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Post#76 Re: Varejao Rumor
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:32 pm by Klomp

Esohny wrote:This continued Pau nonsense from the local media still mystifies me. I understand the LA media spouting it off, because their sources would be Lakers front office trying to pump up a crippeled Pau's value, but I don't understand who the locals are talking to. Unless it's just them repeating ESPN/LA guys, but I thought Doogie and the Associated Press guy didn't suck that badly.

The thing is, Kahn and Adelman like what Pau could bring to the team if healthy. That's why our guys keep reporting it.

The problem lies in his injury status, salary, possible decline, and the LA media's perceived trade value of the guy. That's why it's hard to see a deal happening anytime soon.
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Post#77 Re: Varejao Rumor
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:37 pm by C.lupus

Yeah, I can see them liking the fit - Pau's game would look nice in Adelman's offense. But liking the fit and liking the pricetag are two very different things.




Glad to see Redick's and Dudley's names still being mentioned.
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Post#78 Re: Varejao Rumor
Tue Jan 8, 2013 5:54 pm by shrink

RotoWorld wrote:Anderson Varejao (knee) did not return to practice Tuesday and will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

The vibes out of Cleveland on Varejao continue to be scary. What was originally called a minor knee contusion has now kept the rebounding machine out a full three weeks. Perhaps those Brazilian reports of a torn quad had some validity as coach Byron Scott reportedly sounded "pessimistic" Tuesday, saying he expects Varejao back "this year."
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Post#79 Re: Varejao Rumor
Tue Jan 8, 2013 6:07 pm by Esohny

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Esohny wrote:This continued Pau nonsense from the local media still mystifies me. I understand the LA media spouting it off, because their sources would be Lakers front office trying to pump up a crippeled Pau's value, but I don't understand who the locals are talking to. Unless it's just them repeating ESPN/LA guys, but I thought Doogie and the Associated Press guy didn't suck that badly.

The thing is, Kahn and Adelman like what Pau could bring to the team if healthy. That's why our guys keep reporting it.

The problem lies in his injury status, salary, possible decline, and the LA media's perceived trade value of the guy. That's why it's hard to see a deal happening anytime soon.


That's like saying that you like what prime Jordan would bring to the team. It's true, but it's irrelevant.
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Post#80 Re: Varejao Rumor
Tue Jan 8, 2013 6:11 pm by younggunsmn

Varejao is a walking injury. Keep away at all costs. This team has enough damn injury problems to take on a guy that injury-prone.
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Post#81 Re: Varejao Rumor
Tue Jan 8, 2013 6:12 pm by The J Rocka

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RotoWorld wrote:Anderson Varejao (knee) did not return to practice Tuesday and will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

The vibes out of Cleveland on Varejao continue to be scary. What was originally called a minor knee contusion has now kept the rebounding machine out a full three weeks. Perhaps those Brazilian reports of a torn quad had some validity as coach Byron Scott reportedly sounded "pessimistic" Tuesday, saying he expects Varejao back "this year."

Plenty more of this to come.
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Post#82 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:18 pm by Niko23

Just heard it on local radio - AV out 6-8 weeks. You guys can take him off his list
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Post#83 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:49 pm by C.lupus

Yikes. Well we need a shooting guard anyway.
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Post#84 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:13 pm by shrink

Niko23 wrote:Just heard it on local radio - AV out 6-8 weeks. You guys can take him off his list

appreciate the update niko
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Post#85 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:39 pm by Klomp

Yup, scratch that one off the list.

Back to Pau...:lol:
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Post#86 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:46 pm by cpfsf

Klomp wrote:Yup, scratch that one off the list.

Back to Pau...:lol:


a trade is theoretically possible, but i haven't really seen a proposal that makes any sense.
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Post#87 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:22 pm by Krapinsky

I don't see anyone in the NBA trading for Pau at this point. He's taken a huge nose dive.
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Post#88 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:22 pm by Viljanen

I would do a Williams + Roy + Barea for Gasol.

Kirilenko? well that´s too much at this point even for me being a Gasol fan.

Pau is one of the very few superstars around the league who would come and play super professional from minute 0 even if this is not a big market. His contract is big but short enough not to be a problem.

There´s at least a 50% chance he´ll come back to shape and play 2 more years at elite level. I think that´s the biggest window this team has to be a contender next year (provided they can resign Pek). It´s a risk, but I think it´s better than not doing anything. The current core is not wining a championship. With a healthy Pau, next year...
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Post#89 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:51 pm by Turnover_21

Viljanen wrote:I would do a Williams + Roy + Barea for Gasol.

Kirilenko? well that´s too much at this point even for me being a Gasol fan.

Pau is one of the very few superstars around the league who would come and play super professional from minute 0 even if this is not a big market. His contract is big but short enough not to be a problem.

There´s at least a 50% chance he´ll come back to shape and play 2 more years at elite level. I think that´s the biggest window this team has to be a contender next year (provided they can resign Pek). It´s a risk, but I think it´s better than not doing anything. The current core is not wining a championship. With a healthy Pau, next year...


So who plays in the post? Pek or Gasoil? If it's Pek then Pau is stuck in the same sutuation so what's the poit if he can't play center full time? I don't believe for a second that he can lift us to contender status.
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Post#90 Re: Varejao Rumor
Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:00 pm by Saltine

Pau is not a superstar, this whole line of thought is a wee bit delusional... he's an old guy with knee problems who is paid way too much cash.
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Post#91 Re: Varejao Rumor
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:16 am by Viljanen

Turnover_21 wrote:So who plays in the post? Pek or Gasoil? If it's Pek then Pau is stuck in the same sutuation so what's the poit if he can't play center full time? I don't believe for a second that he can lift us to contender status.


Pau can play some PF and some as backup C. The problem with him now is that he´s going through injuries and the kind of PF he´s been told to be in Lakers. He played this summer in the Olimpics paired with Marc Gasol and the result was good. He´s played with Bynum with quite success as well. Playing PF´s minutes he can recieve the ball at Cunningham´s spots on offense and be able not only to take the jumper but also to be a complete triple threat (as much as i like Cunningham, he´s quite limited offensively).

Having Pau and Love, or Pau and Pek playing against the reserve unit of the rival´s team is a huge advantage. You can just put balls inside and watch them work and get foul calls.
(If healthy) we´d have by far the best interior game of the league, at least two more years of cheap quality players at PG and SG positions (Rubio/Shved), a great glue guy as AK and a 6th man/3 point threat like Buddinger. I´d like our chances much more than not trying anything.
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