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Old 07-13-2006, 09:42 PM   #51
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Six teams paying luxury tax for last season.

New York Knicks : $37.2 million
Dallas Mavericks : $17.3 million
Orlando Magic : $7.8 million
Indiana Pacers : $4.7 million
Memphis Grizzlies : $3.7 million
San Antonio Spurs : $.9 million


So on top of their wretched payroll (which exceeds $100 million), the Knicks had to pay an additional $37.2 million just for the privilege of putting that 23-59 team on the floor.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:49 PM   #52
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Six teams paying luxury tax for last season.

New York Knicks : $37.2 million
Dallas Mavericks : $17.3 million
Orlando Magic : $7.8 million
Indiana Pacers : $4.7 million
Memphis Grizzlies : $3.7 million
San Antonio Spurs : $.9 million


So on top of their wretched payroll (which exceeds $100 million), the Knicks had to pay an additional $37.2 million just for the privilege of putting that 23-59 team on the floor.
And Mark Cuban's latest attempt to buy a championship ends in bitter failure.
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:48 AM   #53
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Six teams paying luxury tax for last season.

New York Knicks : $37.2 million
Dallas Mavericks : $17.3 million
Orlando Magic : $7.8 million
Indiana Pacers : $4.7 million
Memphis Grizzlies : $3.7 million
San Antonio Spurs : $.9 million


So on top of their wretched payroll (which exceeds $100 million), the Knicks had to pay an additional $37.2 million just for the privilege of putting that 23-59 team on the floor.
How did the Magic end up there? The only thing I can come up with is that Penny Hardaway's contract counted in their tax.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:43 AM   #54
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How did the Magic end up there? The only thing I can come up with is that Penny Hardaway's contract counted in their tax.
Well, I think Francis was close to a $20 mill player, and when they traded him they obviously had to get about $20 mill back in contracts. It should get better, though, because those were expiring deals.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:59 AM   #55
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Well, I think Francis was close to a $20 mill player, and when they traded him they obviously had to get about $20 mill back in contracts. It should get better, though, because those were expiring deals.
Oh! and don't forget Grant Hill is at the end of his mega-uber-super-deal.
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Pacers gain $7.5 million trade exception from Peja deal.

That's one hell of a bargaining chip they just picked up. Well done, Larry.
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According the Nuggets board "inside source" (and the guy has been spot on about everything that's gone down this offseason so far), the Nuggets have reached an agreement with Chicago to acquire JR Smith for Howard Eisley and 2 2nd round picks.

Smith fell out of favor in New Orleans and the Bulls have no need for him. He can be erratic, but he's young and he shot 37% from three point range last season, so I guess it makes sense. The Nuggets are basically giving up nothing for him, so I'm cool with it.
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According the Nuggets board "inside source" (and the guy has been spot on about everything that's gone down this offseason so far), the Nuggets have reached an agreement with Chicago to acquire JR Smith for Howard Eisley and 2 2nd round picks.

Smith fell out of favor in New Orleans and the Bulls have no need for him. He can be erratic, but he's young and he shot 37% from three point range last season, so I guess it makes sense. The Nuggets are basically giving up nothing for him, so I'm cool with it.
Damn, beat me to it CO. Gotta love that deal. I forgot Eisley was even on the team. Smith has incredible talent. If we can harness it, we got a huge steal. If not, we traded nothing for nothing.
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According the Nuggets board "inside source" (and the guy has been spot on about everything that's gone down this offseason so far), the Nuggets have reached an agreement with Chicago to acquire JR Smith for Howard Eisley and 2 2nd round picks.

Smith fell out of favor in New Orleans and the Bulls have no need for him. He can be erratic, but he's young and he shot 37% from three point range last season, so I guess it makes sense. The Nuggets are basically giving up nothing for him, so I'm cool with it.
Solid pick up for Denver. Smith has really seen his stock plummet...jeez.

Hopefully Karl can reign him in...
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Damn, beat me to it CO. Gotta love that deal. I forgot Eisley was even on the team. Smith has incredible talent. If we can harness it, we got a huge steal. If not, we traded nothing for nothing.
Absolutely. If he's a flop, it cost them basically nothing. The only reason that Chicago wants Eisley is because his contract isn't guaranteed and they can cut him loose with no cap implications.

Definitely worth the risk to the Nuggets at that price.
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I like this move. He's still really young and fun to watch. Only downside is he's another shooting guard who can't freaking shoot the 3, but I guess you can't have everything...
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Woo hoo, Nuggets making moves. Good times.
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I like this move. He's still really young and fun to watch. Only downside is he's another shooting guard who can't freaking shoot the 3, but I guess you can't have everything...
Oops I was thinking of Josh Smith, carry on...
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Unless Smith came across as a total loser in team interviews, I dont see any reason why they would want to dump a talented young player for garbage.
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I like this move. He's still really young and fun to watch. Only downside is he's another shooting guard who can't freaking shoot the 3, but I guess you can't have everything...
He's a better three point shooter than anyone else the Nuggets currently have, so I'll take it.
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Yeah, 37% from 3 is good to go, and he is a super athlete. Melo needs help. Can we please move Kenyon now?
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Wow, great move for the nuggs. Low risk and potential for high reward.
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Bulls fan here. I figured we picked up J.R. Smith as trade bait. Great trade for the Nuggets. Smith has tons of potential.
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Bulls fan here. I figured we picked up J.R. Smith as trade bait. Great trade for the Nuggets. Smith has tons of potential.
You've gotta be thrilled with the off-season you're having.
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Definetly, Paxson has done a tremendous job as GM. I like Ty Thomas. I think hes got loads of potential. Our other first round pick Thabo Sefolosha has a chance to be very good. He is a very explosive wing. The Wallace signing was awesome. The one worry i have with the bulls is scoring in the post, since Wallace doesn't exactly light up the scoreboard. Hell we may not need that much scoring...i beleive Da Bulls had the #1 FG% defense in the NBA last year and adding Wallace just adds to the defense.
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According the Nuggets board "inside source" (and the guy has been spot on about everything that's gone down this offseason so far), the Nuggets have reached an agreement with Chicago to acquire JR Smith for Howard Eisley and 2 2nd round picks.

Smith fell out of favor in New Orleans and the Bulls have no need for him. He can be erratic, but he's young and he shot 37% from three point range last season, so I guess it makes sense. The Nuggets are basically giving up nothing for him, so I'm cool with it.
Speaking of And1 showboat ballers you just acquired the player president of Rucker's Park. If you remember the McDonald's 2004 high school all-star game Smith was pulling up for 30 foot three pointers and his shot selection didn't change once he entered the league. After a promising rookie campaign in which he averaged 10 pts per game he was benched by Byron Scott during his second season for not playing "winning basketball." The other day Scott gave an interview and basically said he was "uncoachable."

There is a reason the Hornets and the Bulls want nothing to do with this kid. What is even more amazing the Bulls didn't want anything to do with him and all he had was one year left on his contract and they have the smallest backcourt in the league. Paxson said he was "looking for some height in the backcourt" when he acquired Smith and the summarily traded him off for a bag of peanuts and another midget guard.

Hopefully things turnaround for him. He has all the talent in the world but he just doesn't get the NBA game.

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Speaking of And1 showboat ballers you just acquired the player president of Rucker's Park. If you remember the McDonald's 2004 high school all-star game Smith was pulling up for 30 foot three pointers and his shot selection didn't change once he entered the league. After a promising rookie campaign in which he averaged 10 pts per game he was benched by Byron Scott during his second season for not playing "winning basketball." The other day Scott gave an interview and basically said he was "uncoachable."

There is a reason the Hornets and the Bulls won't nothing to do with this kid. What is even more amazing the Bulls didn't want anything to do with him and all he had was one year left on his contract and they have the smallest backcourt in the league. Paxson said he was "looking for some height in the backcourt" when he acquired Smith and the summarily traded him off for a bag of peanuts and another midget guard.

Hopefully things turnaround for him. He has all the talent in the world but he just doesn't get the NBA game.
For Howard Eisley and a pair of 2nd round picks, he's worth the risk. Word is that the Bulls tried to hold out for a 1st rounder for him and found no takers. That's when they settled on the package the Nuggets offered up.
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Jul 14 - The Contra Costa Times reports a person familiar with the negotiations said the sign-and-trade deal for Al Harrington is taking so long to work out because Atlanta hasn't decided what's enough in return from the Golden State Warriors or Indiana Pacers for the free agent.

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Jul 14 - The Washington Post reports the Wizards continue to express interest in, but have not offered a contract to DeShawn Stevenson. He will not return to the Orlando Magic after they signed Keith Bogans yesterday.

Butler Contract Undecided
Jul 14 - The New York Post reports the Knicks are undecided if they're going to match the three-year, $7 million offer sheet Jackie Butler signed with the San Antonio Spurs. According to the newspaper, for the Knicks to match, it would cost $14 million, including the luxury tax.

Gooden May Seek Sign-And-Trade Deal
Jul 14 - Drew Gooden and the Cleveland Cavaliers are at an impasse concerning a new contract and according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Gooden and his agent may seek a sign-and-trade scenario. The newspaper reports Phoenix, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia are interested in Gooden.

"We're trying to see if any sign-and-trades work," Calvin Andrews, Gooden's agent told the Willoughby News-Herald. "We are trying to exhaust every avenue. We're working through some different things. ... "They can make an offer he likes. That's what he would prefer. Drew wants to stay in Cleveland. If they make an offer that makes sense, we'll do it. If a sign-and-trade makes more sense, we'll do that. We're not ready to hit the panic button."

Nothing Imminent For Jones
Jul 14 - The Indianapolis Star reports the agent for Fred Jones said Thursday that he's been in contact with several teams, including the Pacers, about his client, but nothing appears imminent.

"There's been dialogue with teams, but when you're restricted there are some limitations because teams know the Pacers have a chance to match," agent Bill Duffy told the newspaper.
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