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    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...unsonline.html

    Suns to sign Brian Grant


    Paul Coro
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    Aug. 16, 2005 12:00 AM

    Veteran power forward Brian Grant has agreed to terms to join the Phoenix Suns, according to his agent.

    Grant, 33, will tie up loose ends of the deal Tuesday but will not be able to sign with Phoenix until he clears waivers Wednesday afternoon. Grant accepted a deal for the Suns' largest available sum, a $1.67 million biannual exception, and will have a player option for a second year in the contract.

    Grant turned down "much more" lucrative offers elsewhere to be in Phoenix.

    "It's a great franchise, no doubt about it, with the best record last year, a great point guard and a need (for a big man)," Bartelstein said. "We think it's a terrific fit."

    Grant has played 11 seasons in the NBA with Sacramento, Portland and the Los Angeles Lakers, where he spent an injury-riddled year last season. At 6 feet 9 and 254 pounds, Grant is known for his defensive and rebounding prowess with career averages of 10.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He only had eight starts last year, down from 76 in 2003-2004, and had career lows in scoring (3.8) and rebounding (3.7) averages.

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    Hmm, Phoenix getting big man depth. Very interesting!

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    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...unsonline.html

    Suns to sign Brian Grant


    Paul Coro
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    Aug. 16, 2005 12:00 AM

    Veteran power forward Brian Grant has agreed to terms to join the Phoenix Suns, according to his agent.

    Grant, 33, will tie up loose ends of the deal Tuesday but will not be able to sign with Phoenix until he clears waivers Wednesday afternoon. Grant accepted a deal for the Suns' largest available sum, a $1.67 million biannual exception, and will have a player option for a second year in the contract.

    Grant turned down "much more" lucrative offers elsewhere to be in Phoenix.

    "It's a great franchise, no doubt about it, with the best record last year, a great point guard and a need (for a big man)," Bartelstein said. "We think it's a terrific fit."

    Grant has played 11 seasons in the NBA with Sacramento, Portland and the Los Angeles Lakers, where he spent an injury-riddled year last season. At 6 feet 9 and 254 pounds, Grant is known for his defensive and rebounding prowess with career averages of 10.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He only had eight starts last year, down from 76 in 2003-2004, and had career lows in scoring (3.8) and rebounding (3.7) averages.

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    Well there goes one option, Dale and JYD left.

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    Well he could have had the same offer (approx) to play for the Pacers, but at least he didn't choose Miami, Detroit, or Chicago.
    "It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."

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    Considering we could have offered the same, I wonder if we didn't try and get him.
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    Maybe DD will take a clue from this and sign with the Pacers already.
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    I'm glad he didn't go to a good east team.

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    Well, there's always Calvin Booth... :
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    Well, there's always Calvin Booth... :

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    Well, there's always Calvin Booth... :
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    Dont forget the Mayor Fred Hoiberg was released !!! Second Chances !!
    i would think about it if he didn't just have heart surgery a few weeks ago. I'm 99.99% sure he retired.
    "It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."

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    Good news. He's not going to Miami, and that's one less suitor for DD.

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    i would think about it if he didn't just have heart surgery a few weeks ago. I'm 99.99% sure he retired.
    Yeah I think he finished, as serious as his surgery was.

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    though i never thought we had a great chance to get brian, it still is a bit disappointing....hes an absolute great guy and, if at all healthy, sure could have been a great addition...

    cant help but think the edict has been given....no more money....whatever is done from here on out, is done with no more payroll

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