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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Frank Dux on Wed May 01, 2013 4:04 pm

JamrockLakaFan wrote:What bout howard for Lopez/gerald wallace

Lopez
Gasol
Wallace
Kobe
Nash

Could even trade gasol for SF and PG and move wallace to the PF(clark/hill would fill out rotation)



God no. Gerald Wallace might have the worst contract in the league.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Pig Miller on Wed May 01, 2013 7:41 pm

grantland had an interesting piece on who's the new age shane battier. a few guys on that list i would target, who i don't think are ridiculous to obtain.

1) dorrell wright
2) quincy pondexter
3) jae crowder
4) jeff taylor

none of then exactly light up the nets, except for wright, but they could come cheap. pondexter is still under contract, not sure a bout the others.

3 of the 4 are willing defenders, they all shoot in the 30% for 3's, and might be cheap alternatives.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dj vitus on Wed May 01, 2013 9:43 pm

Doc Brown wrote:WE CANNOT DO SIGN AND TRADES FOR INCOMING PLAYERS IF WE ARE OVER THE CAP. WE ARE OVER THE CAP. IF THEY ARE A FA THIS OFFSEASON WE CAN'T SIGN AND TRADE FOR THEM.

Luxury cap, to be more precise, which is at $70M. But thank you for reminding everyone.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Rooscooter on Wed May 01, 2013 9:51 pm

Frank Dux wrote:
JamrockLakaFan wrote:What bout howard for Lopez/gerald wallace

Lopez
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Wallace
Kobe
Nash

Could even trade gasol for SF and PG and move wallace to the PF(clark/hill would fill out rotation)



God no. Gerald Wallace might have the worst contract in the league.



Wouldn't that be Gasol?..... :man1:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Fri May 03, 2013 1:15 pm

Anyone else think that Denver might be looking to move a few guys since they A.) Got bounced in the 1st round again, B.) They need to resign Iggy/Brewer, which will put them in luxury tax territory and C.) Because they will have too many role players on fat contracts.....
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Fri May 03, 2013 1:17 pm

Denver needs a star player. A star starter. You know what I mean?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Fri May 03, 2013 1:27 pm

karacha wrote:Denver needs a star player. A star starter. You know what I mean?


Exactly. They need a guy that thinks, "I'm a beast."
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Fri May 03, 2013 1:58 pm

Someone mean, with facial hair, if at all possible.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 03, 2013 2:18 pm

karacha wrote:Someone mean, with facial hair, if at all possible.

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Fri May 03, 2013 2:38 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Fri May 03, 2013 3:39 pm

therealdeal wrote:
karacha wrote:Someone mean, with facial hair, if at all possible.

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Too short. I was thinking

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Frank Dux on Fri May 03, 2013 3:44 pm

therealdeal wrote:
karacha wrote:Someone mean, with facial hair, if at all possible.

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 03, 2013 6:17 pm

karacha wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
karacha wrote:Someone mean, with facial hair, if at all possible.

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Too short. I was thinking

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Fri May 03, 2013 7:52 pm

Denver has so many pieces.. They could put together an offer we can't refuse for Pau & still be contenders after the trade.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby LAKEROC on Fri May 03, 2013 10:26 pm

Really have no interest in any BIGTIME Stars to pair with Dwight that are NOT NAMED:

1) Kevin Love

2) Kyrie Irving

3) Stephon Curry

4) John Wall

5) LeBron James
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat May 04, 2013 1:12 am

Chandler ... yeah why not

Fournier would be an interesting deal "tweener" too ( not sure it is the right word)
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Ariza3 on Sat May 04, 2013 3:44 am

Fisher has been killing it in the playoffs. as usual. wish we kept him (and still somehow got hill) and just played him off the bench.

having a vet like him be a leader and come off the bench and hit big shots and make good decisions would be key.

he was +38 in 22 minutes tonight. and has been hitting 3's like crazy this series.
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Andre Iguodala Expected To Opt Out Of $16M Deal For 13-14

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat May 04, 2013 12:31 pm

Andre Iguodala Expected To Opt Out Of $16M Deal For 13-14

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Andre Iguodala is expected to opt out of the final season of his current contract, which is set to pay him $16 million in order to explore free agency.

Iguodala may not receive as much money on an annual basis, but would welcome the security of a long-term deal.

Iguodala will be one of the NBA's most coveted unrestricted free agents this offseason.


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Paul Pierce Will Play Next Season, Unsure Of Future With C's

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat May 04, 2013 12:33 pm

Paul Pierce Will Play Next Season, Unsure Of Future With Celtics

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Paul Pierce plans to play next season, and it seems as though it won't matter if he's still with the Boston Celtics.

"That's up to Danny [Ainge] and them," Pierce said when asked if he expects to be with the Celtics in 2013-14.

"I definitely expect to be playing," he added, alluding that he'd consider continuing his career with another team.

There are questions surrounding the Celtics heading into the summer. Ainge will have to decide whether to begin a rebuilding project or try and bring the current core back for another run.

"I've been here 15 years, and I've seen a lot of changes every year," Pierce reflected.


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Jarrett Jack Shut Down Extension Talks

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat May 04, 2013 12:34 pm

Jarrett Jack Shut Down Extension Talks, Wants To Experience Free Agency

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According to multiple team sources, the Warriors initiated extension talks with guard Jarrett Jack back in January. But Jack shut down such talks before they got rolling, looking to focus on the season and wanting to experience free agency.

Jack, who drew interest from multiple teams during the trade deadline, is in the last year of his contract paying him $5 million this season. He is expected to be a fairly well sought after this offseason, especially with the postseason he’s having, as multiple teams are looking for a point guard. Multiple teams are looking for point guards — including Utah, Charlotte, Toronto and possibly Milwaukee (since Brandon Jennings is a restricted free agent). Plus, Jack has proven to be a difference-maker off the bench, which has intrigued multiple teams that already have a point guard, such as the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.

Jack has been an integral part of the Warriors’ success this season, averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 assists off the bench in 29.7 minutes off the bench. He is a respected voice in the locker room and has proven a capable option when starter Stephen Curry out of the lineup.

But will Jack turn down a lucrative offer from another team? Will the Warriors be be able and willing to match or compete?

Money, however, isn’t the only obstacle. Golden State will have to determine if it wants to commit so many minutes to Jack. As it stands now, Jack is playing minutes in the fourth quarter at the expense of rookie forward Harrison Barnes. A bigger role for Barnes would probably mean a smaller roll for Jack (since sitting Curry or second-year guard Klay Thompson is not an option).

Warriors general manager Bob Myers declined to comment until after the season.

“I believe everything will work out,” Jack said in a previous interview. “I want to be here and if they want me here, it will work out.”


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Mike Dunleavy Likes Bucks, Open To Return

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat May 04, 2013 12:36 pm

Mike Dunleavy Likes Bucks, Open To Return

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By Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel

St. Francis - Mike Dunleavy has served as a valuable sixth man for the Bucks during the past two seasons.

And the 32-year-old guard-forward said Monday he would be open to returning.

Dunleavy scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in Milwaukee's 88-77 loss to Miami in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoffs Sunday as the Heat completed a four-game sweep.

"My contract's up so I'm just going to have to figure out where that leaves me," Dunleavy said. "Honestly I haven't given a lot of thought to it.

"I like being here; I grew up here. I signed as a free agent here. I'm willing to come back. I've got to talk to the team and see what they want to do and go from there."

Dunleavy signed a two-year, $7 million deal with Milwaukee in the summer of 2011. He averaged 12.3 points and provided a spark off the bench in 55 games during the lockout-shortened season, then averaged 10.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 75 games during the past season.

Former Bucks coach Scott Skiles treasured Dunleavy in his role off the bench and Jim Boylan used the former Duke star in the same way.

"I'm happy that I signed here two seasons ago, looking back on it," Dunleavy said. "This year everybody knows was a little bit tougher. It was just a tough year.

"That's part of the business. You've got to stick with it; you've got to stay professional. You've got to come out and perform every night. I tried to do that to the best of my ability. At the end of the day we made the playoffs and I guess you've got to feel good about that."

The Bucks seemed poised at one point to fight for the sixth-seeded or seventh-seeded spots in the East. But their late-season malaise consigned them to the unenviable matchup against MIami, a 66-victory team that won 27 straight games at one point in the season.

"I have no issue about getting swept by the Heat," Dunleavy said. "They're a great team. The issue is having to face the Heat. We basically dog-trotted down the stretch for March and April.

"We should have never been in the position of having to play the 1 seed. Kind of shame on us. That's the disappointing part of the whole season."

Dunleavy said the trade deadline deal to acquire J.J. Redick gave the team a brief boost.

"You get guys to get re-engaged and a little more focused," Dunleavy said. "Some guys think, 'If I don't bring it tonight, I'm not going to play. I better get my act together.'

"That happened for a few weeks. Then again, like after a coaching change, reality sets in and it ended up being even more guys that could have had an argument for playing major minutes. It just didn't pan out the right way. To add a guy like J.J. to your team, how could it not help? And here we are in a situation where our record dropped off. That's certainly not an indicator of the type of player he is.

"It just doesn't add up."

Dunleavy also noted a concerning trend that he believed contributed to the Bucks' decline toward the end of the season.

"We struggled with some discipline stuff, some small things, that quite frankly probably were a result of not being engaged and on top of things in practice and shootarounds," Dunleavy said. "It just carried over.

"You do that and it will catch up to you. Guys will hit tough buzzer-beaters or you'll lose in funny ways. It's just kind of a basketball karma thing.

"There were a lot of days (in practice) we just didn't get better. We weren't really focused. You've got to improve from January 1 until yesterday. I just don't think it happened. You look at our roster and we don't have any bad guys. Again, it comes down to guys wanting to play and have a certain role and do certain things.

"If you can't balance that, you have problems."


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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Sat May 04, 2013 12:38 pm

Come to the Lakers please. Could use some shooters and playmakers on the perimeter. He's a little slower and his D sucks but hes not gonna be a starter anyways might as well be productive off the bench
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat May 04, 2013 12:43 pm

The Rock wrote:Come to the Lakers please. Could use some shooters and playmakers on the perimeter. He's a little slower and his D sucks but hes not gonna be a starter anyways might as well be productive off the bench

We need athletes. Dunleavy is exactly what we don't need.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Sat May 04, 2013 12:45 pm

therealdeal wrote:
The Rock wrote:Come to the Lakers please. Could use some shooters and playmakers on the perimeter. He's a little slower and his D sucks but hes not gonna be a starter anyways might as well be productive off the bench

We need athletes. Dunleavy is exactly what we don't need.


we can work with shooters. 2008 NBA finals run we didn't have any athletes, we made the finals with Vlad Rad as our starter. If he can shoot 3s, he can be a solid productive member on this team
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby k0i308v3 on Sat May 04, 2013 12:47 pm

The Rock wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
The Rock wrote:Come to the Lakers please. Could use some shooters and playmakers on the perimeter. He's a little slower and his D sucks but hes not gonna be a starter anyways might as well be productive off the bench

We need athletes. Dunleavy is exactly what we don't need.


we can work with shooters. 2008 NBA finals run we didn't have any athletes, we made the finals with Vlad Rad as our starter. If he can shoot 3s, he can be a solid productive member on this team


Rock, do you think a free agent like that would hurt if we picked him up and Dwight decided to go elsewhere? I agree he would fit nice, and a lot better if we held on to Dwight.
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