2012 NBA Draft, 2012/2013 Signings, Rumours,Trades
Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:42 PM
T-Wolves have officially signed Brandon Roy
Bulls might add Tracy McGrady
The Phoenix Suns have signed forward P.J. Tucker to a two-year contract
Brandon Rush signs a two-year, $8M deal with the Warriors
Brian Roberts leaves Brose Baskets Bamberg and will get to training camp with New Orleans. He impressed during summer league and has a chance to get a contract
Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:07 AM
The Lakers will Dwight Howard from the Magic.
The Philadelphia 76ers will get Andrew Bynum from the Lakers and Jason Richardson from the Magic
Denver Nuggets would get Andre Iguadala from Philadelphia.
The Orland Magic will get Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington from Denver, Nikola Vucevic and Moe Harkless from Philadelphia. Orlando would also receive a protected 1st-round pick from each of the other three teams
The Lakers get the center they wanted. I hope that Dwight Howard will sign an extension with them. It's sad to see Bynum leave but we all knew he would be traded if Dwight went to the Lakers. The 76ers lose their star and it isn't sure if Andrew Bynum will sign an extension with them. So we'll have to what happens. Denver give up two roleplayers and will get a player that could be the star of the team.
In my opinion Orlando didn't get enough. They get two veteran players and a couple of young guys to rebuild. I think it will take a long time to rebuild up the team because Dwight was their best player and their star. If they have a bad season they could have a chance to draft a new star but that's for the future
What do you guys think of the this trade?
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:21 AM
I should start by saying that I honestly believe this deal is better for Orlando than what the Nets were offering. The Nets offer was disgusting and people are giving the Magic a bad wrap for walking away from a burning pile of dung because they don't understand the value of contractual flexibility under the salary cap: Lopez on a max contract, Humphries on a 2yr $24m contract are both franchise crippling deals despite the fact that they are both pretty good players. There is no way that those contracts would help the Magic and Brooks is a bit of a meh player. Add in several picks that are certain to be late first rounders and that is a significantly worse offer than benching Howard all season, losing a lot of games, getting your own high lottery pick and letting Dwight walk for nothing.
So is the package of Afflalo, Harkless, Vucevic plus three first round picks which will probably be late first rounders better than the "let Dwight walk" scenario that I just described? Probably. Was it worth pulling the trigger on? No way. The Magic got spooked and sold short. End of story. Worst case scenario they could have easily gotten at least this level of value at the trade deadline if nothing better came along.
The truly mind blowing thing is that the Rockets were offering the Magic what I believe would have been a reasonable deal and the Magic turned it down for this crap! Unreal. The Rockets books were open, the Magic could have had Kevin Martin (expiring contract that they could have flipped for an asset) plus their pick of the litter from the Rockets young draft picks: Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris, Jeremy Lamb, Terence Jones and Royce White. They haven't confirmed what the Rockets offer was but rumors I saw a few weeks ago had any two of those youngsters going to the Magic plus multiple first round draft picks (which have a fair chance of being decent picks). The only catch in the Houston deal was that the Rockets wouldn't take on any bad contracts.
At the end of the day the Magic downgraded their return in order to get rid of Jason Richardson, Earl Clark and Chris Duhon which are all better than Al Harrington's contract that they took on (well Richardson is arguably a push) whilst they still have Turkoglu's dagger of a contract on the books. This team is now more of a disaster than when Dwight was being a prima donna over the past two seasons.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:31 AM
This center was drafted by the Magic where he blossomed into one of the elite players in the league and a dominant big man. He led the Magic to the NBA finals where they lost to their Western conference foe only to leave Orlando for the LA Lakers. NAME THAT CENTER.
This post has been edited by skangles: 11 August 2012 - 05:32 AM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:20 PM
Representatives of the Houston Rockets went to Spain to talk with Llull but he was still on vacation after the Olympics. After he's back from his vacation they'll talk with Llull. Llull's father said that Llull really love Real Madrid and it would be hard to leave team but he said that his son also really likes to play in the NBA so he think that Llull will consider the offer when the Rockets make one.
I think Llull would be a good player for the Rockets. What do you guys think?
Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:41 PM
The Heat also have attracted the interest of free-agent center Chris Andersen, who recently bypassed a lucrative European offer and is believed to be amenable to a Heat offer at the NBA minimum salary
Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:18 PM
Llull wants to play in the NBA one day but Real Madrid wants to prevent this with a six-year extension.They are also trying to convince Llull that the NBA isn't good for him and that he should look at the situation that Sergio Rodriguez and Rudy Fernandez has gone through in the NBA.
I think that Llull could be good NBA-player. Sergio Rodriguez and Rudy Fernandez can still in the NBA. Rodriguez showed that he could be a good role player when he played for the Knicks. I think that Rudy could come back when his contract is finished with Real Madrid. I think that he would be a good player for the Phoenix Suns or maybe even the Knicks.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:28 PM
I think that Zubcic will be a good NBA-player in the future but he needs to play one or two more years in Europe and really stand out on the team. Maybe he could move to a Euroleague but on the other hand with Cibona he will get more playingtime
Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:18 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:35 AM
That's a really really good sign for the Nets!
There is a possibility, that their 2011/12 starting lineup will be:
C~ Dwight Howard(?)
PF~ Mirza Teletovic
SF~ Gerald Wallace
SG~ Joe Johnson
PG~ Deron Williams
Avery Johnson confirmed that Teletovic is not in his 10 man rotation. In fact he's been getting DNPs for Brooklyn lately. Not a good career move for him at all. Maybe he can secure a buy-out?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:36 AM
Bynum for Dwight makes the most sense of any of the potential trades. The Magic would get an all star center, which they wouldn't get in any of the other trades. If the Magic take any trade, that should probably be the one they use, I actually like the deal with the Nets, B. Lopez, is underrated and will learn to rebound better over time, he is a stud, and will be an All-Star next year.
This post has been edited by asiasportwriter: 28 November 2012 - 10:36 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:04 PM