so nobody's gonna talk about how the Lakers are the Lakers, have Kobe, a bunch of cap space, and wound up with crap again? their prize is Jeremy Lin.
ESPN sources say Rockets appear to be out in pursuit of Luol Deng but remain in the hunt to try to sign Trevor Ariza away from Wizards— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 12, 2014
ESPN sources also say that Miami is making progress in its pursuit of Luol Deng to team him with Chris Bosh and soon-to-reupped Dwyane Wade— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 12, 2014
Same old bullsh**
Sources close to Melo say (once again) torn on NY & CHI. Vision of a NY legacy on his mind but CHI seen as win now. Hearing decision by Mon.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 12, 2014
That doesn't mean he doesn't waste an incredible amount of time dribbling in place trying fancy handles that his defender isn't the least bit worried about.
Not sure where you drew the conclusion that pointing out the obvious means I don't like him.
Stop quoting people I have on ignore!
It must be grating to Lance, who is 23 and has a significant ceiling in a league that will often pay top dollar for potential, to be behind two near 30 year olds in the free agent pecking order, one of whom (Deng) has a fairly worrying injury history.
That said, even though teams are passing on Lance, the way the market is playing out I think there is still one team out there who will offer him 10-12 million/year.
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Expect Houston to push a decision on matching the Chandler Parsons offer sheet w/ Dallas until deadline on late Sunday night.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014
Having a hard time keeping up with all the rumors but if we assume:
Deng to Miami
Parsons to Houston
Ariza to Dallas
Pau to Chicago
That leaves you with the Hornets as the only obvious suitor for Lance. I am not sure how much cap space they have but the average of what I have read is like $18 million. Let's assume (maybe generously) that Augustin and Hinrich are not redundant to the Hornets, they sign both, and they still take up a collective $6 million in cap space. That would still give the Hornets room to significantly outbid the Pacers if they wanted while still keeping some flexibility to sign a warm body during the season if they have injury problems.
And this assumes that Cuban does not push for Stevenson over Ariza, which I think is possible.
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Stevenson seems like an obvious target for a brash owner like Cuban. Ariza is fine but we know who he is and he isn't going to be that guy who pushes Dallas to the next level. Lance has a much higher ceiling.
Knicks are gonna have like ~25 mil of cap room next summer, more if they want it. They'll be fine.
Well, CAN be fine, unless Phil screws up.
Bulls/Pacers/Cavs is going to be an interesting 3 way battle next year. Wizards are my darkhorse, but i still see the first 3 as the clear top of the East.
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Anthony Morrow has agreed to join the Thunder, giving Oklahoma City a 3-point shooter and depth on the wing. Story coming soon.— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) July 12, 2014
Seems like their back-up plan for CJ Miles, who they were also chasing.
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