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Boston Faithful
05-14-2010, 04:12 AM
New threads will be posted for newsworthy signings. But please post minor signings* , as well as general observations and opinions about free agency -- basically anything that doesn't call for a new thread to be posted -- in this thread.
*(for example, if the Nuggets re-signed Johan Petro)
-denbutsu

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Key dates
July 1: At 12:01 a.m., teams may begin negotiating with other franchises' free agents. It also marks the beginning of the NBA's annual July moratorium; from this date through July 7, free agents are not allowed to sign contracts, and teams are not allowed to complete trades.

July 7: The NBA officially will announce the salary cap for the 2010-11 season and the luxury tax level for the 2010-11 season.

July 8: At 12:01 a.m., the 2010-11 salary cap and tax level go into effect and the moratorium period ends. Teams can begin signing free agents and can complete trades.[/QUOTE]
-ManRamForPrez24


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So let me get this straight on July 1st players can decide if they will go to a team or not, but they can't sign until July 8th?

If that is the case, if they commit and say on July 2nd they are going to a team, can they back out and sign with someone else on July 8th?
-Jordans Bulls

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----Original Post----
I know the title says 8, I meant 10.

LeBron James (Cavs eliminated Round 2): Signs with New York Knicks
Dwayne Wade (Heat eliminated Round 1): Signs with Chicago Bulls
Chris Bosh (Raptors didn't make playoffs): Signs with New York Knicks
Amare Stoudemire (Suns vs. Lakers - Conf Finals): Signs with Chicago Bulls
Joe Johnson (Hawks eliminated Round 2): Signs with Miami Heat
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs eliminated Round 1): Signs with New Jersey Nets
Carlos Boozer (Jazz eliminated Round 2): Signs with Miami Heat
Rudy Gay (Grizzlies didn't make playoffs): Signs with New Jersey Nets
David Lee (Knicks didn't make playoffs): Signs with Oklahoma City Thunder
Ray Allen (Celtics vs. Magic - Conf Finals): Re-signs with Celtics

Let's just assume Yao and Pierce opt in.

My reasoning: LeBron and Bosh team up in New York (self-explanatory), Wade, knowing that he won't get either one of them in Miami and therefore their team won't be a perennial title contender, bolts to Chicago. Chicago trades Luol Deng to Phoenix in a sign and trade for Amare.

Allen re-signs with Celtics and David Lee makes the Thunder a title contender.

Now for the confusing parts. I think the Heat will get someone no matter what and I think if they lose Wade, they'll be desperate and sign Johnson and Boozer to max contracts. I don't see Dirk returning to a situation where he has continually failed for 12 years. The Nets will sign him to be their main piece alongside a signed Rudy Gay, Brook Lopez and Devin Harris to make another title contender.

This is an offseason all about change. I don't see any of the guys that are free agents happy in their situations.

Switch
05-14-2010, 04:17 AM
LeBron James - New York

Dwayne Wade - Miami

Chris Bosh - Miami

Amare Stoudemire - Phoinex

Joe Johnson - New York

Dirk Nowitzki - Dallas

Carlos Boozer - Chicago

Rudy Gay - Memphis

David Lee - Toronto

Ray Allen - Boston

MaHaRaJaH
05-14-2010, 04:23 AM
No way in SAM hell will TO take David Lee

thapharcyd
05-14-2010, 04:39 AM
LeBron James --> Chicago

Dwayne Wade --> Miami

Chris Bosh --> New York

Amar'e Stoudemire --> Phoenix

Joe Johnson --> New York

Dirk Nowitzki --> Dallas

Carlos Boozer --> Chicago

Rudy Gay --> Phoenix (haha, I wish)

David Lee --> New York

Ray Allen --> Boston

caddiemaster
05-14-2010, 04:39 AM
They will all sign with the warriors for the minnimum!Oh hell I'd only want half those turds!

Dabull311
05-14-2010, 05:00 AM
Lebron James - Chicago in a sign and trade, trading Luo Deng
Dewayne Wade - Miami
Chris Bosh - Chicago with the money they free up trading Deng
Amare Stoudamire - Miami
Joe Johnson - New York
Dirk Nowitzki - Phoenix
Carlos Boozer -New York
Rudy Gay-New Jersey
David Lee-New Jersey
Ray Allen-Boston

FKNRUEHH925
05-14-2010, 05:01 AM
They will all sign with the warriors for the minnimum!Oh hell I'd only want half those turds!
:facepalm:

NJhaslopezfever
05-14-2010, 05:28 AM
LeBron James --> STAYS!!!

Dwayne Wade --> Stays!

Chris Bosh --> Miami

Amar'e Stoudemire --> NJ nets

Joe Johnson --> chicago

Dirk Nowitzki --> Dallas

Carlos Boozer --> Chicago

Rudy Gay --> NJ nets

David Lee --> Stays

Ray Allen --> Boston

ntat
05-14-2010, 05:31 AM
Ill tell u what they should do. All 8 of these guys should petition for expansion, buy the rights to the team, and play on it. 10 championships in a row, done deal.

Wade_County
05-14-2010, 11:06 AM
I know the title says 8, I meant 10.

LeBron James (Cavs eliminated Round 2): Signs with New York Knicks
Dwayne Wade (Heat eliminated Round 1): Signs with Chicago Bulls
Chris Bosh (Raptors didn't make playoffs): Signs with New York Knicks
Amare Stoudemire (Suns vs. Lakers - Conf Finals): Signs with Chicago Bulls
Joe Johnson (Hawks eliminated Round 2): Signs with Miami Heat
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs eliminated Round 1): Signs with New Jersey Nets
Carlos Boozer (Jazz eliminated Round 2): Signs with Miami Heat
Rudy Gay (Grizzlies didn't make playoffs): Signs with New Jersey Nets
David Lee (Knicks didn't make playoffs): Signs with Oklahoma City Thunder
Ray Allen (Celtics vs. Magic - Conf Finals): Re-signs with Celtics



:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Maybe the heat sign Boozer, even though I dont want it. But thats the only one even close to be possible, LMFAO.....

spoonhoops
05-14-2010, 11:27 AM
I actually could see Boozer go to the Nets at this point since Lopez could minimize his lack of defense.

No way Dirk leaves Dallas even though it would be a great change for both parties.

LeBron to Chicago is sounding more likely. Could you imagine if he could get Bosh to come to Chicago too? Would be crazy.

Melo15
05-14-2010, 11:33 AM
LeBron James- Cleveland
Dwayne Wade- Miami
Chris Bosh- Chicago
Amare Stoudemire- Miami
Joe Johnson- New York
Dirk Nowitzki- Dallas
Carlos Boozer- Utah
Rudy Gay-New Jersey
David Lee- New Jersey
Ray Allen- Boston

-Big-Baby-
05-14-2010, 11:41 AM
This free agency is going to turn up to be a waste of all the publicity and everyone is going to stay but maybe Bosh or something.

drobe86
05-14-2010, 11:53 AM
I know the title says 8, I meant 10.

LeBron James (Cavs eliminated Round 2): Signs with New York Knicks
Dwayne Wade (Heat eliminated Round 1): Signs with Chicago Bulls
Chris Bosh (Raptors didn't make playoffs): Signs with New York Knicks
Amare Stoudemire (Suns vs. Lakers - Conf Finals): Signs with Chicago Bulls
Joe Johnson (Hawks eliminated Round 2): Signs with Miami Heat
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs eliminated Round 1): Signs with New Jersey Nets
Carlos Boozer (Jazz eliminated Round 2): Signs with Miami Heat
Rudy Gay (Grizzlies didn't make playoffs): Signs with New Jersey Nets
David Lee (Knicks didn't make playoffs): Signs with Oklahoma City Thunder
Ray Allen (Celtics vs. Magic - Conf Finals): Re-signs with Celtics

Let's just assume Yao and Pierce opt in.

My reasoning: LeBron and Bosh team up in New York (self-explanatory), Wade, knowing that he won't get either one of them in Miami and therefore their team won't be a perennial title contender, bolts to Chicago. Chicago trades Luol Deng to Phoenix in a sign and trade for Amare.

Allen re-signs with Celtics and David Lee makes the Thunder a title contender.

Now for the confusing parts. I think the Heat will get someone no matter what and I think if they lose Wade, they'll be desperate and sign Johnson and Boozer to max contracts. I don't see Dirk returning to a situation where he has continually failed for 12 years. The Nets will sign him to be their main piece alongside a signed Rudy Gay, Brook Lopez and Devin Harris to make another title contender.

This is an offseason all about change. I don't see any of the guys that are free agents happy in their situations.

Of all that fodder you might have gotten one right. LOL.

LBJ- Dallas Mavs (sign and trade for Caron Butler,Dampier, Roddy B +cash)
Dwayne Wade- Heat
Chris Bosh- Bulls
Joe Johnson- Miami Heat
Dirk Nowitzki- Dallas Mavs
CArlos Boozer- Miami Heat
Rudy Gay- Chicago Bulls (sign and trade for Luol Deng+ a draft pick)

David Lee and Ray Allen become New York Knicks.


Laugh now but you heard it here first.

JayAllDay
05-14-2010, 11:54 AM
New York is gonna sign a big man (Bosh, Boozer or even Dirk) and go hard after Lebron and Wade. If they don't get Lebron or Wade I expect them to retract greatly from their push for 2010 FA and will not give a big contract just because of that.

Expect 2011 FA class to be riddled with Knicks rumors again if Lebron or Wade doesn't sign with the Knicks.

JayAllDay
05-14-2010, 12:05 PM
LeBron James --> STAYS!!!

Dwayne Wade --> Stays!

Chris Bosh --> Miami

Amar'e Stoudemire --> NJ nets

Joe Johnson --> chicago

Dirk Nowitzki --> Dallas

Carlos Boozer --> Chicago

Rudy Gay --> NJ nets

David Lee --> Stays

Ray Allen --> Boston

You wish Newark.

San Fran Giant
05-14-2010, 03:54 PM
LeBron James (Bulls)
Carlos Boozer (Bulls)
Dwayne Wade (Heat)
Chris Bosh (Heat)
David Lee (knicks)
Joe Johnson (Knicks)
Amare Stoudemire (Suns)
Rudy Gay (Suns)
Dirk Nowitzki (Nets)
Ray Allen (Nets)

San Fran Giant
05-14-2010, 05:15 PM
Never mind what I put up there after looking around this is how I think the summer is going to shape up:

David Lee will stay with the Knicks.
Joe Johnson will sign with New York.
Dirk stays in Dallas
Carlos Booozer Signs With Chicago
Miami pulls off a surprising sign and trade sending Beasley scrubs and picks to Phoenix in exchange for Amare which means...
Dwayne Wade stays in Miami.
Another sign and trade this time involving Rudy Gay to New Jersey sending Harris, Lee, Yi and cash to Memphis.
With that trio gone it's time for New Jersey's Russian Billionaire to bring out the big guns. Nets sign Chris Bosh.
And last but certainly not least the KING will arrive in Jersey followed by Coach Callipari.

mcflash03
05-15-2010, 01:57 AM
Lebron - New York Knicks :bang: (maybe I'll win next year)
Dwyane Wade - Chicagohttp://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/images/smilies/applause.gif
Chris Bosh - New York
Amare Stoudemire - Chicago
Dirk Nowitzki - stays
Rudy Gay - New Jersey
Carlos Boozer - New Jersey
Joe Johnson - Miami
David Lee - Miami
Ray Allen - stays

mcflash03
05-15-2010, 01:57 AM
Lebron - New York Knicks :bang: (maybe next year)
Dwyane Wade - Chicago http:
Chris Bosh - New York
Amare Stoudemire - Chicago
Dirk Nowitzki - stays
Rudy Gay - New Jersey
Carlos Boozer - New Jersey
Joe Johnson - Miami
David Lee - Miami
Ray Allen - stays

abe_froman
05-15-2010, 03:16 AM
LeBron James:bulls
Dwayne Wade:stays
Chris Bosh:chi or hou
Amare Stoudemire:nyc or stays
Joe Johnson:Miami Heat
Dirk Nowitzki:stays
Carlos Boozer:feeling the heat right now,dunno why
Rudy Gay:nyc or mavs
David Lee:dont know, but i dont think he's coming back
Ray Allen:stays(if they want him)

Master Mind
05-15-2010, 03:41 AM
LeBron James:Heat
Dwayne Wade:Heat
Chris Bosh:Bulls
Amare Stoudemire:Suns
Joe Johnson:Knicks
Dirk Nowitzki:Mavericks
Carlos Boozer:Heat
Rudy Gay:Grizzlies
David Lee:Knicks
Ray Allen: Celtics

Lord Leoshes
05-15-2010, 12:41 PM
LeBron James (Heat)
Carlos Boozer (Nets)
Dwayne Wade (Heat)
Chris Bosh (Heat)
David Lee (knicks)
Joe Johnson (Bulls)
Amare Stoudemire (Suns)
Rudy Gay (Knicks)
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs)
Ray Allen (Celtics)

97NYer
05-15-2010, 01:21 PM
LeBron-Cleveland
Wade-Miami
Bosh-New York
JJ-New York
Amare-Phoenix
Boozer-Miami
Lee-OKC
Yao-Houston
Dirk-Dallas
Gay-Memphis(Only because they will match all offers)
Allen-Boston
Pierce-Boston
Felton-Charlotte
Ty Thomas-Charlotte
Josh Howard-Miami
Haywood-Dallas
Lowry-Miami
Shaq-Cleveland

homestarunner93
05-15-2010, 01:22 PM
Of all that fodder you might have gotten one right. LOL.

LBJ- Dallas Mavs (sign and trade for Caron Butler,Dampier, Roddy B +cash)
Dwayne Wade- Heat
Chris Bosh- Bulls
Joe Johnson- Miami Heat
Dirk Nowitzki- Dallas Mavs
CArlos Boozer- Miami Heat
Rudy Gay- Chicago Bulls (sign and trade for Luol Deng+ a draft pick)

David Lee and Ray Allen become New York Knicks.


Laugh now but you heard it here first.


:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

This post has more homerism than any other post I've ever read. I will laugh now, because there's no way in hell LeBron is going to Dallas. He would just stay in Cleveland before he would go to the franchise that is most known for choking in this decade, whenever he's choked in his past several chances to win the title.

jtrinaldi
05-30-2010, 10:57 AM
I thingk the salmons will go to the hawks,causing the bucks to trade redd and gadzuric (close to 30 million in expirings) and pick 15 to the sixers for iguadola and brand

Pauleboman
05-30-2010, 11:19 AM
LeBron James:Heat
Dwayne Wade:Heat
Chris Bosh:Bulls
Amare Stoudemire:Suns
Joe Johnson:Knicks
Dirk Nowitzki:Mavericks
Carlos Boozer:Heat
Rudy Gay:Grizzlies
David Lee:Knicks
Ray Allen: Celtics

Well lets play make stuff up..No Way this happens..^
Lebron-Chicago
Wade-Heat as if he is leaving
Bosh-Chicago to play with Derrick
Amare-Suns
Dirk-Dallas are you kidding
Joe Johnson-NY
Boozer-Heat\
Lee-NY
Ray Allen-Chicago

Dieselpi
05-30-2010, 11:53 AM
the homer picks in here are strong
if the knicks whiff on the big free agents i really dont see them blowing their load on joe johnson, they will just hold out and make a move for carmelo

hugepatsfan
05-30-2010, 12:32 PM
3-Way trade (LAL, MIN, CHI)

LAL gets: PG Kirk Hinrich
CHI gets: PF Al Jefferson, SF Corey Brewer
MIN gets: SF Luol Deng, SF Adam Morrison (option picked up to make deal work), SG Sasha Vujacic

FA Signings
LBJ - CHI
Wade - MIA
Dirk - DAL
Amare - PHX (doesn't opt out)
Bosh - MIA
JJ - NYK (not max money)
Boozer - ORL (S&T for Gortat, Bass, trade exception)
Ray Allen - BOS
John Salmons - BOS (full MLE)

MIA - PHI trade
MIA gets: SF Thadeus Young PHI gets: PF Michael Beasley

dnewguy
06-25-2010, 10:55 AM
Mine:

Heat - Wade, Bosh and Yao Ming.

Bulls - Lebron, Joe Johnson

Knicks - Amare.

Nets - Boozer

Mavs - Dirk and Shaq

Raptors - Josh Howard and Udonis Haslem.

black1605
06-25-2010, 10:59 AM
yao and redd aren't going to opt out

dnewguy
06-25-2010, 11:01 AM
yao and redd aren't going to opt out

Yao said he was opting out....we shall see.

Lou Holtz Lisp
06-25-2010, 08:02 PM
Here are my guesses tell me what you think:
LeBron- Chicago
Bosh- Chicago
Boozer- Knicks
Wade- Miami
Stoudimier- Miami
Johnson- Nets
Nowitzski- Mavs
Gay- Hawks
Lee- Knicks
Where do you see some of these going?
I also expect Jefferson, Prince and Ellis to get traded but don't know where. Any ideas?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-25-2010, 08:03 PM
Another:facepalm:

DE9394
06-25-2010, 08:08 PM
Here are my guesses tell me what you think:
LeBron- Chicago
Bosh- Chicago
Boozer- Knicks
Wade- Miami
Stoudimier- Miami
Johnson- Nets
Nowitzski- Mavs
Gay- Hawks
Lee- Knicks
Where do you see some of these going?
I also expect Jefferson, Prince and Ellis to get traded but don't know where. Any ideas?

Lebron-stays
Wade-stays
Bosh-Miami
Boozer-Chicago
Stoudimier-stays or Knicks
Johnson-Nets
Dirk-stays
Gay-Miami
Lee-PHX or stays
Ray-stay
Scola-stays
Yao-stays
Pierce-stays

i dont expect alot of players to move, i think wade will play with bosh and rudy gay
JJ to fit perfect with the nets, harris lee jj favors brook
boozer in CHI, rose sg deng boozer noah
maybe lee moves, i think he would replace amare if he left

Cullksinikers
06-27-2010, 02:18 AM
Bosh to MIA= Johnson/James to CHI, Amar'e to NY. Stoudemire to MIA= Bosh/James to CHI, Johnson to NY. James staying in CLE= Johnson/Boozer to CHI, Stoudemire/Bosh to MIA, if Stoudemire goes to MIA, then switch Boozer in CHI with Bosh. Forget about the Nets and Clippers. If anything, they're trying to enter the race. NJ was bad last season and it will take them a few seasons and LA is Kobe's town. Johnson won't go to Miami, Stoudemire won't go to Chicago, and Bosh won't go to NY.

This is assuming LAC and NJ fail to land anybody. They could very well be in the race just as much as anyone else. So, is this too farfetched, close to realistic, and who would be the favorite? This is just my best attempt at a guess at what may happen after July 1st. If you dissagree, explain why and give your predictions.

NYK|NYY
06-27-2010, 02:30 AM
Amare to Miami is what I'm thinking

Cullksinikers
06-27-2010, 02:33 AM
Amare to Miami is what I'm thinking

So you think along the lines of: Stoudemire to MIA= Bosh/James to CHI, Johnson to NY in the original post or something completely different?

G-Bay New J
06-27-2010, 02:38 AM
Come on my fellow Packer fan!

Your going to say nobody is going to my Nets??

Cullksinikers
06-27-2010, 02:40 AM
Come on my fellow Packer fan!

Your going to say nobody is going to my Nets??

I'm saying if nobody goes to the Nets. I said that the Nets could very well be in the race just as much as anyone else.

HuRRiCaNeS324
06-27-2010, 02:41 AM
JJ can go to the Heat. I wouldnt completely rule him out.

I actually predict us getting Bosh and Johnson, Bulls getting Boozer, Lebron staying, and NY getting Amare.

hgtiger32
06-27-2010, 02:44 AM
James- Knicks
Bosh- Knicks
Wade-Heat
Amare- Heat
Johnson- Heat
Boozer-Bulls
Dirk and Pierce- Mavs and Celtics

hugepatsfan
06-27-2010, 02:44 AM
Lebron - NJ
Wade - MIA
Bosh - MIA
JJ - CHI (4 yrs 60 mil - not max)
Boozer - CHI (4 years 52 mil - i think he gets screwed because he's the last big)
Amare - BOS (darkhorse, there have been trade rumors with him here before and Ainge loves athletic players)
Pierce - LAC (hometown)

This is probably way off, but I give different predictions every day.

G-Bay New J
06-27-2010, 02:48 AM
James- Knicks
Bosh- Knicks
Wade-Heat
Amare- Heat
Johnson- Heat
Boozer-Bulls
Dirk and Pierce- Mavs and Celtics

Damn whats with my Pack fans giving no love to my Nets??

You guys should love us, we just gave you CDR for free pretty much.

Cullksinikers
06-27-2010, 02:49 AM
Some people on here are thinking my Bulls will only get Boozer. Interesting.

G-Bay New J
06-27-2010, 02:50 AM
^^ Just curious, do you live in Illinois?

Cullksinikers
06-27-2010, 02:54 AM
^^ Just curious, do you live in Illinois?

Yes, I'm have always been a diehard Packer fan who knows the game and watches every game and is as passionate as any other Packer fan. Yes, I live about 45 minutes away from Chicago. I win about every Bears/Packers argument. The reason I'm posting here is because I'm also a huge Bulls fan, along with the Cubs, Illini, and 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks.

G-Bay New J
06-27-2010, 02:58 AM
Yeah I noticed you liked all the Chicago teams except the Bears. Good choice :)

Cullksinikers
06-27-2010, 03:10 AM
Yeah I noticed you liked all the Chicago teams except the Bears. Good choice :)

12 Championships > 9

Lambeau > New Soldier

Though the Bears have loyal fans, the Packers's fans are unique in which the team is owned by the city.

Also, the Packers are more consistent.

I never was a Bear fan. The minute I understood football, I was a cheeshead in the far suburbs of Chicago.

FrenchSunsFan
06-27-2010, 03:43 AM
Stoudemire to Chicago
LBJ to Miami with Wade too
Chris Bosh and Rudy Gay to the Knicks
Joe Johnson to the Nets that s what i m thinking.

MoBASS
06-27-2010, 12:55 PM
Why is everyone leaving out the Clippers? This whole "LA is Kobe's town / curse of the Clippers" is so ridiculous.

Los Angeles is one of the most attractive cities to live in for an NBA player.

DR. Pepper
06-27-2010, 01:30 PM
I think Boozer ultimatly ends up in miami. hes a florida guy and he loves it there

VinceCarter
06-27-2010, 01:48 PM
I'm saying if nobody goes to the Nets. I said that the Nets could very well be in the race just as much as anyone else.

The thing is you're leaving out some other great free agents that could very easily end up in New Jersey if they don't land one of the top 4 or 5.

Rudy Gay and David Lee could very easily be going to the Nets either together or just one of them. And those are two all star players. I'd say that isn't "nothing".

getnhigh
06-27-2010, 04:41 PM
LBJ - Chi
Bosh - Mia
Wade -Mia
Johnson - NY
Amare - NJ
Boozer - Chi

JordansBulls
06-28-2010, 12:49 PM
-----edit-----


Of course, new threads will be posted for newsworthy signings. But please post minor signings (for example, if the Nuggets re-signed Johan Petro) in this thread.
-denbutsu


Key dates
Thursday: At 12:01 a.m., teams may begin negotiating with other franchises' free agents. It also marks the beginning of the NBA's annual July moratorium; from this date through July 7, free agents are not allowed to sign contracts, and teams are not allowed to complete trades.

July 7: The NBA officially will announce the salary cap for the 2010-11 season and the luxury tax level for the 2010-11 season.

July 8: At 12:01 a.m., the 2010-11 salary cap and tax level go into effect and the moratorium period ends. Teams can begin signing free agents and can complete trades.
-ManRamForPrez24

----edit----



----Original post----
So let me get this straight on July 1st players can decide if they will go to a team or not, but they can't sign until July 8th?

If that is the case, if they commit and say on July 2nd they are going to a team, can they back out and sign with someone else on July 8th?

xbrackattackx
06-28-2010, 12:51 PM
Yea they do not have to follow though on a verbal commitment ask Baron Davis about that. He signed with the Clippers thinking some others were gonna follow after they said they would and BAM. Then they went else where.

ManRam
06-28-2010, 12:52 PM
I posted an NBA Free Agency Primer in the Magic Forum (I would have posted it here if it wasn't so Orlando-centric).

Here's what it said.


Key dates
Thursday: At 12:01 a.m., teams may begin negotiating with other franchises' free agents. It also marks the beginning of the NBA's annual July moratorium; from this date through July 7, free agents are not allowed to sign contracts, and teams are not allowed to complete trades.

July 7: The NBA officially will announce the salary cap for the 2010-11 season and the luxury tax level for the 2010-11 season.

July 8: At 12:01 a.m., the 2010-11 salary cap and tax level go into effect and the moratorium period ends. Teams can begin signing free agents and can complete trades.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500736

tdunk21
06-28-2010, 12:54 PM
if i am correct carlos boozer said he will sign with cavs and then went on to sign with jazz....

Lakers4ItAll
06-28-2010, 12:59 PM
Nothing is forsure unless they sign

Wade_County
06-28-2010, 01:00 PM
Elton Brand what, lol

JordansBulls
06-28-2010, 01:35 PM
I posted an NBA Free Agency Primer in the Magic Forum (I would have posted it here if it wasn't so Orlando-centric).

Here's what it said.



http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500736

Thanks for the link.

xbrackattackx
06-28-2010, 01:36 PM
Elton Brand what, lol

exactly what i was talking about haha.


Boozer pulled this hot mess too.

Raps18-19 Champ
06-28-2010, 01:45 PM
Turkoglu did the same thing.

I wish he hadn't though.

xbrackattackx
06-28-2010, 01:49 PM
Turkoglu did the same thing.

I wish he hadn't though.

I try to forget about him. :mad:

magichatnumber9
06-28-2010, 01:55 PM
I try to forget about him. :mad:Me 2 dam Turk:mad:

abe_froman
06-28-2010, 02:03 PM
So let me get this straight on July 1st players can decide if they will go to a team or not, but they can't sign until July 8th?

If that is the case, if they commit and say on July 2nd they are going to a team, can they back out and sign with someone else on July 8th?

correct

JordansBulls
06-28-2010, 02:58 PM
I try to forget about him. :mad:

I think he would have worked better in Portland honestly.

GiantsKnicksMet
06-28-2010, 05:01 PM
The NBA is not like the NFL where the big name players sign within the first 3 days of the FA period, so I ask the question when will NBA FA's sign, how much longer will I have to see these speculation articles and who will sign first? when will the second and third teir players sign? Whats do you think?

JordansBulls
06-28-2010, 05:12 PM
The NBA is not like the NFL where the big name players sign within the first 3 days of the FA period, so I ask the question when will NBA FA's sign, how much longer will I have to see these speculation articles and who will sign first? when will the second and third teir players sign? Whats do you think?

July 8th is when they officially can sign any contract.

GiantsKnicksMet
06-28-2010, 05:17 PM
Do players actually sign on the 8th? If i remember correctly I thought they usually take their sweet time and wait it out for a while, which means we will be seeing these Bron to NY, Bosh to MIA JJ to Chi articles for another couple of weeks...IMO I think the second and third teir players will sign first

JOSKOMANG4
06-28-2010, 09:25 PM
yes.

It happened last season. Turk agreed to terms with the Portland Trail Blazers but then opted out of the "verbal agreement" and signed wit the Toronto Raptors.

DenButsu
06-28-2010, 10:21 PM
I'm gonna go ahead and stick this one up. Of course, new threads will be posted for newsworthy signings. But please post minor signings (for example, if the Nuggets re-signed Johan Petro) in this thread.

Wade_County
06-28-2010, 11:57 PM
exactly what i was talking about haha.


Boozer pulled this hot mess too.

very true sir, only difference is that it worked out pretty good for boozer, and well for Brand, not so good.

DenButsu
06-29-2010, 12:00 AM
very true sir, only difference is that it worked out pretty good for boozer, and well for Brand, not so good.

The 76ers and Clips may agree with you, but Elton Brand's bank account does not.

Wade_County
06-29-2010, 12:05 AM
The 76ers and Clips may agree with you, but Elton Brand's bank account does not.

very true

JNA17
06-29-2010, 01:31 AM
only 2 more days

Draco
06-30-2010, 12:06 AM
only 2 more days

Less than 24 hours.

D-Block21-Chito
06-30-2010, 01:03 AM
Does anybody know why lebron picked #6? I know he had 23 because of jordan... Is it because jordan/chicago has six rings? We know he is the next jordan in chitown.... He even sits at the same table at jordan's favorite steak house when in chicago requests the same waitor... Come on what is six about? Come home to your new home Lebron!!!!!

sep11ie
06-30-2010, 12:06 PM
I know plenty of us are growing tired of all the speculation and countless threads on the "big 4", so what are your opinions on where the other guys will end up. Sign and trades, MLE's, role players. I've heard rumblings about s/t's for non free agents i.e. the Danny G's, Al Jeff's, and CP3's, etc. Where do y'all think they will end up? Include any surprise moves you think will may happen as well.

BALLER71
06-30-2010, 12:07 PM
Cuban has interest in Al Jeff and I think that's a nice fit :shrug:

AllTimeBest
06-30-2010, 12:07 PM
I could be wrong about this, but I think Paul Pierce to the Clippers is a very good possibility.

sep11ie
06-30-2010, 12:13 PM
^ I could see that. They need a go to scorer, and him being from L.A. wouldn't hurt their chances.

jtrinaldi
06-30-2010, 12:21 PM
Lebron- joins Ersan Ilyasova in Milwaukee Lebron,Bogut,Jennings,Luc Bah Moute, and Corey Magette became known as the fab 5.
Bosh- signs with milwaukee for the minimum and wins the 6th man of the year award.
Wade- Signs with Milwaukee and is sent to D-League because he can't play defense.

FTMFD

theducksmuggler
06-30-2010, 12:33 PM
I was just wondering what players do you think will announce to the media what team they will sign with on july 8th. I personally dont think many will announce tomorrow i think players decisions are going to take awhile.

phlp_bj
06-30-2010, 12:33 PM
i see dirk and pierce staying with their current teams

jramo433
06-30-2010, 01:39 PM
My first thead on the NBA forum so be nice please.

My question is if not ur team where would u like to see the top free agents like LBJ and Chris Bosh go and play? And you cant pick your team.

IMO:
im a Sixers fan so we r not in this thing at all. But as a Basketball fan im still exicited to see whats gonna happen, n i think i wanna see the Knicks get LBJ. Cuz if you think about it for such a huge Basketball city i think my 76ers and every team that can sign him except probably LAC have had a better history then them.

jeffjones87
06-30-2010, 02:08 PM
LeBron James (Cavs eliminated Round 2): Bulls
Dwayne Wade (Heat eliminated Round 1): Heat
Chris Bosh (Raptors didn't make playoffs): Heat
Amare Stoudemire (Suns vs. Lakers - Conf Finals): Knicks
Joe Johnson (Hawks eliminated Round 2): Knicks
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavs eliminated Round 1): Suns
Carlos Boozer (Jazz eliminated Round 2): Magic (sign and trade)
Rudy Gay (Grizzlies didn't make playoffs): Nets
David Lee (Knicks didn't make playoffs): Bulls
Ray Allen (Celtics vs. Magic - Conf Finals): Celtics

theducksmuggler
06-30-2010, 03:47 PM
well i think that to but who will announce their moves tomorrow?

numba1CHANGsta
06-30-2010, 04:19 PM
i think everyone is waiting on the top guys to sign first

MJT91190
06-30-2010, 04:35 PM
I don't think we will see any players come out and announce their decision for a few days. I think Lebron will be the first to sign and then the rest will fall into place. I see hime coming out on July 8th with his decision.

fadedmario
06-30-2010, 04:37 PM
Wade, Lebron, Bosh, Stoudemire in my opinion will happen overnight

Kakaroach
06-30-2010, 04:39 PM
I don't think anyone will announce their decision so soon unless its Joe Johnson and he gets that 6-year max.

arkanian215
06-30-2010, 04:40 PM
Haha watch this get dragged on for 2 months. But we'll be here hanging on every columnists' word every minute.

FA 2010 is the best thing that happened to the sports entertainment industry.

THE MTL
06-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Well players like Dirk and Pierce might announce a new contract with their current teams.

Maybe even Wade signs with his current team.

But as for players like Bosh, Lee, Johnson, etc. will all be waiting on Lebron to sign first.

shep33
06-30-2010, 04:41 PM
I'm guessing Amare and Joe Johnson will sign with different teams first.

Russell_Roberts
06-30-2010, 05:03 PM
Dirk/Piercewill be first. Its not a secret where they will end. Then Johnson Boozer Amare Bosh Wade James. *Superstars*

cheerio
06-30-2010, 05:04 PM
I say Doc Rivers, lol

akagiredsuns
06-30-2010, 09:28 PM
LeBron James - Bulls after they sign Bosh.
Dwayne Wade - Stays in Miami. He burned the Bulls so **** him.
Chris Bosh - He will sign with the Bulls. Noah, Rose, Deng? Can't refuse that.
Amare Stoudemire - Knicks with D'Antoni. Follow the past into the present.
Joe Johnson - Stays in Atlanta 6yrs $119 MAX he will NOT turn that down.
Dirk Nowitzki - Jumps to the Nets with Avery Johnson. Makes total sense.
Carlos Boozer - Heat. Sorry D-Wade. But something is better than nothing.
Rudy Gay - Joins Dirk in NJ with Harris and Lopez. Nets back in the playoffs.
David Lee - I say Thunder. They are going to be something else next year.
Ray Allen - This is a sleeper. Stays in Boston or goes to Bulls on an MLE to play for Thibodeau as SG. Bosh, Noah, James, Rose, Allen. It could happen. :clap:
Paul Pierce - Doc Rivers stays in Boston. Pierce does too.

In just a few hours we will know something. Bosh + LBJ = :pray:

TheBomb255
06-30-2010, 09:32 PM
Allen won't go to Chicago.

He respects Milwaukee to much to do that.

I see Allen either signing with the Celtics, Heat, or possibly the Bucks.

td0tsfinest
07-01-2010, 12:01 AM
Less than 24 hours.

its here. Well July 1st anyways.

AI4MVP
07-01-2010, 12:02 AM
Omg its here!!!!

mia305king
07-01-2010, 12:02 AM
:jumpy:

jimbobjarree
07-01-2010, 12:03 AM
:yawn:

Young2Kinsler
07-01-2010, 12:05 AM
This just in, everyone signed with some one! wooooo sources later, party now.

still1ballin
07-01-2010, 12:07 AM
:)

Young2Kinsler
07-01-2010, 12:10 AM
But really, can we police the forums a little more this week? There is going to be so many BS rumors flying around, we really need some structure. It's hard to wade through the crap to find what you actually need to read.

Apophis
07-01-2010, 12:11 AM
It is officially July 1... Let the madness begin....!!!!!!

still1ballin
07-01-2010, 12:12 AM
602 people on the nba fourm!

td0tsfinest
07-01-2010, 12:15 AM
lol. 15 mins into Free Agency and we have over 600 people in the forum. What if these guys wait till August to sign?

RenegadeRiot36
07-01-2010, 12:17 AM
well its finally here. i was expecting the time-space continuum to rip apart or something as soon as the clock hit midnight. guess not. well lets see what happens

JNA17
07-01-2010, 12:19 AM
the race is on...

JNA17
07-01-2010, 12:20 AM
well its finally here. i was expecting the time-space continuum to rip apart or something as soon as the clock hit midnight. guess not. well lets see what happens

just wait till july 8th

The ChILL
07-01-2010, 12:20 AM
Come on I don't care if there was tampering or not let's just see some signings.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 12:23 AM
I don't whats so big about July 1st, its really about July 8th or later. But there are always rumors I guess.

Wrigleyboy25
07-01-2010, 12:26 AM
I don't whats so big about July 1st, its really about July 8th or later. But there are always rumors I guess.

Because the players can and probably will 'come to terms' or 'reach an agreement'and announce where they are going to go. They don't need to officially sign for that.

King P
07-01-2010, 12:31 AM
Because the players can and probably will 'come to terms' or 'reach an agreement'and announce where they are going to go. They don't need to officially sign for that.
I don't put too much stock in verbal agreements. Players have been known to lie/go back on their word. Just ask Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, & Hedo Turkoglu.

I won't believe anything these players say until they sign on the dotted line.

Kyben36
07-01-2010, 01:59 AM
god, im getting tired of every 15 minutes a new thread reporting chris bosh to chicago, chris bosh to Miami, Chris bosh S&T. Lee to Minisota, stop it, why on earth would a player sign with the 1st team they meat with. they will still see what other teams have to offer, no matter what reports say, nothing is sure. These player will all see what tehy can get from diferent teams, lebron isnt signing with the nets, and i can almost guarentee that there will be a report tomarow saying that he will, because he says the interview went well. so dont even bother posting these rumors. these speculations. its rediculous. and im tired of it. and im sure im not alone.

DenButsu
07-01-2010, 02:00 AM
I don't put too much stock in verbal agreements. Players have been known to lie/go back on their word. Just ask Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, & Hedo Turkoglu.

I won't believe anything these players say until they sign on the dotted line.

Those are very notable exceptions - but they are, in fact, exceptions. I'd say that the vast majority of the time once teams and players reach verbal agreements they follow through with them. So in that regard, at least, they are newsworthy because they indicate what probably will happen (although you're right that nothing is etched in stone until the ink is dry).

The other big deal about July 1st is that teams and players actually start meeting so we start getting a much more concrete idea of what teams players are seriously considering, and we start to get an initial sense of the general ebb and flow of the free agency period, which directions things are drifting in. Things can't be finalized in this first week, but they definitely start coming into much sharper focus.

SA5195
07-01-2010, 02:01 AM
Agreed.

But just curious, when did you hear Lee to Toronto? :puke:

Kyben36
07-01-2010, 02:01 AM
Also, Nobody is agreeing on anything today either.

DenButsu
07-01-2010, 02:02 AM
But really, can we police the forums a little more this week? There is going to be so many BS rumors flying around, we really need some structure. It's hard to wade through the crap to find what you actually need to read.

Don't think we're not aware of this. We've got some pretty experienced crap shoveling hands on deck. :cool:

Kyben36
07-01-2010, 02:02 AM
Agreed.

But just curious, when did you hear Lee to Toronto? :puke:

My bad, I meant to post minisota, but in my rage I must have put toronto. its just pissing me off.

DenButsu
07-01-2010, 02:12 AM
My bad, I meant to post minisota, but in my rage I must have put toronto. its just pissing me off.

Point taken, but posting a new thread just to vent is not the solution. :cool:

We're trying to stay on top of the forum, but if any of you guys see threads or posts with unsourced, illegitimately sourced, unlinked reports that appear to be BS, please report the posts and let the mods take care of it. We can't always catch everything, but we're doing our best, and if anything slips through the cracks you guys can bring to our attention, that will be a big help.

Thanks. :cheers:

poleandreel
07-01-2010, 02:29 AM
Ex-Nets coach said on NBA TV that he watched Tracy during Knicks practice many times and said that he has ALOT left in the tank and that he could easily put up 20 6 and 5 this season if healthy.

Lawrence was a good coach and I believe him. Tmac is only 31 and showed flashes of potency on the knicks when he wasnt feeling pain.

Could he be a dark horse signing that proves to be an important addidion to a team?

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 02:31 AM
thread worthy?

poleandreel
07-01-2010, 02:33 AM
thread worthy?

well everyone is talking about these expensive superstars.

If healthy, tmac is better than joe johnson, paul pierce, and gay.

But he comes alot cheaper.

NetsPaint
07-01-2010, 02:34 AM
T-Mac, if healthy, pairing up with other good/great players could be just as dangerous as LeBron, Wade, Bosh, and at a great price.

DenButsu
07-01-2010, 02:36 AM
I merged the Lawrence Frank thread into here because it's really not newsworthy enough to merit its own thread (not to mention that it wasn't sourced).

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360844

Bulldog76
07-01-2010, 08:38 AM
http://thetribunalbar.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/nba-free-agency-top-50-predictions/#more-511

Great work on this site... Feel free to leave a comment and tell them where they are wrong...

50 free agents ??? who has this time ?

dnewguy
07-01-2010, 09:04 AM
i'll be honest as I can be, the Bulls roster is overrated. Rose and Noah have not proven anything to be championship worthy teammates. Why would Lebron go to Chicago when clearly Cleveland has more talent around him than Chicago? Rose and Noah ain't better than Williams, Jamison, Hickson and for those who say they can sign Lebron and another star, Toronto or any other team would not give up their star just for luol deng, you'll have to give up Noah so please enough of the Chicago argument. There is no foundation in Chicago despite what everyone says IMO. They haven't even got past first round the last 2yrs....they was the 8th seed in both, that ain't nothing to be proud off.

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 09:06 AM
I honestly cant even trust that blog.

First glance they actually believe Cleveland will work out a S&T to get Deng from Chicago for LeBron. Cleveland has said they wont do a S&T.



Secondly, what real basketball fan spells Dwyane Wade's name as Dewayne Wade?

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 09:09 AM
Just skimmed through.

The Kings signing Raymond Felton?

Rodney Carney replacing Rudy Gay & Ronnie Brewer?

Shaq to the Clippers?

Marcus Camby still listed as a FA?

td0tsfinest
07-01-2010, 09:10 AM
These are just the opinion of some random guy and i'm starting to think this random guy maybe you, since you posted the same thing in the raptors, bulls, lakers and knicks forum.

The Smurf
07-01-2010, 09:26 AM
i'll be honest as I can be, the Bulls roster is overrated. Rose and Noah have not proven anything to be championship worthy teammates. Why would Lebron go to Chicago when clearly Cleveland has more talent around him than Chicago? Rose and Noah ain't better than Williams, Jamison, Hickson and for those who say they can sign Lebron and another star, Toronto or any other team would not give up their star just for luol deng, you'll have to give up Noah so please enough of the Chicago argument. There is no foundation in Chicago despite what everyone says IMO. They haven't even got past first round the last 2yrs....they was the 8th seed in both, that ain't nothing to be proud off.

You are kidding. There is a reason DRose is already a top 20 player in the NBA. He is a superstar in the making. Noah is also on the verge of being a top 7-8 center in the league. The Bulls have a good roster right now. You can make a valid argument that several other teams have comprable supporting casts for a superstar to play around, but Cleveland probably isnt in that arguement. Reality is, Bulls are the only team out of the teams with money who have made the playoffs the last two years. I dont include Miami because they really arent a team anymore they are really only one player under contract if they are going to add Bosh and LBJ. They will be a top two seed, but their winning championships is predicated on how Reilly can find cheap, effective players to build around the big 3. You cant have those guys each play 43 minutes a game and expect to win a 7 game series against a team that is deep and can bang. Even looking at the Bulls if they were to add Johnson and Boozer (Not likely- as a Bulls fan i have a sick feelingwe will do worse). Rose has already proven that come playoff time he basically can do what he wants offensively. You add 2 all stars to surround him and they would give the Miami team with LBJ, Wade, and Bosh a good series. So would the Lakers. Cleveland is not winning a championship with Lebron. Start over. Try again. Thanks for playing.

Heater4life
07-01-2010, 09:42 AM
You are kidding. There is a reason DRose is already a top 20 player in the NBA. He is a superstar in the making. Noah is also on the verge of being a top 7-8 center in the league. The Bulls have a good roster right now. You can make a valid argument that several other teams have comprable supporting casts for a superstar to play around, but Cleveland probably isnt in that arguement. Reality is, Bulls are the only team out of the teams with money who have made the playoffs the last two years. I dont include Miami because they really arent a team anymore they are really only one player under contract if they are going to add Bosh and LBJ. They will be a top two seed, but their winning championships is predicated on how Reilly can find cheap, effective players to build around the big 3. You cant have those guys each play 43 minutes a game and expect to win a 7 game series against a team that is deep and can bang. Even looking at the Bulls if they were to add Johnson and Boozer (Not likely- as a Bulls fan i have a sick feelingwe will do worse). Rose has already proven that come playoff time he basically can do what he wants offensively. You add 2 all stars to surround him and they would give the Miami team with LBJ, Wade, and Bosh a good series. So would the Lakers. Cleveland is not winning a championship with Lebron. Start over. Try again. Thanks for playing.

Here a news flash for you: We never were a team!!!!! It been D-Wade carrying mediocre talent. Any heat fan can tell you that. go down the list.

mario chalmers, carlos arroyo, jermiane oneal (old beat up), mike beasley (inconsistent but decent), Q rich (shooter w/ d wade = success), dorrell wright, joel anthony. Those names seem irreplaceable to you?

The only guy whos is a complement and an integral piece to Wade is Udonis Haslem. Besides that you get my point, its Wade im telling you as a Heat fan. Next year we can put d-leagers next to wade and i PROMISE you we'll make the playoffs. east is weak and Wade can will ANY team to win.

Even then add d wade name to the list above and thats a 9 man rotation, i hate it when people sat "they have to sign 9 min guys as if any team in the NBA plays that deep into there bench. fact is they would have to sign 4-5 min guys tops selectivly.

You mean to tell me you cant find minimum talent to compliment those players? as if their games dont improve what others do on the court.

Listen look up the stats for Damon Jones, Jason Kapono, and Quetin Richardson just to see the effect Dwayne Wade has had on their overall shooting %. career years for those guys! these players could win it with anyone playing next to them.

The Smurf
07-01-2010, 10:19 AM
I wasnt saying that as a bad thing. It is just the reality of the Heat's situation.

AllTimeBest
07-01-2010, 11:12 AM
Okay, the day is here. Let me give my official predictions and see how close I get.


Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers - I'm going to stick with what I have said two years ago. This guy is all show. He is going to visit every team that he can possibly visit. He is going to make you think and wonder and pray and hope that your team signs him. He will then sign with the Cavaliers on a max contract and be even more of a hero in Cleveland then he was before free agency. I'm not sure if they can put anyone around him like other teams could like Wade, Joe Johnson, or Bosh, but they can certainly try to add players like Redick, Haywood, and Ray Allen.

Dwayne Wade - Miami Heat -He isn't going anywhere. His home is Miami. He has played there his entire career, and his focused on getting a star or two to join him there.

Chris Bosh - New York Knicks - Miami signs Stoudamiare. James returns to Cleveland. Lakers may be a fit here. They may do a sign and trade for Bosh, but I think their main focus this offseason is figuring out who their starting PG is going to be next year. I think the Knicks try really hard to put Bosh and Joe Johnson together in NY.

Joe Johnson - New York Knicks - This is the biggest question I am facing with this offseason. I think that Johnson would 110% return to Atlanta on a max contract, but if the Knicks give him an opportunity to play with Bosh on a max contract, it may be something he can't turn down.

Dirk Nowitzki - Dallas Mavericks - He is going to stay in Dallas, and hope that the team can sign someone like Joe Johnson to join him and try to win a championship in Dallas. Cuban isn't losing Dirk.

Paul Pierce - Boston Celtics - Pierce opted out of his deal to get a multi-year contract. He is getting up there in age and wants insurance. He will resign with the Celtics and try to win more championships with this core of guys. Look for them to try to add some very good bench players (JJ Redick).

Amare Stoudamire - Miami Heat - Alot of people have Bosh joining either Wade or Lebron. I wouldn't be surprised to see him with neither. I think that Stoudamire is a perfect fit with Wade in Miami, and will succeed well there. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see him resign with Phoenix, but they will need to offer him a max deal which I'm not sure they are willing to do.

Carlos Boozer - Chicago Bulls - The Bulls are going to sign someone this offseason. I'm not sure if they grab Lebron or Bosh or Wade, but Boozer would be very solid with Noah down low.

David Lee - Oklahoma City Thunder - Lee could go anywhere to be honest. He could go to the Knicks, Nets, Wizards, Thunder. I think that the Thunder will try to add one solid guy to go with Durant.

Rudy Gay - Los Angeles Clippers - The Clippers are going to sign someone to put at SF. They will throw alot of money at Paul Pierce, but if he returns to the Celtics, Gay will be there guy.

Ray Allen - Boston Celtics - Alot of this is going to depend on money. I don't think the Celtics are going to pay Ray what he may think he is worth. But I think they definately want him back, and if they can give him the money he is looking for, he'll be back.

I could have every single one of these wrong. Predicting this free agent class is like predicting the NFL draft, you always get ones wrong you never expected. But that is what I think is the end result this offseason.

TheChamp
07-01-2010, 11:35 AM
It has been storied and is possibly that LeBron James and Chris Bosh will sign along with Dwayne Wade in Miami to create a NBA super team that could possibly win titles for years to come. Of course only two of these three would make maximum wage while one would have to settle for their minimum wage. Ray Allen could also join this team. He said himself that he wants to resign with Boston but he does want to win more championships and could leave the Celtics if Paul Pierce does not resign. Raja Bell also said that he has an interest to sign in Miami whether the super team works or not. The team would be great but of course lacks players and has a week bench.

PG Wade
SG Ray Allen/Raja Bell/most likely Ray
SF LeBron James
PF Chris Bosh
C Jermaine O'Neal

tredigs
07-01-2010, 11:45 AM
D. Wade's in the United Center right now with the Bulls management... this could get interesting.

jetsforever
07-01-2010, 11:52 AM
that's so lame that they cannot just sign today...

DenButsu
07-01-2010, 12:05 PM
that's so lame that they cannot just sign today...

Well, there is rhyme and reason to this arrangement. The actual free agency signing period can only begin after the salary cap and luxury tax are set. So this first week just gives the players and teams a little bit of a grace period so they can get their ducks in a row and ready to go before the signing period starts.

Human FlameShld
07-01-2010, 12:22 PM
I know what both dates mean, July 1 contracts expire or move onto the next year of it and July 8 new contracts can be signed.

What I don't understand is why is there the week delay, no other sport does it and it doesn't seem logically to say that you don't have a contract right now and your not allowed to sign one for a week.


What is the logic behind this, at least in your opinion?

tangent12
07-01-2010, 12:23 PM
I agree... I would also like to know.........

tredigs
07-01-2010, 12:25 PM
The Hawks just offered Joe Johnson a 6 year 119 million dollar offer (Max). Surprising, considering he went completely ghost on them in the post-season...


The Atlanta Hawks were prepared to offer free-agent-to-be Joe Johnson a maximum six-year contract when the Hawks and Johnson's representatives met Thursday morning in Los Angeles, league sources told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher.

Johnson's representatives were also scheduled to meet with the Knicks and Heat as well, but Johnson's first choice is to stay in Atlanta, a source told ESPN.


Johnson
Yahoo! Sports reported that the Hawks offered a six-year, $119 million contract to Johnson in their meeting and that Johnson was prepared to accept the offer.
http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=5344459

Sly Guy
07-01-2010, 12:31 PM
because under the new CBA, LeBron must be given one more week of intense media coverage and the subject of wild and unfounded before we can settle into normal off season levels of media attention.

tredigs
07-01-2010, 12:57 PM
Darko just got a 4 year, $20 million deal from the Wolves. Bold move, but I'm one of the few that does actually still see potential in him -- so we'll see.

DenButsu
07-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Darko just got a 4 year, $20 million deal from the Wolves. Bold move, but I'm one of the few that does actually still see potential in him -- so we'll see.

Someone who has not yet really shown any strong indication he could live up to his potential (or even a fraction of his potential) by the time he's entering his 8th NBA season is going to have a hard time convincing me that now is the time he'll finally turn the corner.

D Roses Bulls
07-01-2010, 01:06 PM
A second last-minute travel change by Dirk Nowitzki in as many days again initially caught Dallas Mavericks president Donnie Nelson off-guard and will further delay a meeting that is expected to yield a new contract for the unrestricted free agent.


Expected to arrive in Dallas on Thursday, Nowitzki and adviser Holger Geschwindner are now expected Friday, the team announced in an e-mail. Nelson was at the airport on Wednesday, prepared to board a plane bound for Germany until Geschwinder called and told him he and Nowitzki were flying to Dallas.

Nelson later learned that Nowitzki was stopping in New York because he didn't want to deal with all the fanfare that was expected to meet him in Dallas upon arrival. He also said he had no knowledge of Nowitzki having any meetings arranged with other teams.

"It doesn't matter if it's today or tomorrow," Nelson said. "We are going to have a discussion."

Mavericks guard Jason Kidd said he is having dinner Thursday night in New York with Nowitzki.

"I'm going to do whatever I have to do," Kidd said. "I told them I'd go to Germany if I need to.

"Dirk is Dirk. He's not for all that glitz and glamour."

What these twists mean in terms of Nowitzki's thinking is unclear. The face of the franchise became an unrestricted free agent late Wednesday night for the first time in his career. It has been widely presumed that Nowitzki would quickly agree in principle to a four-year, $96 million contract and then serve as a recruiter as the Mavs try to improve the team through free agency.

On Wednesday, Nelson stressed that Nowitzki fully understood that the Mavs' pursuit of other top free agents can't genuinely begin until those players can be assured that Nowitzki is committed to the Mavs.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, meanwhile, was scheduled to return to Dallas on Thursday after spending the week in Los Angeles, team sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

Sources say that the possibility of Cuban meeting with prospective free agents such as Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire in L.A. while shooting a cameo role in HBO's hit show "Entourage" was never a priority for the team, because the Mavericks acknowledge that they are only a sign-and-trade contender for elite free agents and that those players are more apt to meet first with teams with salary-cap space.

http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nba/news/story?id=5345678

tredigs
07-01-2010, 01:56 PM
Someone who has not yet really shown any strong indication he could live up to his potential (or even a fraction of his potential) by the time he's entering his 8th NBA season is going to have a hard time convincing me that now is the time he'll finally turn the corner.

His hype was unjustified and overblown, but he's fully capable of averaging a double double with 2blks + 1 stl per game. I watched a good handful of his games this past season, he's definitely a talented big man. If he actually feels like putting the work in then he still has good value (the kid is only 24).

JordansBulls
07-01-2010, 04:15 PM
The Hawks just offered Joe Johnson a 6 year 119 million dollar offer (Max). Surprising, considering he went completely ghost on them in the post-season...


http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=5344459

Joe Johnson is getting a max deal so that he can be traded to a team like the Bulls or Knicks so that the Hawks can get some players back in return.

JordansBulls
07-01-2010, 04:16 PM
Ex-Nets coach said on NBA TV that he watched Tracy during Knicks practice many times and said that he has ALOT left in the tank and that he could easily put up 20 6 and 5 this season if healthy.

Lawrence was a good coach and I believe him. Tmac is only 31 and showed flashes of potency on the knicks when he wasnt feeling pain.

Could he be a dark horse signing that proves to be an important addidion to a team?

I'd take Tmac at MLE for 5 years than Joe Johnson at Max contract for 5/6 Years.

Ragun
07-01-2010, 04:19 PM
nhl has the real free agency frenzy.

xbrackattackx
07-01-2010, 04:33 PM
The Hawks and Memphis offering second tier players the max could be, The fact that they are gonna be signed and traded to a owner with deep pockets like Cuban or Nets Billionaire dude?

I'm just wondering?

*Silver&Black*
07-01-2010, 04:37 PM
The Hawks and Memphis offering second tier players the max could be, The fact that they are gonna be signed and traded to a owner with deep pockets like Cuban or Nets Billionaire dude?

I'm just wondering?

There has been rumors of JJ to the Mavs for days now, to either make Lebron more interested or just have a JJ/Dirk duo.

I like JJ, but I can't see the Hawks wanting him for 6 more years, being they just drafted a SG and also have Jamal.

NYKnickFanatic
07-01-2010, 04:40 PM
Does anyone think?

All the time buddy.

rockets-fan
07-01-2010, 04:43 PM
All the time buddy.

ha dude the reason i hate soccer is cause of things like that video on your sig....theyre worse than scola,manu,gasol flops hahaha

ROY 2 MVP Braun
07-01-2010, 04:45 PM
why would they sign them jus to trade them when there not gonna get the value back i dont no if i was the gm id jus keep the better player n only trade if i was gonna get the better deal for my team but than again thats why im not a gm haha

NYKnickFanatic
07-01-2010, 04:45 PM
ha dude the reason i hate soccer is cause of things like that video on your sig....theyre worse than scola,manu,gasol flops hahaha

Lol I know man, it is terrible, how embarrassing.

king4day
07-01-2010, 04:45 PM
I don't think so. They'd have to wait until midseason to off these contracts now.

what54!?
07-01-2010, 04:46 PM
stranger things have happened

*Silver&Black*
07-01-2010, 04:47 PM
why would they sign them jus to trade them when there not gonna get the value back i dont no if i was the gm id jus keep the better player n only trade if i was gonna get the better deal for my team but than again thats why im not a gm haha


Well in ATL's case,

1. If Joe walks, we have no money to spend on FAs. So we take steps back.

2. If we sign and trade Joe, we can atleast get players that can play and produce and have expiring contracts, so we can have a good cap next off-season.

I am Smart
07-01-2010, 07:56 PM
they are ridiculously optimistic.. and that bafoon talking right now just made a case as to why the Knicks roster is better than the Bulls and Heat..funny funny.

*Superman*
07-01-2010, 07:58 PM
Thanks for another stupid thread. Wow

dnewguy
07-01-2010, 07:58 PM
they are ridiculously optimistic.. and that bafoon talking right now just made a case as to why the Knicks roster is better than the Bulls and Heat..funny funny.

That's why you're the only one left listening to that shhhhhh.

Swashcuff
07-01-2010, 10:35 PM
My first thought is WOW.

Ruday Gay MAXED (5/81 max for a player with his much years experience)
Darko 4/20
Amir Johnson 5/34
Drew Gooden 5/32 (though it was still a little too high its IMO the best signing of them all)

of all of them Gooden was the only one to change teams. But it shows that two teams certainly are not afraid to throw money behind what they perceive as talent (Darko and Amir)

What do you guys think about the first official day of FA 2010?

29$JerZ
07-01-2010, 10:36 PM
July 1st, 2010

Will be marked down as Overpay a Role Player Day

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 10:37 PM
First thoughts are for sure that everyone got over-paid and the big guys haven't decided on anything yet.

mark1125
07-01-2010, 10:37 PM
First thought it that those are some bad contracts. Gay is tolerable, but Amir Johnson's is laughable as is Darko. Goodens is at least 2 yr team options so it isn't as bad as it looks.

DaoudS
07-01-2010, 10:38 PM
This will likely be looked as the day on which "bad contracts" were given out. They are pretty good for the players, so I can't hate.

Swashcuff
07-01-2010, 10:38 PM
First thoughts are for sure that everyone got over-paid and the big guys haven't decided on anything yet.

do you think this trend will continue?

Will guys like Haslem and David Lee be paid more than their worth. Based on what Rudy got it'll be no surprise now to see Lee get the Max.

bahama0811
07-01-2010, 10:39 PM
July 1st, 2010

Will be marked down as Overpay a Role Player Day

This was my exact thought.

Swashcuff
07-01-2010, 10:49 PM
Now its rumored that the suns are giving Channing Frye 5 years 30 mil. Sigh

Lo Porto
07-01-2010, 10:50 PM
It was very likely that Rudy Gay would have gotten the max from NJ, NY or Minny anyway. It's not a shock that he got a max contract although he doesn't deserve it.

The shock to me today was that Orlando might actually make a trade that helps them. If they pursue Boozer like according to reports, they'd be the best East team next year. All Orlando lacks is a power post up offensive player. The Magic have the bench role players that Utah would take for Booz (Gortat, Reddick, Bass, Anderson, etc). If Orlando makes this trade, they are the winners in free agency because they took at top 5 team and made it much better. That can't be said for anybody else in free agency.

Utah would also benefit greatly because most thought they'd lose Booz for nothing.

njnets
07-01-2010, 10:54 PM
July 1st, 2010

Will be marked down as Overpay a Role Player Day

this

ILoveL.A2416
07-01-2010, 11:08 PM
Well, for the majority of the day i was kind of disappointed because nothing MAJOR(Although it is day 1) happened, but within the last hour there's that rumor going around that the Lakers might get Mike Miller and now i am PUMPED

Lot of players getting overpaid though.

BradyIsTheMan12
07-01-2010, 11:09 PM
Boring.

shep33
07-01-2010, 11:14 PM
Mike Miller to the Lakers might be going down, and I think that'll be a pretty huge signing for the champs who have no shooters.

unleashthebeast
07-01-2010, 11:27 PM
in one word:dissapointing

Raoul Duke
07-01-2010, 11:29 PM
To the people who said Detroit should have saved their money for this summer: You were wrong!

kyubi256
07-01-2010, 11:35 PM
The recession looks to be over...

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 11:37 PM
So people don't have to look through 5 pages of threads, this is a good idea for people just looking for the official verbal agreements so far. We'll still have threads for when the official releases come out, this is just to have them all in one place.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 11:37 PM
7/1/2010

Channing Frye - Phoenix Suns for 5 years/$30 million

Rudy Gay - Memphis Grizzlies for 5 years/$82 million

Darko Milicic - Minnesota Timberwolves for 5 years/$20 million

Amir Johnson - Toronto Raptors for 5 years/$34 million

John Salmons - Milwaukee Bucks for 5 years/$39 million

Drew Gooden - Milwaukee Bucks for 5 years/$32 million

ElFuturoDeESPN
07-01-2010, 11:45 PM
Thoughts? :yawn:

Wake me up when something interesting happens.

NBA-GMaster
07-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Nice one Darko!!

bballgrda
07-01-2010, 11:52 PM
http://www.slate.com/id/2258799/

not sure if this has been posted before, but I found it amusing.

arkanian215
07-01-2010, 11:55 PM
lol pretty good. they should make one after it's all done though. there'd be a lot of "it's complicated."

also to the lebron thread.

kyubi256
07-01-2010, 11:56 PM
well Joe Johnson seemed to have signed (6 years 120M). That is the first major one IMO

defender4m
07-01-2010, 11:59 PM
thats pretty funny

dolfan720
07-02-2010, 12:24 AM
what about channing frye

jrm2054
07-02-2010, 12:27 AM
:D:D pale free agent summit that was funny

SugeKnight
07-02-2010, 12:59 AM
lloll

VinceCarter
07-02-2010, 01:04 AM
I saw this via twitter. Absolutely hilarious.
"Mikhail Prokhorov added a gold mine to LeBron James's farm in Farmville."
Mikhail: Gold is good, yes?

hugh1130
07-02-2010, 01:11 AM
lebron to the raptors

done deal

maddBat
07-02-2010, 01:24 AM
lebron to the raptors

done deal

LOL!!!!!!!!!!:clap:

btw hilarious thread!

kArSoN RyDaH
07-02-2010, 01:37 AM
i wonder if this will mess up contract negotiations for other teams. with superior role players than the ones listed above maybe asking for more money than they are worth because of how overpaid these players got.

kozelkid
07-02-2010, 02:30 AM
do you think this trend will continue?

Will guys like Haslem and David Lee be paid more than their worth. Based on what Rudy got it'll be no surprise now to see Lee get the Max.

People seem to forget that Lee getting max isn't so bad for that team. He only played 6 years in the league so he'd make 13.52mil his first year NOT 16.8 or whatever it is like guys like James, Wade and Bosh are expected to make.

spreadeagle
07-02-2010, 03:42 AM
http://www.whosay.com/ChrisBosh/content/1437?code=FrP2L8
In Chicago...Read comments on the bottom,very intersting

Mochalman
07-02-2010, 03:45 AM
"feels like somone is missing..." lol

PraiseJesus
07-02-2010, 03:47 AM
Looks awkward...

IrespectNumber3
07-02-2010, 03:57 AM
2 down...1 to go...

GunFactor187
07-02-2010, 03:59 AM
http://www.whosay.com/ChrisBosh/content/1437?code=FrP2L8
In Chicago...Read comments on the bottom,very intersting

Wait what did your post say again? I was too busy paying attention to your sig, lol.

spreadeagle
07-02-2010, 04:03 AM
Wait what did your post say again? I was too busy paying attention to your sig, lol.

My girlfriend just saw that Sig and gave me crap....Im keeping it lol

jackdawson
07-02-2010, 04:31 AM
@dwadeofficial we proud of you homie!!

@chrisbosh your a great addition!!!!great decision!!!!!

Rick Ross: http://twitter.com/rickyrozay

The Raven
07-02-2010, 04:34 AM
It was a day of overpaying players. Very boring day to say the least

Mochalman
07-02-2010, 04:39 AM
/yawn

ima sleep till july 8th

oakland21
07-02-2010, 04:39 AM
I wonder how Chicago fans fill about this

The Raven
07-02-2010, 04:40 AM
lol funny stuff

adidas2307
07-02-2010, 04:43 AM
I wonder how Chicago fans fill about this

Well how is it possible to fill about anything? :confused:

spreadeagle
07-02-2010, 04:43 AM
I wonder how Chicago fans fill about this

There in Chicago so Bulls fans think that means there goin there...And Heat fans think it means they are teaming up in Miami....If bulls would just give Toronto Noah this could all be over lol

DaoudS
07-02-2010, 04:49 AM
This is the type of that **** irks Toronto fans. C'mon son, you didn't even wish Canada a Happy Canada Day and now you left an empty seat for Lebron? I hope James has enough sense to know that he can win a championship without Wade.

NetsPaint
07-02-2010, 04:49 AM
Bosh cut his hair?

I no longer care about him joining my teams.

21isBack
07-02-2010, 04:52 AM
o wow

The Raven
07-02-2010, 04:58 AM
ha dude the reason i hate soccer is cause of things like that video on your sig....theyre worse than scola,manu,gasol flops hahaha

I agree. irritating as hell. Refs seem to fall for them everytime. They should get suspensions for that kind of BS

PraiseJesus
07-02-2010, 05:04 AM
LeBron needs Wade

DenButsu
07-02-2010, 05:26 AM
Hey, guys, some of you may have noticed that some threads got merged into this one.

That was me, and the reason why is that some new threads are popping up that are for things just a little too minor to be their own threads, and really shouldn't be bumping the big stuff (like big name signings and meetings, etc.) off of the front page.

Hope you all can use this thread as a freer space to talk about the smaller stuff... the Wade/Bosh photo, the joke LBJ facebook page, the more minor bench/role player signings, etc., all qualify.

Kyben36
07-02-2010, 05:31 AM
I was listening to the Song "Over" by Drake, and I listened to it a few times now. and the more I listen to it, the more I can almost picture this being the life of lebron james right now. I dont know if This song realy does give any type of Lebron esk sense. maybe its just because im up at 4:30 in the morning. but anyway. give it a listen, and let me know if your hearing what im hearing.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U54Oe6HyfKI

sleepercell3
07-02-2010, 05:45 AM
In some ways, yea. God I cant stand drake. Fake rapper.

Swashcuff
07-02-2010, 06:28 AM
People seem to forget that Lee getting max isn't so bad for that team. He only played 6 years in the league so he'd make 13.52mil his first year NOT 16.8 or whatever it is like guys like James, Wade and Bosh are expected to make.

yeah thats why i made the reference to Rudy...

irishbullceltic
07-02-2010, 06:28 AM
Nets= Lebron and Boozer
Knicks= Amare and JJ
Heat= Bosh, Raymond Felton,Shaq, and Wade
Celtics= Salmons, Ray Allen, David Lee
Bulls= Carmelo(trade Deng and 2011 1st round) and T-Mac
Nuggets=Deng
Mavs= Dirk
Clippers= Pierce

ManRam
07-02-2010, 08:51 AM
Otis Smith tells it how it is...


http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_bianchi/2010/07/otis-smith-says-media-misinformation-during-free-agency-is-out-of-control.html/comment-page-1

Magic general manager Otis Smith says he has never seen so much inaccurate reporting as during this year’s NBA free agency period.

“Almost every story and scenario out there regarding our team, we haven’t even discussed,” Smith said. “The media is just throwing stuff out there.”

This is the world we now live in, where the growing number of reporters, bloggers, broadcasters, tweeters and ESPN “insiders” use the word “fluid” to describe stories that are either slightly inaccurate or downright wrong. There are so many tributaries now along the information superhighway that many times they are filled with misinformation.

Actually, many of these reports are simply rumors camouflaged as legitimate information.

Sort of like in the playoffs when ESPN personality and Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon went on a Miami radio station and said Magic coach Stan Van Gundy would likely be fired if the Magic lost to the Celtics. Wilbon dropped this bombshell based on “rumblings” he had heard. Isn’t “rumblings” just another word for rumors? Last I checked, Van Gundy was still employed by the Magic.

Another apparent example of massive misinformation came at ESPN earlier this week when NBA insiders Chris Broussard and Marc Stein reported the huge news that LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had free agent “summit” in Miami last weekend to discuss their plans. However, Wade’s agent denied the story and provided South Florida reporters with a copy of Wade’s travel itinerary. Turns out Wade was in Chicago for the weekend.

“He (Wade) was in Chicago and you know that,” agent Henry Thomas, who represents Wade and Bosh, told a Miami Herald reporter. “So anything that says Dwyane was anywhere other than Chicago this weekend was incorrect. But that’s what we’re dealing with this time of the year with free agency.”

How did Broussard respond? With a tweet saying that “Marc Stein & I have multiple sources who saw the players in Miami Sat. denials r smart since meeting could b tampering, but our info is good.”

Welcome to the world of new journalism, where you can be proven wrong and still claim to be right.

If you don't like him, then I don't like you.

DenButsu
07-02-2010, 09:17 AM
Otis Smith tells it how it is...



If you don't like him, then I don't like you.
If I were posting this in the politics forum, I might point out the various ironies of a BLOGGER for a traditional(read: newspaper) media outlet bashing (as traditional media outlets often do) new media.

But since I'm not, I won't. :cool:

HuRRiCaNeS324
07-02-2010, 10:45 AM
Otis Smith is right, Amare was saying the same thing.

R_O_W_E
07-02-2010, 10:45 AM
The Hornets released their 12-man roster Wednesday, minus Brackins and Pondexter, and practices in Las Vegas will start Monday. The Hornets’ opening game is July 9 against the Golden State Warriors.

Most players entering their fourth season, such as Wright, usually have established themselves and don’t need to participate in the summer league. But Wright has struggled to make an impact in his first three seasons. He was unable to keep the starting small forward job last season after averaging 3.8 points in 68 games.

At midseason Wright requested a trade, but the Hornets did not accommodate him. Wright is one of the Hornets’ most athletic players, but he continues to be inconsistent.

http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2010/07/julian_wright_opts_out_of_new.html

He isn't going to play in Summer League. Anybody need Julian Wright?

DenButsu
07-02-2010, 10:57 AM
http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2010/07/julian_wright_opts_out_of_new.html

He isn't going to play in Summer League. Anybody need Julian Wright?

Julian Wright? Come on, man. You have 2,300 posts. You know better than to post a new thread about this.

R_O_W_E
07-02-2010, 11:07 AM
Julian Wright? Come on, man. You have 2,300 posts. You know better than to post a new thread about this.

What decides if a player is valuable enough to have their own thread? It happened yesterday with several players who had their threads merged into 1. Last I checked Mike Miller still has his own thread, what makes Mike Miller so special? What makes Amir Johnson so special? You're picking & choosing which ones you want on the main board.

If you really want to make that clear, then make a Sticky saying:


"Do Not Make Threads About Non-All Star Players".

amikam
07-02-2010, 12:46 PM
Joe Johnson is about to re-sign with Atlanta, Rudy Gay agreed to terms with Memphis, Wade is obviously staying in Miami, and if LeBron stays in Cleveland all of this hype that we have been hearing about will be such a big let down. What do you think?

http://ballhype.com/blog/nba_primetime/

DenButsu
07-02-2010, 01:07 PM
What decides if a player is valuable enough to have their own thread? It happened yesterday with several players who had their threads merged into 1. Last I checked Mike Miller still has his own thread, what makes Mike Miller so special? What makes Amir Johnson so special? You're picking & choosing which ones you want on the main board.

If you really want to make that clear, then make a Sticky saying:


"Do Not Make Threads About Non-All Star Players".

First of all, let me just apologize for being curt. I didn't mean to do that. I'm just getting kind of exasperated here. It's been nonstop whack-a-mole for about 3 days now, and there's no relenting in sight. So I apologize; I shouldn't let my personal irritation with the situation spill over like that.

My comment above wasn't trying to bust your balls. It was giving you the benefit of the doubt for being able to discern the difference (between, say, the newsworthiness of Mike Miller and Julian Wright). I'm not being sarcastic about this. A lot of the new threads that have to be merged or deleted are being posted by newer posters here, and it will help a lot if the more experienced ones could give us the assist by setting the example.

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That said, the above was my reply to you, but what follows applies to everybody:

We do already have a sticky outlining what is and isn't acceptable in terms of posting new threads. The only problem is, too few people seem to read it, or at least to take it to heart.

It's true that we are picking and choosing. That's the whole point. The site needs the posts on the front page to be seriously newsworthy threads, and threads with topics that facilitate interesting and quality discussions about NBA basketball. And our judgment does come into play when deciding what does and doesn't make the cut. And all I'm saying is that we hope everyone will exercise their own good judgment first when deciding if something merits posting a new thread or not.

Too many people want to be first to break a story is the main thing at the root of all this. And it can't be emphasized strongly enough that it's so much more important to take an extra minute or two to verify the legitimacy of a story by checking additional sources, to post a proper link to a credible source, to title threads in clear ways that are easily understandable. At the end of the day, nobody will remember who "broke" a story - there's no prize for being first. What people will remember is the news itself, because that's what's important, and that's why it's important for it to be relevant, newsworthy and accurate.

jmoney23
07-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Hey guys, just curious as to what you guys think could be a realistic FA signing that comes out of the blue? Maybe LeBron or Bosh or somebody ends up somewhere unusual, it could be anything. Just wondering if you guys have a bold prediction about a big name going to a surprising team.

chitown 4 life
07-02-2010, 04:14 PM
http://www.slate.com/id/2258799/

Rosh
07-02-2010, 04:16 PM
Just making sure. You are aware this is a joke, yes? ;)

8kobe24
07-02-2010, 04:17 PM
rofl, nice way to sum things up.

KnicksorBust
07-02-2010, 04:19 PM
funny.

m26555
07-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Prokhorov :laugh:

MacFitz92
07-02-2010, 04:26 PM
Lol, that was pretty funny.

chitown 4 life
07-02-2010, 04:27 PM
:laugh::laugh:Yes i know its a joke a funny one at that!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap::clap:

JasonJohnHorn
07-02-2010, 04:32 PM
lol
good times
enjoyed that muchly
thanks for sharing

majmarcus
07-02-2010, 04:34 PM
lollol.......lol....lol....

tangent12
07-02-2010, 04:36 PM
LOL!!!

These two got me laughing:

Cleveland sent LeBron James a gift: Our eternal souls.

The New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, and Miami Heat are now friends with LeBron James.

:laugh2:

Ray_R
07-02-2010, 04:41 PM
Funny

cmellofan15
07-02-2010, 04:43 PM
already been posted.

KB24PG16
07-02-2010, 04:43 PM
:laugh2: pretty funny

The ChILL
07-02-2010, 04:44 PM
That was funny. Probably the only thread today that won't result in bickering between cities/teams.

SA5195
07-02-2010, 04:45 PM
lol. Pretty funny

yuoke
07-02-2010, 04:45 PM
spike leebron james

ink
07-02-2010, 04:49 PM
spike leebron james

That was great. I like the whole re-write of He Got Game part.

showtym24
07-02-2010, 04:50 PM
Digitally replacing ray allen with lebron in he got game. LMAO

Niro
07-02-2010, 05:01 PM
haha great stuff

numba1CHANGsta
07-02-2010, 05:08 PM
Lmao @ "Gold is good, yes?" haha the Nets new owner reminds me of the bad guy from Diehard with a Vengence

cowboyz180
07-02-2010, 05:17 PM
lol

heattiltheend94
07-02-2010, 05:24 PM
lmao