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    Default Jasikevicius turns down celtics offer- Boston Globe

    In other free agency news, according to a pair of Eastern Conference sources, the Celtics offered point guard Sarunas Jasikevicius $1.6 million for next season as part of a three-year deal worth close to $5 million. Those sources said the offer was turned down. Teams over the cap have a $1.6 million exception to use every other year. Boston did not use its exception last year.

    Since the Celtics are intent on developing Al Jefferson and now have a backup power forward in Scalabrine, Antoine Walker appears on his way to another team. Look for the Celtics to try to execute a sign-and-trade with Walker as they fill out their roster.

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    a sign and trade with Walker.That would be hilarious if they traded Walker AGAIN!

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    I think this will be okay, since the title offers breaking news on the situation.

    So, does this pretty much narrow it down to the Pacers and Cavs, then? Are there any other dark horse contenders out there? And if Cleveland opts to go in another direction, would Saras consider staying overseas rather than accept a contract with us?

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    I think he has his heart set on the NBA. He isn't getting any yonger & he knows it.

    With Hughes in Cleveland & Bird wanting this guy, I really look for it to happen.

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    I bet you that he's waiting for the Cavs to clear up the situation with Big Z before he decides where to go.

    Although they are locked up with Eric Snow and McInnis at the PG spots.....they aren't involved in any future plans for the Cavs. Sarunas doesn't have to worry about minutes at the backup PG spot there.

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    I don't understand.

    Is this some kind of hall monitor thing?

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    www.nba.com/blog/blog8.html

    Some more Sarunas columns and a very interesting story about the brawl and how this almost happened in europe as well. Worth reading.

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    I read somewhere that Dallas has an interest in SJasik, also......(Chad Ford, maybe?)....
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    I bet you that he's waiting for the Cavs to clear up the situation with Big Z before he decides where to go.

    Although they are locked up with Eric Snow and McInnis at the PG spots.....they aren't involved in any future plans for the Cavs. Sarunas doesn't have to worry about minutes at the backup PG spot there.
    McInnis is a FA. They've only got Snow at point.
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    www.nba.com/blog/blog8.html

    Some more Sarunas columns and a very interesting story about the brawl and how this almost happened in europe as well. Worth reading.
    Thanks for posting this.

    Questions about his defense scare me a bit, especially if signing him means we'll be trading AJ away.
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    Questions about his defense scare me a bit,
    You're being too kind. It sounds like everyone thinks this guys defense couldn't get any worse if he tried.

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    You're being too kind. It sounds like everyone thinks this guys defense couldn't get any worse if he tried.
    Someone on here mentioned that he played good defense on Marbury, I think. Right? Please?
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    Default Re: Jasikevicius turns down celtics offer- Boston Globe

    Sorry I didnt see this post. Im just excited we still have a chance at signing him.

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    If the Celtics offered Sarunas a $5 million contract, they clearly didn't really want him anyway. What a ridiculously low offer.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    If the Celtics offered Sarunas a $5 million contract, they clearly didn't really want him anyway. What a ridiculously low offer.
    The guy is not a proven NBA commodity. Good for the Celtics for not getting caught up in the hype.

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    The guy is not a proven NBA commodity. Good for the Celtics for not getting caught up in the hype.

    He's a proven champion and quality basketball player. He's also in the prime of his career.

    If they don't want him, they don't want him. But that offer was borderline-insulting. There are kids making more than that straight out of highschool. Sarunas has proven a LOT more than they have.

    Hype is something without substance. This kid already has plenty of tangible proof that he can play.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    I would go as high as 3 million if I was Larry and thats where I would draw the line. If he doesnt want it good. I would rather give the full 5 million and maybe get Antonio Daniels.

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    I would rather give the full 5 million and maybe get Antonio Daniels.
    What does this sentence mean? If he doesn't want to take the 3 mil., where are you going here?

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    I think Jermaniac is saying that if 5 mil had to be spent on a player....he would much rather give the 5mil exception to a player like Daniels then a player like Sarunas.

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    Insulting or not, the market has been given a bid. This is the starting point for future negotiations and MIGHT make it easier to sign him for less $$$.
    We now know what he won't take right now. Sometimes that lowball offer looks a little better after some time has elapsed and no new offers are forthcoming. Anybody who has sold a house or turned down a job offer knows what I'm talking about.
    Just as $1.6M may look ridiculous, $5M looks more ridiculous now as well. After all the posturing, look for maybe what they wanted all along - $3M.

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    I don't care if this guys D is horrible or not he can pop the three and pass
    the ball like an All Star. After he mopped us up in the Olympics i figure he is
    worth 5 mill or 3 mill. In any case we can't stop people like Wade any way.
    The best you can do is feed them into Dale and watch the bruises rise.
    As i see it this guy is the only point guard available able to hit 3's, pass the ball
    and combines it all with nerves of steel. Sounds like what you need in a game
    six in Detriot. How do we get him? We need to put James as second
    to an offer sheet because clearly he is second to Sarunas and pray to God
    Clevelands center doesn't resign or he gutts them for all their worth.
    The first takes them out of playoffs and the second is obvious.
    Out like Lakers in 5... or is it Larry in 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklehead Warrior
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    Insulting or not, the market has been given a bid. This is the starting point for future negotiations and MIGHT make it easier to sign him for less $$$.
    We now know what he won't take right now. Sometimes that lowball offer looks a little better after some time has elapsed and no new offers are forthcoming. Anybody who has sold a house or turned down a job offer knows what I'm talking about.
    Just as $1.6M may look ridiculous, $5M looks more ridiculous now as well. After all the posturing, look for maybe what they wanted all along - $3M.

    The guy made 2.3 million dollar per year the last 2 years from Macabi, in those years he became MVP a couple of times, finals MVP and lead them to two national, cup and Euro titles, you suggesting he should get les in the NBA?

    He van get the 3 mil in Europe without a doubt, that is the point where he has to decide what he wants, henceforth playing for a contender might make it more likely he will say yes to that.

    Anything less and he will remain in Europe
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    I don't care if this guys D is horrible or not .
    If I could I'd wash your mouth out with soap.



    Unless the Pacers expect him to beat our Tinsley for the starting point guard job, then I don't think the Pacers should sign him. (Unless you expect Tinsley to get injured again and miss 30 games or so and part of the playoffs)

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    I think they are looking for someone that can run a team & can be a threat from outside.

    He will be better than AJ at some things & not as good at others.

    I think what has Bird's attention here is the heart this guy plays with. Bird is enthralled with the intensity he brings & I'm assuming he thinks those things would be an upgrade for the Pacers.

    Does Bird have enough faith in Carlisle's defensive scheme to add Jasikevicius?

    From the rumors it would seem that there are far more positives to adding Jaz, than negatives.

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