All Free Agent Transactions (NBA + Pistons here)

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  1. mercury

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    This reminds me of the moves that Joe tried for and couldn't get done:
    Jon KoncaK (matched by the Hawks)...
    Stack, Laettner and JYD for AI and Geiger (Geiger rejected it).
    Signing G Hill for the Max

    Joe = Lucky & Good
     
  2. G-man

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    Celtics land Williams
    Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo Sports

    "Shelden Williams has agreed in principle to a one-year contract with the Boston Celtics, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Monday.

    Williams, a 6-foot-9 forward, is expected to sign later this week for the veteran’s minimum.

    After the Atlanta Hawks drafted Williams out of Duke with the eighth overall pick in 2006, his career has struggled to gain traction. The Celtics will be his fourth team in five years (Atlanta, Sacramento and Minnesota) For Williams’ career, he’s averaging fewer than five points and five rebounds a game.

    Even so, Williams will give the Celtics some length and depth on their front line behind power forwards Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace.

    The Celtics are still trying to find a third team to work a sign-and-trade with the Indiana Pacers for Marquise Daniels. This way, the Celtics can preserve their $1.9 million biannual exception. If they’re unable to work a deal, Boston will sign Daniels with the exception.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed restricted free agent center Ryan Hollins to a three-year, $7 million offer sheet, a source said. The Dallas Mavericks are not expected to match the offer sheet, the source said, and Hollins is expected to be in Minneapolis next week for informal workouts with his new teammates. Hollins played sparingly for Dallas and Charlotte last season."
     
  3. 16 Mile

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    Nice recap of all the FA signings as of 8/3.

    It's a List! Ranking the Off-Season Moves - Talk Hoops

    #8. Ben Gordon signs with the Detroit Pistons (5-yrs, $55m)
    I mean, it's not that I have anything against Ben Gordon. But they gave up title contention last season and maybe this season for a cap-clearing Allen Iverson acquisition that led to acquiring two third-tier players instead of a big name free agent to keep the Eastern Conference Finals appearances coming. Now? They're probably a second round team at best for the next few years as they figure out how to move Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton in a way that doesn't cause a revolt. You've almost destroyed Rodney Stuckey's development curve because he now has to figure out how to keep Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon happy instead of learning how to run a great team under Chauncey Billups. And on top of that, you're paying Steve Nash money to Gordon. Seems like Joe Dumars swung for the fences and ended up flying out to third base.
     
  4. mercury

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    Harsh but realistic... not the homer way of thinking.
     
  5. mercury

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    The Sheldon Williams signing might be worth watching... at 6' 9" he's got a 7' 4" wing... an amazing defender in the Big Ben mold... coming off an injury...
    Not that he'll get many minutes behind Sheed & KG.. but one of these guys will get ageitis and Williams will be put in a Powe type role.... this is the kind of player the Pistons could have used to patrol the lane... for only 1.3 Mil.
     
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    Whatever Bro! All Shelden is, is Candace's Baby-Daddy!! No more-No less, but I must admit, for ME-KGREG, THAT would be PLEN-TEE!!!!!!!![​IMG] Therefore I must admit, only HALF of my disdain for Shelden 'Watermelon-Head' Williams is because of his sorry hoop game; the other half is good ol fashioned, raw, uncut PLAYA-HATIN'!!!!!
     
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    Trade - Steven Hunter to the Grizz

    Nuggets swap Hunter, 2010 pick to Memphis
    AP - Yahoo Sports

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—The Denver Nuggets swapped Steven Hunter, a protected 2010 first-round pick and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for a future conditional second rounder, Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said Friday.

    The trade could give Memphis three first-round selections in the 2010 draft. The Grizzlies already are owed the Lakers’ 2010 pick to complete the February 2008 trade that sent Pau Gasol to Los Angeles.
    Memphis drafted No. 2 overall in June when the Grizzlies had three picks within the first 32 spots.

    “We are a team which emphasizes the draft, and next year’s draft is projected to be strong,” Wallace said in a statement. “This draft pick from Denver provides us with increased options for the future.”
    The 7-foot Hunter is a seven-year pro out of DePaul, who sat out last season after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Nov. 14, 2008. He last played in the 2007-08 season with Denver, appearing in 19 games and averaging 6.3 minutes and 2.3 points. The 15th pick in the 2001 draft by Orlando, Hunter is averaging 4.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and a block with 15.4 minutes in his career. He has played in 379 games with 130 starts with the Nuggets, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Orlando.

    Hunter’s best season was with Philadelphia in 2006-07 when he averaged 6.5 points and 4.8 rebounds starting 41 games. The Sixers traded him to Denver in September 2007.

    With Hunter, the Grizzlies have an NBA-high four players who are 7-foot or taller. Memphis drafted 7-3 Hasheem Thabeet with the No. 2 pick overall in June, adding him to 7-1 Marc Gasol, Hamed Haddadi and Hasheem Thabeet.

    Nuggets swap Hunter, 2010 pick to Memphis - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
     
  8. Special K

    Special K Second Round Draft Pick

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    Would there be any chance that the Pistons could add Jason Williams for a Veteran Minimum for another back-up point guard? I heard talk about Joe thinking about adding another PG, or is the roster filled up?
     
  9. roscoe36

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    We can add anyone available for a vet minimum.

    I believe we only have 13 under contract, with a max of 15.

    Joe might not run with a full 15 though.
     
  10. coynejeremy

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    I was wondering how long it would take you to respond to that article. Less than a day. Not bad. [channelling Mark Jackson] But you're better than that, KGREG! :MusicBigGrin:
     
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    sounded like washington will be signed and will go with 14 to start the year, which leaves the option to trade one of our players for 2 incoming as we see what holes we have next year.
     
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    We need an emergency 3rd PG in case of injury to Stuck or Bynum.
     
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    Bengo.
     
  14. Smoooth

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    I see what you did there.
     
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    Baby Gets Raw Bottom Powdered

    Celtics get deal done with Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis - Mark Murphy - Boston Herald.com

    "Glen Davis could sign a new contract with the Celtics as early as today or tomorrow, according to a source close to negotiations between the restricted free agent and the team.

    Davis agreed to a two-year contract worth approximately $6.3 million, including a starting point of approximately $3 million next season, during talks Friday and yesterday. He was in town and expected to take a physical today before officially signing the deal.

    The Celtics, who backed off their request for a third year at a team option, also hope to wrap up business with free agent swingman Marquis Daniels by the end of the week, according to a league source.

    Though Davis will not receive the mid-level money ($5.8 million) he initially hoped to get, the contract represents a “significant increase” over his rookie deal.

    The length of the contract would enable Davis to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2011, which also is expected to feature the start of a new collective bargaining agreement between the players and league.

    It has been a frustrating 2009 offseason in which he has garnered interest, but no offers, from other teams.

    Still, the Davis camp was able to identify a strong market, in particular Detroit and New Jersey, for the young power forward. The knowledge that the Celtics were prepared to match all but an outrageous offer discouraged teams from extending an offer sheet to Davis.

    As for Daniels, if the Celtics are able to finish negotiations with him by the end of the week, they will have completed a busy free agent season. They had hoped to arrange a sign-and-trade deal with Indiana - in part to give Daniels a heftier salary, and in part to move guard Tony Allen. But Pacers president Larry Bird, who is attempting to change a pattern of bad off-court behavior associated with Indiana, was said to be staunchly opposed to bringing on the troubled Allen.

    The Celtics have not found a third team to help facilitate a sign-and-trade arrangement with the Pacers, meaning Daniels most likely will sign for the $1.9 million biannual exception. He has made a verbal commitment to join the Celtics - either by a sign-and-trade deal or for the biannual exception."

    Celtics get deal done with Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis - BostonHerald.com
     
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    Ben Gordon at PG is a possible, but he hasn't proven that he can do it, and it may hurt his normal game, which is what we are paying him the big bucks for. It would be like putting Inge at C.

    I guess we can always pick up a scrub if we experience an injury.
     
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    Linas Kleiza heading to Olympiakos

    Kleiza leaving Nuggets for Greece - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
    Apparently Von Wafer is there too. I hadn't heard that.
     
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    Cleveland Powe -r Surge?

    Cleveland Cavaliers closing in on two-year deal with ex-Celtics forward Leon Powe - Brian Windhorst - Cleveland Plain Dealer

    "CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Thinking outside the box and taking a managed risk, the Cavaliers are close to scoring what could be a key big-man addition to their roster.

    According to a source, the Cavs have the framework of a contract completed with free agent forward Leon Powe. It could become official as early as Tuesday, when Powe is expected to come to Cleveland to meet with team doctors.

    Powe is in the middle of recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee and may not be able to return until the All-Star Break. But the Cavs feel like he's worth the wait.

    The sides have been talking for weeks and were able to agree on a two-year contract, which will protect both sides. Powe will get a chance to rehab with a deal and the Cavs will be protected if he recovers as they apparently believe he will."

    Cleveland Cavaliers closing in on two-year deal with ex-Celtics forward Leon Powe - cleveland.com
     
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    Rasual Butler traded to Clips for 2nd Rounder

    Hornets get 2nd-round pick in return
    Marc Stein - ESPN

    "The New Orleans Hornets, in a move to shed some payroll after the recent acquisition of Emeka Okafor, have agreed to trade swingman Rasual Butler to the Los Angeles Clippers for a future second-round pick, according to NBA front-office sources.

    The trade is expected to be announced later Wednesday.
    Butler is scheduled to earn $3.9 million next season. With the Clippers looking for an extra shooter and depth at both shooting guard and small forward, sources said the team was amenable to absorbing the final year of Butler's contract, which will save New Orleans nearly $8 million when factoring in the luxury-tax implications.

    The Clippers were able to absorb Butler's contract without surrendering a player by plugging his salary into the $7.3 million trade exception they created when it dealt Zach Randolph to Memphis last month.

    If the Hornets can shed some $2 million more in payroll between now and February in a similar deal that does not force them to take a contract in return, they are poised to move beneath the $69.9 million tax threshhold for next season.

    Butler had the most productive season of his seven-year career in 2008-09, averaging 11.2 points and 3.3 rebounds while playing in all 82 games for the Hornets, who made the playoffs. He shot 40 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range to match his career averages.

    "We believe he is another piece who will help us get back to being a competitive playoff team," Clippers coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy said.

    Butler played three seasons in Miami before being traded to the Hornets in 2005."

    New Orleans Hornets trade Rasual Butler to Los Angeles Clippers - ESPN
     

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