Eric Bledsoe For J.J. Redick or OJ Mayo? (Pg. 2)

Eric Bledsoe For J.J. Redick or OJ Mayo? (Pg. 2)

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed May 29, 2013 10:41 am

Chris Paul Admits Clippers Can't Afford To Keep Eric Bledsoe

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Eric Bledsoe had 15 points and six rebounds in just 18 minutes on Saturday when the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1. The 23-year-old guard shot seven of seven overall and helped the Clippers pull away in the fourth quarter.

Chris Paul is a free agent at season's end but is sounding more and more positive about re-signing with the Clippers. Even so, Paul knows the Clippers will have a difficult time keeping Bledsoe long-term -- much less past this season.

"There’s no way he can be here next year because we probably won’t have enough money to pay him," Paul said.

Bledoe has one season left on his contract.

"He should be a starting point guard in this league next year," Paul said of Bledsoe.


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Re: Magic Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed May 29, 2013 10:42 am

Magic Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe

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The Orlando Magic are considering Trey Burke with the No. 2 overall pick, but sources say they are not sold on him with that high of a pick and could instead target Eric Bledsoe via tarde.

The Magic would be willing to trade Arron Afflalo for Bledsoe and the expiring contract of Caron Butler.

Afflalo would give the Los Angeles Clippers a more traditional shooting guard to pair with Paul in the backcourt.

With the No. 2 pick, the Magic could then target Victor Oladipo or Ben McLemore.


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Re: Magic Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed May 29, 2013 10:50 am

Chris Paul the GM...nice
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Re: Magic Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe

Postby gcclaker on Wed May 29, 2013 3:02 pm

pound4pound1 wrote:Chris Paul the GM...nice

Cliff Paul handles and prepares the organization's insurance needs too.

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Re: Magic Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe

Postby Chillbongo on Wed May 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Darn...read the title and thought Magic was on ESPN advocating for us to trade for Bledsoe
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Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby The Rock on Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:39 pm

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The Clippers already had preliminary discussions with the Orlando Magic about trading for shooting guard Arron Afflalo at the pre-draft camp in Chicago, and there is a level of mutual interest on both sides, sources said. ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported that Orlando is interested in a package that would include Caron Butler and Bledsoe, but the talks are preliminary at this point. It's believed that the Clippers would want at least one more asset in order to part with their prized young point guard.

On the coaching front, meanwhile, Shaw, Scott and Hollins all have formally interviewed for the Clippers' opening this week.

Rivers, though, could thrust himself into that race after ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reported Wednesday that the 51-year-old believes it "may be time for a change" despite repeated insistence from Celtics president Danny Ainge that Rivers will be back on the Boston bench next season.

"Doc loves coaching," one source close to the situation told Broussard. "He loves coaching in Boston. But he feels it may be time for a change."

Sources said Thursday the Celtics want Rivers back and are determined to prevent him from coaching another NBA team next season since he has three years, $21 million left on his contract. But sources added that Boston could be moved to let Rivers out of his deal depending on the level of compensation they get from the Clippers, whether that's a veteran player or future draft picks. The thought in coaching circles is the close relationship between Ainge and Rivers might help the coach get out of his obligation.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby abeer3 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:35 pm

clippers are wise to make moves to appease paul prior to FA, imo. leave no stone unturned. at least if he leaves, you can say you tried.

I do think Bledsoe's current value is more than afflalo, but he'd be a pretty good fit with the clips.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby XXIV on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:44 pm

^ I also think Bledsoe is worth more than Afflalo but there's no way the Clippers are going to pay him what he's worth so they might as well bring a player who will fit well with them.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby abeer3 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:41 am

if i'm trading bledsoe right now, i'm wanting a veteran star (kg) or a lotto pick. i think they could maybe get into the top five this year using bledsoe as bait.

in any case, sell high, because i don't think his value is going to go up from here. i don't really see star potential there, but if few teams do, use that to your advantage.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby therealdeal on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:35 am

abeer3 wrote:clippers are wise to make moves to appease paul prior to FA, imo. leave no stone unturned. at least if he leaves, you can say you tried.

I do think Bledsoe's current value is more than afflalo, but he'd be a pretty good fit with the clips.

I'd do it for Afflalo and a pick or something like that.

Bledsoe's value is high, but it's based mostly on potential right now, not production. I'd sell right now if I were the Clippers.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby KB24 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:19 pm

Bledsoe is a good defender with little offense. Can't shoot really and is prone to headless drives to the rim.

He will be a role player, thats for sure.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Frank Dux on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:38 pm

Bledsoe is ridiculously overrated. He's a really nice change of pace guard off the bench though.

The Clippers had a few issues last year. Lack of disciplined frontcourt players, no 3 point specialists, and no perimeter defenders. Afflalo solves two of those problems. He's a big, sturdy guard, who isn't flashy but he's fundamentally sound, plays hard defense and will bring stability to an organization that lacks maturity.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:45 pm

Orlando would be stupid to do that. Afflalo provides what few do at his position..... Bledsoe is in consistent and as mentioned above.... Overrated.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:54 am

Frank Dux wrote:Bledsoe is ridiculously overrated. He's a really nice change of pace guard off the bench though.

The Clippers had a few issues last year. Lack of disciplined frontcourt players, no 3 point specialists, and no perimeter defenders. Afflalo solves two of those problems. He's a big, sturdy guard, who isn't flashy but he's fundamentally sound, plays hard defense and will bring stability to an organization that lacks maturity.


This. Sure he's very athletic and a good on ball defender but that's it.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:56 am

Afflalo is a nice player. Can defend well, has an underrated offensive game, etc. Good addition by the Clips if they can nab him. He can help right away...
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:18 pm

I like afflalo but Bledsoe's value is VERY HIGH right now and I think they could probably use him in a bigger deal for guys like KG/Pierce. Afflalo is nice but he's also injured a ton and I expected him to have a break out year on the Magic and he didn't. He would be pretty nice though for the Lakers....sucks we can't obtain him.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Yeah, Bled is ultra athletic and a heck of a defender but he won't start in this league. His basketball skill level isn't that high. He'll be lucky to be a poor man's version of Nate Robinson. Gotta get something for him this offseason. Cause right now, teams are looking more at his potential than his actual value, which will come down the more he plays and teams realize he's mostly about raw athleticism, which only carries you so far in this league.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby purp n gold on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:30 pm

Bledsoe is not "worth" more than Afflalo. Clippers gotta pay more than that.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby dj vitus on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:49 pm

Frank Dux wrote:Bledsoe is ridiculously overrated.

Period. What a joke of a trade. Clippers would make out like bandits.

Afflalo is solid, consistent, and plays like an old-school veteran. He's a game-changer and can be a perennial all-star in this league.

Meanwhile, Bledsoe has shown almost nothing so far and will probably need a few more years before sniffing an all-star game. I hear he has a "VERY HIGH VALUE," but to me it seems more like perception rather than what he can actually produce on the floor.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby wallangong on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:47 pm

^ i don't disagree with 98% of what you said, but Afflalo will never make a single all-star game. i love the guy's play but let's not continue overrating people here.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:51 pm

^^What do All Star Games have to do with anything?

Afflalo is a top tier role player that does what needs to be done. He can do just about everything at his position as well. Not many others can do that in today's game. Everyone is a "specialist".... he's a very well rounded and fundamental player. I'd take him over Bledsoe any day.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby purp n gold on Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:44 pm

Agreed Roos. Afflalo is at least adequate/average in almost all parts of his game, while excellent in certain parts. I think of him as a Kawhi Leonard-type at the SG position
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Lets Go Lakers on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:48 pm

Bledsoe can be a lock down, on the ball defender if he truly dedicates himself to that end as his foot speed is off the charts. His raw athleticism is just insane. Right now, he's a pest on defense at times. Generating steals, jumping passing lanes, etc but not consistent enough where you can rely on him day in and day out.

He definitely has upside but i don't think his skill level will get him to anything near all star level. I think he'll start for a few years to whatever team he goes too but not start ever again as teams will figure him out. He would be a great pg off the bench but he will get starter money due to his potential. Clips need to trade him cause his value won't get higher.
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Finwë on Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:11 am

Afflalo is a better choice if you're looking to win now. Makes sense for LAC.
Bledsoe is a nice project for the future, and the Magic have no shot whatsoever of not sucking this year again, so why not trade for the young prospect?
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Re: Clippers trying to acquire Afflalo for Bledsoe

Postby Weezy on Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:14 am

Whaaat? I thought Bledsoe was a budding star, a potential all-star? :man11:
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