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phlp_bj
07-27-2008, 07:37 PM
Josh Childress' signing with Greece's Olympiacos has opened a floodgate of European rumors and speculation. There is some truth to the talks -- Carlos Delfino, Jorge Garbajosa, Bostjan Nachbar, and Juan Carlos Navarro have signed overseas -- but for every legitimate story there is a handful of falsified accounts.

Cleveland Cavaliers' guard Delonte West is the most recent subject of fabricated gossip. Talks of a Russian team's interest in the restricted free agent were proven to be false, posing the question of who started this rumor?

There is the concern that agents could begin circulating false stories to increase their client's value and create a sense of immediacy to re-sign. Players have been stifled by restricted free agency this summer, as many competitive organizations have refused to make offers knowing they will be matched. Now will teams be duped into offering big money to keep a player from signing with an international club that was never a legitimate threat?

http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9606

JWalk126
07-27-2008, 07:58 PM
its ironic, because hoopsworld is also known for posting false rumors

dawgsfan_45
07-27-2008, 08:12 PM
When i read Josh Childress at the start of this, I though he wasnt going overseas. :sigh:

lakers4sho
07-27-2008, 08:13 PM
its ironic, because hoopsworld is also known for posting false rumors

true, so true

JWalk126
07-27-2008, 08:13 PM
there have been a lot of wild rumors... some of which made sense, and some which didnt
and some of the ones that made sense werent true, and vice versa

SAVAGE CLAW
07-27-2008, 09:30 PM
There was a rumour about Macabbi offering a contract to Garnett or Duncan some months ago.

I take it was one of those false rumours.

JWalk126
07-27-2008, 09:35 PM
I didnt hear that

SAVAGE CLAW
07-27-2008, 09:45 PM
Was mentioned in Marca here in spain, about March or April.

lakers4sho
07-27-2008, 10:00 PM
There was a rumour about Macabbi offering a contract to Garnett or Duncan some months ago.

I take it was one of those false rumours.

before the 07-08 season? Or during the season?

JWalk126
07-28-2008, 12:10 AM
guys, PSD also has an International basketball forum for these kinds of conversations ;) (hint)