I really hate these kind of reports that the players let float out there yeah it makes sense for them financially but to basically not make yourself available and more of this players choosing where they want to go (big market) pisses me off. I hope the bobcats or the wizards or some other terrible team claims him and he rots on the bench. Suck it up, you're already making 18 million ffs. I really hate the players with that kind of mentality.
After what happened today I really, really wish we were the ones that took on Jarrett Jack and his 5.5 mil expiring deal for free.
This just makes me laugh
https://twitter.com/TimBontemps (NY Post writer)
MarShon Brooks on the trade talk going away: "Yeah, I’m happy. I like playing for Brooklyn. This is my team. It’s all I know. Honestly, I’m just happy it’s over with. I’m tired of watching SportsCenter and seeing my name with a different team every day."
Also, I broke the news to MarShon that the Nets had signed Jerry Stackhouse today, leading to this excellent response: I want to talk to Jerry. When I was young I went to a Hawks game and he didn’t sign my autograph. He told me no. I remember that."
I like what we have done with the bench so far, provided that Augustin deal doesn't get torpedoed by Charlotte (again)...
However I still would like to add a little extra to the bench and particularly at PF IF we still are sending Tyler out and not keeping Lou and Fes. Brand would be ideal, but we are going to be outbid probably, Scola or Heywood would each on their own also add something valuable to our bench, but I'm sure they will say they don't want to go a place like Indy and want to go to a place of their own choosing (Read: Miami, Brooklyn, New York, LA). I say "F*** that! Your a** is ours, Biyotch!!!" ... in less expletive terms to one of those guys and claim them ;). Who knows they might actually stick around after their contracts expire for a decent followup contract.
I assume they are UFA's and not RFA's when their contracts expire, right?
Our likely rotation right now:
Assuming Hansbrough gets shipped out, and we bring in a backup PG like Augustin, that leaves backup SG for our shot creator guy. Maybe we shouldn't rule out Barbosa coming back just yet?
We actually still have a fair bit of cap space left, thanks to the salary dump of DC and D Jones. And we'd get a bit more if we do send Tyler out. As long as we sign other guys before Hibbert and Hill anyway.
Current cap space situation (roughly)
Hibbert $6.5m (cap hold)
Hill $4m (cap hold)
Johnson $0 (unsigned)
That's roughly $10.5m cap space to spend on backup PG and backup SG. If Hans goes out in S&T, that's roughly $13.5m available.
If the Pacers can add Brand & either Felton/Augustine to the current moves the "impactful & deep second unit" talk from last year actually becomes reality instead of fiction. Not enough to get them over the hump but they will be a tough second round out for Miami or anybody else.
Gerald Green can get his own shot, I'm thinking alot folks didn't see him play the end of last year.
What I remember about Green is that he played Danny really well, Danny had to really give effort to try to get the better of Green. What happened, IIRC, Danny started playing really hard cuz Green was getting the better of him, then he drew some fouls on Green that slowed him down a bit, but honestly Green looked good, nice soft jumper, I know all the highlights are his dunks, but he has a really nice shot. He also is great sized and has the length to defend. I just think he's a great great pick up. If you didn't have the history to look at and had to evaluate Mayo and Green, I'd bet you'd take Green from a Basketball perspective, all things being equal.
Funny enough, I remember a similar impresson of Ian Miminmi, that he was super active, atheletic, and really had a prescence, out of control sometimes, but he was all over the place with his athleticism. Roy struggled with him until he got him to foul him, similar to the Granger thing above. I, too, was surprised his block numbers weren't higher. He's raw, but he has the tools to be a big who can really impact the game and he's 25, so ya I was surprised about the length and size of his contract, but if you can get him to 85% of his potential, he'll out earn it, big time, imo.
If Brand goes for less then 7 million I am going to be very upset with this Mahinmi trade...
Dallas is going to bid a LOT for Brand because he has just one year on his contract and Cuban will spend anything this year to have space for next year.
Amnesty guys with more than one year left are our best bet. I would love to get Scola, if the Rockets amnesty him to get Howard, which has been speculated.
So it looks like we'll know something by 5pm on Friday.Quote:
Free-agent forward Elton Brand is hoping the Dallas Mavericks submit the winning bid for his services among eligible teams and claim him off of amnesty waivers, according to a source close to the 33-year-old. Brand was officially amnestied by the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at 5 p.m., starting the 48-hour claim process in which teams that are under the salary cap can submit blind bids to claim him. The team that submits the highest bid gets the player....
....League sources indicated that at least three teams with room, the Cavaliers, Bucks and Raptors, would not be making bids on Brand. The Suns and Hornets were contemplating making a bid, according to other league sources. But teams are leery of making bids if Brand doesn’t want to play there.
So am I. He signed in 010 a 2 year minimum contract with Dallas that paid him $915,000 last year. Pacers sign him for 4 years at 4 mil a year! It's almost like they customed fitted Mahinmi's contract to get rid of DC & Dahntay. To me it was 1-1.5 mil too much and for a year too long. 3 mil for 3 years with the 3rd a TO or 2.5 mil with a straight 3 year contract should have been suffient. Hopefully, his contract has at least a 4th year Team Option.
I will say after researching him he's got some accomplishments in Europe and in the D league along with a NBA championship. I also didn't realize he was a #28 draft pick by the Spurs. I just figured he was a 2nd rd stashed Euro player. What bothers me is Buford and Pop let him go in 010 with the way they get production from low tier players.
Hopefully, he works out as a great b/u to Hibbert. That would be real nice.
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Chris Kaman said his decision came down to Dallas and Portland. Comfort level (Dirk) made the difference.
Darko Milicic is amnestied:
Roy Hibbert @Hoya2aPacer
Scola is to good of a player to be treated like that.
Lets hope Roy is recruiting him.
Quick question. If say the Pacers win Scola in the waiver process, say for 4mil, do they get him the for the length of his contract or just this season?
He is/was signed through the 2015 season. If you can lock up Scola for 3-4mil per year, for the next 3 seasons, it's a no brainer. For me anyways.