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NBA Free Agent finalized transactions thread

Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by ads_2006:
Originally posted by WillisWillKilYou:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Lakers officially sign Ron Artest and Shannon Brown.

wow theyre set up for the next 2-3 years

if phil coaches for the next 2-3 years

I honestly don't think it will matter much if Phil coaches or not. Kobe, Artest, Paul, and Bynum (seriously, Lakers shouldn't be allowed to resign Odom, it ain't fair) will strike fear in the opposition. I hate to say it, but Lakers are gonna be one hell of a team for next 2-3 years. Honestly, I don't see a team in the West that can beat them in a 7 game series. Spurs are good, but they really need a player next to Duncan.

What about their personalities though?

A lot of lakers fans were saying that artest wasnt a bad signing cause Phil could keep him under control.

Kobe = diva, great player though

Artest = Headcase

Pau = Emo

with phil gone, i pretty sure something would happen
[ Edited by ads_2006 on Jul 8, 2009 at 1:55 AM ]
Originally posted by ads_2006:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by ads_2006:
Originally posted by WillisWillKilYou:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Lakers officially sign Ron Artest and Shannon Brown.

wow theyre set up for the next 2-3 years

if phil coaches for the next 2-3 years

I honestly don't think it will matter much if Phil coaches or not. Kobe, Artest, Paul, and Bynum (seriously, Lakers shouldn't be allowed to resign Odom, it ain't fair) will strike fear in the opposition. I hate to say it, but Lakers are gonna be one hell of a team for next 2-3 years. Honestly, I don't see a team in the West that can beat them in a 7 game series. Spurs are good, but they really need a player next to Duncan.

What about their personalities though?

A lot of lakers fans were saying that artest wasnt a bad signing cause Phil could keep him under control.

Kobe = diva, great player though

Artest = Headcase

Pau = Emo

with phil gone, i pretty sure something would happen

I know what you are saying, but the team is too good. To implode, you have to go through tough times. I honestly don't see this team going through a rough patch, as long as they are mostly healthy. Plus, Kobe can carry the team through a rough patch or two himself.
The personality angle is overrated. This past season, the Lakers got along very, very well. Is Artest going to single-handedly destroy that? Very unlikely, especially considering that he and Kobe have been friends and had mutual respect for each other's games for a long time now. It's not like Artest ruined Houston or Sacramento.

The league should be a lot more concerned about having two of the most competitive personalities on the same team.
[ Edited by LA9erFan on Jul 8, 2009 at 7:13 AM ]
Birdman signs 5-year deal with Denver

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Fan favorite, gives full effort every second on the floor.. good move by the Nugs!
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
The personality angle is overrated. This past season, the Lakers got along very, very well. Is Artest going to single-handedly destroy that? Very unlikely, especially considering that he and Kobe have been friends and had mutual respect for each other's games for a long time now. It's not like Artest ruined Houston or Sacramento.

The league should be a lot more concerned about having two of the most competitive personalities on the same team.
What they are saying is that Phil will keep all their personality in check. Believe me if Phil retires and his replacement coach would start losing watch Kobe to call on the head of the new coach.
Zaza Pachulia has agreed to terms on a long-term deal with the Hawks, according to a pair of sources.
http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/spurs/McDyess_accepts_Spurs_offer.html

Quote:

Antonio McDyess accepts Spurs' offer

The Spurs on Wednesday landed free agent power forward-center Antonio McDyess, a 6-foot-9 Olympic gold medal winner and veteran of 14 seasons who remains one of the NBA’s premier post players.

Spurs general manager R.C Buford confirmed the agreement.

Sources close to McDyess said he will sign a three-year contract with the Spurs, starting at the full, mid-level exception to the NBA’s salary cap restrictions, $5.845 million.

The third season is believed to be partially guaranteed. McDyess has expressed his desire to play only two more seasons.

McDyess averaged 9.6 points and 9.8 rebounds as the starting center for the Detroit Pistons last season. Though he will turn 35 on Sept. 7, he has played in 109 fewer games, regular season and playoffs, than has 34-year-old Spurs captain Tim Duncan.

The Spurs also reached agreement Wednesday with free agent power forward Marcus Haislip, the 13th selection, by the Milwaukee Bucks, in the 2002 NBA draft. Haislip, also 6-9, has played in Turkey and Spain since leaving the NBA in 2005. He played last season for Unicaja Malaga, of the Spanish League, averaging 16.5 points and 5.2 rebounds.

McDyess chose the Spurs over the Pistons, who could not match the money the Spurs offered. The Orlando Magic, who played in the NBA Finals in June, also are believed to have offered full mid-level money.

The second pick in the 1995 draft by the Clippers, McDyess went to the Denver Nuggets in a draft-night deal. He also has played for the Suns and Knicks, but enjoyed his most successful run with the Pistons, an Eastern power who reached the Eastern Conference Finals four times in his five seasons there.

McDyess has career averages of 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. He also has played in 84 playoff games, including the seven games of the 2005 NBA Finals, when the Spurs defeated the Pistons. He was a key backup, behind Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace, on that team. He was one of the Pistons’ most productive playoff performers last season, averaging 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in a first-round series against Cleveland.

The Spurs now have four players – Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and McDyess – who have been All-Stars during their NBA careers.

Fiercely loyal, the decision to join the Spurs was difficult for McDyess. He had returned to the Pistons after Detroit general manager Joe Dumars traded him to the Nuggets in November, part of the blockbuster trade involving Chauncey Billups and Allen Iverson.

Since he was in the final season of his contract with the Pistons, the Nuggets negotiated a buyout of the $6.8 million he was owed, and then waived him. The Spurs were one of several teams that tried to sign him then, but after waiting an NBA-mandated 30 days, he re-signed with the Pistons, mostly out of loyalty to Dumars.

The Spurs had targeted both McDyess and his Pistons teammate, Rasheed Wallace, this summer. They turned their attention to McDyess after Wallace announced his intent to sign with the Celtics, which he did on Wednesday.

Though McDyess doesn’t have Wallace’s 3-point range, he is an outstanding mid-range shooter and a more consistent rebounder and defender.

McDyess considers winning a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, the highlight of his basketball career. Ironically, he was named to the 2000 U.S. team as a replacement for Tim Duncan, who withdrew from the team in mid-August, 2000, because of a knee injury.

Now, McDyess hopes to team with Duncan to achieve the only goal he deems greater than winning Olympic gold: An NBA title.
Sweeeeeeeeeet.
The spurs aren't playing around this summer, great offseason.
Pacers land Dahntay Jones
Originally posted by Dino:
Pacers land Dahntay Jones

Does a team really "land" Dahntay Jones?

I mean, that's like saying you dropped 7 on someone.
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Dahntay Jones to Pacers. 4 yrs, $11m.

I think they slightly overpaid him because of his performance in the playoffs.

But I like the idea.

Jones is a decent backup 2/3.
Originally posted by crzy:
Dahntay Jones to Pacers. 4 yrs, $11m.

I think they slightly overpaid him because of his performance in the playoffs.

But I like the idea.

Jones is a decent backup 2/3.

Considering that the average NBA contract is something like $5.6M, I actually think that's a really good deal. It's hard to get a contributing player for less than $3M per.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Dino:
Pacers land Dahntay Jones

Does a team really "land" Dahntay Jones?

I mean, that's like saying you dropped 7 on someone.

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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by crzy:
Dahntay Jones to Pacers. 4 yrs, $11m.

I think they slightly overpaid him because of his performance in the playoffs.

But I like the idea.

Jones is a decent backup 2/3.

Considering that the average NBA contract is something like $5.6M, I actually think that's a really good deal. It's hard to get a contributing player for less than $3M per.

Matt Barnes is available. I bet he gets less than $2 million per year.

And I think he's much better than Jones.