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Friday, February 17, 2006

Chad Ford Chat on Darko & Francis

ESPN.com: SPORTSNATION - Chat-10841(Insider)

Most of the chat covers Darko & Francis.

Includes these tidbits on Darko:

The good news is that I think Orlando is the right place for him to try. Small market. Bad team. Nothing to lose. And he's paired up in the frontcourt with a budding superstar, Dwight Howard. If he ever finds himself, Orlando got a steal and will have one of the biggest frontcourts in the league. But it's still a big if right now.


And on Francis going to NY:

Is there any other team dumb enough to take Steve Francis off their hands? A deal that sends Francis, Keyon Dooling and DeShawn Stevenson for Penny Hardaway's expiring contract and Jamal Crawford works. I know Orlando is still trying to see if their willing to put up with Crawford's shoot first, ask questions later approach to basketball ... but at least they get some major salary relief and can move on with a nice young core. As for the Knicks, I haven't talked to anyone who thinks it's a good idea to pair Francis and Marbury together in the backcourt. Say it can't get any worse? Yes it can? I can see Francis and Marbury coming to blows at mid-court over who gets to over dribble the ball for the first 20 seconds of the shot clock.

4 Comments:

  • At 12:16 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    First off,deshawn shouldnt be involved in any deal,how do you give up your best perimeter defender,thats just stupid! And second,i dont like any deal for steve,that NY can offer!

     
  • At 1:35 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Trading Francis for Crawford is bad enough let alone including Deshawn and Keyon. Plain stupid.

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Please spare us from the sports writers' ideas of what works or doesn't work. These guys would be lucky if they see only one aspect of good business practices. In my opinion, bad coach and bad front office combined with Francis's stupidity ruined his value, which when repaired, there are still takers for a player of Franics's talents. After all, we all know what he is capable of when he puts his head to it. It's also our responsibility for the sake of our team's benefit to fend off Francis's negativities in public.

     
  • At 2:22 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I want Francis gone more than anyone on here, but if Dooling and Stevenson are going with him; no thanks.

     

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