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He is back in the NFL on the 49ers… Will he make an impact?

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1. What trade should the Lakers make?


 Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol for Dwight Howard and Hedo Turkoglu.

So Dwight doesn’t want to be the No. 2 guy? Wait a couple of years. That’s less time than Kobe had to spend behind Shaq. Make movies and TV shows in the meantime. 

 Andrew Bynum to the 76ers for Andre Iguodala.

The Lakers would address some glaring weaknesses by trading Bynum to the 76ers for Iguodala. Athleticism and defense are Iguodala’s main strengths, but his ability to make plays and occupy the point-forward role vacated by Lamar Odom would be huge. The 76ers, meanwhile, would stop fighting fire with fire by acquiring the elite center Miami doesn’t have. 

 Pau Gasol to the Bucks in a 3-team deal with the Nets that sends Drew Gooden, Luc Mbah a Moute, Anthony Morrow and Brandon Jennings to L.A.

The Bucks receive Gasol and Jordan Farmar while New Jersey receives Dwight Howard bait — Stephen Jackson and Jon Leuer. (Note: Some combination of Devin Ebanks, Darius Morris and Jason Kapono would need to be waived.)

L.A. sends out Gasol to field a much more balanced roster and brings back a young, up-and-coming player in Jennings. Losing Gasol hurts, but Mbah a Moute and Morrow dramatically upgrade a woeful bench, and Jennings would finally plug the lingering hole at the point guard spot. It’s also worth nothing that Gooden has been sneaky productive (19.48 PER) for the Bucks this season. If he keeps that up, it may not be as big a downgrade at the 4 for the Lakers as it initially appears. 

 Andrew Bynum for the trade exception, Steph Curry, Kwame Brown and Dorell Wright.

Gasol is out of position, the Lakers won’t win championships when Kobe gets too old anyways, the Warriors are center-crazy, and the Lakers desperately need penetration and 3-point shooting. Also, Mike Brown and John Kuester excelled at running plays to get Mo Williams open 3s in Cleveland, so they’d likely do well with Steph. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work without including the trade exception, but if the Lakers can get Beasley for Walton and two picks to fill the hole at the 4, they should do that. 

 Pau Gasol to Boston for Rajon Rondo and Jermaine O’Neal.

The Lakers have already “traded” Gasol once. So it’s not like they have a major attachment to their Spanish power forward. They need a point guard badly and would probably be willing to compromise in giving up someone like Gasol to get one of the better guards in the game. Why do the Celtics want Gasol when they already have Kevin Garnett? Well, you’ll see when you get to my Celtics trade. 


2. What trade should the Magic make?


 See above. It’s the only way Orlando could bring in two big men who’ve made an All-Star team. If you have to move Howard that should be the minimum requirement. Plus, they’re out of Hedo’s contract.

 Dwight Howard to Houston for Kevin Martin, Samuel Dalembert, Chase Budinger, Goran Dragic, the rights to Donatas Motiejunas and a 2014 first-round pick.

This might look bad for Orlando, but it may be safer than putting all their eggs in one basket with Andrew Bynum or relying solely on draft picks from New Jersey to pan out.

 Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick to Phoenix for Steve Nash and Josh Childress.

Otis Smith has put Orlando in bad contract hell, so taking on the remaining three years and roughly $21 million on Childress’ deal to get Nash is a risk he has to take to keep Howard in Orlando. A Nash-Richardson-Turkoglu-Anderson-Howard starting five is tough and definitely pushes the Magic’s ceiling as a team higher than the current construction. However, their bench would be so horrendous that Childress would step in and immediately become their most productive reserve. So while their ceiling is raised with Nash on board, the question is, by how much? 

 Three-team trade. Magic give up Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick to the Warriors, who give up Monta Ellis to the Suns, who give Steve Nash to the Magic.

This is a very long shot, but the Suns do need to get younger, and Monta might thrive in that system. Also, the Magic are now contenders. 

Jason Richardson, Ryan Anderson and J.J. Redick to Phoenix for Steve Nash.

It’s time for Otis Smith to put all his eggs in the basket. Make everything available to Phoenix, other than Howard, to get Nash. If you want to have any dream of maintaining Howard, you have to show him this is a franchise worth staying with. Nash and Howard would give the Magic an incredible one-two punch, and you just fill in the pieces after that. 


3. What trade should the Suns make?


 Steve Nash to the Hawks for Al Horford.

It doesn’t put Nash on the inside track to a championship, but it gets him closer than he’d be in Phoenix, while bringing the Suns a big man that Atlanta has done surprisingly well without. 

 Steve Nash to the Trail Blazers for Raymond Felton and Nicolas Batum.

This would be smart regardless of what direction Phoenix wants to go. Batum is a rising star who just needs more minutes, and Felton requires an up-tempo setting to be successful. For Portland, Nash and LaMarcus Aldridge’s pick-and-pop game would transform it into a serious contender.

 Steve Nash to the Trail Blazers for Raymond Felton, Elliot Williams and Portland’s 2012 second-round pick.

The Suns ideally should look to get something for Nash, as it is unlikely he will decide to spend his remaining years under Robert Sarver’s reign of cheapness. This trade nabs them two young assets, along with another expiring contract. It’s not splashy or sexy, but it’s a logical move to start stockpiling assets and young players on a roster that has too many middling, overpaid veterans.

 See my answer to Question 2. Really, the Suns are getting the shortest end of the stick in this trade, because Monta Ellis is horrifyingly overrated and Gentry’s system isn’t that different from the systems he developed his bad habits in, but this will give the Suns a talented scorer in his 20s and allow them to be terrible enough to get a high-lottery pick. Yay?

 Steve Nash to Orlando for J.J. Redick, Ryan Anderson and Jason Richardson.

From the Suns point of view: You’re not building around a 38-year-old. As loyal as Nash is and as much as he means to the organization, sometimes it’s just better if you let go. Nash needs to spend the twilight of his career competing for a ring, not helping in a rebuild. What Phoenix gets back here isn’t a whole lot, but think about it: It’s a 38-year-old point guard on an expiring deal. All things considered, it’s not a bad haul. 


4. What trade should the Celtics make?


Dunleavy Jr. and Ersan Ilyasova. If Rondo has to go (if for no other reason than to end the annual rumors of him leaving) this deal brings a replacement point guard, plus $5 million in payroll savings to help free-agent shopping. 

 Boston acquires: Steve Nash, Jared Dudley and Kenneth Faried; Denver Nuggets acquire: Rajon Rondo, Chris Wilcox and Sebastian Telfair; Phoenix Suns acquire: Ty Lawson, Andre Miller, Avery Bradley

In a three-team point guard swap, Boston would ramp up for one last run, Denver would get the best player in the deal and Phoenix would save money — its usual priority. 

 Paul Pierce to Minnesota for Michael Beasley, Martell Webster, Brad Miller and the Jazz’s 2012 first-round pick.

Webster and Miller both have player options on their deals, so this trade is essentially three expiring contracts and a lottery-protected first for Pierce. Boston’s aging core is finished, and getting Pierce’s contract off the books leaves the C’s with only $14.5 million in committed salaries going into the offseason. Would the Celtics’ strong tradition, a blank slate of a roster and Rajon Rondo be enough to lure Howard to Beantown? 

 Stand pat. Remember when everyone was panicking because the Celtics were losing to the league-worst Nets and being horrifyingly inconsistent, and the Cavs made trades that doomed their franchise specifically because they were looking past the Celtics and ahead to the Magic? This is not a team you want to count out of anything. Give Doc, Rondo and the Big Three one more shot.

 Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Atlanta for Josh Smith, Kirk Hinrich and Zaza Pachulia.

The Celtics’ title window is barely cracked right now and that core just isn’t built to win anymore. Danny Ainge knows it, and that’s why you’re hearing his entire roster come up in trade rumors. A shakeup is needed and, as he tried last year with the Jeff Green trade, he needs to get talented youth. The Hawks have been stuck in neutral and could get two guys to give them a chance at making a run this season while opening up some cap flexibility for the future. 


5. What trade should the Warriors make?


Monta Ellis to the Hornets for Emeka Okafor.

If the Warriors want to get bigger and more defensive-oriented under Mark Jackson while moving Monta’s contract, here’s a way to do it. 

 Monta Ellis to the Utah Jazz for Al Jefferson.

The Warriors would finally have the legitimate center they’ve been yearning for and a resolution to the backcourt dilemma between Ellis and Steph Curry. On Utah’s end, it would be clearing playing time for Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter and have the backcourt scoring option it desperately needs. 

 Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins and Golden State’s first-round picks in 2012 and 2014 to Orlando for Dwight Howard and Chris Duhon.

Extension or not, Golden State should roll the dice on Howard. The Warriors have a nice collection of wing players who can spread the floor, a productive 4 in David Lee who can stretch the floor to 20 feet and a dynamic young point guard in Curry. This move will make or break this franchise going forward. If the gamble pays off and Howard signs an extension, the Warriors will find themselves in the upper tier of the Western Conference for quite some time. 

 See my answer to Question 1. The Warriors now have a franchise center, a solid point guard, a great young shooting guard who actually scores efficiently, plays defense and does the little things, and are free of the horrors of Monta Ellis’ shot selection, aversion to passing, turnovers, and anti-defense. If they really want to make an extreme culture change, they need an extreme personnel change, and this would be it.

 Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh to Indiana for Roy Hibbert and Paul George.

It’s time to move Ellis. I’m sure it’s tough to do because the Warriors see him as a star player because of his scoring ability and aren’t going to get equal return. Still, it’s time to hand the team over to Stephen Curry. Would the Pacers give up their big man for Ellis? Probably not, but the Warriors want a sizable 5 who can score. Next to Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, Hibbert’s the next best thing.

So what do you think will happen?

He could be the best WR in Steelers and NFL History….. What do you think? Is he one of the best in Steelers history? Or is he one of the best in NFL history? 

He could be the best WR in Steelers and NFL History….. What do you think? Is he one of the best in Steelers history? Or is he one of the best in NFL history? 

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I got a message asking if as someone who lives in Boston I think the Celtics should blow it up and what could they do. So I came up with trades for all of the starting five. In reality if they blow it up, they’d want draft picks and young players. These trades are trades that they could do and…

Funniest Sports Picture’s (VOTE)

Well I thought it would be cool to have a funny picture contest! So there will be 5 choices pick wisely ;) ……..

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Question is…. Who do you have to win the MVP this year?

Question is…. Who do you have to win the MVP this year?

Jason Varitek is set to retire! Will he get into the Hall of Fame? 

Jason Varitek is set to retire! Will he get into the Hall of Fame? 

Ryan Zimmerman agree’s to sign a $100M six year extension! Could that Nationals be contenders this season?

Ryan Zimmerman agree’s to sign a $100M six year extension! Could that Nationals be contenders this season?

 Robert Griffin III - Griffin was born in Japan, where his parents, Robert Jr. and Jacqueline, both U.S. Army Sergeants, were stationed. The family later lived in the U.S. State of Washington, and then moved to New Orleans, before finally settling in Copperas Cove, Texas in 1997.
 Start of his football career- Griffin attended Copperas Cove High School, where he was a three-sport star in basketball, football, and track. He started at quarterback for two seasons. During his junior season, he passed for 2,001 yards and 25 touchdowns with two interceptions, while compiling 876 rushing yards for 8 touchdowns. He received first-team All-District 16-4A honors after the season. As a senior, he recorded 1,285 rushing yards, posting 24 touchdowns, and also passed 1,356 yards for 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions. In his senior season Copperas Cove finished with a record of 13–2, and lost in the championship game of the 2007 Class 4A Division I state playoffs. Over the two seasons, he rushed for a total of 2,161 yards and 32 touchdowns, while passing for 3,357 yards and 41 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
 College Career - 
 
2008 season
See also: 2008 Baylor Bears football team
Griffin started 11 of 12 games his freshman season. In the upset 41–21 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies, he recorded 13-of-23 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and no sacks.[9]
Griffin garnered Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors from the league’s coaches (who are not allowed to vote for their own players) as well as the media.
The team finished the season with a 4–8 record (2–6 Big 12).[10]
2009 season
See also: 2009 Baylor Bears football team
Griffin sat out for the remainder of the 2009 season after sustaining an isolated tear to his ACL in the first half of the third game and his third start of his sophomore year. The Bears picked up a 68-13 victory over Northwestern State.[11]
Season record was 4–8 (1–7 Big 12).
2010 season
See also: 2010 Baylor Bears football team
Griffin was granted redshirt status so he entered the 2010 season as a redshirt sophomore. According to the bylaws, players who are injured after playing less than 30 percent of the season may be eligible (Griffin was injured during game three of 12 of the 2009 season, with 25 percent of the season completed).[12]
Baylor finished the season 7–6 (4–4 Big 12).
2011 season
See also: 2011 Baylor Bears football team
Coming into the 2011 season, the Baylor Bears were not expected to do well, being picked 6th in the Big 12 preseason poll.[13] The Bears opened the season with 15th ranked TCU. The Bears took a 47-23 lead into the 4th quarter, and were able to fight off a comeback after TCU gained the lead 48-47 briefly, only for Baylor to kick the game winning field goal and win 50-48. They pulled off the upset in large part to Griffin’s performance, who passed for 359 yards, 5 touchdowns and a 77.8% completion percentage. Following the win, Baylor entered the AP Poll rankings for only the third time in the previous 15 seasons, at 20th,[14][15] and Griffin was considered by many to be a Heisman Trophy candidate.[16] After a bye week, Baylor shut out Stephen F. Austin State University 48-0 and Griffin went 20 of 22 (90.9%) for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for 78 yards.[17] In week 4, Griffin ushered Baylor to their third win, beating Rice University 56-31. Griffin completed 29 of 33 passes (87.9%) for 338 yards with 51 yards rushing and a touchdown.[18] In week five, against Kansas St. Griffin almost brought the bears to their fourth win, but lost 36-35 to Kansas St. completing 23 out of 31 (74.2%) for 346 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. In week five against Iowa St. Griffin took Baylor to Iowa for their fourth win completing 22 out of 30 (73.3%) for 212 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. He won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first player from Baylor to win it. On December 16, it was reported that Griffin’s parents were interviewing potential agents, indicating that Griffin was preparing to enter the NFL Draft.[19] On January 11, 2012, Griffin officially announced his intention to enter the draft.
 This kid could be going to the WASHINGTON REDSKINS! GET READY!!!!

Robert Griffin IIIGriffin was born in Japan, where his parents, Robert Jr. and Jacqueline, both U.S. Army Sergeants, were stationed. The family later lived in the U.S. State of Washington, and then moved to New Orleans, before finally settling in Copperas Cove, Texas in 1997.

Start of his football career- Griffin attended Copperas Cove High School, where he was a three-sport star in basketball, football, and track. He started at quarterback for two seasons. During his junior season, he passed for 2,001 yards and 25 touchdowns with two interceptions, while compiling 876 rushing yards for 8 touchdowns. He received first-team All-District 16-4A honors after the season. As a senior, he recorded 1,285 rushing yards, posting 24 touchdowns, and also passed 1,356 yards for 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions. In his senior season Copperas Cove finished with a record of 13–2, and lost in the championship game of the 2007 Class 4A Division I state playoffs. Over the two seasons, he rushed for a total of 2,161 yards and 32 touchdowns, while passing for 3,357 yards and 41 touchdowns with nine interceptions.

College Career -

2008 season

Griffin started 11 of 12 games his freshman season. In the upset 41–21 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies, he recorded 13-of-23 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions, and no sacks.[9]

Griffin garnered Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors from the league’s coaches (who are not allowed to vote for their own players) as well as the media.

The team finished the season with a 4–8 record (2–6 Big 12).[10]

2009 season

Griffin sat out for the remainder of the 2009 season after sustaining an isolated tear to his ACL in the first half of the third game and his third start of his sophomore year. The Bears picked up a 68-13 victory over Northwestern State.[11]

Season record was 4–8 (1–7 Big 12).

2010 season

Griffin was granted redshirt status so he entered the 2010 season as a redshirt sophomore. According to the bylaws, players who are injured after playing less than 30 percent of the season may be eligible (Griffin was injured during game three of 12 of the 2009 season, with 25 percent of the season completed).[12]

Baylor finished the season 7–6 (4–4 Big 12).

2011 season

Coming into the 2011 season, the Baylor Bears were not expected to do well, being picked 6th in the Big 12 preseason poll.[13] The Bears opened the season with 15th ranked TCU. The Bears took a 47-23 lead into the 4th quarter, and were able to fight off a comeback after TCU gained the lead 48-47 briefly, only for Baylor to kick the game winning field goal and win 50-48. They pulled off the upset in large part to Griffin’s performance, who passed for 359 yards, 5 touchdowns and a 77.8% completion percentage. Following the win, Baylor entered the AP Poll rankings for only the third time in the previous 15 seasons, at 20th,[14][15] and Griffin was considered by many to be a Heisman Trophy candidate.[16] After a bye week, Baylor shut out Stephen F. Austin State University 48-0 and Griffin went 20 of 22 (90.9%) for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for 78 yards.[17] In week 4, Griffin ushered Baylor to their third win, beating Rice University 56-31. Griffin completed 29 of 33 passes (87.9%) for 338 yards with 51 yards rushing and a touchdown.[18] In week five, against Kansas St. Griffin almost brought the bears to their fourth win, but lost 36-35 to Kansas St. completing 23 out of 31 (74.2%) for 346 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception. In week five against Iowa St. Griffin took Baylor to Iowa for their fourth win completing 22 out of 30 (73.3%) for 212 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. He won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first player from Baylor to win it. On December 16, it was reported that Griffin’s parents were interviewing potential agents, indicating that Griffin was preparing to enter the NFL Draft.[19] On January 11, 2012, Griffin officially announced his intention to enter the draft.

This kid could be going to the WASHINGTON REDSKINS! GET READY!!!!