I was doing some browsing and found this. If I remember right, were talking about Dallas right? The team that was basically stacked last year? Wow, Eddie Jones, Chris Webber, and James Posey all point towards a championship.
Hulk brought up a very interesting point in the JO Thread ( that is probably 100 % true) about David Stern pushing the KG and JO trades to make two bad teams to fight it out in the finals like the old days. But, the Lakers are actually giving up a little bit in the deal supposedly in the works. Would adding Jermaine get them over the hump and make them as great as Dallas?Various reports cited by a Los Angeles radio station have the Dallas Mavericks close to signing Detroit Pistons free agent forward Chris Webber to a one-year deal using their mid-level exception. The Mavericks are willing to offer him the entire MLE, but would prefer to give him $3.5 million and use the rest to add one more piece to the roster.
The other piece the Mavericks are interested in is veteran swingman and defensive specialist James Posey, who has been around the NBA block but was most recently a member of the Miami Heat.
Webber would add another scoring threat in the front court and a that ever-elusive back-up to Dirk Nowitzki. Posey would bring rebounding and the ability to push the ball, penetrate, and score on the break. He would also add one more player with championship experience to a roster in need of playoff leadership.
More on this story as it develops!
Just thought I'd post that as well, because it has been cited in these forums before that some people would want Matt for the rest of the MLE.SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors re-signed forward Matt Barnes Monday in recognition of the 6-foot-7, 226-pounder's outstanding 2006-2007 season.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Golden State re-signed Barnes for $3.5 million, the remainder of the team's mid-level exception. Barnes was initially seeking a long-term deal somewhere closer to $5 million, but agreed to accept less money in order to stay with the Warriors.
"I am really excited to be back with the Warriors," Barnes said. "As I've said all along, this was my first choice and the place that I wanted to continue my career. I really enjoy playing for this team and feel very comfortable with the entire organization."
Barnes, who averaged a career-high 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season, was a key contributor during the Warriors' first round playoff upset of the Dallas Mavericks. In 11 playoff games against Dallas and the Utah Jazz, Barnes posted averages of 11.1 points and 5.7 rebounds in 30 minutes per game.