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Title: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on May 17, 2014, 03:35:46 PM
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Report: Lowball offer from Knicks to blame for Steve Kerr choosing job with Warriors



Steve Kerr has no prior head coaching experience, and wasn’t even believed to be a viable candidate for one of the open positions until he became the frontrunner for the job with the Knicks, mainly due to his prior relationship with Phil Jackson.

Jackson wanted to get someone he trusts into that role because that will go a long way in helping him succeed, and Kerr is well-versed in both Jackson’s philosophies and the Triangle offense.

But his hesitance to pay top dollar for Kerr’s services, at least initially, may have been a key factor in opening the door that allowed the Warriors to swoop in.

From Marc Berman of the New York Post:

    No, Phil Jackson didn’t exactly throw money Steve Kerr’s way early on in the process of seeking a new Knicks head coach. By the time Jackson’s offer improved, it was too late.

    The Post has learned Jackson’s initial offer to Kerr was a lowball of three years, $13.2 million. That offer stuck for more than a week before the Warriors got involved Tuesday. Kerr wound up agreeing to terms with Golden State on a five-year, $22 million contract — not the $25 million that was widely reported.

    Had the Knicks originally offered Kerr five years, $22 million — $4.4 million a year — he probably would have closed the deal before Golden State could reenter the fray. Jackson only bumped the offer to four years in response to Golden State’s offer.

It’s understandable to a certain extent to not want to give an unproven candidate like Kerr a five-year deal, because not only do we have no idea how Kerr will do in motivating players, but the roster will undergo so many changes that it’s impossible to predict where New York may be that far down the road, and whether a new voice might be better-suited to guide the team when that time arrives.

Jackson clearly underestimated just how strong Kerr’s desire was to remain on the West Coast, and overestimated the weight his relationship would carry at the same time. The money may or may not have ultimately been the deciding factor, but it appears as though the extended negotiating process didn’t do anything to help the Knicks’ chances.
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/05/17/report-lowball-offer-from-knicks-to-blame-for-steve-kerr-choosing-job-with-warriors/
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on June 23, 2014, 08:19:37 PM
I heard he could end up in Dallas, with Gasol there too!   What a team that would be.  Dirk and Pau down low... Anthony at the 3, Ellis the 2.. holy shit.

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Report: Knicks’ Anthony will opt-out, become free agent July 1

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — So much for Carmelo Anthony‘s decision.

The New York Knicks’ superstar will indeed opt-out of the final year of his deal and become a free agent July 1, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Anthony’s decision to test the free agent waters could be the trigger to a wild summer that sees several other stars dive into the free agent mix, including Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Chris Bosh and even Dwyane Wade.

Anthony has apparently bypassed the splashy news conference for a much more subtle approach to his announcement, according to Chris Herring‘s report in the Journal:

    Anthony submitted a formal letter this weekend, stating he intends to exercise the early-termination clause in his deal, forgoing the one year and $23.5 million left on his contract, according to the person. In doing so, the 30-year-old star forward becomes the biggest name to join this summer’s free-agent market — for now, at least.

    This doesn’t mean Anthony won’t return to the Knicks. He could still re-sign with them, and is eligible for a deal of up to five years and $129 million if the team offers that much. But the likelihood of him remaining with the Knicks seems less likely by the day.

Anthony instantly becomes the object of desire for several teams looking for that one superstar piece to take them to the next level, including the Heat, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks, for starters.

Rumors of Anthony joining James, Bosh and Wade in in Miami — a “pipe dream,” as Heat boss Pat Riley phrased it last week, that would require the Heat stars to opt-out of their deals and all of them to sacrifice salary to play together as a “Big 4″ — cranked up during the Heat’s Finals run.

The Chicago Bulls, however, are actually considered the favorite to land Anthony on the open market, pairing him with former MVP Derrick Rose and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah under Tom Thibodeau on a team poised to challenge the Heat and Pacers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Knicks, with Phil Jackson leading the organization’s rebuilding effort and Derek Fisher taking over as head coach, can still offer more money than any other team. But it’s unclear whether they are either interested or prepared to offer Anthony that max deal only they can.

Anthony’s decision comes ahead of the June 29 deadline James has for his decision to either opt-in with the Heat or opt-out and join his good friend and teammate on the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team in this summer’s free agent extravaganza.

With Anthony already in the mix, the addition of James in the free agent pool would turn this summer upside down ahead of the summer of 2015, when a bevy of superstars (James and Anthony included) were expected to flood the market. The free agent class of 2015 could evaporate if the aforementioned stars opt-out this summer and Minnesota Timberwolves’ All-Star Kevin Love is traded before next summer arrives.

Anthony’s reported decision isn’t a stunner. He talked during the preseason about wanting to test free agency this summer and held true to his word. The Knicks’ dismal season and the hiring of Jackson and later Fisher had no effect on his choice. The desire to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career clearly presented itself as a more enticing option than dealing with whatever patchwork plan Jackson had in mind.

Now the real fun begins, as the clock ticks not only on the decision of James but also all of the potential trades that could go down between now and Draft night Thursday in New York.

We don’t have to wait until the start of free agency July 1 for the drama to get stirred up. It’ll happen well in advance of the start of free agency now that Anthony’s decision has been made.
http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/06/22/report-knicks-anthony-will-opt-out-become-free-agent-july-1/?cid=nbaontntsocial_20140623_26518676&ls=iref%3Anbahpts
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Szabada on June 23, 2014, 09:21:45 PM
I heard he could end up in Dallas, with Gasol there too!   What a team that would be.  Dirk and Pau down low... Anthony at the 3, Ellis the 2.. holy shit.

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Report: Knicks’ Anthony will opt-out, become free agent July 1

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — So much for Carmelo Anthony‘s decision.

The New York Knicks’ superstar will indeed opt-out of the final year of his deal and become a free agent July 1, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Anthony’s decision to test the free agent waters could be the trigger to a wild summer that sees several other stars dive into the free agent mix, including Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Chris Bosh and even Dwyane Wade.

Anthony has apparently bypassed the splashy news conference for a much more subtle approach to his announcement, according to Chris Herring‘s report in the Journal:

    Anthony submitted a formal letter this weekend, stating he intends to exercise the early-termination clause in his deal, forgoing the one year and $23.5 million left on his contract, according to the person. In doing so, the 30-year-old star forward becomes the biggest name to join this summer’s free-agent market — for now, at least.

    This doesn’t mean Anthony won’t return to the Knicks. He could still re-sign with them, and is eligible for a deal of up to five years and $129 million if the team offers that much. But the likelihood of him remaining with the Knicks seems less likely by the day.

Anthony instantly becomes the object of desire for several teams looking for that one superstar piece to take them to the next level, including the Heat, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks, for starters.

Rumors of Anthony joining James, Bosh and Wade in in Miami — a “pipe dream,” as Heat boss Pat Riley phrased it last week, that would require the Heat stars to opt-out of their deals and all of them to sacrifice salary to play together as a “Big 4″ — cranked up during the Heat’s Finals run.

The Chicago Bulls, however, are actually considered the favorite to land Anthony on the open market, pairing him with former MVP Derrick Rose and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah under Tom Thibodeau on a team poised to challenge the Heat and Pacers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Knicks, with Phil Jackson leading the organization’s rebuilding effort and Derek Fisher taking over as head coach, can still offer more money than any other team. But it’s unclear whether they are either interested or prepared to offer Anthony that max deal only they can.

Anthony’s decision comes ahead of the June 29 deadline James has for his decision to either opt-in with the Heat or opt-out and join his good friend and teammate on the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team in this summer’s free agent extravaganza.

With Anthony already in the mix, the addition of James in the free agent pool would turn this summer upside down ahead of the summer of 2015, when a bevy of superstars (James and Anthony included) were expected to flood the market. The free agent class of 2015 could evaporate if the aforementioned stars opt-out this summer and Minnesota Timberwolves’ All-Star Kevin Love is traded before next summer arrives.

Anthony’s reported decision isn’t a stunner. He talked during the preseason about wanting to test free agency this summer and held true to his word. The Knicks’ dismal season and the hiring of Jackson and later Fisher had no effect on his choice. The desire to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career clearly presented itself as a more enticing option than dealing with whatever patchwork plan Jackson had in mind.

Now the real fun begins, as the clock ticks not only on the decision of James but also all of the potential trades that could go down between now and Draft night Thursday in New York.

We don’t have to wait until the start of free agency July 1 for the drama to get stirred up. It’ll happen well in advance of the start of free agency now that Anthony’s decision has been made.
http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/06/22/report-knicks-anthony-will-opt-out-become-free-agent-july-1/?cid=nbaontntsocial_20140623_26518676&ls=iref%3Anbahpts

Chicago
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on June 24, 2014, 06:44:40 AM
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Reports: LeBron opts out of deal

Miami Heat star LeBron James is doing the same thing that New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony did a day ago: opt out of his contract with his current team and become an unrestricted free agent.

The news, which was first reported via Twitter by ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard, was somewhat expected by those following James and the Heat closely. His fellow running mates on the Heat — All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — can also opt out this summer, although their decision has not yet been made known. James opting out doesn’t prevent him from returning to the Heat; like Anthony, this move allows James to test the free-agent waters (if he so wishes) or return to the Heat on a lesser deal.

Here’s more from Broussard on James’ move:

    LeBron James’ agent, Richie Paul, has informed the Miami Heat that James will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

    Opting out does not mean James has decided to leave the Heat, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the four-time NBA MVP nor the team had made any public announcement.

    James had until June 30 to decide whether to opt out of the final two years of his contract with the Heat. He was scheduled to make $20 million next season.
http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/06/24/reports-lebron-opts-out-of-deal-with-heat/?cid=nbaontntsocial_20140624_26590606
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Szabada on June 24, 2014, 10:13:58 AM
If those guys leave, I wonder how many Heat fans will be left. 
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on June 24, 2014, 01:07:24 PM
If those guys leave, I wonder how many Heat fans will be left.


None of them.  We already know Master X will be jumping ship.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on June 24, 2014, 05:34:50 PM
Just read that Nash and the #7 pick to Phily for Carter-Williams the RoTY and Thaddeus Young!  That would be wild!

http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-rumors-steve-nash-draft-pick-for-carter-williams-young/2014/06/20/
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Master X on June 24, 2014, 07:44:55 PM
If those guys leave, I wonder how many Heat fans will be left.


None of them.  We already know Master X will be jumping ship.

I'm not going anywhere!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on June 24, 2014, 08:18:22 PM
If those guys leave, I wonder how many Heat fans will be left.


None of them.  We already know Master X will be jumping ship.

I'm not going anywhere!
Master X,... did you see this thread for you!  Sorry for the off topic.. http://showtimeforfree.com/index.php?topic=8199.0
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on June 24, 2014, 09:27:11 PM
Just read that Nash and the #7 pick to Phily for Carter-Williams the RoTY and Thaddeus Young!  That would be wild!

http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-rumors-steve-nash-draft-pick-for-carter-williams-young/2014/06/20/


I don't like it.  MCW is a volume shooter. Thaddeus is good, but not great.  I'd rather see what falls to us at 7 tomorrow night.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Szabada on June 25, 2014, 12:09:46 AM
If those guys leave, I wonder how many Heat fans will be left.


None of them.  We already know Master X will be jumping ship.

I'm not going anywhere!

Yeah right, if Lebron leaves the Heat are going to SUCK.  We'll never see Heat "fans" anymore.  They'll be wearing the Lebron jersey saying they're Lebron "fans".
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Vapor on June 25, 2014, 01:57:24 PM
LeBron goes to Houston or back to Cleveland
the bulls get Carmelo
the lakers get k love
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on June 25, 2014, 03:28:55 PM
damn....

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Nick Young Becomes Free Agent
Posted: Jun 25, 2014
   
The Los Angeles Lakers were informed today by agent Mark Bartelstein that his client Nick Young will not be exercising his option to extend his contract, making him a free agent.

"We anticipated and expected that Nick would choose to become a free agent," said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "We very much appreciate his contributions to last season’s team, and we will hopefully be able to bring him back. However, he, his agent and the market will dictate his future direction."

In 64 games (nine starts) during the 2013-14 season, his first with the Lakers, Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28.3 minutes per game. The Los Angeles native maintained the highest scoring average (18.8 points per game off the bench) for a reserve in the NBA and scored 40+ points as a member of the second unit two times.
http://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/140625_young_freeagent?cid=TW
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on June 25, 2014, 04:34:58 PM
damn....

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Nick Young Becomes Free Agent
Posted: Jun 25, 2014
   
The Los Angeles Lakers were informed today by agent Mark Bartelstein that his client Nick Young will not be exercising his option to extend his contract, making him a free agent.

"We anticipated and expected that Nick would choose to become a free agent," said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "We very much appreciate his contributions to last season’s team, and we will hopefully be able to bring him back. However, he, his agent and the market will dictate his future direction."

In 64 games (nine starts) during the 2013-14 season, his first with the Lakers, Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28.3 minutes per game. The Los Angeles native maintained the highest scoring average (18.8 points per game off the bench) for a reserve in the NBA and scored 40+ points as a member of the second unit two times.
http://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/140625_young_freeagent?cid=TW


Another volume shooter. Not gonna be worth it for what he's gonna command in a contract.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on June 25, 2014, 04:48:36 PM
LeBron goes to Houston or back to Cleveland
the bulls get Carmelo
the lakers get k love


We think alike. These are the destinations I have forecast as well. Tho, I wouldn't rule out Chicago somehow landing both Melo and LeBron.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on June 26, 2014, 03:32:42 PM
Draft time!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Master X on June 26, 2014, 07:03:57 PM
The HEAT got who Lebron wanted....
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on June 26, 2014, 07:16:26 PM
The HEAT got who Lebron wanted....
Yup.. sucks.  That's the player I wanted the Lakers to get.  Of course the Heat got him.  Lakers always pass up on these little awesome guards.   Napier is a baller!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on July 05, 2014, 06:09:35 PM
The HEAT got who Lebron wanted....
Yup.. sucks.  That's the player I wanted the Lakers to get.  Of course the Heat got him.  Lakers always pass up on these little awesome guards.   Napier is a baller!



I like our pick. Randle will be a walking double double every night.  A very solid, even if not sexy, pick.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 05, 2014, 06:14:37 PM
Ya.. he should be solid.  A little nervous about his foot problems.. but he should be a solid player that makes a difference right away.  Still like those little guards to go up against CP3 and Lillard and all the rest of those solid small guards in the West.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 06, 2014, 02:47:43 PM
Shit..  Farmar is going to the Clippers. 

https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/status/485915703820566528
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 10, 2014, 12:56:48 PM
Lakers are gonna be fucked again this season I think.. Hopefully they get Bledsoe at least.  He's a baller and exciting to watch.

Also, I hear Lebron might decide tonight.  His ass should go back to the Cavs.   Bosh needs to go to Houston with Parsons, Hardon, Howard and Bosh.. that's a huge 4 if you ask me.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 11, 2014, 08:38:19 AM
Lebron back to Cavs.   Can't wait to see how many Heat fans are left!  :D

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A scenario that seemed unlikely several weeks ago is now coming true: LeBron James will leave the Miami Heat and return home to Cleveland, signing a maximum deal with the Cavaliers, he announced on Sports Illustrated.

The move culminates days of uncertainty that included many rumors, several meetings between James' agent and different teams and both the Cavaliers and Heat making significant free-agent decisions anticipating James' return. In the end, though, the lure of his hometown and the promise of playing with a younger, up-and-coming team dwarfed a potential return to the place where he won his first two championships.
The Kings comes home
LeBron James is Back
David Zavac •Fear The Sword
Cavs hoping to pair Love with LeBron
Mark Sandritter

James will return to Cleveland despite making four straight Finals appearances with Miami, including two championships. He will reunite with Dan Gilbert, who famously scorned James in a hand-written later after he left Cleveland for Miami in 2010 in a televised special. Good fortune, a series of cap-clearing moves and the Heat's woeful exit to the Spurs in the Finals put Cleveland back in the picture for James after a disappointing 33-49 season.

Most people expected the Big Three to remain intact despite getting beat down by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, with early rumors suggesting that they all would take less and Carmelo Anthony would join them in South Beach. But once James and his two running mates opted out of their contracts, speculation began to run rampant that perhaps a breakup was coming. The talk of James taking less money died down, as it became clear he wanted a max salary in the first year of his next deal.

James' agent, Rich Paul, began taking meetings with other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks. The Los Angeles Lakers also scrambled to get into the mix.

But soon, with the uncertainty surrounding James' future rising, momentum began to build toward a possible return to Cleveland. The Cavs made it clear they would go after James in free agency, but never mind the obsessive flight record tracking of owner Dan Gilbert's plane, nor the team website's timely removal of the owner's letter following James' decision in 2010 (that was later revealed to be coincidence). The Cavs first opened up enough cap space to sign James by moving Jarrett Jack, Tyler Zeller and Sergey Karasev away in a three-team deal with Boston and Brooklyn. Immediately after the deal, Cleveland was linked to free agents and former teammates of James, including Mike Miller, Ray Allen and James Jones. As those rumors swirled, Bosh received a max contract offer from the Rockets, which then led to more talk about Anthony possibly going to Miami.

Pat Riley met with James and Paul in Las Vegas on Wednesday in what now clearly seems like a last-ditch attempt to convince James to stay in Miami, but James left without a commitment and said he'd take time to talk it over with his family.

James may have been bested by Kevin Durant for the MVP award last season, but the four-time MVP remains the gold standard in the NBA. James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists last year while also improving his field-goal percentage for the seventh straight season.

James did slip a bit on the defensive end, although that may have been more a function of him conserving energy throughout the year. When he put his mind to it, James remained one of the more dominant forces on the defensive side of the ball.

James led the Heat to a fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance, but they ultimately proved to be no match for San Antonio. James himself played well in the Finals, averaging 28.2 points on 57.1 percent shooting, but it was nowhere near enough against the Spurs' juggernaut. Miami pushed for a reload this summer but it wasn't as easy as expected with free agent targets such as Kyle Lowry and Marcin Gortat being re-signed by their current clubs.

James returns to a Cavs team that is in better shape talent wise than when he made the fateful Decision in 2010. Kyrie Irving is a blossoming star, and there are numerous high draft picks on the roster, including another No. 1 pick in rookie Andrew Wiggins. With quality young talent around James, Cleveland has a chance to return to prominence.

Cleveland may also attempt to re-engage the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade talks surrounding Kevin Love, with Wiggins as possible bait. Love made it clear he would not re-sign in Cleveland prior to the draft, but that was before it landed James.
http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/7/11/5885739/lebron-james-signs-cavs-cavaliers-cleveland-free-agency
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on July 11, 2014, 08:52:42 AM
Start saving up for a new jersey Master X!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 11, 2014, 11:17:39 AM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Lakers take Jeremy Lin.. fucking sucky!   The pick they get is good though.. but still... jesus.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on July 11, 2014, 11:28:22 AM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Lakers take Jeremy Lin.. fucking sucky!   The pick they get is good though.. but still... jesus.

Fuck Lin!!!   The Rockets have been looking for a sucker to take him off their hands for a couple seasons. Guess they found their sucker.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 11, 2014, 12:48:08 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/BsR3BGCCYAE4Oa-.mp4
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 11, 2014, 01:06:06 PM
Pau Gasol is about to decide what he's going to do... He's gonna leave the Lakers I can feel it... so Jax and I sent him a tweet...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsSriZ0CAAAaIZp.jpg:large)

https://twitter.com/miDnIghtEr20C/status/487703272363286528
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 11, 2014, 04:11:45 PM
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Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 11, 2014, 04:52:36 PM
This crackhead is done for in the NBA.. not even Phil could help him?!?!?!

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Lamar Odom waived by Knicks


The New York Knicks have waived veteran Lamar Odom.

The team announced on Friday that president Phil Jackson decided to release Odom, citing a lack of professionalism.

"Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player," Jackson said in a statement. "We found it necessary to free up the roster spot."

The Knicks also re-signed center Cole Aldrich on Friday night.

Odom's release was the latest set-back in the 6-10 forward's career. The Knicks signed Odom on April 16th -- the final day of the regular season -- to a two-year contract with the second year non-guaranteed.

This gave the Knicks the opportunity to monitor Odom over the summer and decide whether or not he deserved a roster spot. Clearly, Jackson wasn't satisfied with Odom's approach during the trial period.

Odom's last stint in the NBA was in 2012-13 with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers and Lakers had expressed interest in signing Odom at various points of the 2013-14 season after a tumultuous summer off the floor that included his eventual divorce from reality TV star Khloe Kardashian.

During the 2013 offseason, Odom was arrested on a DUI charge and reportedly dealt with substance-abuse issues.

Aldrich was with the Knicks last season, averaging 2.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 46 games.
http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/11205415/new-york-knicks-waive-lamar-odom-re-sign-cole-aldrich?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 11, 2014, 05:55:14 PM
OH CRAP!  Bosh stays with the Heat!   He screwed Houston!   MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 12, 2014, 04:13:15 PM
These Clowns!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhCMn8gmkYI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi4OTbACwXo
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on July 13, 2014, 09:14:54 AM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Lakers take Jeremy Lin.. fucking sucky!   The pick they get is good though.. but still... jesus.

Nah they made out good you guys arent gonna do shit this year anyways, why not take on Lin for one year and get a free first round pick. Very smart
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on July 13, 2014, 09:16:13 AM
Start saving up for a new jersey Master X!

Cleveland Cavaliers Master Xs new favorite team.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Szabada on July 13, 2014, 10:04:21 AM
Start saving up for a new jersey Master X!

Cleveland Cavaliers Master Xs new favorite team.

Again
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 13, 2014, 04:37:06 PM
Parsons has left Houston now too... so now Lin and Parsons gone and Houston got nothing out of it.  Can you say we don't like playing with Howard?  :D
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on July 14, 2014, 12:27:12 PM
Parsons has left Houston now too... so now Lin and Parsons gone and Houston got nothing out of it.  Can you say we don't like playing with Howard?  :D

I really thought Melo might like it there, and then when Lebron left i thought for sure Bosh would go there. Very surprised and houston got caught with their pants down and moved Lin to you guys and gave you a pick and they didnt get shit lol
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: SadisticKeith on July 14, 2014, 03:42:32 PM
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 :C

Pau Gasol to Chicago

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/07/12/pau-gasol-signs-with-bulls/
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 14, 2014, 06:05:22 PM
Great move by the number 1 pick.


https://vine.co/v/Mx9FPQntbp7

https://vine.co/v/Mx9Fg3POT3m
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: SadisticKeith on July 15, 2014, 01:47:36 PM
Parsons has left Houston now too... so now Lin and Parsons gone and Houston got nothing out of it.  Can you say we don't like playing with Howard?  :D

Dwight Howard is an overgrown child. I used to really like him until he showed how immature he really is while in Orlando. And everyone thought he would be a good fit with the Lakers? That made NO sense considering there is no way in hell Kobe would put up with his type of shit. And he doesn't have to. Of course they were going to have problems.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 15, 2014, 08:32:10 PM
Rashard Lewis off to Dallas I saw on my Twitter feed... D Wade back with Bosh.. they'll make a small run again.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: SadisticKeith on July 16, 2014, 12:36:55 AM
Rashard Lewis off to Dallas I saw on my Twitter feed... D Wade back with Bosh.. they'll make a small run again.

But Cleveland all the way this year!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on July 16, 2014, 12:54:05 PM
Rashard Lewis off to Dallas I saw on my Twitter feed... D Wade back with Bosh.. they'll make a small run again.

But Cleveland all the way this year!


I think Cleveland is still a year or two away from being a Finals caliber team.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: SadisticKeith on July 16, 2014, 06:37:05 PM
Rashard Lewis off to Dallas I saw on my Twitter feed... D Wade back with Bosh.. they'll make a small run again.

But Cleveland all the way this year!


I think Cleveland is still a year or two away from being a Finals caliber team.

I should have added a spoiler to point out I was being sarcastic. I don't think they will make it very far this year. Especially when you see all the roster moves in the east this year. I am curious to see how the HORNETS (So glad they ditched that shitty Bobcats name and brought the Hornets back) do with Stephenson.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 17, 2014, 01:08:18 PM
Lakers just get Carlos Boozer?
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on July 17, 2014, 01:41:24 PM
Lakers just get Carlos Boozer?

That's what I am hearing. So how does that work then? The Bulls paid him his 2014-15 salary when they amnestied him, so how much do we pay him?
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on July 17, 2014, 02:11:18 PM
Rashard Lewis off to Dallas I saw on my Twitter feed... D Wade back with Bosh.. they'll make a small run again.

But Cleveland all the way this year!

The hornets wont be a serious contender, and if anything the East is worse than it was with the Heat disolving, because they where the only serious team in the East, then there was the pacers who folded and the rest blew.
I think Cleveland is still a year or two away from being a Finals caliber team.

I should have added a spoiler to point out I was being sarcastic. I don't think they will make it very far this year. Especially when you see all the roster moves in the east this year. I am curious to see how the HORNETS (So glad they ditched that shitty Bobcats name and brought the Hornets back) do with Stephenson.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on July 17, 2014, 02:12:14 PM
Lakers just get Carlos Boozer?

That's what I am hearing. So how does that work then? The Bulls paid him his 2014-15 salary when they amnestied him, so how much do we pay him?

i think you have to come to an agreement, but Boozer blows anyways so if you guys didnt like Pau your not gonna like him
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 17, 2014, 02:32:57 PM
He plays better D than Pau.  I think it's a good thing.  Now we didn't lose pau for nothing at all.   I've always been a Boozer fan.  I think he's solid.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 17, 2014, 02:36:55 PM
Lakers just get Carlos Boozer?

That's what I am hearing. So how does that work then? The Bulls paid him his 2014-15 salary when they amnestied him, so how much do we pay him?
Possibly 3.2 million and the Bulls have to pay the rest of the 10 million.  That's 2 million less than Kaman made last year.   Great trade off imo. 
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on July 17, 2014, 04:20:35 PM
He plays better D than Pau.  I think it's a good thing.  Now we didn't lose pau for nothing at all.   I've always been a Boozer fan.  I think he's solid.

Hes a bum, but offcourse it doesnt hurt anything to get him though not gonna make LA a contender though.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on July 17, 2014, 05:00:50 PM
He should at least play motivated. He will be a FA next year. I think he can help bring Randle along.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Vapor on July 17, 2014, 06:16:18 PM
have fun with booz la.. haha.. get ready for a lot of " aye".."get that shit"..and "and 1".. all game coming thru your tv .. actually hes making 18 million this season ..Chicago pays the balance if he is claimed off waivers..sucks we got gasol like 5 years late..the future of the bulls will be mirotic and mcbuckets
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: SadisticKeith on July 26, 2014, 05:08:23 PM
have fun with booz la.. haha.. get ready for a lot of " aye".."get that shit"..and "and 1".. all game coming thru your tv .. actually hes making 18 million this season ..Chicago pays the balance if he is claimed off waivers..sucks we got gasol like 5 years late..the future of the bulls will be mirotic and mcbuckets

Yeah. I hate to say it but I think Rose is done already. It really is a shame he is getting so injured. I think he is my favorite player in the league.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on July 26, 2014, 06:02:01 PM
Sources say Lakers finally.... FINALLY fucking hired Bryon Scott.    Hell ya!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on July 26, 2014, 07:30:23 PM
Sources say Lakers finally.... FINALLY fucking hired Bryon Scott.    Hell ya!


About damn time!
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on August 07, 2014, 08:25:45 AM
Ha!

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to trade Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, Yahoo! Sports is reporting.

More from ESPN.com

Our experts look at the expected Kevin Love blockbuster from Cleveland's perspective, and wonder what's next. Story Insider

According to Yahoo! sources, Love has committed to opt out of his contract in 2015 and re-sign with Cleveland next summer for five years and $120 million-plus.

The trade cannot be finalized until Aug. 23.

Sources have told ESPN.com that Love has been highly intrigued by the idea of playing alongside Olympic teammate LeBron James on a full-time basis and is not put off by the fact that James' contract with the Cavs spans only two seasons and includes a player option to return to free agency next summer.

NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas reacted to news of the trade agreement on Twitter by crediting James for his influence in getting Love to Cleveland.

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press last weekend that a trade of Love was likely by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24, coinciding with the first day Wiggins can be traded.

Wiggins, when asked Sunday about the uncertainty over his future, told ESPN that he wants to play where he's wanted. The Cavs signed Wiggins to his rookie contract, which averages about $5.5 million annually.

"I just want to play for a team that wants me. So whichever team wants me I'll play for," he told ESPN's "SportsCenter" from Tarrytown, New York, where he was taking part in a photo shoot for Panini trading cards.

Although the Cavs would prefer to keep Wiggins, their interest in Love is understandable given how well the big man's combination of elite rebounding, passing and long-range shooting ability could complement James' game. With Love in addition to James and point guard Kyrie Irving, Cleveland would rank as an undeniable favorite to win the Eastern Conference, something the Cavs managed only once in James' initial seven-season stint with his home-state franchise.
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11320537/kevin-love-trade-cleveland-cavaliers-minnesota-timberwolves-agreement-place?ex_cid=sportscenterFB
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on August 07, 2014, 12:23:37 PM
 :caine: :caine: :caine: :caine:
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: SadisticKeith on August 08, 2014, 07:01:24 PM
Love waited too long to leave Minnesota.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on August 22, 2014, 09:52:10 AM
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The Kevin Love trade that was agreed upon weeks ago will be made official on Saturday as the 30-day waiting period will come to an end. The deal was originally going to only involve the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves, but the Philadelphia 76ers will join in by inserting Thaddeus Young to the trade, according to reports made by Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.

The official deal will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers to form a new big three with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will receive Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young, a first-round draft pick from the Cavaliers, and a trade exception worth nearly $4 million in which the Wolves will have an entire year to use.

The Philadelphia 76ers will acquire Luc Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved, and Miami Heat’s first-round draft pick that Cleveland owns.


Minnesota has always wanted Young as a replacement for Love. Young will supply the youthful Wolves with veteran leadership and versatility as a power forward. He averaged 17.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season. Andrew Wiggins, as everyone knows, has star credentials and will be the future of the Timberwolves.

Philadelphia continues its rebuilding project as they unload more talent to ensure a high lottery pick in the near future. However, Mbah a Moute and rookie big man Joel Embiid share a great relationship as they are both from Cameroon, and Mbah a Moute has served as a mentor for the twenty-year old.

Cleveland really likes Andrew Wiggins, but they figure that their winning chances are much higher with Kevin Love as of now. Love plans to opt out of his contract regardless but will surely re-sign a long-term deal with the Cavaliers.

After completing a trade call with the league offices, the deal will be done. The Timberwolves are reportedly prepared to introduce Wiggins, Bennett, and Young on Tuesday.
http://www.vavel.com/en-us/nba/382608-thaddeus-young-headed-to-minnesota-timberwolves-in-three-team-kevin-love-trade.html
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on August 22, 2014, 11:54:40 AM
I hope Wiggins turns out to be a stud or we are gonna be burried in the cellar alot longer
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: Szabada on August 22, 2014, 12:08:39 PM
I hope Wiggins turns out to be a stud or we are gonna be burried in the cellar alot longer

You're a timberwolves fan?  Holy Crap.  I guess nobody can call you a front running band wagoner huh?  Timberwolves, Chiefs, and Mariners... who's the worst team in Hockey, are you a fan of them too?   :cig:
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on August 22, 2014, 12:19:59 PM
I dont follow hockey but if i did i would stay home state with the Blackhawks. I also like the cubs in baseball and they are losers to a T. But im a Die hard Mariner
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: VOLTAN on August 22, 2014, 06:35:33 PM
I hope Wiggins turns out to be a stud or we are gonna be burried in the cellar alot longer



Wiggins, Bennett, Thaddeus, and a 1st rounder.  Y'all got a kings ransom for Love, who would have walked for nothing had you not traded him.  Wiggins is gonna be a beast.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on August 22, 2014, 11:13:22 PM
I hope Wiggins turns out to be a stud or we are gonna be burried in the cellar alot longer



Wiggins, Bennett, Thaddeus, and a 1st rounder.  Y'all got a kings ransom for Love, who would have walked for nothing had you not traded him.  Wiggins is gonna be a beast.

They got a good deal not as good as your making it though its only Wiggins, Bennet and a 1st, then the 1st, Shved and mboute for Thadeus.
But the only way this looks good is if Wiggins performs.     I mean Klove could have easily been MVP last year he had the numbers, hes the best PF in the game and probally a top 5 guy. Depending on his D you might knock him out of top 5
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: itputdalotion0n on August 22, 2014, 11:14:32 PM
Personally i would have tried to build around him. But they didnt do that very well That Kahn guy we had was a moron i wanted steph curry so bad and i knew that hack Flynn would be a bust.
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on September 10, 2014, 05:01:27 AM
So long Mr Big Shot.
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The 2004 NBA Finals MVP Chauncey Billups announced his retirement on Tuesday evening, ending a 17-year NBA career.

Billups made the announcement in an interview with Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears.

    “It’s just time. I know when it’s time,” Billups told Yahoo Sports. “My mind and my desire is still strong. I just can’t ignore the fact that I haven’t been healthy for three years. I can try again and get to a point where I think I can go, but I just can’t sustain. Me not being able to play the way that I can play, that’s when you kind of know it’s that time.”

Billups was one of the leaders on a gritty Pistons team that won the ’04 championship, and he was also a five-time NBA All-Star. His nickname — “Mr. Big Shot” — is also undoubtedly one of the greatest in NBA history
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/chauncey-billups-announces-retirement
Title: Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
Post by: miDnIghtEr20C on October 20, 2014, 08:15:40 AM
last of the preseason games going down...and oh boy it's gonna be a long one for Kobe.   lol.. I know how you feel Kobe!  But his D has sucked for a few years now.   We all get old!  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDLDX10L4OU