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08:13 AM ET 08.31 | Ryan Anderson, the league's Most Improved Player in 2011-12, did not fit into the plans of the Magic, and a sign-and-trade has landed him in New Orleans. "It's a different situation," Anderson said in an exclusive interview with HOOPSWORLD. ... "It's a pretty cool opportunity to be a part of a group where I'm sort of a young veteran on a team that I can obviously help the younger guys. As far as my positioning and where I'm going to be playing, I think the great thing about this team is that we have a bunch of versatile players so I think that I'll be playing small forward, power forward, and maybe even center. I'll be playing different positions, which will give me an opportunity to be out on the court more."

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August 31, 2012  09:36 AM ET

"As far as my positioning and where I'm going to be playing, I think the great thing about this team is that we have a bunch of versatile players so I think that I'll be playing small forward, power forward, and maybe even center. I'll be playing different positions, which will give me an opportunity to be out on the court more."

Translation: "Just put me in the game coach! I'll play wherever, just glad to be away from that Dwightmare"

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August 31, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Time To Earn Your Raise, Bro.

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August 31, 2012  10:12 AM ET

?

August 31, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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Good kid and I hope he has a great season. A bit slow of foot for SF but he can play either PF or Center for periods. Great 3 point shooter and rebounder.

Really? Anderson at Center?
If they are SO thin, then they should get Blatche IMMEDIATELY!!

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August 31, 2012  10:52 AM ET
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I think he would rather be playing with Dwight. Dwight's presence made him good.

Having Dwight's presence on the block drew defenders away from him and gave him a lot of open 3s. I strongly doubt he'll have much success without a force in the paint.

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August 31, 2012  11:10 AM ET
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Really? Anderson at Center?
If they are SO thin, then they should get Blatche IMMEDIATELY!!

I don't know much about Andray Blatche except that almost everyone here on FN is advocating his signing. Yet no one seems interested in his services.

Am I missing something? Do the teams know things about him that isn't public knowledge? Seems to me if he would be an asset to a team, he'd a been gobbled up by now.

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August 31, 2012  11:42 AM ET
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I think he would rather be playing with Dwight. Dwight's presence made him good.

I didnt question that...Im just saying like the other players in ORL, he HAD to be tired of the drama and just glad to be free from it. Your basketball point was correct but that would be the case with any 'stretch 4' that plays with Dwight. (ie. Pau is somewhere grinning like a chesire cat)

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August 31, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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Got it. Yup the players and the fans both are glad the Dwight saga is over now. Ownership dragged that out way too long. Ryan's got to feel good that somebody offered him that money. He's a classy kid and he will try hard to live up to their expectations.

MMA...This is jgb's post on the Wade thread...........




QUOTE(#11):Originally posted 09:40 AM ET 08.31 by Eli... MacGyver was my inspiration. Hell I transformed an old screen door into a surfboard with duct tape and almost won the U.S. Open Surf Competition. Okay, not really but I have become quite handy with duct tape.

+ 1 on macgyer.....

also the A team.

the FN A team woud be....

Mick as hannibal
Dee as BA baracus
MMA as face
DJ as howling mad murdock

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August 31, 2012  02:36 PM ET
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I don't know much about Andray Blatche except that almost everyone here on FN is advocating his signing. Yet no one seems interested in his services. Am I missing something? Do the teams know things about him that isn't public knowledge? Seems to me if he would be an asset to a team, he'd a been gobbled up by now.

He's a newer version of Ron Artest.

Good player, too much baggage.

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