Dallas-Mavs.com Forums
Old 08-15-2003, 08:53 AM   #81
jayC
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,460
jayC is just really nicejayC is just really nicejayC is just really nicejayC is just really nicejayC is just really nicejayC is just really nice
Default Vladimir Stepania

IfLook raef will continue to be the starter. He had a solid game against san antonio in game 6 of the conference finals 12points and 10 boards, I also remember a couple of five block performances. Sign stepania and Jimmy Jackson. If he fills a need he needs to be here.

Nash/nick.daniels
finley/howard
Jackson/finley
Dirk/Raef
Stepania/Bradley

Upgrade your guard small forward with jimmy jackson instead of raja bell. Jimmy is just as good of a defender, a good post player, and a good shooter.
jayC is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-15-2003, 09:44 AM   #82
Chiwas
Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 13,363
Chiwas is infamous around these partsChiwas is infamous around these parts
Default RE: Vladimir Stepania

The empty hand of Cuban attacks again.

__________________
Chiwas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2003, 03:48 PM   #83
Mavsgreatness
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 24
Mavsgreatness is on a distinguished road
Default RE: Vladimir Stepania

I heard a rumor that our offer was 3 mil for 2 years, that's a decent deal for him
Mavsgreatness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 05:22 PM   #84
Rod1975
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Deep Ellum
Posts: 1,260
Rod1975 is on a distinguished road
Default Vladimir Stepania

Given the recent developments, Esch and Pop gone, also Best coming over from the Heat, who else besides me thinks we can still get Stepania away from the Heat to sign for the LLE (or a split of the MLE how ever it may work out as long as it's not Esch type money) and be the 3rd center?
I think we can get a decent value with this guy if we can in fact steal another player away from Miami....
__________________
"You can run me, you can starve me, you can beat me, and you can kill me; just don't bore me." -Gunny Highway
Rod1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 05:22 PM   #85
kg_veteran
Old School Balla
 
kg_veteran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 13,085
kg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond repute
Default Vladimir Stepania

I don't think the Mavs are interested in Stepania at this point.
__________________
The Official KG Twitter Feed
kg_veteran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 05:45 PM   #86
Rod1975
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Deep Ellum
Posts: 1,260
Rod1975 is on a distinguished road
Default Vladimir Stepania

Yeah and a week ago nobody thought we were interested in Travis best either....

Miami since they are in the size-starved east, find themselves in the midst of a frontline logjam, and with the departure of Best they are going to have to fill a need at PG.

Stepania could just slip thru the cracks....the heat have signed 3 big guys and already have 3 other FA big guys, an unsigned draft pick, Ken Johnson,not to mention Brian Grant.

We could steal him away, he's already a journeyman, so I'm betting he's not exactly attached to Miami. Also if the Heat land Odom, their next step would be signing a PG (which they are now in dire need of).
__________________
"You can run me, you can starve me, you can beat me, and you can kill me; just don't bore me." -Gunny Highway
Rod1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 06:16 PM   #87
Epitome22
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,827
Epitome22 is a jewel in the roughEpitome22 is a jewel in the roughEpitome22 is a jewel in the roughEpitome22 is a jewel in the rough
Default Vladimir Stepania

Stepania is a guy I wouldn't mind being a Mav at all. He has almost no skills but he does have size and he can at least rebound. From what I have seen of him, he's certainly tougher than Raef or Bradley ( I know that isn't saying much but still) Trade Raef and Bradley for Stepania.
Epitome22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 06:22 PM   #88
nowitzki_prophecy
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,856
nowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the rough
Default Vladimir Stepania

Quote:
Stepania is a guy I wouldn't mind being a Mav at all. He has almost no skills but he does have size and he can at least rebound. From what I have seen of him, he's certainly tougher than Raef or Bradley ( I know that isn't saying much but still) Trade Raef and Bradley for Stepania.
Shocks,that means Step will be signed to a near max contract[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif[/img]
Step would be a great pick for 1-2.5 Mil a year,he's defenitly worh it,but i think Donnie and the rest are pretty content with the 5 spot.
The efforts are aimed at a back-up PG right now,but i still think a trade at the dead line is a very strong option.
nowitzki_prophecy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 06:43 PM   #89
Rod1975
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Deep Ellum
Posts: 1,260
Rod1975 is on a distinguished road
Default Vladimir Stepania

Quote:
The efforts are aimed at a back-up PG right now,but i still think a trade at the dead line is a very strong option.
Umm, Travis Best is'nt enough of a backup PG?
__________________
"You can run me, you can starve me, you can beat me, and you can kill me; just don't bore me." -Gunny Highway
Rod1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 06:51 PM   #90
nowitzki_prophecy
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,856
nowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the roughnowitzki_prophecy is a jewel in the rough
Default Vladimir Stepania

Quote:
Umm, Travis Best is'nt enough of a backup PG?
hua????Did the man signed a contract?exactly,so until than,we're looking for a back-up PG.
nowitzki_prophecy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 09:13 PM   #91
Rod1975
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Deep Ellum
Posts: 1,260
Rod1975 is on a distinguished road
Default Vladimir Stepania

Quote:
Originally posted by: nowitzki_prophecy
Quote:
Umm, Travis Best is'nt enough of a backup PG?
hua????Did the man signed a contract?exactly,so until than,we're looking for a back-up PG.
It's a done deal...press conference tomorrow at 12 noon CST.

__________________
"You can run me, you can starve me, you can beat me, and you can kill me; just don't bore me." -Gunny Highway
Rod1975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2003, 09:18 PM   #92
kg_veteran
Old School Balla
 
kg_veteran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 13,085
kg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond reputekg_veteran has a reputation beyond repute
Default Vladimir Stepania

Rod - I agree the Mavs <u>could</u> acquire Stepania. I just don't know that they want to at this point. I don't think they believe there is a place in the rotation for him at this point.


Man, what's that smell? Oh, it's just Epitome posting again.


__________________
The Official KG Twitter Feed
kg_veteran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2003, 05:21 PM   #93
Simon2
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,220
Simon2 is a jewel in the roughSimon2 is a jewel in the roughSimon2 is a jewel in the roughSimon2 is a jewel in the roughSimon2 is a jewel in the rough
Default Vladimir Stepania

Looks like Stepania is going to Croatia?

Stepania goes to Croatia

Surely the Mavs have tried to get this guy? Doesn't his 7 rebounds a game count for anything? Stepania can become another head in the center monster. Actually, Raef can slip to backup 4 while Stepania, Fortson, Bradley forms the 3 headed monster. Raef can also pitch in if they need a center to hit the outside shot.
__________________
If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting
Simon2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2003, 06:17 PM   #94
MavsFanFinley
Guru
 
MavsFanFinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: California
Posts: 16,670
MavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond reputeMavsFanFinley has a reputation beyond repute
Default RE: Vladimir Stepania

I'm surprised by this. It's a great deal for him as he can terminate the deal and return to the NBA at anytime. Make some money and keep playing basketball.

It's a shame he didn't take the 1 year, $3 million dollar offer from the Heat. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

__________________
MavsFanFinley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2003, 06:38 PM   #95
one long blue sock
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,237
one long blue sock will become famous soon enough
Default Vladimir Stepania

well I'm sure there is more reason to going to Croatia then money, alot of teams would be willing to spend more then 1 mil. I think his foot was padded.
__________________
Understanding
one long blue sock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2003, 07:12 PM   #96
Drbio
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 40,924
Drbio is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Vladimir Stepania

Didn't one of our great posters here predict that he could overseas a while back?


Why yes....I think so. [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif[/img]
Drbio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2003, 09:15 AM   #97
grbh
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,511
grbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to allgrbh is a name known to all
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

Bump, I think it might be time to make a call
__________________
Learn more about me.

http://www.genevaschools.org/austinb...gray/platypus/
grbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2003, 09:33 AM   #98
Max Power
Banned
 
Max Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,640
Max Power is on a distinguished road
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

Quote:
Originally posted by: grbh
Bump, I think it might be time to make a call
We definitely need another body at center right now unless there is another trade in the works.
Max Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2003, 11:08 AM   #99
LRB
Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 17,057
LRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to beholdLRB is a splendid one to behold
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

Quote:
Originally posted by: Max Power
Quote:
Originally posted by: grbh
Bump, I think it might be time to make a call
We definitely need another body at center right now unless there is another trade in the works.
I totally agree. Although we can take a little time here. We can survive in the regular season with some of Nellie's trickery, but we can't do this in the post season. We need that big body in time to get him in step with the team for the post season.
__________________
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
LRB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 03:46 PM   #100
XERXES
Diamond Member
 
XERXES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,864
XERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud ofXERXES has much to be proud of
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

What gives? I saw this dude playing "major minutes" with the Blazers the other day! How is he good enough to play 30-35 minutes for the Blazers but not good enough to be our 15th man?
__________________
XERXES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 03:49 PM   #101
Charlie Brown
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 532
Charlie Brown is on a distinguished road
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania


what use would nellie have with a center who rebounds and plays d???

i mean, he can't even shoot 3's for crying out loud . . .
__________________
3 Reasons Why I Love Germany:
1. Dirk Nowitzki - the source of my adulation
2. Albert Einstein - the source of my inspiration
3. Heidi Klum - the source of my perspiration
Charlie Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 03:57 PM   #102
Dirkenstien
Diamond Member
 
Dirkenstien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,048
Dirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant future
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

How has he been doing with the blazers so far? ..as far as stats go
__________________


''Nowitzki'' is a German word that, translated, means, ''Good Lord, doesn't this guy ever miss?''

-Miami paper on Dirk Nowitzki
Dirkenstien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 04:06 PM   #103
kingrex
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,229
kingrex is a jewel in the roughkingrex is a jewel in the roughkingrex is a jewel in the roughkingrex is a jewel in the rough
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

Step's number this year:

Total stats after 4 games
8 points
2 blocks
5 assists
10 rebs
3 turnovers
kingrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 04:12 PM   #104
Dirkenstien
Diamond Member
 
Dirkenstien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,048
Dirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant future
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

hmm.. how do these compare with our overall center's stats so far this season?
__________________


''Nowitzki'' is a German word that, translated, means, ''Good Lord, doesn't this guy ever miss?''

-Miami paper on Dirk Nowitzki
Dirkenstien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 04:16 PM   #105
kingrex
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,229
kingrex is a jewel in the roughkingrex is a jewel in the roughkingrex is a jewel in the roughkingrex is a jewel in the rough
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

Depends, if you're comparing it to Dirk, who's been starting at center, then it blows Steps stats away.

Please, Steps not the answer for this team.
kingrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 04:27 PM   #106
Dirkenstien
Diamond Member
 
Dirkenstien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,048
Dirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant future
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

I was thinking more along the lines of bradley and fortson. I agree he's not the answer, however i was supposing him as the secondary center ..placing him not as "the answer" but perhaps as a piece of the answer.
__________________


''Nowitzki'' is a German word that, translated, means, ''Good Lord, doesn't this guy ever miss?''

-Miami paper on Dirk Nowitzki
Dirkenstien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 04:37 PM   #107
madape
Diamond Member
 
madape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 5,913
madape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to beholdmadape is a splendid one to behold
Default RE: Vladimir Stepania

Interior defense and rebounding have not been the problem thus far... especially during those times when Nelson employs his bigger lineups. There is nothing to warrant an assumption that Step, Mourning, Mutombo, or anyone would get more time than Shawn Bradley has to this point, and there is nothing to suggest that they would have done any better than Shaws has up to now. The problems on this team right now are offensive. Stepania does nothing to address that.
madape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2003, 07:19 PM   #108
Joey
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 625
Joey will become famous soon enoughJoey will become famous soon enough
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

I agree Ape and getting through the growing pains will work out the offensive kinks. Remember the Mavs are the greatest O on earth!
__________________
There's a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost, that his ship has sailed and that only a fool would continue. The truth is, I've always been a fool. ~Big Fish
Joey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2003, 02:36 PM   #109
Dirkenstien
Diamond Member
 
Dirkenstien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,048
Dirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant futureDirkenstien has a brilliant future
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

I saw step play last night and he looked absolutely terrible. I'm very pleased in the decision not to pick him up because he is a big body.
__________________


''Nowitzki'' is a German word that, translated, means, ''Good Lord, doesn't this guy ever miss?''

-Miami paper on Dirk Nowitzki
Dirkenstien is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2003, 06:31 PM   #110
bernardos70
Diamond Member
 
bernardos70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 6,611
bernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond reputebernardos70 has a reputation beyond repute
Default RE: Vladimir Stepania

Offtopic, but during the game last nite George Karl said, after Wallace went on a fast break and shot a quick three: "Everytime I see Wallace shoot a 3, I think of him in a Dallas Mavericks uniform." The announcer next to him says "what are you talking about, he's in a Blazers uniform. Do you have any inside information?" to which Karl responds "I don't think so, I just think of him as the big man Dallas is looking for." Hmmmm...
__________________
Let's go Mavs!
bernardos70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2003, 07:03 PM   #111
Max Power
Banned
 
Max Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,640
Max Power is on a distinguished road
Default RE:Vladimir Stepania

Thats being talked to death in the new section "Trade and draft board"
Max Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.