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Postby McDwyane on Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:42 am

Welcome to the official 2007-08 thread of the 2006 champs Miami Heat.The latest news includes Zo's comeback.Jason Kapono's departure from the Heat,Signs Daequan Cook.Will take on Cavs on Christmas and the Heat sign Smush Parker.So,post things related to the Miami Heat.Gary Payton might retire with Hardaway getting In.
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Postby _marsal on Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:45 am

I'm not so sure...He always seemed like a troublemaker in the locker room, I don't know why. :wink: The Heat need more shooters..I was hoping they'll land Navarro.
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Postby McDwyane on Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:50 am

Yeah i hope so.I think smush will just be a backup?Still,nice to have a new face this season.
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Postby kingtrobe807 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:35 am

Thank God Smush and his terrable play are gone from Lakers.....Heat are pretty dumb to sign some D-League material...but what can I say....they are the Heat.....
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Postby mvpshaq32 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:44 am

kingtrobe807 wrote:Thank God Smush and his terrable play are gone from Lakers.....Heat are pretty dumb to sign some D-League material...but what can I say....they are the Heat.....

And the Lakers are pretty dumb not to trade for Kidd when they had a chance. But what can I say? They are the Lakers.
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Postby kingtrobe807 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:59 am

mvpshaq32 wrote:
kingtrobe807 wrote:Thank God Smush and his terrable play are gone from Lakers.....Heat are pretty dumb to sign some D-League material...but what can I say....they are the Heat.....

And the Lakers are pretty dumb not to trade for Kidd when they had a chance. But what can I say? They are the Lakers.



Who still has Kobe tho?
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Postby mvpshaq32 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:15 am

Who won a championship after Shaq left the Lakers?
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Postby Dean on Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:33 am

BURN CITY!!
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Postby Lamrock on Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:00 am

I hate the Heat, so I like this signing. Smush isn't good.
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Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:33 am

The signing might be an indication that Gary Payton might be calling it a career, or at least leaning towards it. Smush isn't a star but he's a better option to back up J-Will than any other point guard currently on the Heat roster if The Glove hangs it up.
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Postby hammertime23 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:41 am

I think Smush is really good (check the new sig/ava)/ He will definitely compete for the starting job if he shows any sort of work ethic. When he was getting good minutes and was on his game in L.A. he showed he could be a dominating force on defense. If he doesn't win the starting job he will definitely be a great spark off the bench.
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Postby NovU on Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:24 pm

mush parker sux
maybe presence of shaq will do him lil good
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Postby Brando on Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:30 pm

mvpshaq32 wrote:Who won a championship after Shaq left the Lakers?


Who had the raw end of the deal since Shaq left?
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Postby Anthony15 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:32 pm

hammertime23 wrote:I think Smush is really good (check the new sig/ava)/ He will definitely compete for the starting job if he shows any sort of work ethic. When he was getting good minutes and was on his game in L.A. he showed he could be a dominating force on defense. If he doesn't win the starting job he will definitely be a great spark off the bench.



Yeah he is sooo good, especially vs Phoenix lmao.

He will be a back up to Williams. Helps Lakers more though, they finally can start Framar and he should be more help then Smush.
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Postby Jing on Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:41 pm

Ah so thats why that Critteon or whatever dude was wearing #1 in the rookie photo shoot.
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Postby LakersRule24 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:41 pm

Haha good riddance. The Heat can have this parasite.
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Postby Its_asdf on Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:25 pm

The man's a monster in NBA Live. That's about it.
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Postby Sauru on Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:32 pm

hammertime23 wrote:I think Smush is really good (check the new sig/ava)/ He will definitely compete for the starting job if he shows any sort of work ethic. When he was getting good minutes and was on his game in L.A. he showed he could be a dominating force on defense. If he doesn't win the starting job he will definitely be a great spark off the bench.



only way he competes for the starting job is if jwill breaks his leg or something. smush is not that good i dont see this as being a great move at all. if payton does retire then he will provide a good backup but dont expect a move like this to really change the heat much.
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Postby Its_asdf on Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:35 pm

I'd take a washed up Payton over Smush anyday. At least Payton knows what to do when he's on the court.
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Postby hammertime23 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:46 pm

I hope they keep Payton so he can mentor Smush, because Smush is only 26 years old so if he's put around a good group of people he could flourish into a good NBA pg. Also Payton was a defensive minded pg and that is how Smush is. They are both very aggressive. So if the Payton stays a year more I think Smush will have a greater future.
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Postby Its_asdf on Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:08 pm

Also Payton was a defensive minded pg and that is how Smush is.


Wait, do you even watch Smush Parker play? The guy plays with almost no heart and I've also heard that he's a little too self confident for someone of his caliber. The only thing he can do is throw a few dunks and layups here and there and occasionally hit a three pointer. He can't do anything else, his playmaking blows.

I also think Payton retired or at least is contemplating it.
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Postby hammertime23 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:36 pm

Well by no means am I saying that Parker is as good or will ever be as good as Gary Payton but Smush excels at getting steals and being an aggressive defender which leads to many fouls, which leads to sitting on the bench, which leads to his bad attitude. He's definitely not a passer either but he is a scorer at times, and when he's not too "self confident" he is a good defender. I agree though he does take bad shots and he's not a playmaker but when he was on the Lakers he was 10+ppg guy and about 2 steals a game. I'm just looking at this move as the Heat trying to develop Smush to his full potential so they can have 2 explosive players in their back ourt.
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Postby McDwyane on Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:16 pm

Even if he's just a back up,I think he can still show good moves that he has.I wish Gary the best in case he retires.
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Postby Eugene on Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:46 pm

Wait... so you're saying that Parker is foul-prone, has attitude problems, a point guard who's not a passer or playmaker, and an unreliable scorer who's overly self-confident with poor shot selection and you're saying this is a good signing for the Heat?
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Postby hammertime23 on Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:57 pm

I'm saying that if Smush Parker can get over his ego/self confidence problems he could be a productive player on the Heat. Pat Riley is also a very good coach that would be able to whip him into shape. Him playing along side D-Wade and potentially Payton would make him a much more consistent player because he would learn from one of the best in the game now and one of the best ever. I just think that Smush finally got his big break to show people that he's not just a problem child and that he can play good basketball.
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