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Gators123
09-13-2010, 02:41 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5567423&campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines


Power forward Louis Amundson, arguably the NBA's top remaining unsigned free agent with just two weeks left before training camps open, has agreed to a new deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to his representative.

Chicago-based agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.com that Amundson, after narrowing down his final two choices to Golden State and New Orleans, opted Monday to accept the Warriors' offer.

The deal is a two-year contract worth nearly $5 million, according to sources close to the situation. Amundson, who has traveled to Oakland to sign the deal later Monday, will receive a player option for the second season.

The Hornets had been pursuing Amundson hard to join the recently acquired Trevor Ariza as a key newcomer, with new general manager Dell Demps flying to Los Angeles in August to lobby the former Phoenix banger face-to-face and present him with a Hornets jersey.

But with the Hornets still possessing roster spots left to fill with only 11 players under contract and thanks to a $1.25 million performance bonus Hornets center Emeka Okafor is expected to trigger in his contract by season's end, New Orleans couldn't start Amundson's contract at higher than roughly $1.9 million without straying into luxury-tax territory.

That enabled the Warriors, still possessing their $2.1 million bi-annual exception and with $2.4 million left from their mid-level exception, to make an offer starting at higher than $2 million and outbid the Hornets.

The Warriors, Hornets and Indiana Pacers had moved to the forefront of the Amundson bidding last month, but sources close to the process said that the 27-year-old wanted to give teams such as New Orleans and Indiana more time to see if they could potentially make a roster move that would lead to a more lucrative offer before telling the Warriors he was accepting.

The Pacers coveted Amundson as a potential replacement for the recently traded Troy Murphy, but Indiana didn't have roster room with a league-maximum 15 players under contract.

The fact that Amundson lasted this long on the open market ranks as one of the late-summer surprises of this chaotic NBA offseason. With his high-energy contributions throughout Phoenix's unexpected run to the Western Conference finals last season, Amundson had Suns management privately concerned for much of last season that he would receive a long-term offer much earlier in free agency.

As one of the faces synonymous with the Suns' vaunted bench unit, Amundson became a fan favorite in Phoenix despite his offensive limitations and modest averages of 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds last season.

Although Amundson didn't hide the fact that he initially hoped to stay with the Suns, Phoenix moved on early after Amare Stoudemire bolted for the New York Knicks, filling its Amare void by re-signing Channing Frye, signing Hakim Warrick and trading for Hedo Turkoglu to be a ball-handling power forward.

Last thread shouldn't have been locked.

Gators123
09-13-2010, 02:41 PM
Solid signing.

Antipod
09-13-2010, 02:57 PM
Now Biedrinis can stay injured safe )

beasted86
09-13-2010, 03:08 PM
Biedrins, Lee, Amundson, Wright?

It looks good on paper, but I have a feeling they are still too soft defensively. Udoh hopefully can help sometime next year when he recovers.

asandhu23
09-13-2010, 04:16 PM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532339

posted this earlier. daleja closed it :mad:

AI4MVP
09-13-2010, 05:04 PM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532339

posted this earlier. daleja closed it :mad:

thats because mods on this site think that there hella important and they want to flaunt there authority by closing threads they dont really care about or banning people for using bad language like this is the 3rd grade or some ****

now im prolly going to get some kind of ban or infraction for speaking bad about mods

oh how dare i!

asandhu23
09-13-2010, 05:10 PM
thats because mods on this site think that there hella important and they want to flaunt there authority by closing threads they dont really care about or banning people for using bad language like this is the 3rd grade or some ****

now im prolly going to get some kind of ban or infraction for speaking bad about mods

oh how dare i!

whoa! you used "hella". are you from bay area too? :D

AI4MVP
09-13-2010, 05:12 PM
whoa! you used "hella". are you from bay area too? :D

hahah yesssir. i live here. tho im a suns fan, i watch pretty much every warriors game.

im one of the only non warriors fans that realize the stephon curry can be the best point guard in the nba, and also realize that this particularly signing is perfect for the warriors. as a suns fan, i know what amundson brings. hes the most underrated energy player in the nba. hes going to be GREAT for golden state

SugeKnight
09-13-2010, 06:08 PM
im one of the only non warriors fans that realize the stephon curry can be the best point guard in the nba

Praise Jesus

kjoke
09-13-2010, 06:13 PM
ok pick up

bahama0811
09-13-2010, 06:35 PM
The first one was closed. If you want to discuss it you can go to the Warriors forum to do so.