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#1 mweb08

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:25 PM

A couple of things of interest:

Brandon Roy is coming back.

Deron Williams is apparently only considering the Nets and the Mavericks. http://espn.go.com/n... ... ources-say

Here's a list of free agents this summer and next: http://espn.go.com/n... ... -2012-2013

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

Blazers offer Hibbert a max deal. Indiana isn't...he looks to be gone.

Nets trying to trade for Joe Johnson.

Raptors offering 3 year deal to Nash.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:39 PM

And Dwight Howard is apparently requesting a trade to Brooklyn.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:29 AM

Raptors offering 3 year deal to Nash.


Smart move by Toronto, knowing that Nash is one of the few guys in the league who will agree to play in Toronto without any additional incentive.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:03 AM

The Deron Williams situation is the immediate thing to watch.

Should know a lot more by the end of the day.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:19 AM

What FA's do you expect the Wizards to be "in" on?
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

What FA's do you expect the Wizards to be "in" on?

I doubt anyone that is anything more than a fringe starter/bench guy.

They made their big splashes already and need to watch the cap space in the long term because they want to extend Wall.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

I doubt anyone that is anything more than a fringe starter/bench guy.

They made their big splashes already and need to watch the cap space in the long term because they want to extend Wall.


Yea this is pretty accurate. The idea is to be somewhat competitive (meaning 7 or 8 seed) the next few seasons while Beal develops. Once the bigger deals are off the books hopefully Beal has established himself as a good player, extend Wall to a max deal and bring in some bigger named FAs a few years from now.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 05:11 PM

Looks like the details of the Joe Johnson trade to Brooklyn have been worked out. According to ESPN it's contingent on Deron Williams staying. If it happens, it would seem to rule out Dwight Howard going to Brooklyn.

http://espn.go.com/n...son-sources-say

This story says the deal is NOT contingent on DW staying. :?:

http://www.nj.com/ne...ze_trade_f.html

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:57 PM

I wonder if it really is contingent on Williams, because if he and Howard REALLY want to play together and he made it known to the team he could see this as the Nets going in a different direction.

Either way, though, LOL at Dwight Howard. He killed his good-guy reputation with all of this foolishness and now he either has to backtrack a second time or accept all of the hell Orlando fans will give him.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

I wonder if it really is contingent on Williams, because if he and Howard REALLY want to play together and he made it known to the team he could see this as the Nets going in a different direction.

Either way, though, LOL at Dwight Howard. He killed his good-guy reputation with all of this foolishness and now he either has to backtrack a second time or accept all of the hell Orlando fans will give him.


He's quickly become one of my more disliked players in the league.

I can't believe it was only a year or so ago that I was lusting for the Lakers to trade for him.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:59 PM

Now the talk is Atlanta is going to go after Howard.

I was wondering why they were practically giving away Johnson.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:08 AM

Now the talk is Atlanta is going to go after Howard.


Now they've also dealt Marvin Williams to Utah for Devin Harris. They are clearing both salary and space for Howard.

I heard they will try to trade for Howard, offering Teague and Horford. Although Howard hasn't shown interest in Atlanta, it is his hometown and he is good friends with both Josh Smith and Anthony Morrow.

Furthermore, whether or not they are successful trading for Howard, the Hawks have cleared about $20M in cap space and now will pursue both Howard and Chris Paul (who very much wanted to be drafted by Atlanta) after this season. They have room for them both.

I was wondering why they were practically giving away Johnson.


Look, he's a good player, but he's ridiculously overpaid, so I can understand wanting to dump him.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:01 AM

So now it appears that a Howard to NJ trade is very possible and could get done soon.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:57 AM

So if the Nets resign D-Will and get Howard to go along with Joe JOhnson, where does that put them in the Eastern Conference hierarchy? I'd put them #1 personally, I think they'd be better than the Heat and the Bulls*

*Of course this depends on whether or not the Nets' bench is full of useful role players or not.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:28 AM

So now it appears that a Howard to NJ trade is very possible and could get done soon.


You mean Brooklyn, right? :D

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

You mean Brooklyn, right? :D

Same difference.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

So if the Nets resign D-Will and get Howard to go along with Joe JOhnson, where does that put them in the Eastern Conference hierarchy? I'd put them #1 personally, I think they'd be better than the Heat and the Bulls*

*Of course this depends on whether or not the Nets' bench is full of useful role players or not.

Probably 2 at the moment behind Miami. Rose has to prove he can still be Rose before I would have them back in Miami or Brooklyn territory


And Howard has always been a bit of a headcase. Not a bad dude but a little different

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:40 PM

With the trade of Marvin Williams to Utah, Tar Heel Nation can finally go back to "hating" Larry Drew and the Hawks.

Phew.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:38 PM

Probably 2 at the moment behind Miami. Rose has to prove he can still be Rose before I would have them back in Miami or Brooklyn territory


And Howard has always been a bit of a headcase. Not a bad dude but a little different


I dunno, I think I'd take DWill and Howard over James and Wade and I think Johnson and Bosh are about equal. It's becoming more and more of a PG league and the Heat still lack an elite PG. Plus Gerald Wallace is better than whoever the 4th best player on Miami is.

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