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    I honestly believe snowlaw based on what Ive read today from various news outlets. Monty's comments seem to almost call out Gordon. Also I found it interesting that Gordon was "escorted out" of practice by team officials because he did not want to comment. Im done with this clown, he need to be shipped out. We dont need his "unmanly" attitude effecting our young team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola Hornet View Post
    The Hornets are supposedly still keeping the doors open in case he has a change of heart . I can't imagine it's on the organization's side.
    Heart? The same heart that was in Phoenix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbs91 View Post
    I honestly believe snowlaw based on what Ive read today from various news outlets. Monty's comments seem to almost call out Gordon. Also I found it interesting that Gordon was "escorted out" of practice by team officials because he did not want to comment. Im done with this clown, he need to be shipped out. We dont need his "unmanly" attitude effecting our young team.
    Gordon was instructed by a member of the Hornets' media relations staff not to speak with reporters and was escorted to the locker room after shootaround by the team's security chief.
    So they're lying about him being instructed not to speak to reporters?


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    Why does everyone assume he even wants to play to raise his trade stock? He clearly isn't as passionate about playing basketball as he once was, and he just got a huge payday. So if he doesn't want to play and he's already rich he's just going to ride this out until the NBA runs him out of the league. He wouldn't be the first disappointment to get an injury, recover from injury, collect a check, fake the effects of the injury and get out of the game. Brandon Roy anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    Why does everyone assume he even wants to play to raise his trade stock? He clearly isn't as passionate about playing basketball as he once was, and he just got a huge payday. So if he doesn't want to play and he's already rich he's just going to ride this out until the NBA runs him out of the league. He wouldn't be the first disappointment to get an injury, recover from injury, collect a check, fake the effects of the injury and get out of the game. Brandon Roy anyone?
    Brandon Roy didn't do anything wrong. Portland believed his career was over and cut ties with him. Not the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    Why does everyone assume he even wants to play to raise his trade stock? He clearly isn't as passionate about playing basketball as he once was, and he just got a huge payday. So if he doesn't want to play and he's already rich he's just going to ride this out until the NBA runs him out of the league. He wouldn't be the first disappointment to get an injury, recover from injury, collect a check, fake the effects of the injury and get out of the game. Brandon Roy anyone?

    You can not be serious. Do you even know anything at all about Brandon Roy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    Why does everyone assume he even wants to play to raise his trade stock? He clearly isn't as passionate about playing basketball as he once was, and he just got a huge payday. So if he doesn't want to play and he's already rich he's just going to ride this out until the NBA runs him out of the league. He wouldn't be the first disappointment to get an injury, recover from injury, collect a check, fake the effects of the injury and get out of the game. Brandon Roy anyone?
    Do not insult brandon roy by comparing him to gordon please

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDatHornet View Post
    I don't see how there isn't a clause where if a player CAN play and WON'T you cant renege/recoup the deal. I mean isn't it essentially the same thing as an EMPLOYEE refusing to work? (this is IF what snowlaw is speculating about trade is true)
    Voiding Gordon's contract would make him a UFA, that's a reward in and of itself so not a good remedy either. If true then this is just a bad situation where the best solution is hoping to get a Gay/Granger/Jennings on December 15th

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    Now I know why Dell looked to be in a fowl mood when I saw him around 9 this AM.

    Look, as much as this sucks, I'm still thrilled about today. Hell, I'm wearing my Hornets jersey in One Shell Square at work, and when people look at me like I'm crazy I explain that I'm just dressed as a Hornets player today. I'm pumped to see AD, Ryno, Rivers, JSmitty, Sideshow Bob...the whole crew.

    Pumped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    Why does everyone assume he even wants to play to raise his trade stock? He clearly isn't as passionate about playing basketball as he once was, and he just got a huge payday. So if he doesn't want to play and he's already rich he's just going to ride this out until the NBA runs him out of the league. He wouldn't be the first disappointment to get an injury, recover from injury, collect a check, fake the effects of the injury and get out of the game. Brandon Roy anyone?
    Not sheriff srs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke's Hornets View Post
    You can not be serious. Do you even know anything at all about Brandon Roy?
    I know he was ROY in 2007 and retired in 2011. I know he fooled the medical staff of the Timberwolves into giving him a contract and retired shortly thereafter. Sound familiar?

    Edit: Yes meant Blazers.
    Last edited by RhythmNathan; 10-31-2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    I'm hoping like hell they beat the Spurs without him. I have the feeling if they start losing, he'll just be 2xs the moron.

    The "no guarantees" crap really gave me a feeling. Most players would speak like Rivers and say they'll try their best or they'll do everything they can tp get out there to help their team. This fool only says "no guarantees.". Smh

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    I know he was ROY in 2007 and retired in 2011. I know he fooled the medical staff of the Timberwolves into giving him a contract and retired shortly thereafter. Sound familiar?
    Wait, he's playing with the timberwolves this year... and didn't retire this year.. do you mean the Blazers?

    The Blazers wanted him to retire to take him off the payroll and save their amnesty.

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    Who knew when he said "2 days its on and poppin" he meant his knee? I sure didnt aren't coming.

    You got me Gordon. Got me good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    I know he was ROY in 2007 and retired in 2011. I know he fooled the medical staff of the Timberwolves into giving him a contract and retired shortly thereafter. Sound familiar?
    He's playing ain't he? He didn't retire with the Wolves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    Why does everyone assume he even wants to play to raise his trade stock? He clearly isn't as passionate about playing basketball as he once was, and he just got a huge payday. So if he doesn't want to play and he's already rich he's just going to ride this out until the NBA runs him out of the league. He wouldn't be the first disappointment to get an injury, recover from injury, collect a check, fake the effects of the injury and get out of the game. Brandon Roy anyone?
    Brandon Roy actually played. He played just days after having knee surgery. Gordon apparently takes a full year to recover from a minor knee operation. Roy only originally retired because a doctor told him that if he continued playing basketball, he could lose his ability to walk later in his life.

    This is ridiculous what Gordon is doing. Maybe, just maybe, there is legitimacy to his "injury", but I just don't see it. I think it's all in his mind. The only good news is that the team won't be hamstrung because of his contract since the rest of the key players on the team also have 4 years left on their deals (Anderson, Lopez, Davis, Rivers). It's also a good thing the new CBA dropped the max deals you could give from 5 years to 4 (except if the player meets specific criteria - which Gordon did not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    I know he was ROY in 2007 and retired in 2011. I know he fooled the medical staff of the Timberwolves into giving him a contract and retired shortly thereafter. Sound familiar?
    2006–2011 Portland Trail Blazers
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    he retired from blazers man. people thought he would never play again. B Roy is NOTHING like Puddin'

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    Yes my bad. And bad example. Standing corrected. Original point was just that Gordon is rich and doesn't want to play. He will not be playing himself into a trade

    Last edited by RhythmNathan; 10-31-2012 at 04:32 PM.

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    To whoever asked if this dampens the excitement of the season...maybe not for everyone else, but it dampens it for me. Gordon could've made this team special, and after all the good news we've had, something like this just sort of rains on my parade. I'm pretty bummed about it. I'm not going to get angry at Gordon, but I'm pretty unhappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLanta View Post
    Yes my bad. And bad example. Standing corrected. Original point was just that Gordon is rich and doesn't want to play. He will not be playing himself into a trade
    YOU BLEW IT!!!!
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    So, the Rockets trade for Harden (and give him 5 yrs, 80mil) and now all of a sudden Gordon's got an owie that the doctors don't understand. Sounds like he's pissed that a potential trade destination was taken off the table and he might have decided to take a vacation until December 15th.

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    This looks like the culmination of a long standing problem that began when Stern voided the Lakers trade. He stated he wanted a better deal for the Hornets (as de facto GM) and younger talent. On its face, the trade we got fit the bill and arguably was better than the Lakers deal. But most of that hinged on Gordon (and to a lesser extent Aminu developing). Little since Gordon arrived has suggested he wanted to be here after the trade. For a while it looked like he might be on board with the program, but that might have been wishful thinking by the front office. To be fair, they just couldn't let a major asset from the trade walk out the door and a healthy, motivated Gordon is a building block for a young franchise. But it just looks like his statements from the summer are how he really felt. I don't know why exactly (the suns aren't going anywhere either) and I don't know why they had similar problems with Chris Kaman. But for whatever reason, the ex-Clips don't look happy here. At least we got AD out of the deal.

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    I'm not Gordon's biggest fan, having watched him extensively as a Clipper. A couple months ago I made some derogatory comments about him being the exact opposite as Kobe from a mental standpoint and got shot down.

    But I think you guys are overreacting a little. Lets give this a little time. I bet in a week or two it will work itself out one way or another, even if the team and Gordon come to the agreement to showcase him for a trade. The fact he tried out for the Olympics actually probably does mean he has passion for the game. After all, you don't get paid as a player to play, so a lazy player would never bother. Either Gordon is injured and he will shortly get better or he is still pissed about matching Phoenix's offer and if that's the case, someone is eventually going to get in his ear and make him realize the error of his ways.

    Worse comes to worse, this is exactly the kind of thing that the "Eddie Curry" rule was created to help with. If we use the stretch provision on him this year, we stretch his contract out to 4 x 2 + 1 years, so 52 mill cap hit across 9 years, which is about 5.5-6mill against our cap per year. At least we won't be completely unable to compete.
    Last edited by sfernald; 10-31-2012 at 05:01 PM.

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    Gordon for KMart and Lamb?
    Wherehappens.

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