lakerfan2 wrote:Toronto is not giving us Lowry. It's Bargs and Calderon, and neither of those guys solve our problems.
tigerjeterkobe wrote:I agree that bargs is soft and not a good rebounder. Disagree about lowry. All we hear around here is that he is unhappy and won't stay - starter or not. Wants to be back in US in a warm climate.
As for minny - ok. But they need bodies. If they trade Pek while injured they lose the 10-day sign option. So we would send them 2 of Morris, Ebanks, Meeks, Duhon, Clark or Sacre with Gasol. Think Kahn would want Gasol and either Clark or Jamison? Why don't they just sign Martin?
This is all that matters right now about Smith, specifically regarding his tenuous future with the Hawks: His contract is expiring and his asking price for a new one is going to be high. It's going to hit the ceiling. It's why his days in Atlanta may be numbered. “I feel like I’m a max player,” Smith said Friday. And yes, that is the first time he has said that. “I feel I bring a lot to the table. I have a lot of versatility. For what I do and what I give this ball club, I feel like I’m worth it.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Balance&Options24 wrote:Is Josh Smith a max player?This is all that matters right now about Smith, specifically regarding his tenuous future with the Hawks: His contract is expiring and his asking price for a new one is going to be high. It's going to hit the ceiling. It's why his days in Atlanta may be numbered. “I feel like I’m a max player,” Smith said Friday. And yes, that is the first time he has said that. “I feel I bring a lot to the table. I have a lot of versatility. For what I do and what I give this ball club, I feel like I’m worth it.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Doc Brown wrote:http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=a2rfzmd
Send the Magic some a bundle of draft picks from Boston/Memphis and assist with their rebuild project.
[size=150]Cavaliers Could Trade Gibson, Casspi and Speights Before Deadline[/size]
By Marc Stein
The Cleveland Cavaliers are already receiving trade interest from other teams in Marreese Speights.
Speights was acquired last week in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Cavaliers have $12 million in expiring contracts.
Daniel Gibson and Omri Casspi are also candidates to be traded by the Cavaliers.
Sources: Raptors Would Prefer To Trade Lowry Over Calderon
By Ken Berger
The Toronto Raptors would prefer to trade Kyle Lowry over Jose Calderon, according to league sources.
Lowry was acquired last offseason from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Gary Forbes and a future first-round lottery pick.
Lowry is averaging 13.8 points and 5.8 assists in 27.7 minutes behind Calderon.
Celtics Elevating Interest In J.J. Redick
Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
Hearing Celts, even before season-worst 7-for-32 shooting from 15+ feet in NYK loss, have ramped up their interest in Magic's J.J. Redick
Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
Size obviously Celts' priority if they do deal before Feb. 21 trade deadline but word is they hope to work way into Redick mix if they can
Andre Iguodala Hoping To Stay With Nuggets Long-Term
By Christopher Dempsey
The Denver Post
It’s halfway through the season and it looks like things are crystallizing in Nuggets’ guard Andre Iguodala’s head concerning his opt-out decision at the end of the season.
Though he did not say it specifically it appears he’s leaning toward staying with the Nuggets long term, but here’s how: By opting out of his current contract, which would pay him roughly $16.2 million next season and signing a new, multiyear deal – even if the annual value of the contract comes out to be less than what he’s making now and scheduled to make next season.
“A lot of players have done it where they’ve gave up a large bulk of their contract, say, giving up $16 million to get $60 million,” said Iguodala, who turns 29 years old on Monday. “In the grand scheme of things that makes sense. But if you give up $16 million and you get $20 million (it doesn’t make sense). So it’s all about playing your cards right and seeing where you’re at. At the end of the day winning takes care of everything, so if we win here, then hopefully the organization and myself will come to an agreement and we’ll continue to build on what we have here.”
A player opting out of a lucrative final year isn’t unprecedented. In fact, the Nuggets recently went through just such a scenario when Nene opted out of his following the 2011 season, forgoing a final year worth $12 million. Now, Nene was able to parlay his unrestricted free agent status into getting a contract worth $13 million per year, so it was a net gain for him.
It’s unlikely Iguodala would make more annually than the $16.2 million he’d pass up, but his contract would probably not be anything smaller than Ty Lawson’s contract extension, which starting next season pays him an average of $12 million annually. And the savings of a new contract worth less per year would help the Nuggets, who could be up against the luxury tax threshold next season and would need to find some economic breathing room.
Iguodala’s contract status is one of the season’s biggest storylines for the Nuggets, and it will spill over into the summer. But increasingly it looks like the Nuggets are taking center stage in his mind.
“It’s not as hard as it seems,” Iguodala said. “It’s basically just weighing your options, seeing who has interest in you, or making a guesstimate on who has interest in you or what your value is at the current time. That’s pretty much it.”
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XXIV wrote:^ I was interested in signing Williams over the offseason, hopefully we can cut Ebanks and sign him. Any sort of athleticism at SF would be of great help.
Doc Brown wrote:^^^ I've always liked TWill. He can play Point Forward and would be nice for the 2nd unit, so Blake/Duhon can just spot up and shoot, which might be the only thing they are good at.
Vlade_12 wrote:Doc Brown wrote:^^^ I've always liked TWill. He can play Point Forward and would be nice for the 2nd unit, so Blake/Duhon can just spot up and shoot, which might be the only thing they are good at.
I agree. Do u think March is enough time for him to fit in?
We still have a 15th spot open