NBA Off-season Gets Us Talking
The NBA season might be over, but things have been just as busy, if not busier, around the league. There have been plenty of rumors to go along with some player movement already. The NBA doesn’t take a day off … neither do we.
Via NBA.com, for a list of all the free agents and what they’ve been up to, click here.
From July 4 – July 8, the Metta Chronicles team had an e-mail thread discussing some of these moves/rumors. It’s a bit of a long read, but it’s definitely more entertaining than anything you’re doing right now. Especially if you’re a big fan of the NBA.
Check it …
I don’t want to get too into the Dwightmare (I already wrote an article on it). He’s being too indecisive, and that might be the least likable characteristic in a person. Make up your mind and stick to it.
Colin brought up the Jason Terry Boston signing to me earlier, saying he doesn’t like it because of Terry’s age. I’ve got to agree, but I do like him next to Rondo. Shooters don’t need to be young to be effective. And most important, I’m really starting to like that Boston lineup for NBA 2K13. Same goes for Brooklyn, Deron and Iso Joe is going to be so damn fun to play with.
Btw, how is Derek Fisher getting so much attention from other teams? It must have been part of the CBA he negotiated.
Jeez, this is so much more fun than a year ago, when the only thing to talk about was lockout issues.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Knicks, Suns are in the critical stages of discussions on a sign-and-trade deal that would pay Nash $27M-$30M over 3 years, sources tell Y! Twitter
Adrian Wojnarowski: NY package would include Iman Shumpert, Toney Douglas and likely 3 low money players to get Nash salary needed to close gap on Toronto offer Twitter
Can they maybe hire D’antoni as their offensive coordinator?Jesus would be nice, but J.R. would work too. Amare’s effectiveness is about to skyrocket though, and Chandler gets to play with another horrible defender.
Lin is going to get signed to an offer sheet by Houston – something along the lines of Asik’s deal, I believe. So we’re talking three years and north of $20 M (not sure if it’s backloaded like Asik’s is). I think he’s meeting with the organization today actually.
Also think getting a chance to be Nash’s teammate for a few years would be a huge boost in Lin’s development. It ccould really help him cement his position as an average or potentially above average player in this league.
All they did was handshake on that Fields deal, right? They should cancel that shit. Fields should want to play with Nash anyway.
Yeah I mean obviously nothing is official until the 11th, but it’s just funny in the hypothetical. Like, getting screwed over that badly would be legendary.
I’m not that high on Shump as others are. I think you can find talent like that every couple years. They’ll him up, Toney Douglas, and bunch of other no-name players that have cap-friendly contracts. I think Nash can play 2 more years at this level, and plus, East is easier (top through bottom). You know he stays in shape, but NY should really think about improving their training staff, or just bringing the PHX one over. Btw, I heard Grant Hill might sign with NY too if all this goes down?
In case any of you guys didn’t hear, Nash to LA. Yiiiipiiiii!
Lakers also become older, but who cares!? I’m thinking Grant Hill will follow Nash over here too.
I can’t believe the Lakers got Nash. Why did Nash all of the sudden go with the Lakers, they seemed completely out of it. The Nash Drama actually reminded me of a mini-Peyton sweepstakes, you heard something different every few hours and where they’re going. Why would the Suns improve their division rival as well? Did Nash Reallyhave to go to Los Angeles, did he feel a strong pull because Vancouver is also on the West Coast?So the suns nabbed Beasely… with this lineup, anyway he averages 25 ppg? Spencer Hawes got a 2 year 13 million deal, that aint bad for both sides. Philly needs to have a rotation of big men, and he doesn’t have bad averages. Supposedly Dragic will go back to the Suns…. IF Beasely becomes a star, I see interesting things for this team. Really deep, they’d start Dragic, Dudley, Beasely, Channing Frye and Gortat with Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown and Markieff Morris off the bench. Watch out.
Good call on the Nash to Peyton FA comparison. Just shows you that we really don’t know very much about what’s going on until a final decision is made by the player. We can only go off what reporters tell us, and unfortunately they aren’t mind readers. Still, LA seemed COMPLETELY out of left field. Dallas would have been one thing, but LA was just so unexpected that I think we were all in a state of shock when we first heard the news.
They took those assholes to game 7, they get some big man depth with Sullinger and get Bradley and Jet. Please Ray, don’t leave.
Hold up, Dwight can still go to New Jersey. It would be difficult, but the Nets would have to sign and trade Brook Lopez, Humphries and Marshon Brooks. I was thinking Gerald Wallace, but Lopez’ and Humphrie’s salaries should match up with Dwight’s, I also doubt the Magic would want a 4 year 40mill deal for Wallace.
Also, this just in, Chauncey Billups resigned with the Clips for a contract that could hit 4.3 mill with bonuses. They also added Jamal Crawford for 3 years/15.7 mill. Not bad additions, although I think they really need some depth at the 4/5 since they signed-and-traded Reggie Evans.
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Yeah, nice to have Chauncey back for them, as well as the dude who inspired my first Metta article (J Cross).
You’re right, though; Clippers have guards on guards on guards on guards again, just like last year. CP3, Billups, Crawford, Bledsoe, Swaggy P. They did get Odom to help a bit in the front court, but he’s obviously not at all the down-low banger that Evans was. We’ll see if he can crash the boards for them at all this year to help out in that area. One more big would definitely help, and make them look like a pretty complete roster up and down.
Welp…Kidd to Knicks. This a reaction to being hesitant about matching Rockets’ offer on Lin?
Mesh, Clips are not winning shit. And I can’t wait until CP3 leaves in a year. Why would anyone ever want to be tied down as a Clipper? Ew.
I read an article comparing the Heat to the 90s Bulls. The more I think about it, right now is eerily similar to the late 90s. Back then you had the Bulls as clear favorites with no competition in the east, just like Miami today. In the west you had the older veteran teams Jazz / Rockets similar to the Lakers / Spurs now, and you had the up and coming Lakers just like you have the Thunder today. Weird huh?
Agree, somewhat. There were no up and coming teams back then though. Now there’s plenty of teams with young talent on the rise. Bulls were playing another “old” team in the Jazz. Knicks weren’t too young. Rockets were old. Lakers were too young (96-98).
Any 90s comparison to the Nets? [deron, iso joe, gerald wallace, hump, lopez, marshon]
Three words: “BONE ON BONE.” As in, no cartilage…in his knees. I don’t think that bodes well for walking, let alone playing basketball in the NBA.
Also, this point has yet to be brought up. How did Jason Kidd get the same money as Steve Nash? Both players will be remembered for historic careers, but Kidd’s play has clearly fallen off in the past 2 seasons while Nash has still maintained a high level of performance. Both players, I believe, got 3 year $27 Mill.So at this point, who’s the best available free agent that has not agreed to a deal (discounting RFA who have agreed but may be matched by the original team): Lou Williams? Mayo? Javale McGee? Illysova? Ryan Anderson?
If it was for only 9m, then that’s definitely fair market value, I musthave read it wrong, there’s no way a GM would do that. Not even KAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHNNN (btw, Batum just agreed to a offer sheet with Minny, 4/45)Just read a ESPN article where they compare the signing of Nash to when the Lakers signed the Glove and the Mailman. I’m gonna take this further:
- Both teams went to three straight finals. Early 2000′s Lakers won three, late 2000′s lost in 2008 and then won the next two.
- Both teams failed to make the Western Conference finals after their magic runs.
- If the Lakers sign Grant Hill, then it would be the same as signing over the hill GP and Karl Malone.
- Now… imagine Grant Hill breaking down with injuries, and maybe Bynum gets hurt… They could limp their way to the finals, only to get their ass kicked by the Heat.
I’m calling this is if Grant Hill signs with LAL.
Man, Evan Turner frickin sucks.
Your boy Kobe thought Turner was the most complete player in that years draft
Kobe also threatened to take Slava Medvedenko with him in 03.
Damn, Kobe looks old. Slightly out of shape too? He’s got that “I’m about to rape somebody look”.
Good piece that Woj wrote on Ray leaving Boston:
I want to watch some replays of Celtics playoff games from this past season to watch the interaction between Ray and Rondo. I guess people have known about their disconnect for a while, but I never really knew much about it until now. Pretty fascinating that they could still mesh on the court, while being so distanced from each other off it.
Shaq & Kobe hated each other for years, still played well on court together. I know its different and not the same situation, but people can play on-court while not getting along, personality wise.
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