........Nah.Originally Posted by showboatcp
........Nah.Originally Posted by showboatcp
Last edited by Bravo95; 07-03-2012 at 11:52 AM.
http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-pm-the...agent-class-akThe summer of 2010 didn’t disappoint. Superstars switched teams at an alarming rate, changing the landscape of the NBA in a matter of months. The player movement created new-found interest in the NBA and ratings skyrocketed since fans wanted to see how the various storylines would play out. The 2010 offseason lived up to the hype, and as a result the NBA was able to captivate many casual sports fans.
The summer of 2014 has similar potential.
A lot can change over the next two years, but many executives around the league expect the 2014 offseason to be an exciting one.
The 2014 free agent class could include Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Bosh, Pau Gasol, Paul Pierce, Danny Granger, Luol Deng, Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Andrew Bogut among others.
Bryant, Nowitzki, Granger, Deng, Pierce, Gasol and Bogut will be unrestricted free agents that summer. James, Wade, Anthony, Stoudemire, Bosh, Gay and Randolph have either a player option or early termination option, which means they can opt-out and become unrestricted free agents.
The group has the potential to be one of the best free agent classes ever. They have a combined 10 championships and 76 All-Star appearances. The class could feature future Hall-of-Famers and some of the biggest names in the NBA.
One Western Conference executive believes that the 2014 class could be better than the 2010 group that created so much buzz.
“A lot of the players in the 2010 class hadn’t done anything yet, and they still haven’t,” the executive said. “The 2014 class, if everyone opts out, is much more accomplished.”
Executives around the league are already taking notice of this class and teams may start positioning themselves to be players during the summer of 2014.
Should ATlanta get into this?The Houston Rockets are pessimistic about their chances of re-signing point guard Goran Dragic with the sides far apart in negotiations, according to sources close to the process. ESPN.com
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But Dragic left town without a deal, sources said, leading one source close to the process to say that the lefty's expected return to the Rockets is "not going to happen." Dragic is scheduled Tuesday to visit the Phoenix Suns, who dealt him to the Rockets at the 2011 trade deadline. ESPN.com
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Good player, and IMO he's worth that $8M that Phoenix is supposedly offering if he can keep up his production from last season, but I wouldn't want Atlanta in on that. We've got bigger plans.
We've got 2 solid PGs already and I agree with Bravo, we've got bigger plans...I hope.
Bigger concern is probably on the wing, if they actually care about fielding a competitive team this season.
Last edited by Bravo95; 07-03-2012 at 01:49 PM.
When Rashard Lewis clears waivers, he'll likely be looking to sign with one of five teams, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman. Berman names the Knicks, Heat, Spurs, Hawks, and Lakers as the clubs on Lewis' "short list."
Lewis on a 1-year deal, starting spot to let him play his way into another deal? I wouldn't be mad at that.
Seems we are interested in Courtney Lee.
Obviously we would have to sign him for more than one year, in which I would rather see if Crawford would come back for one year, and maybe re-sign Crawford next year after signing the *hopeful* big free agents.
We would run small though if either is signed, prob have Morrow at the 3.
Lee or Crawford/Jenkins
alot of shooters around Smith/Horford. Could be fun to watch.
Last edited by *Silver&Black*; 07-04-2012 at 12:14 AM.
I've always been a fan of Courtney Lee. If the Hawks are re-structuring to build a winner, he's definitely the type of player you want. If the Hawks are just rebuilding, let the kid go help a contender.Courtney Lee is even more popular now that Houston withdrew his qualifying offer & made him an unrestricted free agent: Source says Chicago, Indiana, Clippers, Dallas, Phoenix, Washington, Memphis and Atlanta have shown interest. Sulia
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Last edited by SluggeR; 07-04-2012 at 01:09 AM.
"..complex mane dat love simple thangs."*S.L.uggeR*
Goran Dragic/Devin Harris
Courtney Lee/John Jenkins
Somehow add a good bench PF/C, and we would have a pretty good bench.
Last edited by *Silver&Black*; 07-04-2012 at 02:42 AM.
Unless Teague takes another huge step forward next season, they need to put the full court press on CP3 in 2013, so I wouldn't commit any major money to any other PGs until then. If the Clippers don't meet their sky high expectations, I believe he's gone.
For now though, Ronnie Brewer could be a good fit here. His perimeter defense is on par with Joe's, big enough to play guard or forward, and they might be able to get him for maybe 1 or 2 yrs at 3-4M per. I'm warming to the idea of Harris as starting SG (other ballhandler), while Morrow and Jenkins should definitely replace Joe's outside shooting.
As of right now, all agreed upon deals assumed:
Teague Jenkins (Farmar buyout)
Harris Morrow Stevenson
Horford Williams Scott
Pachulia Johnson Petro
Last edited by Bravo95; 07-04-2012 at 01:35 PM.