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  1. G-man

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    Birds fair play

    He's an Equal Opportunity Employer trying to balance out the inequities of the league on his single team.

    I understand he's doing the same with the Pacer affiliated NBDL team the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He's just signed Juan Lopez, Pepe Rodriguez, Julio Sarmiento, Jose Ariello, Manuel Santiago & Gaspar Soledad. They won't be the tallest team in the league but they sure drive nice Chevys...
     
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    Getting a little Spur'ier..

    Spurs reel in McDyess
    Express-News - Mike Monroe

    "It’s huge for the Spurs,” said former Bulls and Pistons head coach Doug Collins, now a respected TV analyst of NBA games. “He fits them like a glove. He can knock down that 17-footer, and he’ll play great alongside Tim. He’s a great teammate, one of the veterans I respect so much.”
    Sources close to McDyess said the contract is for three seasons, starting at the full, mid-level exception to the NBA’s salary-cap restrictions, $5.845 million. The third season is believed to be 50 percent guaranteed."

    Spurs reel in McDyess
     
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    Grizzled vet growls for money..

    Memphis Grizzlies considering 1-year, $5 million offer to Allen Iverson
    Memphis Commercial Appeal - Ron Tillery

    "What began as exploratory discussions with the Griz has turned into substantive talks, according to sources. And the Grizzlies are a house divided on the issue. There is little to no support for signing Iverson in the organization, but Heisley is having second thoughts"

    Memphis Grizzlies considering 1-year, $5 million offer to Allen Iverson : Grizzlies : Memphis Commercial Appeal
     
  6. round

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    Re: Grizzled vet growls for money..


    Ouch.... I know he was in for a pay cut but you'd had thought he'd have better options then that.
     
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    Re: Grizzled vet growls for money..

    benching him was a joke comparably to this "humiliating" offer.
     
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Grizzled vet growls for money..

    At this point lets hope that he has been saving some of that $21 mill per annum he has been banking the past couple of years and not blowing it on the entourage or the MGM Casino in downtown Detroit.

    The chemistry situation that occurred last season could have happen with any team, so this future HOF'ers value to the team concept has fallen and so will the offers. There is thought that he may be more valuable mid season as teams jockey for playoff positioning, but not sure how much the offers would be then or how much any team could offer at that time. (I will leave that you Cap and salary experts to address.)

    At this point I would take $500,000 for one year and love it....
     
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    The low offer seems to represent the respect that others have for Joe Dumars. After seeing what happened in Detroit, others are wary of what AI brings to the table. I certainly didn't think he'd have to settle for peanuts...
     
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    Stackhouse Traded to Memphis

    Marion to Dallas Update ...CBS Sports - Ken Berger

    "Shawn Marion is headed from Toronto to Dallas in a complicated, four-team sign-and-trade that also sends Jerry Stackhouse temporarily to Memphis and delivers a sizeable trade exception to Orlando, pending league approval on Thursday, four sources confirmed to CBSSports.com.

    The blockbuster trade, designed to give Dallas an athletic transition player and 3-point shooter while also clearing cap space for the
    Raptors to consummate the Hedo Turkoglu acquisition, took on several forms and was still evolving early Thursday -- although the essentials have been agreed upon.

    Marion gets a five-year deal believed to be in the $35-$40 million range, according to one source, and is traded to Dallas. The
    Mavericks send Jerry Stackhouse and his $7 million contract to Memphis, which agreed to facilitate the deal because it can buy out Stackhouse for the $2 million that is guaranteed by Aug. 10 and not be on the hook for the rest. The Mavericks, a second source confirmed, would provide the funds for the Grizzlies' buyout. Toronto is expected to receive draft-pick considerations and/or cash in the deal. In some form, one of the sources said, "It should be done Thursday."

    A third source said Dallas gets
    Kris Humphries from Toronto and sends Antoine Wright and Devean George to the Raptors.

    UPDATE: In one of the truly random delights of NBA trades, Orlando receives a sizeable trade exception as the fourth team involved in the trade, according to two of the sources with direct knowledge of the deal. Thus, the
    Magic send Turkoglu to the Raptors in a sign-and-trade as opposed to Turkoglu signing straight up with Toronto. Those two sources said Turkoglu does not get a sixth year in his deal, which Orlando could have given him as part of the sign-and-trade.

    CBSSports.com reported Monday night that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Marion's agent, Dan Fegan, were pushing for a trade to Dallas. Toronto's inability to take back salary due to its verbal commitment with Turkoglu for five years and $53 million didn't bode well -- unless at least one other team was recruited to facilitate the deal. That happened Wednesday, one of the sources confirmed, when Memphis and then Orlando agreed to get involved. If the Raptors hadn't found a trading partner -- they had discussions with Cleveland about Anthony Parker, who agreed to a contract parameters Wednesday with the Cavs, but not Marion -- then GM Bryan Colangelo simply would've renounced Marion's rights in order to clear space for Turkoglu.

    One NBA front office source expressed doubt Wednesday whether any team would be willing to give up a prized draft pick and cash in this environment to facilitate such a deal. Perhaps that person underestimated Cuban, who has once again moved aggressively in his pursuit of a veteran player in hopes of getting the aging Mavericks closer to a championship.

    Marion, 31, joins the over-30 club with
    Dirk Nowitzki (31), Jason Terry (31), and Jason Kidd (36), who was retained with a three-year. $25 million deal this week. Cuban also signed restricted free agent Marcin Gortat to an offer sheet that Orlando is not expected to match."
     
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    Re: Stackhouse Traded to Memphis

    I don't know if it's a good trade for any or all of the teams involved, but it's a way cool manipulation of the system. Some junior lawyer / finance type somewhere earned his or her money this week.
     
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    Punkin' Millhouse er Millsap

    Balzers Overtures to Millsap reek of Dis-respect, OKC are you listening? Bethlehem Shoals - The Baseline - Sporting News

    "What we're seeing here is a weird disconnect between paycheck and role on the team. In this summer's terms, $9 million is a lot of money. And Millsap is definitely on his way up. So what does it mean if a team signs him to continue life as a super-sub, even though last season proved he could seamlessly sustain that production in a starter's role? It's like the Blazers missed that part of 2008-09."

    SportingNews.com - The Baseline?
     
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    Wallace chose Celtics for chance at another title
    Associated Press - Sporting News

    "Garnett will have another intense teammate. But who's more intense?
    "I would have to say I am," Wallace said as his listeners laughed, "because he can control his emotions. Of course, everyone knows my history as far as technical fouls, but I don't think you can match the intensity that I bring to the floor."

    Wallace chose Celtics for chance at another title | Sporting News
     
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    Owners will cry 'woe' without crying 'whoa' over spending Ray Ratto - CBSSports.com Columnist

    "This is all in advance of the next round of labor negotiations, when the cries of poormouth will grow into howls. The money being hurled about like the prototypical sailors on leave will be forgotten, and contracts like Marian Hossa's 12-year, $62 million deal with the Chicago Blackhawks will be turned back upon him as proof that the system is out of whack, when in fact the system can only be taken out of whack by the owners themselves.

    Same as it ever was, as the song tells us. Same as it ever was. "


    Owners will cry 'woe' without crying 'whoa' over spending - CBSSports.com News, Fantasy, Video
     
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    Did not recognize Sheed in that press conference. Wow...such a lovefest that it made me feel uneasy. Watch how Garnett talks about wooing Sheed. Very uneasy.
     
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    More man love than a Jammertime-Linwood-Darth Tater sleepover.

    Oh please, someone just punch me in the nose already. Boston has no idea what they are in for.
     
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    Did you actually see the interview? Print does not do it justice. You have to see the Garnett part. I love Sheed and wish him the best. When he says something like I wish training came started today, I could not stop laughing.
     
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    It sounds like Sheed is fantasizing about letting KG do the hard work while he orders the Championship wrestling belts.
     
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    this is the best part of the article:


    Oh wow. They must have REALLY wanted him.
     

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