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Postby JSM on Mon Dec 01, 2003 1:12 pm

Here are a few interesting stories around the league.

Sportsline: The Heat sign former Clipper, Wang Zhizhi to a multi-year deal. Also they waive Tyrone Hill, this happened after he only played 5 games for them
Raptors are not done trading, according to The Globe and Mail. They are trying to land a center to their small team. And for trade bait, they are using Morris Peterson.
Nets are going to get some help in the big man department, since they don't have Deke or Zo any more, the bad news-the help won't come until next season.
The Star Ledger: Help is coming for the Nets' sudden lack of frontcourt depth in the form of 2002 first-round pick Nenad Krstic, but the part-owner of Krstic's club team says that help is still a season away.

"It would be a lot of problems if he tried to come over now," said Kings center Vlade Divac, the part-owner of Partizan, Krstic's Yugoslavian League team. "You've got media, you've got fans -- they'd all jump on you. He's going to be our top player this year."

Yet while Divac dismissed any idea that Krstic could come over now that the Nets have lost Alonzo Mourning, Divac was still plenty high on the future of the 20-year-old from Serbia-Montenegro.

"He's a tough kid," Divac said. "He's very strong. He's got a very nice offensive game, outside and inside. Last year he was 19 years old and he was one of the best centers in Euro League."

The 7-foot, 240-pound Krstic had a setback early this season, when he lost two months to a stress fracture in his foot. But Divac said the foot has healed and Krstic is expected to play again this week.

Divac said Partizan is already talking with Krstic's agent about buying him out this summer so he can join the Nets in time for training camp. And Divac had no doubt Krstic will be ready to play when he gets here.

"In the last year, he's improved a lot," Divac said. "I still believe the Nets stole him (with the 24th pick). Nobody knew about him (two years ago). If he was going this year, he'd definitely be in the top 10."
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Postby FabFourLakers on Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:38 pm

yea i was wonderin why toronto didnt trade Mo Pete in that chicago trade...
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