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LarrythaLeo
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8/17/2001  3:15 PM
I checked out a trade that could work between Portland and New York:
NY gets
C Arvydas Sabonis
C Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje

Portland gets
PG Charlie Ward
C Travis Knight
PF Othella Harrington
and the rights to center Fredrick Weis

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NY gets the size they need and their future center in one full swoop

POR relieves their tension about resigning Sabonis and gets a good guy in Charlie Ward and three solid backups, maybe even a gem in Weis

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Knixkik
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8/17/2001  3:42 PM
Forget it. He will probably retire and if he doesn't he'll stay in portland. They are trying to trade Wells to Toronto to get Keon Clark and Dell Curry because they need the size as insurance for Sabos. I personally think if Keon is on the block we should make an offer for him. Then again, Toronto might not want to trade another Marcus Camby in-the-making to new york.
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8/17/2001  4:11 PM
Posted by LarrythaLeo:

I checked out a trade that could work between Portland and New York:
NY gets
C Arvydas Sabonis
C Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje

Portland gets
PG Charlie Ward
C Travis Knight
PF Othella Harrington
and the rights to center Fredrick Weis

366469

NY gets the size they need and their future center in one full swoop

POR relieves their tension about resigning Sabonis and gets a good guy in Charlie Ward and three solid backups, maybe even a gem in Weis

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would never happen - Sabas wants to play for only Portland and Portland does not need our crappy 12th man, Travis Knight, nor another backup PG in Ward, as Damon and Pippen handle the pill for portland, that's why they let Greg Anthony walk. Also, they don't want or need Harrington - They have Rasheed, Dale Davis, Zach Randolph and S. Kemp at the 4 spot already. And Randolph is a beast.
Portland does not want to help our team out, we are trading enemies, unfortunately.
LarrythaLeo
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8/17/2001  6:00 PM
If portland felt they weren't able to re-sign Sabonis why wouldn't they look to deal him, every other team in the league has been doing it.
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8/18/2001  10:19 PM
Posted by LarrythaLeo:

If portland felt they weren't able to re-sign Sabonis why wouldn't they look to deal him, every other team in the league has been doing it.

You ask "why wouldn't they look to deal him" ?
Simple answer : Sabonis is a free agent so he can't be traded just like this. Any sign and trade must have his approval first. And as someone already said here before, Sabonis said he will only play for Portland if he returns for another season
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8/19/2001  10:08 AM
An article on Sabonis.

http://www.sportsline.com/b/page/pressbox/0,1328,4194806,00.html
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Ward for Sabonis

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