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Chicago JK
01-03-2004, 09:43 PM
I am on record that Tarpley is done, but here is a snippet from Mark Stein from ESPN. Tarpley isn't the type of talent the Mavs are lacking....and that is not even taking into consideration his off the court problems.
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it'll be tougher for another prominent CBA rebounding specialist -- and Mavericks alumnus with a troubled past -- to get back to the league any time soon. Scouts who have seen Roy Tarpley, at age 39, tell us he doesn't have the mobility or jumping ability to make an NBA comeback, no matter what averages of 16.6 points and 10.6 rebounds suggest.

kg_veteran
01-03-2004, 09:51 PM
I noticed that comment, too, JK. I don't think the Mavs were thinking about him anyway, but it doesn't appear that the "scouts" think he has much left.

grbh
01-04-2004, 03:21 AM
Yea, you have to think the guy is 39, and with his history he ain't Karl Malone 39. I don't think he could contribute in this league anymore.

dirno2000
01-04-2004, 04:44 AM
That's definatley a hard 39. The sad thing is that we're so weak in the middle that I'd still take a look him. When Brian Skinner's eyes light up when you come to town, your team has problems.

Max Power
01-04-2004, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by: grbh
Yea, you have to think the guy is 39, and with his history he ain't Karl Malone 39. I don't think he could contribute in this league anymore.

Malone is 39 but he has played in the NBA the whole time and has evolved his game to a perimeter one. Tarpley would have to get used to the league again and he probably doesn't have the skills anymore to make the necessary adjustments - besides we don't need a center who can't bang inside.