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madape
11-17-2003, 10:13 AM
Is he officially retired? He was cut by the Raptors this summer and is a free agent. Would the Mavs be interested in picking him up for the playoff run?

kingrex
11-17-2003, 10:41 AM
I think he's worth a look now for that 15th roster spot. What do we have to lose? As long as he passess the physical and we don't automatically sign him for a contract, but one of those 10 day deals that can be extended as his play allows, what's the harm?

Dirk Nowitzki
11-17-2003, 10:47 AM
I think Donnie is still holding on to the hope that Sabonis will join the team closer to the end of the year.

XERXES
11-17-2003, 10:59 AM
I think he's too busy rehearsing for his role in the new Jurassic Park movie.

Dirk Nowitzki
11-17-2003, 11:08 AM
Sabonis probably has more left in the tank than Hakeem. Hakeem was soo great, but his skills are probably shot. Sabonis on the other hand is still around 7'3" 290. If I had to pick a 40+ year old center, I would rather he be 7'3" 290 than 6"11 250.

XERXES
11-17-2003, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by: Dirk Nowitzki
Sabonis probably has more left in the tank than Hakeem. Hakeem was soo great, but his skills are probably shot. Sabonis on the other hand is still around 7'3" 290. If I had to pick a 40+ year old center, I would rather he be 7'3" 290 than 6"11 250.

I probably should have clarified that I meant Hakeem would be starring in the new jurrasic park movie, not Sabonis. Although, you could probably make a case for either...and add Oakley. Those are three dinosaurs.

kingrex
11-17-2003, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by: XERXES

Originally posted by: Dirk Nowitzki
Sabonis probably has more left in the tank than Hakeem. Hakeem was soo great, but his skills are probably shot. Sabonis on the other hand is still around 7'3" 290. If I had to pick a 40+ year old center, I would rather he be 7'3" 290 than 6"11 250.

I probably should have clarified that I meant Hakeem would be starring in the new jurrasic park movie, not Sabonis. Although, you could probably make a case for either...and add Oakley. Those are three dinosaurs.

They are all old, I agree, but for the 15th spot, don't you think it's worth a look?

kg_veteran
11-17-2003, 12:53 PM
I'd take Sabonis or Olajuwon, but not Oakley.

madape
11-17-2003, 01:28 PM
Hakeem would bring the "heart of a champion" to the Mavs. His experience and leadership would be very valuable in my opinion. He could certainly come in and give 10 minutes of spot-relief during a playoff series.

I wouldn't want to depend on him to do too much more than that. But in that role he'd certainly help us out, even at his age.

Simon2
11-17-2003, 05:30 PM
I would only like to have Olajuwon if Nellie plays him. I don't want him just collecting a paycheck. If he puts Dirk at the PF position during the start of games, the answer is yes. Otherwise, no need to spend the money.

kingrex
11-17-2003, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by: Simon2
I would only like to have Olajuwon if Nellie plays him. I don't want him just collecting a paycheck. If he puts Dirk at the PF position during the start of games, the answer is yes. Otherwise, no need to spend the money.

That goes for any player. That's why I thought it ended up being a waste having Popeye Jones here last year. Although we were able to package him for the Jamison trade.

MavsFanatik33
11-17-2003, 05:37 PM
I do not want this guy at all, the geezer has nothing left!i/expressions/rolleye.gif

kingrex
11-17-2003, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by: MavsFanatik33
I do not want this guy at all, the geezer has nothing left!i/expressions/rolleye.gif

But how will you really know without even bringing him in for a look. I mean it's only the 15th roster spot. Right?

bogey
11-18-2003, 08:14 AM
Even if he sucks eggs, he has rings, knows how to win in the playoffs and could pass on valuable insight to the team. I think madape's point is a good one.

Dirkenstien
11-18-2003, 10:57 AM
Hakeem is surely worth considering for the 15th spot, I would rather have Sabonis, but this would be worth looking into.

kingrex
11-18-2003, 11:10 AM
Is that a new avatar Dirkenstein?

Dirkenstien
11-18-2003, 02:03 PM
Yes it is

kingrex
11-18-2003, 02:08 PM
Sharp. Do you have one in a lion?

LRB
11-18-2003, 03:12 PM
Actually I think that Hakeem would make an excellent big man coach. If we don't get him as a player, maybe we could get him as a coach. I'd like to see Hakeem spend time with Dirk on his lowpost game.

mavsman
11-18-2003, 07:09 PM
I'd rather have Sabas. Hell, he could even teach our forwards a thing or two about passing the ball, his built alone makes him take over the EC even if he'd be playing Mantis-minutes, and, I am repeating myself, he still can dominate, just look at what he did against us this may.

MavsFanatik33
11-18-2003, 08:55 PM
How about we go for someone that is of the NBA playing age, why do we want a bunch of old guys. Let's play this year with what we have, which isn't a bad rebounding team AT ALL so far, and get a good big man from the free agency...

LRB
11-18-2003, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by: MavsFanatik33
How about we go for someone that is of the NBA playing age, why do we want a bunch of old guys. Let's play this year with what we have, which isn't a bad rebounding team AT ALL so far, and get a good big man from the free agency...

Because 1) we need another tall body for center this year. Dirk and Shawn are our only players over 6'9". 2) Sabonis and Hakeem are probably better than anyone we have a legitimate shot at getting this year. 3) It's not rebounding that we need help, but post defense and lane defense. 3) next years Free agency won't help up in this years playoffs versus big lineups by the Spurs, Lakers, Kings, and TWolves.

And as I said if we can get one of the old guys with tons of knowledge about post offense and defense, it would be great to have him tutor Dirk. I'm sorry but I saw Mokawski play and I don't think he's in the same league as Hakeem or Sabonis in knowledge about post play.

bernardos70
11-19-2003, 10:50 AM
I think I saw hakeem sitting the bench of some team and then it was mentioned that he was an assistant coach. Did anyone hear anything about this or am I confusing people?

sike
11-20-2003, 02:14 PM
when you're talking 15th spot, you are basically talking about moral support...who would be better than the Dream?


but the question that must be asked is why would he take the 15th....just to have a chance to get a ring???he should probably knock on LA's door if that was his only consideration.

DNNF
11-21-2003, 03:35 PM
how about pull David Robinson out of retirement i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

MavKikiNYC
11-21-2003, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by: LRB
Actually I think that Hakeem would make an excellent big man coach. If we don't get him as a player, maybe we could get him as a coach. I'd like to see Hakeem spend time with Dirk on his lowpost game.

Not a bad idea. Who was Dream's big man coach? Moses Malone?

I think the translators would need translators.

Dirkenstien
11-22-2003, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by: bernardos70
I think I saw hakeem sitting the bench of some team and then it was mentioned that he was an assistant coach. Did anyone hear anything about this or am I confusing people?


To my knowledge there is nothing of the sort. Perhaps you may be thinking of Patrick Ewing coaching as an assistant with the Rockets.