.

or got five good games out of his anyway.i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif
no one is really saying that Booth is the answer right?..

No Booth is definitely not the answer, but he would be a nice addition. Maybe in the 15th roster spot?

sike
11-18-2003, 11:56 AM
am I a punk for not really carring who the 15th spot is.....or just a punk in generali/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

really don't care about Booth.....but King, if you want him as 15th.....that's fine with mei/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

LRB
11-18-2003, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by: sike
am I a punk for not really carring who the 15th spot is.....or just a punk in generali/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

really don't care about Booth.....but King, if you want him as 15th.....that's fine with mei/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif


No, I think that if we bring someone in they should be someone who at least is expected to make our active roster and hopefully the regular rotation.

kingrex
11-18-2003, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by: sike
am I a punk for not really carring who the 15th spot is.....or just a punk in generali/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

really don't care about Booth.....but King, if you want him as 15th.....that's fine with mei/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

I agree most things discussed in the Trade board is largely inconsequential or hypothetical. However, that's the nature of this board. We will discuss the 15th roster spot and other seeming minutia ad nauseaum.

Otherwise, sike, I don't really care about Booth either.