the latest f/agency news..Sporting News

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    -Ron Artest told CBS Sports that he'll be signing with the Lakers.
    -Marcin Gortat will sign an offer sheet with Dallas, says ESPN's Marc Stein, and Orlando will have to match a reported five year offer worth $5.6 million a season.

    8pm- Brandon Bass has interest in Orlando, and could possbly be a sign and trade with Dallas for Marcin Gortat, says RealGM.
    7:40pm- Knicks GM Donnie Walsh said he could offer Jason Kidd a multiyear contract.
    6:45pm- Ron Artest told CBS Sports that he'll be signing with the Lakers.
    6pm- The Rockets, Blazers, Raptors and Cavs are interested in Trevor Ariza along with the Lakers, says Yahoo! Sports.
    5:25pm- Houston is prepared to offer Trevor Ariza the midlevel exception, says Yahoo! Sports. Marcin Gortat will sign an offer sheet with Dallas, says ESPN's Marc Stein, and Orlando will have to match a reported five year offer worth $5.6 million a season.
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    Artest to LA? Repeat.
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    Done deal.
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    • Trevor Ariza is meeting with the Rockets, says the AP. The Heat have contacted Allen Iverson and Ron Artest, says the Miami Herald.
    • The Mavericks have made an offer to Marcin Gortat, and now waits for Orlando to match it, says the Dallas Morning News. The paper says that the Mavs now have the best chance to land Gortat.
    • Josh Childress does not want to return to the Hawks, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Perhaps a sign and trade with the Bucks including Luke Ridnour would make sense, says HoopsWorld.
    • Portland is clearly the leader for Hedo Turkoglu, says HoopsWorld.
    • Boston seems to be the leader for Rasheed Wallace.
    • Ricky Rubio told Spanish paper El Periodico that he will play out the final two years of his contract with DKV Joventut before coming to the NBA, the St Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    • The Bobcats have not had any contact with Rasheed Wallace or Allen Iverson and Sean Singletary is now an unrestricted free agent, says the Charlotte Observer.
    • David Lee's agent is making the rounds for sure. He told RealGM that he's receiving interest from a dozen teams for his client and wasn't too optimistic about returning to New York. “We have about a dozen teams still showing interest in either signing David or performing a sign-and-trade to acquire him.”
    • Celtics Blog reports that Boston has offered Rasheed Wallace a two year contract worth the full midlevel exception, $5.8 million per season. Cleveland, San Antonio and many others are still believed to be interested in Wallace.
    • Allen Iverson is interested in joining the Grizzlies, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
    • David Lee's agent told ESPN Radio in New York that he did not want to discuss his client's asking price, but that the insider Andrew Marchand said that Lee asked Memphis for five years and $60 million.
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    This is tons of good info Gman....thanks a bunch.

    Another one I just saw on ESPN...Leon Powe.


    Boston didn't even extend a qualifying offer, so now he's unrestricted.

    Didn't he have some really good games against us during last years playoffs?
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    People are scared of his injury.
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    the latest f/agency news..7/3/09 Sporting News

    Sporting News - SprungOnSports2
    NBA Free Agency News & Rumors

    Jul 03, 2009 06:29 PM


    • Portland has agreed to a five year, $50 million deal with Hedo Turkoglu.
    • The Bulls and Pistons could possibly work out a sign and trade that would send Ben Gordon to the Pistons for Allen Iverson, says CBS Sports. Memphis, Charlotte and Miami are also in on Iverson.
    • Jason Kidd will tell Dallas that he's staying with the Mavericks on Monday, according to HoopsWorld. He'll sign a three year deal worth $24 million.
    • The Raptors have offered Shawn Marion a four year deal worth at least $32 million, according to the Toronto Globe & Mail.
    • The Magic have contacted the agent for Rasheed Wallace, says the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic probably will not match Dallas' offer sheet on Marcin Gortat. Wallace won't make his decision on a team in at least a week, says the Boston Globe. Stephon Marbury is not likely to return to the Celtics. Wallace will likely sign with Boston, says SI.com.
    • Philadelphia is interested in Mike Bibby, but he could be close to resigning with Atlanta, says HoopsWorld.
    • 10-12 teams are interested in Ramon Sessions, says the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
    • The Nuggets are interested in Grant Hill, says the Denver Post.
    • The Pistons, Spurs, Cavs, Celtics and Suns are interested in Antonio McDyess, says the Detroit Free Press.
    • The Mavericks are shopping Erick Dampier, says the Dallas Morning News.
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    it's all about the greenbacks for turkeyglue..
    Portland must be pissed
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    Agreed.

    Similar to Boozer a few years ago.

    I'll be the first one to admit that I don't know nearly as much as I should about the financial or structural aspect of the NBA, but I really don't like their system.

    Why the heck can't they wait until the salary cap is determined before starting free agency? Or at the very least, why can't players actually "sign" with a team instead of this "verbal agreement" crap? It would avoid a lot of problems.
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    Whats up Jammer..

    Squeeze play between the start of summer leagues and the end of the Championship series. They've been stretching the season now for years and it's got them backed into a corner.

    Of your two suggestions waiting until the cap is actually known makes the most sense. Having guys sign "Letters of Intent" (LOI), would likely work - only problem being what happens if a team has signed a couple guys and the cap comes in lower than planned and budgeted for? If they then waive a guy on a LOI (commitment), and all the other teams already had maxed themselves out with commitments? I guess that guy waived would find himself out in the cold.

    It seems like each year the players are making their minds up a lot sooner to assure themselves their commitments value is maximized before the money and opportunities run out. Used to be the players would take a little more time deciding where to sign. Now it's a mad rush.

    Though I remember both Grant Hill and Tim Duncan were on planes to Orlando at the stroke of midnite when Free Agency began back in 2000, (can you say tampering). Back then the FA period started in the first week of July and the players were prohibited from actually signing before August 1st. Where today the spread has shrunk to a week.

    It seems like the way to solve the problem is to figure out and deliver the salary cap information the same week the Championship series ends.
    You'd think they would have the technology to do that in the year 2009...
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    T dat but who wouldn't want to be in a place that your family is happy to be? Plus, they offered more (albiet slightly) cash.
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    The ability to be angry at a person for making a decision that they are perfectly within their rights to make never ceases to amaze me...why do these things bother so many people?

    I understand Blazer fans getting upset because they really wanted to land a top FA, but people always seem to tee off on a guy when he does. It's not like he signed the deal and refused to show up and play.

    Teams ship guys out on a whim all the time...this doesn't bother me at all. He did what he thought was best for him...more power to him...
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    What's was best for him and his ear drums.......cause wifey would've never stopped Yaking in Portland......She would Yakked him into a Fifth of Yac everynight, she basically would've have turned him into Vin Baker.
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    Put yourself in his shoes. You've accepted an offer after a job search, and all of a sudden another company calls and offers more money and a job in the industry you wanted to work. What's your move? Those opportunities don't come knocking many times.
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    lesson learned: do not ever underestimate the power of wife.

    Now I'm asking typical woman-ish question:what does Turks' wife finds in Toronto?

    americans surely feel very offended here right now because of Turks' wife preferred cannuckian city to americans'.
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    if i was a portland fan i'd be disapointed... but i can see why he did what he did, the boozer situation is not at all the same, to get your employer to rip up your contract with the understanding your doing it to give you a better contract... thats a whole different box of worms.

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