Last edited by LG33; 11-25-2013 at 07:05 PM.
Yes because all players would turn down a max contract/extension if they could. Most if not all players want to get paid anyone who says they wouldn't take that $$$ that was offered to them isn't being entirely honest with themselves.
They can only actually approach the tax through sign-and-trades, is my point. And the only guy that's going to give them much of a return in that regard is Gasol. So they're painting themselves into a corner.
According to Marc Stein, the Wolves are close to swapping Derrick Williams for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.
Unless something happens, the trade for Williams is close to done.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are trading former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute.
Two person with knowledge of the deal say the agreement was reached on Monday night. The people requested anonymity because neither team has officially announced the deal.
Good trade for minny Moute is a good to great defender
Derrick Williams is the second coming of Marvin Williams.
Counting down the days untill DJ Augustin's contract expires.
There's been some truly horrific #2 overall picks in recent years...
2000: Stromile Swift
2001: Tyson Chandler
2002: Jay Williams
2003: Darko Milicic
2004: Emeka Okafor
2005: Marvin Williams
2006: LaMarcus Aldridge
2007: Kevin Durant
2008: Michael Beasley
2009: Hasheem Thabeet
2010: Evan Turner
2011: Derrick Williams
2012: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2013: Victor Oladipo
By my count there's been at least seven outright busts (Swift, Williams (all three[!!!] of them), Milicic, Beasley, and Thabeet), one player who's giving off potential bust vibes, but it's too early to say for certain (Kidd-Gilchrist), a couple of solid-but-unspectacular picks (Chandler and Okafor), one very good pick (Aldridge), and one grand slam (Durant).
Edit: I forgot Evan Turner, who was speeding down the bust highway until this season. We'll see if he continues playing like a stud in Philly...
That's not a good track record.
By the way,
This is unnecessary and confrontational
Last edited by Lance George; 11-25-2013 at 10:31 PM.
Jennings on shooting struggles (36%): "I'm so into passing that I kind of forget I can score sometimes." Related: he leads team in shots.— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) November 25, 2013
Of the 19 players selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in their 2004 expansion draft, only two remain in the NBA - Gerald Wallace and Zaza Pachulia (who never actually played for the team). The franchise needs to make a good selection this upcoming June so they don't tarnish the Hornets name.
Williams just can't play the three at all... kind of a problem when you're on a roster with Kevin Love, who can play 40MPG without much difficulty. I like the move for both teams.
I also think Minnesota is in need of another wing defender... a trade along the lines of Alexey Shved for Courtney Lee might make sense for both them and Boston.
Teams could only protect eight, but your point is valid. In fact, after taking a look at the pool of players to choose from, building even a moderately successful team would have been near impossible. The Bobcats tried to find diamonds in the rough (by taking younger players) but there wasn't even cubic zirconia to be had.
Here's the list of rules for the draft: http://www.nba.com/bobcats/news/draf...s_summary.html
- Each of the 29 NBA teams may protect a maximum of eight players on its roster who are under contract or are restricted free agents at the conclusion of the 2003-04 season.
The Bulls are obviously tanking. There is no other explanation for that.
Thibs may not say it, but his team is tanking. I mean, losing to UTAH?
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The Bulls just has nowhere to go at this point than to blow up their roster. An OT game managing only 84 points and losing against Utah is just inexcusable for a team that's supposed to be the Heat's "rival." Not that I'm complaining since 1 less obstacle for the Pacers is always good.