What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

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    What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    Some many ramifications with that decision.  Besides being the better player, he would have helped them immediately, as opposed to having to wait for Dino.  And there's the issue that he helped the Lakers with his play and then REALLY helped them by being sent to Charlotte for the #7 pick (Kobe) and clearing salary for them to sign Shaq.

    LA would have found a way to get Shaq anyway but maybe the Lakers don't get Kobe then.
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

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    Some many ramifications with that decision.  Besides being the better player, he would have helped them immediately, as opposed to having to wait for Dino.  And there's the issue that he helped the Lakers with his play and then REALLY helped them by being sent to Charlotte for the #7 pick (Kobe) and clearing salary for them to sign Shaq. LA would have found a way to get Shaq anyway but maybe the Lakers don't get Kobe then.
    Posted by oddjob

    Where to start.. lots of errors in this one.. Dino was a 2nd round pick, #40, vlade was a late 1st, #26.. kobe was the 13th pick, not the 7th.. we can spend all day on what ifs for many scenarios.. but you can't change the past, only look forward to the future..
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    You are correct.  I didn't check my dates properly.  1989 was the Michael Smith draft.  Divac would have been better, but then again anyone else would have been better.
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    Vlade was a better player than Dino, but Dino was also a very good player. Check his career stats. I believe by memory that he averaged 17 points and 10 rebs per game in his final season before blowing his knee out.
        That entire Yougoslavian championship team was loaded with great talent. Dino, Vlade, Drazen Petrovich and Toni Kukoch.
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    Celtics should have drafted Tim Hardaway in that draft... moot point on Divac.

    They should have traded McHale for Detlef Schrempf and a #1 pick the previous February... which would have then let them draft Shawn Kemp or Divac anyhow.
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

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    Celtics should have drafted Tim Hardaway in that draft... moot point on Divac. They should have traded McHale for Detlef Schrempf and a #1 pick the previous February... which would have then let them draft Shawn Kemp or Divac anyhow.
    Posted by rameakap


    why would you all discuss the past that you cant do anything about and just speak nonsense right now the WHAT IFS 20 years ago does not matter right now

     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    Simply interesting to talk about man, if you don't care to comment on this thread or find a what if from 20 years ago interesting, then nobody has a gun to your head to post here
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    If you don't remember history then it is bound to repeat itself... isn't that how it goes?

    I can make it relevant to today FYI

    Danny was traded in Feb of '89 for Pinckney and Kleine

    Always the GM, he had privately said that the big 3 were too old/injured to win a  title and moving one of them was Celts best chance to improve. Instead they moved a 30 year old Ainge.

    Danny uses that situation when he approached the current big 3, and almost traded Allen this past winter
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    If the C's had Divac, does that mean Kobe would have played for the C's!!?  DId Charlotte comb the league looking for a thrillling player like Divac to trade KObe for!!   Only the Lakers get players they really don't deserve on a consistent basis. Divac was only traded for Kobe because Kobe pitched a full fledged chidish tantrum when he didn't go to the big, cosmopolitan media center (surprise, surprise).  Charlotte would have been forced to take some other patheticly unfair compensation if Divac was hurt. 
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    Another one of those "what ifs" scenario. Hello! We will never know the answer to any of those questions. Just like "what if" Len Bias didn't overdose.  
     
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    Re: What if the C's had drafted Divac instead of Radja?

    What if Pitino hadn't traded the #8 pick for Vitaly Potapenko and the Celtics had drafted Shawn Marion one pick ahead of Phoenix !

    And what if Danny Fortson didn't get hurt 5 seconds after we got him....And what if Chauncey stayed and became Rondo and we kept Joe Johnson instead of Kedrick Brown ???
      http://www.boston.com/sports/colleges/mens_basketball/articles/2010/07/28/rick_pitino_expected_to_testify_in_extortion_trial/

     
     
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