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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Gman1979 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:52 pm

i wouldn't mind tmac him and kobe always had good chemistry and i think he can give us outside shooting
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:16 pm

We been desperate for backup SF and C last 2months, FO did nothing. Would be shocking if they added anyone now
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:14 pm

Watching highlights of TMac in the China league this year. Aside from the competition, he still looks like he has some legs left in him. Definitely could contribute for 8-10 minutes at the SF spot.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby JSM on Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:12 pm

Marc J Spears of Yahoo wrote: Point guard Brandon Jennings, a soon-to-be restricted free agent, says if he signs a one-year qualifying offer with Milwaukee this offseason, expect his days with the Bucks to be limited to one season.

"If I take the qualifying offer and become an [unrestricted] free agent there is no way I am coming back," Jennings told Yahoo! Sports on Friday after practice. "There is no way."

Jennings considers Milwaukee a "great sports town" and has enjoyed his time there, but in order to keep him long term, Jennings said the Bucks' offer must be lucrative and there needs to be changes in the roster and the organization to make it championship caliber.

He turned down a four-year, $40 million deal prior to this season, a source told Yahoo! Sports. A one-year qualifying offer would be worth about $4.5 million for Jennings.

Jennings plays in one of the NBA's smallest markets and is rarely seen on national television. The Los Angeles native admits that a bigger market is attractive but his preference is to play for a title contender, regardless of a city's size. Jennings noted that the Oklahoma City Thunder play in a small market, but made it to the NBA Finals last season and are frequently on national television.

The Bucks have made one playoff appearance in Jennings' previous three seasons, pushing the Atlanta Hawks to seven games in the first round in 2010 before bowing out. Milwaukee is expected to make the postseason as a seventh or eighth seed this season, but is a long shot to advance, especially if it draws the Miami Heat in the first round.

"I just want to win," Jennings said. "The way I am playing now, I just want to go to a winning team and play like that. I don't care about being a superstar or being the main guy. I did that [the] first four years. I just want to win and be somewhere where it's all about winning.

"I'm not saying the Bucks aren't about winning. But I think [a title caliber situation] will help me, motivate my game and then you have to perform."

Jennings is averaging 18.4 points, a career-high 6.6 assists and 1.8 steals this season. He believes he has proven he is more than a score-first point guard since the All-Star Break by averaging 17.6 points and 10.4 assists while shooting 48.8 from 3-point range. Jennings says he'll be more pass-first minded from now on.

"Everybody says I'm just a shooter, I'm just a scorer," Jennings said. "But if you go back to my high school days, I've always been a pass-first point guard. Now that we got J.J. [Redick], who's a good scorer, now I'm just looking for options all the time.

"Basically, I should have been doing what I've been doing the last three months. Is it too late? I don't know. But maybe it's a good way to start showing what else I can do."

The Bucks have Jennings' "Bird Rights" and can pay him for five seasons where another team could give him only a four-year offer. There is a risk if Jennings signs a one-year, qualifying offer while turning down lengthy deals. What if he gets hurt or underperforms? But Jennings, 23, is known for being cavalier.

He was the first American to go from high school to playing professional basketball in Europe when he suited up in Italy for a season. Instead of signing with a more well-known shoe company, Jennings was Under Armour's first major basketball client.

"If you think about it I still do have power," Jennings said. "If anything is offered out there that doesn't mean I have to accept it, right? That means next season I will be playing and then I will become a free agent and can go anywhere I want to go.

"It doesn't mean if another team offers me something or the Bucks offer me something that I have to take it. I can still play it out. That's something I've been thinking about. Then I can really have the power to really make my own decision."
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:24 am

Come here for the mini-MLE. Big market... Title contender (if we heal up and make some other moves)...

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby JSM on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:33 am

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As I reported yesterday, the Utah Jazz have waived Raja Bell to make room for D-League call-up Travis Leslie.

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Raja Bell isn't playoff eligible because he wasn't waived by 3/1. Smart move by Utah. As I hinted before, the Jazz didn't want to help L.A.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby D.B. Cooper on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:46 am

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

Postby trodgers on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:49 am

Surely we can trade some scraps for Avery Bradley. Right?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:49 am

Jazz didn't want to help us pass them by giving us Bell.....

Jazz helping us pass them by not worrying about themselves....

Keep crappin' the bed Utah, your fans deserve every loss that gets you further and further from getting a playoff spot.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Magic Skywalker on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:57 am

Though if we really wanted Bell for the Playoffs, I thank the Jazz for keeping him until now. I honestly think Bell would not contribute much of anything. He's not the defender from 2006, he's not really a scorer nor a great three pointer (he's acceptable only), he hasn't played in a lot of time and he would make us even older.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:04 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:12 pm

Doc Brown wrote:Jazz didn't want to help us pass them by giving us Bell.....

Jazz helping us pass them by not worrying about themselves....

Keep crappin' the bed Utah, your fans deserve every loss that gets you further and further from getting a playoff spot.


Letting us have Bell would be like inserting a "sleeper cell". He's so done it's not funny...... and he wasn't that great in his prime.

What does he bring that we don't already have?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby CarolinaLakerFan on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:20 pm

Would looove T Mac on this team. Couldn't be worse than having Metta out there for some short spurts. Aren't he and Kobe buddies?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:27 pm

So Amundson is playing for the Bulls now huh? I guess we get to see him on the opposite side of the court today. I really thing we should have picked this guy up. We need a big more than we needed Raja Bell.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:29 pm

What about Al Thornton? He can play a similar role that Clark is playing -- to give Clark just a few less mintues while Gasol is out -- and Al is a better scorer from the post and baseline.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Ariza3 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:58 pm

well we know pau is gone next year since if we get rid of his $19 mil contract were under the luxury tax...if not lakers owe $85 mil. crazy....guessing he'll be traded for picks and maybe one or two pieces after the season. too bad he hasnt played much lately....

hope it doesnt mess up the way were playing (winning wise, and digging in on D wise).
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:29 pm

We knew Metta and Clark would come back down to earth and the FO has done nothing about it. MWP's minutes are piling up, hes hurt and fatigued right now. They have to pick up T-Mac, CDR or just anyone who can play SF for a few minutes, this is getting ridiculous
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Legendary on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:32 pm

^
I think Mitch and Co. will just ride our current roster until Pau returns.

Hopefully we get a well-rested, slightly rusty, Spain Olympian Pau.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:43 pm

^ hopefully you're right. I would hate to see undersized Meeks/Blake get abused by other SGs because Clark/Jamison/MWP arent making their outside shots
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Congo Cash on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:05 pm

Any starting SF... I'm tired of seeing offensively challenged SFs every freaking year...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby TaniBoyz on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:42 pm

I still think CDR would have been awesome for us
...and yeah I rather have T-Mac out there over MWP

I'm really getting frustrated with MWP
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Ariza3 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:51 am

fish shooting well from 3 this year. for dallas and now okc. damnit
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:59 am

Doesn't look like we'll be adding anyone unless we have more injuries.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:57 am

Dominic Mcguire? TMac? Both?

I cringe at the thought of Morris/Duhon/Blake getting extended minutes at the 2. I cringe even further thinking about how we don't have a backup SF, which is even worse now since Kobe can't shift there anymore. Then there is MWP and Ebanks trying to man down the SF spot.....

Nash / Blake
Meeks
MWP
Clark / Jamison
D12

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby kalee8 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:21 am

Doc Brown wrote:Dominic Mcguire? TMac? Both?

I cringe at the thought of Morris/Duhon/Blake getting extended minutes at the 2. I cringe even further thinking about how we don't have a backup SF, which is even worse now since Kobe can't shift there anymore. Then there is MWP and Ebanks trying to man down the SF spot.....

Nash / Blake
Meeks
MWP
Clark / Jamison
D12

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TMac! I'm assuming he has something left in the tank :man1:
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