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They almost did

He was part of the real deal that they were going to have with Cleveland for Andre Miller. But the Cavs wanted too much so they switched it to Odom. Then the Clippers screwed up the trade by taking Wilcox.
 

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I hear they are still tryin to work out a deal to bring B. Davis to the Clipps. He wants to be close to his Granny because she is sick. If this happens the Clipps will get no lower than 5 seed in next years playoffs...
 

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The Clippers didnt screw anything up. If anyone did, Cleveland did. They tried to get cute and take Wagner and let their #1 option fall, assuming a deal with the Clips was imminent.

The Cavs insisted on Miles, the Clippers refused. They then drafted the player they wanted, which was Wilcox.

I would trade Darius Miles for only 2 players. Jason Kidd or Baron Davis. If we could get one of them for Miles(plus a bit else) I would do it in a heartbeat. Other than them, no, I would not make a deal. I'd turn the franchise over to Brand, Odom, and Miles and let them take the team to a title.
 

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I wouldn't trade Miles for Baron Davis. I think that Miles will soon be a much more talented player than Davis is. I don't think there is a trade out there that the Clippers would pull the trigger on for Miles. Would I rather have Tim Duncan or Shaq or T-Mac? Yes, but for the players we could realisticly get I wouldn't trade Darius.
 

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It was a miscommunication on both team's part. The Cavs should've told the Clippers what their plan was. They told them when the Clippers had already said that their pick was Wilcox. The Cavs screwed it up more though. What idiots! They could've had: Wagner, Davis and Butler.
 

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they need to trade bout 2 or 3 of them fools cuz aint no way everybody gon get some playin time
 

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Lamar Odom and Darius Miles both have alot of trade value, the Clippers just need to be more aggresive in aqcuring the players they want. I think they have it headed in the right direction though. :yes:
 

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Yes Odom and Miles both have a lot of trade value, but it seems to me like the Clippers are shying away from trading either of them. Odom's trade value, although high, is not nearly as high as it should be, and Miles has to much potential to trade. I think the Clippers are intrigued with the idea of finding creative ways to play both their versitle forwards. The players on the blocks for sure are Maggette and Wilcox.
 

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Originally posted by basketball_jesus
Yes Odom and Miles both have a lot of trade value, but it seems to me like the Clippers are shying away from trading either of them. Odom's trade value, although high, is not nearly as high as it should be, and Miles has to much potential to trade. I think the Clippers are intrigued with the idea of finding creative ways to play both their versitle forwards. The players on the blocks for sure are Maggette and Wilcox.
Definitly, they are lucky that there are so many other teams with point guards they want that probably won't resign with their team. So they definitly have alot of leverage.
 

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I would trade Odom before Miles. I think the only way I would trade Miles (in a realistic scenario) would be to the Hornets for Baron Davis....and that's only if I was 100% convinced that Davis would re-sign.
 

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I would not trade Miles for Baron Davis. Miles will soon be a better player than Baron and the Hornets are the ones who need to make a trade. I think to get Baron we don't have to send Miles or Odom. We just have to let em sweat for a while as Baron continues to not sign with the team. Then they will be happy to get something for him instead of watching him leave next year for nothing. I think a combo of Maggette, Wilcox, Dooling, and a future first rounder would help ease the Hornets pain of losing baron a bit.
 

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I agree. Miles has the potential to be a top 5 player in the league. I can see him leading the league in blocks and FG% while averaging numbers like 18 PPG, 10 RPG, and 5 APG. He will soon be a dominating force.
 

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Are you kidding me?

Leading the league in blocks hey? Hes good and will only get better but get real. 18/10/5 are some pretty high stats too. I think he could be a 20/7/3 kind of guy. Maybe 1.5-2 blocks a game, but not leading the league in blocks. Hes a small forward.
 

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true but if you would have told me a few years back that ben wallace would lead the league in blocks i probably would have laughed at you..???
 

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Miles could be a great blocker, he has excellent wingspan, and always stays within batting range of his guy, but I don't think its very realistic to expect him to even get close to the top in blocks.

I expect him to become a 18/8/3 kind of player.
 

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The Clippers should definetly trade Miles if they can get Baron Davis in return. If they dont trade to get Baron Davis, they have a decent chance to make the playoffs this coming season, but if they get Baron they should easily make the playoffs IMO.

I think the reason a trade has not been done is because the Hornets want to get a good point guard if they lose Davis. Therfore, the Clipps should pull a three-way trade with the Hornets and Cavs.

Clippers get: Baron

Cavs get: Miles and Wilcox

Hornets get: Miller(who is willing to stay in New Orleans, unlike Davis)

The CLippers would have a roster of:

Pg Baron, Jaric, Dooling
Sg Richardson, Piatkowski
Sf Odom, Maggette, Fowlkes
Pf Brand, Ely, Jamison
C Olowakandi, Rooks

I think this team would be a shoe-in to make the playoffs. Chad Ford on espn thinks that they should trade odom instead of miles, but I think they are a better team with Odom. He also thinks that they should also trade Piatkowski and Dooling for Bo Outlaw but im not sure about that.
 

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Originally posted by thrice911
The Clippers should definetly trade Miles if they can get Baron Davis in return. If they dont trade to get Baron Davis, they have a decent chance to make the playoffs this coming season, but if they get Baron they should easily make the playoffs IMO.

I think the reason a trade has not been done is because the Hornets want to get a good point guard if they lose Davis. Therfore, the Clipps should pull a three-way trade with the Hornets and Cavs.

Clippers get: Baron

Cavs get: Miles and Wilcox

Hornets get: Miller(who is willing to stay in New Orleans, unlike Davis)

The CLippers would have a roster of:

Pg Baron, Jaric, Dooling
Sg Richardson, Piatkowski
Sf Odom, Maggette, Fowlkes
Pf Brand, Ely, Jamison
C Olowakandi, Rooks

I think this team would be a shoe-in to make the playoffs. Chad Ford on espn thinks that they should trade odom instead of miles, but I think they are a better team with Odom. He also thinks that they should also trade Piatkowski and Dooling for Bo Outlaw but im not sure about that.
Considering the Clipps are the ones with the leverage in this trade, I think they might be able to get away with replacing miles with maggete. ;)

That lineup would be sick, Clipps Definitly make the playoffs
 
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