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    The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that Bruce Bowen will test free agent waters.

    It is not a register site, so I only read the headline.

    Maybe the Pacers trade Ron Artest, sign Bruce to be their defensive stopper. Anyone think that is a good idea.

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    its not my first option but if we traded ron for say T-mac, I think bowen would fill in nicely as a defensive stopper. Is he a 3 or a 2?

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    Default Re: Bruce Bowen a free agent

    The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that Bruce Bowen will test free agent waters.

    It is not a register site, so I only read the headline.

    Maybe the Pacers trade Ron Artest, sign Bruce to be their defensive stopper. Anyone think that is a good idea.
    It all matters if we get a scorer somehow in the Offseason. If we don't than no I would NEVER do that trade, our offense would suffer so much. But if get a T-MAC/Ray Allen/Or anyother player that we have dreaming about, than I would think about it. Bruce certainly is a defensive stopper in his own right, much different type of defense than Artest, but still effective. But his offense is quite worse than Ronnie's, so the only way I would think about it is if we can get a scorer.

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    Default Re: Bruce Bowen a free agent

    its not my first option but if we traded ron for say T-mac, I think bowen would fill in nicely as a defensive stopper. Is he a 3 or a 2?
    He plays both positions I believe, him and Hedo were interchangable. Depending on who Bowen had to guard in the game, similar to Artest.

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    Could you imagine us with the best defender in the league, and the DPOY!?



    And no, I wouldn't trade Ronnie even if we got Bowen to be our stopper.
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    Could you imagine us with the best defender in the league, and the DPOY!?

    That would be a very good tandem, but we would need some people off the bench to provide a lot of offense.

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    Could you imagine us with the best defender in the league, and the DPOY!?

    why would we clone artest? Is that even legal?

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    Could you imagine us with the best defender in the league, and the DPOY!?

    why would we clone artest? Is that even legal?

    Agreed. I had the same though when reading it.
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    Psst.... Bowen's really a better defender than Artest.

    Just ask Coach Pop.
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    I would love to have Bruce and Ron on this same team. Oh, how much fun that would be. Talk about suffocating defense.
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    Psst.... Bowen's really a better defender than Artest.

    Just ask Coach Pop.
    I heard he came up with a stat that Bowen had defended better off the dribble on Wednesdays following a full moon than Artest and that that proves that he deserves the DPOY award.
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    Sorry but it bugs me when these are used incorrectly when I read posts on PacersDigest.com.

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    If Ron has to go, I'd love to get Bowen as a replacement.

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    Default Re: Bruce Bowen a free agent

    Maybe it's just me but I don't see how Bowen is better or as close to Ron on the defenseve end , I would be surprised if the Spurs let Bowen slip away , but I guess anything could happen.

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    If Ron has to go, I'd love to get Bowen as a replacement.

    Those are my thoughts. IMO that would help lessen the effects of losing Ron. Maybe Bruse is very close to Mike brown, assuming brown is still here. I think he interviews in Atlanta tomorrow

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    If Ron has to go, I'd love to get Bowen as a replacement.

    Those are my thoughts. IMO that would help lessen the effects of losing Ron. Maybe Bruce is very close to Mike Brown, assuming Brown is still here. I think he interviews in Atlanta tomorrow

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    Yes, if we do have to move Ron, it'd be great to have a proven defensive stopper like Bowen to mitigate the loss defensively. But I'm still hoping we won't move Ron.
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    Al and Bender for Bowen and Ginobili. Or Ron for Bowen and Ginobili. Either one is pretty damn good, in my opinion. I love Ginobili's energy and upside.

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    Al and Bender for Bowen and Ginobili. Or Ron for Bowen and Ginobili. Either one is pretty damn good, in my opinion. I love Ginobili's energy and upside.

    Why dont we hand the trophy to SA then. Parker, Artest, Duncan

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    Al and Bender for Bowen and Ginobili. Or Ron for Bowen and Ginobili. Either one is pretty damn good, in my opinion. I love Ginobili's energy and upside.

    Why dont we hand the trophy to SA then. Parker, Artest, Duncan
    Yeah, I said the same thing to someone last night.

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    could some one copy and paste the article?

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    Default Re: Bruce Bowen a free agent

    I've always admired the way Bowen plays the game, but I would not take him as a starter on the team that we have right now.

    Let's say you got T-Mac with Ron, and acquired Bowen. We still have 2 scorers in the lineup and have Bowen at SF.... who is NOT a scorer.

    And, we probably cannot affort him. Bowen made $3.7M last season and will certainly be looking for more than the $5.1M MLE.

    But if we did not have Ron, I'd want Bowen on my team as a defensive stopper. I just don't know how we'd start him because our goal is to get three scorers, including a perimeter shooter in the starting lineup.

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    could some one copy and paste the article?
    Bruce Bowen has declined his contract option for next season, making him an unrestricted free agent while also giving the Spurs added financial flexibility to shape their roster this summer.

    The 6-foot-7 guard-forward would have made $4 million in the final season of a three-year, $11.5 million contract he signed in July 2002. Not exercising the option allows him to reassess his market value and perhaps seek a new multiyear contract following a season in which he was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team for the first time in his eight-year career.

    Though Bowen, who turns 33 on Monday, may ultimately re-sign with the Spurs, his decision is expected to increase the team's salary-cap room to close to $15 million after the league releases its cap figure next month.

    The Spurs, as expected, also formally declined to pick up Robert Horry's $5 million option for next season.

    Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said Bowen's decision was not a surprise.

    "After the season Bruce had and the great recognition he received for being first-team All-Defense, this is probably a nice opportunity for him," Buford said.

    The Spurs should now have enough room to offer Kobe Bryant a maximum-salary contract if, as expected, he opts out of his current deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Most team and league insiders, however, still view the Spurs' chances of signing Bryant as small because the team would likely have to gamble on losing Manu Ginobili while waiting for Bryant to resolve his legal status.

    Horry and Bowen, meanwhile, are now ineligible for Charlotte's expansion draft because they are unrestricted free agents.

    On Friday, the Bobcats received the list of players the Spurs and the 26 other teams not playing in the NBA Finals are protecting for the draft. Detroit and the Lakers will submit their lists after the conclusion of the Finals.

    The Spurs protected Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Rasho Nesterovic, Devin Brown and restricted free agents Ginobili, Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Hart.

    Alex Garcia also was protected, but the team waived him on Friday after it had already submitted its expansion list to the league. Cutting Garcia gives the Spurs additional salary-cap flexibility his $620,000 contract for next season was non-guaranteed though the team may try to re-sign him if he clears waivers.

    Malik Rose, Matt Carroll and Charlie Ward, who can decline his $1.1 million option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent, were exposed to the Bobcats. Unsigned draft picks also are ineligible to be taken by Charlotte, so the Spurs did not have to protect Argentine forward Luis Scola.

    Scola is expected to try to join the Spurs this summer if he can successfully negotiate a buyout of his contract with his Spanish team.

    The Spurs, who would like to shed the remaining five years and $32.8 million of Rose's contract from their payroll, can offer the Bobcats draft picks and up to $3 million to entice them to select Rose. Charlotte, however, is not expected to take him unless it is to trade him to another team because its first-season salary cap will be 34 percent smaller than that of the league's existing franchises.

    Though the league is keeping the protected-player lists secret, Charlotte is allowed to make pre-draft deals with other teams to select or not select a specific player.

    The expansion draft will be held on June 22 or 23, depending on whether the Finals extend to seven games.

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    thanks kolko.

    im thinking that this was just a way to "protect" more than 8 players.

    "The Spurs protected Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Rasho Nesterovic, Devin Brown and restricted free agents Ginobili, Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Hart.

    Alex Garcia also was protected..."

    so that was their 8. bowen could've been asked to opt out with a promise that he would be re-signed to the contract he wants.

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    Default Re: Bruce Bowen a free agent

    Al and Bender for Bowen and Ginobili. Or Ron for Bowen and Ginobili. Either one is pretty damn good, in my opinion. I love Ginobili's energy and upside.
    Why would the Spurs do either of those trades? Neither would make them any better than they are now, and with Bowen and Ginobili both being free agents they would have to sign and trade both of them. The Spurs are looking to add a Brent Barry type player to shore up their outside shooting.

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