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Frank Slade
12-15-2005, 01:50 PM
Ok it has been brought to my attention after talking with some raptor fans.
That it is pretty much assumed after this year Mike has a player option , and that he is going to opt out and walk.

Meaning perhaps is not off limits at all....
Interested ..? thoughts ?

One scenario that works salary wise is

David Harrison and Artest
for Mo Pete and Mike...

more than likely that is not enough...

I really find it hard to assess though Harrison's trade value., although there are few guys his size and ability, along with youth and small salary.
I am not really all for trading him but that is one scenario

Frank Slade
12-15-2005, 02:05 PM
Indiana Trade Breakdown
Outgoing
Jamaal Tinsley
6-3 PG from Iowa State
9.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.5 apg in 27.5 minutes
Ron Artest
6-7 SF from St. John's
19.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.2 apg in 37.8 minutes


Incoming
Mike James
6-2 PG from Duquesne
15.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.3 apg in 34.4 minutes
Morris Peterson
6-7 SG from Michigan State
13.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.3 apg in 31.8 minutes
Aaron Williams
6-9 PF from Xavier
1.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.0 apg in 7.0 minutes
Change in team outlook: +1.1 ppg, +0.4 rpg, and -2.1 apg.



Aaron is a throw in to match salaries who's contract is over after this year.
They Get tinsley who is locked up for the next 4-5 years... instead of losing Mike James for nothing...

Hoop
12-15-2005, 04:30 PM
Is losing Mike James for nothing really losing?

Frank Slade
12-15-2005, 04:38 PM
Is losing Mike James for nothing really losing?
it depends on how reliable your own PG is...I take it you think he is vastly overatted ?

Hoop
12-15-2005, 04:53 PM
it depends on how reliable your own PG is...I take it you think he is vastly overatted ?He's a player to be named later, nothing more. IMO, he'd be Eddie Gill if he was on the Pacers.

Frank Slade
12-15-2005, 05:01 PM
He's a player to be named later, nothing more. IMO, he'd be Eddie Gill if he was on the Pacers.
ok I think you may over stated that one just a tad...;)

He's a solid backup and that is all I was looking for though

naptownmenace
12-15-2005, 05:07 PM
Mike James is a better defender than Tinsley and probably a better scorer as well. That and he's a lot less fragile as the Tin Man.

CableKC
12-15-2005, 07:20 PM
I would settle for MJames+MoPete+1st round draft pick for Artest+Tinsley.

Mike James plays solid defense, can hit the 3pt shot and MOST OF ALL he is healthy.

Its better then the other Raptor trade rumor.