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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:50 am

This is for the offseason, but I figured I'd throw it in here anyway....

No regrets says Wright
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When the Philadelphia 76ers acquired Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors last July they thought they had their starting small forward, but he's been in-and-out of the rotation for most of the season.

Wright is part of the free agent class in 2013 and he says he won't let this season affect his attitude moving forward.

"I don't worry about what might have been. You can't get caught up in that," Wright told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "You just come to compete every night. That's what I've tried to do."

Wright is averaging 22.1 minutes, 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists this season. In March his production has increased to 25.3 minutes, 13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Wright earned $4.1 million this season and he will likely only be offered half that amount in the free agent market.


If the bolded is true, we need to hop in there and snatch him up.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Battle Tested20 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:47 pm

Will depend on what happens with Pau and Metta. I really think both of them could be gone this off-season. I'd be curious to see who we can get for Pau, but yes Dorell Wright for around $2-3 million would be really nice!
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Kobe8Fan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:55 pm

Metta could be out 6-8 weeks. Can the Lakers sign T-Mac now?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby THE_DAGGER on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:37 pm

Kobe8Fan wrote:Metta could be out 6-8 weeks. Can the Lakers sign T-Mac now?


Exactly.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersyunowin on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Kobe8Fan wrote:Metta could be out 6-8 weeks. Can the Lakers sign T-Mac now?

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Kobe8Fan wrote:Metta could be out 6-8 weeks. Can the Lakers sign T-Mac now?

For what? He couldn't make our playoff roster anyway.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:54 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Kobe8Fan wrote:Metta could be out 6-8 weeks. Can the Lakers sign T-Mac now?

For what? He couldn't make our playoff roster anyway.

He could be. He's been a free agent long before March 1st. He missed the Playoffs in the CBA.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:56 pm

T-Mac would break his back in practice right after joining the Lakers. Leave the guy alone.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:20 pm

^ That. :man10:

There's a reason no NBA team has tried to sign him.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:56 pm

karacha wrote:T-Mac would break his back in practice right after joining the Lakers. Leave the guy alone.

no kidding, with our luck he'd get hit by a car crossing the street to get to our practice
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dj vitus on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:44 pm

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karacha wrote:T-Mac would break his back in practice right after joining the Lakers. Leave the guy alone.

no kidding, with our luck he'd get hit by a car crossing the street to get to our practice

After Blake's strip spike incident, that's not far from the realm of possibility.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dj vitus on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:15 pm

Doc Brown wrote:This is for the offseason, but I figured I'd throw it in here anyway....

No regrets says Wright
March, 26, 2013
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When the Philadelphia 76ers acquired Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors last July they thought they had their starting small forward, but he's been in-and-out of the rotation for most of the season.

Wright is part of the free agent class in 2013 and he says he won't let this season affect his attitude moving forward.

"I don't worry about what might have been. You can't get caught up in that," Wright told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "You just come to compete every night. That's what I've tried to do."

Wright is averaging 22.1 minutes, 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists this season. In March his production has increased to 25.3 minutes, 13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Wright earned $4.1 million this season and he will likely only be offered half that amount in the free agent market.


If the bolded is true, we need to hop in there and snatch him up.

Seems like he's shown he can shoot, esp during his GS years. How's his defense, though?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:52 pm

Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports wrote: Andre Iguodala is certain of one thing. He wants to represent Team USA again in both the World Cup and the Olympics.

The Denver forward is getting more sure about another thing: Opting out of his contract this summer and signing a long-term deal, possibly with the Nuggets or possibly somewhere else.

As for Iguodala’s NBA future, he doesn’t know where he’ll be playing. But Iguodala, a nine-year veteran who is averaging 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists and is Denver’s perimeter stopper, indicated it’s more likely now he will opt out of his contract by July 1 to sign a long-term deal.

Iguodala is on the books to make $15.9 million next season, likely more than he could get from any team for 2013-14. But he could become a free agent and then sign a multi-year deal that would pay less next season but would provide long-term security.

“Yeah, definitely,’’ Iguodala, 29, said of that being a distinct possibility. “You got to weigh options. Security-wise, a player would opt out, especially with the type of season we’ve had as a team. Teams know what I can bring to them, and I know (the Nuggets) know what I can bring to a team here.

“Players get like $50, $60 or $70 or $80 (million over multiple years), whatever the number was, they gave up a big number (in an option season by opting out). But in the grand scheme of things, pretty much get it back. You got security.’’

Iguodala said it’s no guarantee he would re-sign with Denver if he does the expected and opts out. But he has liked the progress the Nuggets (50-24) have made recently, which has included a 15-game winning streak that ended last Monday.

“My main goal is, if we win here, everything will take care of itself, no matter what,’’ Iguodala said. “I want to play for a team where I have an impact on the game without even scoring ... I feel like if I win (with the Nuggets), I won’t have to worry about having to prove my worth.

“Obviously, it’s a business, so you’re going to look at your options. Here we have some good (prospects). But I’m not making any promises. But I’ve liked the last month and a half, two months, three months or however long (that Denver has been on a roll). It’s important for the future, so I’m just trying to win.’’

Hey Denver, you know what the missing piece is to your championship aspirations -- Pau Gasol. Just saying.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:57 pm

Stephen Brotherston of HoopsWorld wrote:A professional basketball player heading into his mid-thirties as a free agent is supposed to be on the downside of his career. However, those who have a special skill that isn’t reliant on uber-athleticism are the exception to the rule and three-point shooting specialist Kyle Korver has only gotten better in his thirties.
At 32 years old, Korver is playing some of the best basketball of his career. He is on pace for the most starts in his career. He’s attempting the second-most three-pointers at 5.7 per game and hitting them at 45.6 percent, the second-highest rate in his career and he has made at least one three-point shot in 65 consecutive games (as of Wednesday night in Toronto). Only Reggie Miller (68), Dennis Scott (78), Michael Adams (79) and Dana Barros (89) have recorded longer consecutive three-point shooting streaks in the NBA.
“To be perfectly honest, when we got him a lot of people didn’t think we could use him in the role that we use him in,” Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew said. “I have started him quite a bit, where his whole career has been coming off the bench, but he has shown his durability in being able to start and come off the bench. I don’t see him slowing down. As long as he can put that right arm in there, I think he is going to be out there.”
Somewhat surprisingly, Korver has brought a lot more to Atlanta than just a deadly three-point threat. A true veteran, Korver has contributed in a variety of ways both on and off the court and has earned the respect of his teammates and his coach.
“[Korver] is definitely a threat every time he is on the floor with his ability to shoot the basketball, but guys underestimate his ability to play defense,” Jeff Teague said. “He is a great team defender and he plays hard every night.
“He played for some great coaches prior to playing for us, so some of things he learned from those guys, he brings to this team. One good thing about Coach Drew is he listens to everyone, so if Kyle makes a suggestion, he listens to him. [Korver] has been on winning teams and he knows what it takes to win.

Korver justifiably believes he still has four or five good years left and like many veterans in their thirties, he wants to spend them with a winning franchise. Based on what he has accomplished this season, Korver has a lot to offer.
“I think I have still got, lord willing and no injuries, four or five good years, but you never know, we’ll see,” Korver said. “At this stage of my career, to be on a bad team, I just don’t want any part of that. It is good to be here. It is always good to be in the playoffs. The playoffs are a whole other world. It is a different game. It is where you make the memories. I want to play in a good culture on a good team.”
Atlanta only has three players under guaranteed contracts next season and Korver is not one of them, but the veteran likes the style of play and how Coach Drew has been using him in the offense, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he ended up back in Atlanta. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Hawks, however, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if he is helping to effectively stretch defenses in his fifth NBA city next season either. Korver has the proven skills and experience needed by every serious playoff contender; he will be a free agent in demand this July.

Hey Korver, Lakers have a pretty good culture.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby MadMax on Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:58 pm

Yeah, come here and forgot how to shoot. :man12: :man6:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:32 am

Just imagine Korver getting all these Meeks open looks ...

He's a liability on the other end off the floor but it's not like the undersized Meeks isn't targeted by the opponent team ...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby abeer3 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:43 am

Doc Brown wrote:This is for the offseason, but I figured I'd throw it in here anyway....

No regrets says Wright
March, 26, 2013
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When the Philadelphia 76ers acquired Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors last July they thought they had their starting small forward, but he's been in-and-out of the rotation for most of the season.

Wright is part of the free agent class in 2013 and he says he won't let this season affect his attitude moving forward.

"I don't worry about what might have been. You can't get caught up in that," Wright told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "You just come to compete every night. That's what I've tried to do."

Wright is averaging 22.1 minutes, 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists this season. In March his production has increased to 25.3 minutes, 13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Wright earned $4.1 million this season and he will likely only be offered half that amount in the free agent market.


If the bolded is true, we need to hop in there and snatch him up.



his name always pops up in my head when i think about athletic 3s who can shoot the ball. i saw him play pretty well a couple times for philly this year, too. wonder why they don't use him more. his season numbers are similar to meeks' in terms of shooting percentages, but he boards more and, in theory, is more versatile on defense.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:55 am

He's not a good defender and his shot is every bit as streaky as Meeks'.

But I'd still add him if we could for cheap. Young, athletic, known as a shooter, and capable of growth. Those are all things we need on our team.

If our bench next season looked like Blake, Meeks, Wright, Hill, Jamison to start with, it'd be a good start. We need more though.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Center Court on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:27 am

therealdeal wrote:He's not a good defender and his shot is every bit as streaky as Meeks'.

But I'd still add him if we could for cheap. Young, athletic, known as a shooter, and capable of growth. Those are all things we need on our team.

If our bench next season looked like Blake, Meeks, Wright, Hill, Jamison to start with, it'd be a good start. We need more though.


Add in Clark and the bench is adequate.. I still think we need a 6th man. A guy who can come in and just change the game. Every championship team has one. Jamison is that guy for now, but I think he wants a ring and maybe he ends up in Miami to get one.

the real change needs to come at the starting 3 spot. We need an athletic SF who can play off the ball, slash, defend, and hit open shots. Be what Ariza was when he won his ring here.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:44 am

Center Court wrote:Jamison is that guy for now, but I think he wants a ring and maybe he ends up in Miami to get one.

:man4:

Center Court wrote:the real change needs to come at the starting 3 spot. We need an athletic SF who can play off the ball, slash, defend, and hit open shots. Be what Ariza was when he won his ring here.

I think we need this and a 6th man. If we're going to run with Nash, it'd be awesome to have a combo guard that could come in and light up. Someone like Jamal Crawford. Dude only makes $5M for the next 3 seasons :man4:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:58 am

Thing is two play players at a decent price are VERY rare in this league ... good luck to our FO to retool this roster , they sure going to need some ... we need a lot of things

Crawford is instant scoring from the bench but this is all he can do and isn't efficient ( his shooting numbers are definetely acceptable this season though) ... not the type of player who helps you win in the playoffs imo ... but he's still way better than what we have right now
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:00 am

Center Court wrote:
therealdeal wrote:He's not a good defender and his shot is every bit as streaky as Meeks'.

But I'd still add him if we could for cheap. Young, athletic, known as a shooter, and capable of growth. Those are all things we need on our team.

If our bench next season looked like Blake, Meeks, Wright, Hill, Jamison to start with, it'd be a good start. We need more though.


Add in Clark and the bench is adequate.. I still think we need a 6th man. A guy who can come in and just change the game. Every championship team has one. Jamison is that guy for now, but I think he wants a ring and maybe he ends up in Miami to get one.

the real change needs to come at the starting 3 spot. We need an athletic SF who can play off the ball, slash, defend, and hit open shots. Be what Ariza was when he won his ring here.

and the starting PG , and the starting PF and the backup SG/SF
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:25 am

It's not as desperate as you make it sound, calm down.

As for Jamison, if he plays again next season I don't see him anywhere else than LA. He's a professional, he's an honorable guy, and I think we all can see that this season was just not ours it happens. He came here for an opportunity to win and we can still offer that if we make the right moves this summer. I see him staying if he plays another season.

I didn't include Clark in my bench list because I expect him to start next season.

What our team desperately needs is a starting caliber SF and a few bench pieces that are young and able to contribute. The second piece is going to be easier than you think if we can get the first piece. You get the first piece by trading Pau Gasol or amnestying him.

We are sitting on Nash, Bryant, and a (hopefully continued) healthy Howard. We don't need a LOT from the other two players. We just need them to work hard on defense and make some outside shots. That's it. Nash/Blake is just fine although I'd like a younger athlete behind them (Livingston?). Bryant/Meeks is just fine although someone behind Meeks would be ideal. SF is a problem. PF is alright with Clark/Jamison/Hill. And Center is fine with Howard/Hill. Bring back Sacre or another big body and our front court looks good.

Give me Wright in that starting spot and someone behind him and that's a roster that can do alright if we just stay healthy.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:26 am

with this payroll I'd expected mgmt. to cont. adding more 2nd rd scrubs and more cheapo's like Meeks, lucked out with Jamison but after this season I doubt we get another ring chasing vet on the cheap like Jamison.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:31 am

khmrP wrote:with this payroll I'd expected mgmt. to cont. adding more 2nd rd scrubs and more cheapo's like Meeks, lucked out with Jamison but after this season I doubt we get another ring chasing vet on the cheap like Jamison.

They won't have this payroll next season. Gasol will be gone either by trade or amnesty, Artest will be gone or he'll have to reduce his pay to nearly nothing. Blake might be gone if we need to shed more money. Morris, Duhon, are all gone for sure.

Bryant 30, Howard 21, Nash 9, and Hill 3.5 are the only ones I think guaranteed to come back. Clark and Meeks come back too at around 3.5 a piece. Jamison back for about 1.5 million. Yes that's basically a full roster's worth of pay, but with Bryant at 30 million that's what it is.
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