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    Default Knicks sign Bill Russell for $29 million

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    Knicks Sign Jerome James
    14th July, 2005 - 12:27 am
    Howard Beck/NY Times - Jerome James, who played the last four seasons in Seattle, agreed yesterday to a five-year deal with the Knicks, according to his agent. Precise terms will not be set until the league completes its new labor deal. But it was expected that James will earn about $5 million in the first year of the contract, and $29 million over five years

    Before the contract is signed, James will be installed as the starting center, a job he will win by default. The Knicks traded their only true center, Nazr Mohammed, in February, and traded his replacement, Kurt Thomas, in June. The team drafted a center, Channing Frye, but he may not be ready for full-time work as a rookie.

    So the void will be filled by James, a 7-foot-1 journeyman who turns 30 in November and has career averages of 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds a game.

    "It was clear once they moved Kurt Thomas and moved Nazr that they were in need of a real center, and that's what Jerome is ( ) ," said James's agent, Marc Fleisher. "He's looking forward to the challenge."
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    Default Re: Knicks sign Bill Russel for $29 million

    Eric Dampier all over again except this guy is worse

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    Judging from the title of this thread I thought Isiah was up to his old tricks again.

    Not a horrible signing though.

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    Default Re: Knicks sign Bill Russell for $29 million

    Why does the title say Bill Russell?

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    Well, as Isiah's resident apologist, um, well, it's easy to see, uh, no, uh, at least, um...(scratches head), sorry I got nothing.

    Wait, I know. At least he's not 6-7!

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    The TNT crew called James Bill Russell through the Sonics playoff run. Not sure what sparked off the gag though.

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    Also LMAO at this signing they trade a very good center in Nazr Muhamed (sp?) and then they go and get a bum who had 6 good games in his whole career. Good job Isiah

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    Nazr was a bum when he played for NY. You can't judge him on his SA play. Remember, Tim Duncan even made Samaki Walker look mediocre.
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    Rim, if you're out there, get off the ledge, son. You still have plenty to live for.....

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    Default Re: Knicks sign Bill Russell for $29 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Kegboy
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    Nazr was a bum when he played for NY. You can't judge him on his SA play. Remember, Tim Duncan even made Samaki Walker look mediocre.
    He had 12 and 8 when he was with NY, and was not a bum. He was actually playing pretty good for them. He is better then Jerome James I know that

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    Well, it's better than starting Malik Rose at Center....

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    jerome james and channing frye...now theres something to get excited about....

    one listless center and 4 gunners.....the new knicks philosophy

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    I've always liked Jerome James as a player. That might be a little too much money, but it is a decent pickup

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    There's one thing scary about this. Will this push the asking price for Dale's services?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat
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    Rim, if you're out there, get off the ledge, son. You still have plenty to live for.....
    They are all non basketball related things but there must be something.

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    Default Re: Knicks sign Bill Russell for $29 million

    I confused. Did Dale say he wanted more money or are you guys speculating?

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    Thursday, July 14, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

    Sonics

    Notebook: Weiss or wide open? Sonics set to decide

    By Percy Allen

    Seattle Times staff reporter.
    Notes

    The Sonics have contacted 14-year veteran Dale Davis, who played last season with Indiana and Golden State. The 35-year-old forward is also drawing interest from Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Antonio, New Jersey and Indiana.


    Haven't heard anywhere that Dale will be asking for more cash. However, the market may dictate the Pacers' will need to pay more than originally thought. Hopefully we don't have a Brad Miller situation revisited.
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    Hopefully we don't have a Brad Miller situation revisited.

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    Default Re: Knicks sign Bill Russell for $29 million

    Well since his name was already brought up I will go ahead & make this comment.

    Centers are overpaid as a rule to begin with. All-star centers are going to be well compensated.

    I have no problem with this contract for N.Y. is James gives them 3/4 of what he gave Seattle in the playoffs. But it remains to be seen if he will.


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    Default Re: Knicks sign Bill Russell for $29 million

    Wow, I another awful move for New York... James' playoff success is eeriely reminiscent of Croshere's

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