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2014 Off Season Transactions
« 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/



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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #1 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

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #2 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

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #3 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

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 10:13:58 AM »
If those guys leave, I wonder how many Heat fans will be left. 

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #6 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/

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #7 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!

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #8 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

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #10 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".

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #11 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
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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #12 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

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: 2014 Off Season Transactions
« Reply #14 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.