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Think of it, Zach Randolph would be great with SACtown, he dominates offensively around the rim, he hits the mid-range jumper, has a passion for the game, bring the guy to Sacramento!
 

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Think of it, Zach Randolph would be great with SACtown, he dominates offensively around the rim, he hits the mid-range jumper, has a passion for the game, bring the guy to Sacramento!
who do you suggest the Kings trade FOR Randolph?

he has a fairly hefty contract (albeit, byc for a while..but the kings aren't sniffing the cap anytime soon) and I really doubt there's anyone that the Blazers would want (that the Kings would give).
 

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bad contract, bad attitude, not a character guy, plays no D, not much of an upgrade over SAR

actually considering contracts, hes not an upgrade over SAR
 

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bad contract, bad attitude, not a character guy, plays no D, not much of an upgrade over SAR

actually considering contracts, hes not an upgrade over SAR
Thats funny, because he and SAR used to play together and he played over SAR. Strange isnt it?
 

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Thats funny, because he and SAR used to play together and he played over SAR. Strange isnt it?
with SAR we get more bang for our buck, Randolph has franchise player salary and the only place he can lead a franchise is to the lottery

hes a bad character guy, plays no D,


id rather pay $5 mill for SAR's 16-8 then $14 mill for Randolph's crappy attitude and his 19-9
 

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with SAR we get more bang for our buck, Randolph has franchise player salary and the only place he can lead a franchise is to the lottery

hes a bad character guy, plays no D,


id rather pay $5 mill for SAR's 16-8 then $14 mill for Randolph's crappy attitude and his 19-9

Not arguing over the salaries. Its obvious which player is the better deal. SAR plays weak D as well though, not sure why your forgeting that.
 

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Not arguing over the salaries. Its obvious which player is the better deal. SAR plays weak D as well though, not sure why your forgeting that.
im just saying that we would be better of with SAR becaue we would have to match salaries and he is a very minimal upgrade and Id rather have Reef anyways, Randolph's attitude is horrible and so is salary

he is also one of the worst passers even for big man standards


so Randolph would look DISGUSTING in purple and black
 

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Randolph is about as athletic as Vlade. The last thing Sac is looking for is another unathletic player. Right now sacramento doesn't have many players who play "above" the rim
 

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Think of it, Zach Randolph would be great with SACtown, he dominates offensively around the rim, he hits the mid-range jumper, has a passion for the game, bring the guy to Sacramento!
Dear...god...NO!!!!!!!
The only passion that guy has is for himself.
Bring him to Sacramento and watch the rest of your season go down the drain.
 

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with SAR we get more bang for our buck, Randolph has franchise player salary and the only place he can lead a franchise is to the lottery

hes a bad character guy, plays no D,


id rather pay $5 mill for SAR's 16-8 then $14 mill for Randolph's crappy attitude and his 19-9
actually, zachs "attitude" is more media creation, than reality. Is he a great attitude player? nope, but most of the players in the NBA aren't, it's just they have better "pr" guys.

as for the only place Zach can lead a team to is the lottery, where exactly has Shareef lead teams to? If you're going to make such a (wrong) blanket statement about Zach, a response about Shareef is to be expected.
 

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actually, zachs "attitude" is more media creation, than reality. Is he a great attitude player? nope, but most of the players in the NBA aren't, it's just they have better "pr" guys.

as for the only place Zach can lead a team to is the lottery, where exactly has Shareef lead teams to? If you're going to make such a (wrong) blanket statement about Zach, a response about Shareef is to be expected.
How much money does Shareef make as opposed to Randolph? Hint: One more than doubles the other.

As for attitude...he wants his shots, plain and simple. If you get him his shots he won't be a problem, which isn't always a bad thing. He is a good scorer on most nights. I remember him complaining about not getting the ball enough, to which Van Exel responded something like...what the heck is he thinking, we go to him every time. He was also thrown out of a practice in late October for mouthing off to Nate. Granted, Nate is hard on him for not doing enough working out in the offseason and for coming in poorly conditioned. While not huge, those kinds of things do affect team chemistry.
 

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actually, zachs "attitude" is more media creation, than reality. Is he a great attitude player? nope, but most of the players in the NBA aren't, it's just they have better "pr" guys.

as for the only place Zach can lead a team to is the lottery, where exactly has Shareef lead teams to? If you're going to make such a (wrong) blanket statement about Zach, a response about Shareef is to be expected.
again I stated that SAR is NOT better than Randolph

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SAR makes role player $ while Randolph makes franchise player $ and there diffrence @ the court isnt that big

yea, the media must of created his attitude, him punching his teamate in the face, being involved in a shooting, flaming teamates, not showing up for practice..
 

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How much money does Shareef make as opposed to Randolph? Hint: One more than doubles the other.
I don't disagree with that, he is overpaid.

As for attitude...he wants his shots, plain and simple. If you get him his shots he won't be a problem, which isn't always a bad thing. He is a good scorer on most nights. I remember him complaining about not getting the ball enough, to which Van Exel responded something like...what the heck is he thinking, we go to him every time. He was also thrown out of a practice in late October for mouthing off to Nate. Granted, Nate is hard on him for not doing enough working out in the offseason and for coming in poorly conditioned. While not huge, those kinds of things do affect team chemistry.
a lot of players get throw out of practice, and mouth off to coaches. If we were to go by a person whining about his contract, whining about his shots and being late to (and all together SKIPPING) practices as signs of a bad player, Clyde Drexler fits the bill.
 

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again I stated that SAR is NOT better than Randolph

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SAR makes role player $ while Randolph makes franchise player $ and there diffrence @ the court isnt that big
agree'd. didn't say different.

yea, the media must of created his attitude, him punching his teamate in the face, being involved in a shooting, flaming teamates, not showing up for practice..
do you know why he punched his teammate in the face? After a teammate of his harrassed one of his friends (qyntel) to the point where Zach (and other teammates) got tired of it.

btw, do you know that jordan punched a teammate in the face (several times)? that KG does it often? And Kobe has done it too?

Now showing up for practices? care to provide a link?

how was he "involved" in a shooting? because the guy who shot the gun was his brother?

Zach ain't a saint, but it's not like Shareef is exactly leading you guys anywhere great right now.
 

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a lot of players get throw out of practice, and mouth off to coaches. If we were to go by a person whining about his contract, whining about his shots and being late to practices as signs of a bad player, Clyde Drexler fits the bill.
And that is why I mentioned that it's not necessarily a bad thing that Zach wants more shots. Shaq wants more shots too, and he should get them. The reason Zach got out of shape was due to his injury. But when he didn't put in the work over the offseason, according to Nate, to be ready for the season...that's bigger than just being late to practice. Questionable work ethic and therefore not leading by example when you are supposed to be the team go-to-guy are issues that have to be talked about when thinking of taking on a player, and I just don't think Sacramento needs that right now.
 

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And that is why I mentioned that it's not necessarily a bad thing that Zach wants more shots. Shaq wants more shots too, and he should get them. The reason Zach got out of shape was due to his injury. But when he didn't put in the work over the offseason, according to Nate, to be ready for the season...that's bigger than just being late to practice.

actually, that was another thing blown out of porportion. What Nate said was that he wasn't in game shape, and he was dissapointed. But considering he couldn't actually PLAY any form of basketball till September, how exactly was he supposed to get "game shape"?

Questionable work ethic and therefore not leading by example when you are supposed to be the team go-to-guy are issues that have to be talked about when thinking of taking on a player, and I just don't think Sacramento needs that right now.
no one who actually knows anything about zach questions his work ethic. The guy came back earlier than most expected from the surgery. If Amare comes back from (the same) surgery in under 6 months, will people question his work ethic? The fact that every year he's been in Portland, he's come into training camp IN shape (and each year he is in better shape than the year before)..and he spent all summer re-habbing...

where's any proof that he has a "questionable work ethic"?

Also, you guys already have a player who doesn't lead by example, Bonzi Wells. IF (for whatever reason) the Kings did want Zach, Bonzi is a player you'd want to keep as far away from him as possible.
 

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who do you suggest the Kings trade FOR Randolph?

he has a fairly hefty contract (albeit, byc for a while..but the kings aren't sniffing the cap anytime soon) and I really doubt there's anyone that the Blazers would want (that the Kings would give).
Well Portland's management is looking to deal their starting front line (Miles, Randolph, Ratliff). I say offer up Kenny Thomas and Ronnie Price, keep SKinner they need him to trade for Earl Watson
 

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okay lets not let this turn into the Zach Randolph thread


I don't think any kings fans would want Zach Randolph if that is what this thread was about..
 

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actually, that was another thing blown out of porportion. What Nate said was that he wasn't in game shape, and he was dissapointed. But considering he couldn't actually PLAY any form of basketball till September, how exactly was he supposed to get "game shape"?



no one who actually knows anything about zach questions his work ethic. The guy came back earlier than most expected from the surgery. If Amare comes back from (the same) surgery in under 6 months, will people question his work ethic? The fact that every year he's been in Portland, he's come into training camp IN shape (and each year he is in better shape than the year before)..and he spent all summer re-habbing...

where's any proof that he has a "questionable work ethic"?

Also, you guys already have a player who doesn't lead by example, Bonzi Wells. IF (for whatever reason) the Kings did want Zach, Bonzi is a player you'd want to keep as far away from him as possible.
Well, Sacramento is not "my team", so I won't comment on Bonzi. I thought that was a bad trade. He was fined by the team for not working on his conditioning while rehabbing his knee. Now, if he couldn't work on conditioning because he was rehabbing his knee, then the Portland organization would be very stupid to have fined him. So naturally NBA fans assume that the Portland organization knows more about it than we do.

I like Zach as a player, so don't think I'm trying to rag on him. And maybe it's from being young, but there are character issues that have been there that cannot be denied.
 
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