That's too bad. If he's traded this summer, it probably won't be until after July 1 anyway.Shame on me for reporting on Wednesday that that the Phoenix Suns had discussed a deal for T.J. Ford with the Indiana Pacers was flawed. The Suns took a call from Indiana on Ford, but had no interest.
"I'll always be a part of Donnie Walsh."
-Ron Artest, Denver Post, 12.28.05
I keep hearing that, but I'm pretty sure that this comment was purely a poor language chioce by the writer of the article. He said "Blair no longer has an ACL in either knee" and meant
"Blair no longer has an ACL INJURY in either knee"
When you say "I have an ACL" that has come to means you have hurt your ACL, unfortunately, as in "Tom Brady is out with an ACL" really means that he injured his ACL.
It's not like Battier totally untouchable, but as with Rondo and the Celts, the Rockets will only sell high with Battier. They'll trade him, but only if they get some highly inflated value in return.
Jrue Holiday? Really?
Was he one of T Birds assessments?
I really know nothing about him, I do remember one thing where he got bested in a workout and kinda got his head down, which is concerning to me.
If it's Jrue, how soon until the Holiday Pacers ticket packet comes out?
Would this mean Jack's not going to be a Pacer?
Here's a honker trade:
Buh-bye Turkoglu.The New Jersey Nets are in serious talks with the Magic about a deal that will send Vince Carter to Orlando for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee, two league sources told ESPN.com.
The talks have reached a point that a deal could be done by the end of the day Thursday, according to sources.
The trade would give the Magic even more star power on their quest to win an NBA championship. The addition of Carter to a lineup that already consists of All-Star players Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis and Jameer Nelson would make them the favorites to win the Eastern Conference title next year.
As for the Nets, the move is a cost-cutting measure. Both Alston and Battie are in the last year of their contracts, and trading for them would shave $16.5 million off New Jersey's roster in the summer of 2010 and put the Nets well below the salary cap.
The deal, if completed, would also give the Nets a young, promising shooting guard in Lee.
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I'm callin Foster bein traded tonight, I was at the gift shop today, looked at the jerseys, 1 Foster jersey hangin up in the corner next to a Rasho jersey. Usually his is always on the main rack. Main rack had Dun, Ford, Hibbert, Rush, Granger, Jack
Yup (tbird did an assessment...not anything about Jack)
It would be interesting if Jrue fell to us. He has potential, but it's the same argument as with Jennings. Are we willing to wait? Jennings is more advanced offensively, Holiday defensively. But he didn't really play PG in college so he's certainly not ready to hope right in and be a PG next year. He's athletic, but he's not freakish like Westbrook. I'd be intrigued to see what we could do. Could potentially get a nice trade for him. Or could keep him, given his upside. He could turn into a Rondo or Westbrook type couldn't he? And he'd give us a PG with nice size and athleticism to at least challenge Rose and Rondo in the East. I could still see Bird taking Lawson or Maynor though.
I can't see Foster being traded. That would leave just Hibbert at the Center spot. There's really not any centers in the draft aside from Thabeet, and the project Mullins.
I don't see trading a center for another center.
It doesn't make sense trading Foster right now, unless there's a plan for another center elsewhere
J.A. Adande: The Chicago Bulls are attempting to work a trade with the New Jersey Nets for the No. 11 pick with an eye on Louisville shooting guard Terrence Williams, a league source said. The Bulls currently hold the 16th and 26th picks in the first round.
• One reason teams such as the San Antonio Spurs are willing to move into luxury-tax range is the reward for staying below the tax won't be as large in the upcoming season. Last year teams that stayed below the luxury tax received $3 million each from their cut of the money put into the pot by the tax-paying teams. Next season, according to one team executive, the payout for the non-tax teams will be about $1.4 million. One reason for the decrease is that two of the top-paying tax teams from last season, the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks, will have much smaller payrolls this year. The Knicks' tax bill, for example, could drop by about $20 million.
Let's hope not.
Could you possibly expand on this? Since both teams are over the cap, that proposed deal can't work, so how are you proposing the Pacers match Battier's salary of 6.8 mil? Then would that player really be something the Pacers would be willing to trade along with the 13 for Battier? Is Battier worth Foster/Ford & 13? I'd trade either straight up, but no way the 13 too.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgnsLeague executives say the Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors have discussed a possible trade that is centered around sending Amare Stoudemire to the Warriors for a package that would include Andris Biedrins and the No. 7 pick in the draft. But Warriors coach Don Nelson is telling friends that there’s nothing seriously brewing there.
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
Amare would be a good fit for Nellie Ball, but I think a lot of people do not realize how talented Andris Biedrins is. I don't know about that trade for GS.
It's also rumored PHX might send Ben Wallace (expiring) to the Hornets for Chandler
While there is no truth to the possibility of Amare Stoudemire being moved to Houston in a package for Tracy McGrady, Ben Wallace could be flipped to New Orleans for Tyson Chandler.
Wallace is an expiring $14 million contract that could also provide the Suns more immediate financial relief with a buyout (although he would still count as a $14 million salary for luxury tax purposes). Chandler's contract goes into the 2010-11 season at about $13 million.
The new Chad Ford Mock Draft 7.2 hot off the press has us taking Jrue Holiday with a 60% certainty. Jennings goes to the Bucks apparently and Blair slides all the way down to the Blazers at 22.
PICK TEAM PLAYER VITALS Indiana
Confidence level (if available): 60 percent
Analysis: The Pacers would feel pretty fortunate if Holiday slipped here. While they've been enamored with Ty Lawson, Eric Maynor and Tyler Hansbrough, the Pacers just can't pass on Holiday if he's still on the board. He's the type of big point guard that would be a perfect complement to T.J. Ford.
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