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DenButsu
07-27-2008, 06:17 AM
Presti still has options

Sam Presti lost out on Utah shooting guard C.J. Miles on Friday, but could Oklahoma City's general manager now make a run at Denver's J.R. Smith?

Presti provided a glimpse into his off-season strategy last week when he signed Miles to a four-year, $15 million offer sheet. Based on that failed attempt, Smith, the former Hornets guard, fits the mold of what Presti is looking to add to the roster in free agency.

It's become clear that Presti wants to upgrade the shooting guard position....

It's also clear that Presti is dead set on maintaining the team's long-term salary cap space, which means he isn't likely to extend a contract starting at more than $4-5 million. Miles' contract likely would have had a first-year salary in the $3.3 million range.

From a talent standpoint, Smith would be the best target on a short list of available players...

The Nuggets have said they will match any team's offer for Smith, who would earn roughly $3 million next season if he doesn't receive a contract extension. But Presti could employ a similar strategy as he did with Miles by setting the bar high and daring Denver to match...

But Presti also could stand pat. Miles wasn't a necessary addition, but rather a player Presti and his staff saw enough potential in to take a chance on.

There's always the chance Oklahoma City doesn't see as much from anyone else on the market.newsok.com (http://newsok.com/nba-presti-still-has-options/article/3275446/?tm=1217124852)


Man, if OKC signed J.R. to a 4-year $18 million offer sheet and we could lock him up for a $4.5mil/year salary, that would just be perfect. Please Presti, get on the horn with Smith's agent...

Game_Over
07-27-2008, 06:37 AM
newsok.com (http://newsok.com/nba-presti-still-has-options/article/3275446/?tm=1217124852)


Man, if OKC signed J.R. to a 4-year $18 million offer sheet and we could lock him up for a $4.5mil/year salary, that would just be perfect. Please Presti, get on the horn with Smith's agent...

Yeah as long as the Nuggs match it I will be really happy!!