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The Dream isn't in Chandler's future

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08:11 AM ET 08.14 | Tyson Chandler, who played under 9:00 in Team USA's gold medal-winning finale, will take some time away from the game. Chandler, the team's lone traditional center, played just 8:42 as coach Mike Krzyzewski elected to turn more to Kevin Love to combat Spain's size. Chandler had talked about going to Houston to work with Hakeem Olajuwon on post moves. But Chandler said he has to pass because of logistical issues. "I'll take about a week or two off and get back at it," Chandler said. "There's no need to let this go to waste. I'm in great shape now and want to continue to climb." [Carmelo Anthony], who hurt his quad during the game, said he's fine. "I got time to rest," Melo said. "I'm in a great place."

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August 14, 2012  08:18 AM ET

I hope Serge Ibaka takes Hakeem Olajuwon up on his offer to help work on his post moves...just sayin'

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August 14, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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Question.....Who has gone to work with hakeem and actually got better?Hakeem had a remarkable talent, if you don't have it, you can't learn it

Well... you learn a skill to explore a talent so there's no harm in going to learn a few things from him.

August 14, 2012  09:28 AM ET

This is what I like to see, guys looking to improve themselves nearing the end of their careers. Never know when offensive skills might come in handy at pickup games in the local high school gym.

August 14, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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Agree..Tyson is 30+......ain't changing at this stageHe's a terrific defender and rebounder, but he sucks offensively

Chandler flakes off in the playoffs. He didn't assert himself against a centerless team. But you can't blame his cos

1. He played with Melo
2. Our point guards - Baron and Lin both went out. Bibbby's done and Tony Douglas is just Tony Douglas. Linsanity has destroyed his career. Last season when opportunity opened up Lin came out of nowhere and stole the show... then he gets traded to Houston with the starting job his' to lose... guess who comes around again... this is Linsane!

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August 14, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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if you don't have it, you can't learn it

True.
... and you better trademark that, before someone steals it.

August 14, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Actions Speaks Louder Than Words, Bro.

August 14, 2012  09:57 AM ET

at jgb THANK U dwight howard worked with both patrick ewing and hackeem and still is no where near either of them so either u got it or u dont

August 14, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Im going to go on a limb here.. but im kinda suspect from learning from Hakeem. As jgb questioned, who has learned from Hakeem. I could say this.. someone learned well from Ewing (Hakeem's nemesis) and took his talents to LA. Maybe someone should pay to see Ewing for a pointer or 2.

August 14, 2012  10:51 AM ET
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Morning LTCF - Isn't your local high school gym where they got most of the Cav's players...?

Cavs are on a better path than the Knicks and have been for over a decade. Enjoy the last 2 years because that's the ONLY years the Knicks will be better.

August 14, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Great things are expected in New York; be ready!

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August 14, 2012  11:01 AM ET
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Im going to go on a limb here.. but im kinda suspect from learning from Hakeem. As jgb questioned, who has learned from Hakeem. I could say this.. someone learned well from Ewing (Hakeem's nemesis) and took his talents to LA. Maybe someone should pay to see Ewing for a pointer or 2.

I don't know if the "someone" you were talking about who learned from Ewing is Dwight Howard, but if it is, I'm pretty sure Dwight spent time taking some pointers from Hakeem, as well. That's pretty well documented.

August 14, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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There is no guarantee the Cavs become more than a 6 seed. Luke HarongodyCJ MilesJeremy PargoKelenna AzuibikeThese are their offseason moves. Ha.

Not as long as the NBA continues to favor big market franchises.

 
August 14, 2012  11:08 AM ET

The NFL gives all teams the same opportunity to succeed which is why it has a bigger national following.

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