Orlando Magic: Would Allen Iverson Be a Good Replacement for Vince Carter?

July 1st, 2010 by Dwayne Montell Leave a reply »
The Vince Carter era in Orlando maybe coming to an end in the next couple of days, as it is being reported that the Magic and Utah Jazz are seriously considering swapping Carlos Boozer for Carter.

Last offseason, Magic GM Otis Smith brought in Vince Carter to add a go-to guy who could take games over. Vince had the worst season of his career, averaging a career-low 16.6 ppg, while shooting just 43 percent. In the playoffs, Carter was even worse, showing little heart though he was supported by arguably the NBA's most talented team.

If Carter leaves, the Magic will need a SG, one who can hopefully give them what they thought Vince would give them. J.J. Redick, if he comes back, is just not ready to start.

There is one guard out there who might be the biggest steal in free agency. He is Vince's opposite, bringing perhaps more effort than any player ever has. He plays with his heart on his sleeve, and plays the game the same way whether his team is down 20, or up 10.

He is also one of the greatest scorers and players in NBA history: Allen Iverson.

Think about it.  Stan Van Gundy would respect Iverson, and AI would retu ...

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