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    DraftExpress All-Summer League: Third Team


    Jason Maxiell, 6-7, Power Forward, Detroit Pistons, 1983
    15 points, 5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 0.8 assists, 3 turnovers, 54% FG, 76% FT, 27 minutes

    Matt Kamalsky

    Of all the players that participated in this year’s Summer League, it would be difficult to say that Jason Maxiell was not the most aggressive on the offensive end. Few players really try to dunk everything around the rim, but Maxiell comes very close to living that adage; attempting to punish the rim at every opportunity. Though he didn’t finish all of his dunk attempts, he showed an admirable level of relentlessness that should serve him well this season in Detroit on the glass and in the paint.

    Outside of the dozen dunks he threw down, Maxiell showed impressive touch and improved footwork when working with his back to the basket. Maxiell has the quickness to get by his man when facing up, and used this to his advantage throughout the Summer League by using spin moves to create space for jump shots. Though he doesn’t have a lot of trouble getting his shot off, Maxiell will need to continue improving his consistency, as his turnaround jumper is only efficient when he shoots it over his right shoulder. One of the most interesting developments that we saw out of Maxiell in Vegas was his midrange jumper. It is clear that Maxiell has taken a page from Antonio McDyess given the way he was shooting the ball. As Maxiell expands his range, he could become a very nice high post player in addition to providing a tough presence down low.

    As Maxiell continues to develop his post game, it would be nice to see him add a hook shot of some kind, as he doesn’t make as many moves going to the rim as he probably could. Maxiell showed in the playoffs that he can contribute right now, and should be given more of an opportunity to show his skills this year than he did last year. He provides a solid presence defensively, rebounds at a good clip, and works hard to make his presence felt. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Maxiell begin to take some of McDyess’s minutes as he begins to take a backseat to the up-and-coming power forward.

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    Warriors getting busy filling out roster
    By Geoff Lepper
    CONTRA COSTA TIMES

    Article Launched: 08/03/2007 03:02:16 AM PDT

    OAKLAND -- After weeks of inactivity this offseason, the Warriors roster is rapidly filling up.
    Ten-year veteran forward Austin Croshere is expected to sign a one-year deal with Golden State this morning, team sources said. And the Warriors have inked 2006 draft pick Kosta Perovic to a multiyear deal, according to Perovic's agent, Bill Duffy.

    The moves mean Golden State -- which had no official comment on either signing but is expected to announce both deals today -- has 14 of its 15 roster slots filled. That includes restricted free-agent forward Mickael Pietrus, who is on the Warriors' books at the team's qualifying offer of $3.47 million, and doesn't leave much room for rookie forward Stephan Lasme, a second-round selection, unrestricted free-agent forward Matt Barnes or any other new acquisition they might be targeting.

    Croshere, 6-foot-9 and 235 pounds, averaged 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds last season in limited action for the Dallas Mavericks (11.9 minutes per game). His best season came in 1999-2000, when he averaged 10.3 points and 6.4 boards per game for an Indiana Pacers team that went to the NBA Finals.

    At his peak with the Pacers, Croshere shot nearly 40 percent from the 3-point line, but he hit only 28.6 percent from distance last season.

    Croshere, 32, is well-known by several Warriors. As the No. 12 overall selection in 1997, Croshere spent his rookie season with the Pacers as a teammate of Warriors executive vice president Chris Mullin.

    In addition to Mullin, Croshere played in Indiana with current Warriors Al Harrington, Stephen Jackson and Sarunas Jasikevicius. Croshere also has ties with star guard Baron Davis -- the two were teammates as prep stars at Crossroads School in Santa Monica.

    Perovic, 7-2 and 240 pounds, is much more of an unknown. The 38th overall selection two summers ago signed off Wednesday on his deal, which Duffy said "shows a commitment to (Perovic)."

    It's believed Perovic will receive approximately $5 million over three years, although $1 million of that will go toward Perovic's buyout from his European club, Partizan Belgrade. The total buyout was $1.5 million; the Warriors, per league regulations, are allowed to pick up only $500,000 of that tab.

    Croshere is believed to be receiving the league-mandated minimum of $1.22 million, but since he's on a one-year deal, the team will be responsible for only $771,000. The league will pick up the rest of Croshere's salary, thanks to rules meant to keep veteran free agents from becoming prohibitively expensive when rounding out a roster.

    If Pietrus returns to play out the one-year qualifying offer, the Warriors will have $60.2 million committed to their 14 players in 2007-08, leaving them $7.8 million under the luxury-tax threshold.

    "There's intentions to continue to make this team better and to put the resources in position and to manage the resources properly to be able to accomplish our objective, and that is to put a better basketball team out on the floor than we had last year," team president Robert Rowell said on KNBR radio. "I think we're putting those things in motion, and we're not finished doing what we need to do."

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    I say the Pistons throw an offer out even though it will be low. Who knows maybe he will accept it because no else offers him anything?
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