Well, are you happy with your teams offseason?
I'll pitch in once I find out what the fxck the Knicks are doing..
As a Kings fan I can't really complain...I kinda wish they would get a more traditional point guard(Maynor? Wasn't he on the trading block last year?)....Petrie said recently something big was going to happen in the next couple days so that's somewhat of a promise....other than that I'm content with the draft and offseason moves so far.
I agree. I'm a fellow Kings fan as well. I think trading Tyreke for a Batum-type Small Forward will bump us up over the hill of mediocrity. Getting Robinson was a fantastic pick though. And this supposed trade for James Johnson will give us more depth as well.
No for the Clippers since I was hoping we'd get Mayo
As a Pacers fan I'm moderately disappointed. I'm glad we kept Big Roy and I think he deserves his money. I think we definitely didn't get all we could for Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones, but Mahinimi will be a decent backup to Hibbert. Signing DJ Augustin to backup George Hill is an upgrade from Collison, and he'll be able to play minutes at the 2 spot, something Collison never did, and Hill was ineffective against other 2s.
The draft is what kills me. I was hoping Tony Wroten would fall to us, but had my heartbroken when Memphis snagged him with the pick before us. Arnett Moultrie and Perry Jones were still on the board, though. I was very high on Moultrie and was shocked he fell below the early 20's. PJ3 I wasn't too high on but I thought there was no way in hell he'd be around anywhere in the 20s. And then we draft Miles Plumlee.
Don't get me wrong, I think Plumlee WILL be a decent backup to David West. But to pass up on Moultrie who, in my opinion, will someday be a qualtiy starting 4 in the NBA, and PJ3's sky-high potential was just another disappointing draft from the Pacer front office.
All-in-all, I think we did slightly upgrade our team, not that it matters. The Heat are in the Eastern Conference.
I totally forgot that we got Gerald Green, which is a great pickup and adds so much depth at the wing. I just hope we bring Barbosa back.
As a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, I am pretty disappointed on almost all fronts of the Cavaliers offseason. Starting off with the draft, I will stick to my guy feeling that Dion Waiters will not come close to living up to #4 draft expectations. I also think giving up an additional 2 draft picks to acquire Tyler Zeller was a huge reach. Not that I dont think he will be a solid player, but will such a deep draft and huge roster holes, they could have drafted much better.
They have stuck to their guns and said they wouldnt be big players in Free Agency. They havent lied. I dont expect big free agents landing in Cleveland, but with the players that were amnestied, I figured Cleveland would have been at least interested. Elton Brand went for $2.1mil to Dallas. Cleveland opted to pick up Luke Harangody's option for $1.1mil. They said they were interested in Scola, they of course didnt land him either.
Its not certain if theyre going to pick up Daniel Gibson's Team Option, but at $5mil Im hoping they let him walk. Looking back, they could have had Doron Lamb play his entire rookie contract at that same amount had they drafted him.
The rumors Cleveland has been linked to this last week has given me hope, but then of course have been disappointed in the end. Rumors of getting Kris Humphries, Marshon Brookes, cash and draft picks fell through because of Cleveland. Then last night there were whispers of Andrew Bynum being traded to Cleveland, which of course didnt happen.
Then to top it off, Kyrie Irving broke his hand slapping a padded wall after a turnover lastnight.
I know there are a few Cavaliers posters on here. Im hoping to hear what all of you have to say about this offseason too.
Not a cavs fan, but I also think you guys really screwed up your offseason.
I think both Zeller and Waiters and overrated, AND you gave up 2 first round picks for Zeller. You guys had so much potential to load up on talent in this draft and then pissed it all away.
On top of that, you guys have been major losers in the FA market. Oh well, at least you'll have another high lottery pick next year.
Call me crazy but I think Waiters is going to be good in this league.
Anyway, as a Sixers fan I thought they were going to make a splash this year. They didn't, but the more I think about it, the more I like their position going forward. They amnisted Elton Brand which allowed them to sign three players that help fill areas of weakness and provide more depth for this season. This keeps them competitive this season and keeps the fans from becoming completely dissapointed again after a surprising playoff run. It also allows the young guys another season to play and progress. I liked what they did in the draft. Harkless is talented but not ready quite yet and did not fill a need. But they did get Moultrie who could have gone 15 and no one would have argued. So I think they did well there.
The best part is Nick Young and Dorrell Wright are on 1 year deals, and Iggy has an opt-out clause after this season. This potentially gives them plenty of financial flexability to make a splash next season. The FA class looks promising next year and they have plenty of young pieces to possibly trade for that much coveted star.
As a Mavs fan I am OK ,we didn't get D-Will but at the end we aren't in a bad situation with big contracts ,we can stil make the play offs
- Teague, if he can play well that means more rest for Rose, which means less injury risk for Rose. So hopefully good there.
-Hinrich is a great great pick up. Everyone in Chicago loved Hinrich when he was here. I'm guessing other Bulls fans are excited as I am. He can back up Rose or play some minutes at 2.
- I was really hoping we could get Gerald Green, get some athletes around Rose, but he went to INDY.
-Can they get OJ Mayo? He could easily be a starter for them.
- Do they resign Asik?
There are still some questions left to be answered but as of right now I'd give them a solid B.
as a phoenix fan, im pretty happy with what they doing, i dont know if they officially signed anyone yet. but with goran dragic, michael beasley, luis scola and either oj mayo or courtney lee. prob oj because he always wanted to play with beasley. thats a solid young team to build around and win some games. not sure why we got scola, but i like him, low post scorer instead of frye throwin up 3s! but now we have 4 pfs, maybe trade warrick for a sg?
PG- Goran Dragic, Kendall Marshall
SG- OJ Mayo (IMO), idk, David Lighty or Matt Gatens ( summer team)
SF- Michael Beasley, Jared Dudley, Marcus Landry or DeShawn Sims (summer team)
PF- Prob Luis Scola, Markieff Morris, Channing Frye, Hakim Warrick
C- Marcin Gortat, Robin Lopez, Channing Frye
Not a bad off season at all, front office gotta keep it up
Oh wow I haven't seen Marcus Landry's name in awhile. I had no idea he was even close to the NBA.
Asik has to be gone with that huge deal he signed. Mayo would be a huge pickup for Chicago. They desperately need a perimeter scoring threat other than Rose. Mayo could really flourish in a scoring role for the Bulls.
I'm a mavs fan so no
I'm a mavs fan so no
Agree with what LeftyBoy said as a fellow Phoenix fan with Nash gone, it looked as if we would have to get worse to get better but even though Eric Gordon didn't come. I'm happy with Dragic, Beasley and a bargain in Scola, although we need another SG perhaps going forward to compliment Jared Dudley.
We now have a slight joglam at PF so maybe we will look to move someone like Hakim Warwick.
im a knicks fan. and i cant stress how bad i think this off-season has been. from top to bottom. we need to build around carmelo, and thats clear. we picked up jason kidd who, if he was mentoring Lin id be happy w/ it, but we're not getting Lin, so that right there was money we couldve used elsewhere. then we resigned JR Smith, and yes he had big moments for the knicks, but overall i dont like his game. marcus camby shouldnt even be in the league, and we need a young gun ala taj gibson who can come off the bench that can give us high energy and grab rebounds. then on top of that, we drafted someone who we will never see, and i dont even know his name. sorry im rambling i know, im just angry.
extremely. we got rid of that horrible joe johnson contract and an underwhelming marvin williams. cant pretend those first couple playoffs werent exciting but we were permantly destined for 2nd round exits with no cap space to improve.
26th pick - Miles Plumlee
36th pick - Trade with Kings for Orlando Johnson
Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones to Dallas for Ian Mahinmi, who was signed for 4 years $16 million
Resigned Roy Hibbert to 4 years $58 million
Resigned George Hill to 5 years $40 million
Signed Gerald Green to 3 years $10 million
Signed DJ Augustine to 1 year $3.5 million
Overall, I'm disappointed. Arnett Moultrie and Perry Jones were still on the board when we took Miles Plumlee. They seem to think Plumlee will be the next Jeff Foster... We shall see.
I'm not high on the trade. The Pacers needed a backup center and Mahinimi serves a need, but he's supposed to be a rim protector... I don't see it. I don't remember him stopping anybody in Dallas. I understand the Pacers wanted to act quickly, but I still think a better trade was out there to bring in a backup big.
I don't think Hibbert is a max player, but the Pacers had to match that. I'm happy for Hill and his family, but I think the Pacers overpaid a lot. Green is a solid signing, if he can continue to show improvement. Augustine is a better long range shooter than Collison, but I don't know if he's an upgrade... Plus he'll be making more than Collison this season.
I'm just real blah on the Pacers' off-season. I don't think we moved up or down... Just lateral.
I happy with the Jazz's offseason so far, but not overly happy, I was hoping we would trade Al Jefferson for one of 3 small forwards: Danny Granger, Andre Igoudala or Kevin Martin. The trade could still happen, but now that Hibbert re-signed in Indy, its looking like the Pacers don't need a PF/C. The Sixers could still trade Iggy. They could definitely use a PF now that Brand has been amnestied, but maybe they're looking to start Young at the 4 instead, they re-signed Hawes and still have Vucevic, so him playing Center is a no. After hearing that Igoudala can opt out next year, maybe it wouldn't be such a good year to have Iggy for one year and then seeing him leave via opting out. Kevin Martin seems like the only possibility, but he was a last resort from the beginning. Besides, I think he'll end up in Orlando or LA via Dwight trade or Andrew Bynum landing in Houston. Maybe Utah can get in the trade as a third team, but I don't think so.
So its looking like Jefferson will stay for at least another year. Still Favors should start next year. We could have Millsap come off the bench as a 6th man or use our big lineup of Favors, Jefferson, Millsap, Hayward and Mo Williams.
I'm really glad to see Mo Williams back with Utah. Kevin O'conner said letting him go back in 2004 was his biggest mistake as a GM, so I'd like to see how much of a rectification he can make. Williams is a much better pick and roll point guard, although I don't if he is a better passer than Harris was. Certainly a better scorer, and shooter, but passing I believe is about the same.
I'm indifferent to Marvin Williams. Right now I'm just glad to see Harris gone. I heard from David Locke that the reason why Marvin struggled in Atlanta is because he is not a good isolation player, but much better and coming off screens, and playing within the offense. Utah uses a lot of screens, so maybe he'll be able to somewhat resurrect his career in Utah. Although do you really believe Locke or just go with it and see what happens. I think Marvin will be good in Utah, but I don't think he'll be great. He should be a good backup. Might start depending on what Utah decides to do with Favors or Jefferson as well as the starting lineup in general.
In all, we needed to improve our 3pt shooting and I think we did that, with Kevin Murphy, Mo and Marvin Williams. Hopefully we can add another 3 pt shooter via a Jefferson trade, but its not looking too good on that front.
My Spurs have done nothing but get older and sign Nando De Colo
We kept Green, Diaw, and Mills but missed out on Brand and Scola
As a Spurs fan disappointed as well. At what point are we going to address our need for frontcourt help?
Well, it all depends if the injury big hits again. Ray Ray gone has got to take some wind outta KG, but as KG goes so do the celtic's. I loved our draft of jard, fab and even kris joesph. Once bradley returns from surgery we should still scare some people. i know, i know they are old, awaiting word on courtney lee, he would be a nice fill in. Also, should be interesting to see how jeff green returns from having last season off. gotta give that man his respect he coulda gone elsewhere but he stuck with the celtics because of how they handled his surgery. go celtics!
I can say I'm happy. When we're not going to win a championship as constructed. That said ferry was able to flip joe for Expiring contracts and cap space. Then trade Marvin for Harris and his expiring contract. Then pick up kyle korver in a trade. As well as sign lou williams at a reasonable price And he did all this while hanging on to Josh, Al and Teague. All in all atl has had a great offseason.
I know Joe Dumars is hesitant about signing players with his recent history of ben gordon and charlie V. What have the pistons done the past few offseasons ? Not much - swapped ben gordon for corey magette.
I thought they could have made a cheap offer on Ronnie Brewer to replace Gordon or try for Luis Scola. Scola is bit of a bargain, he doesn't miss games and is a good teammate. I thought a nice front court rotation of Monroe / Scola / Drummond would be good for the next 3-4 years...
I like the move for Budinger- not many people at 18 were gonna be as good as Budinger is. I know he's got a relatively low ceiling, but he's played for Adelman before, and he brings outside shooting and active perimeter defense to a team that desperately needs both.
I'm torn about the Batum signing. I think it could be cool to have him (it would give the Wolves the closest thing to a SG they've had in a long time), but I'm afraid we're overpaying him. Especially considering Pek is up for a contract extension soon (if Hibbert and Lopez can get max deals, Pek will as well), it makes me nervous that they won't be able to retain everyone.
Good riddance to Webster, Miller, and Darko. I was hoping Webster might be traded for cash or draft picks, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.
The only big fail (that technically happened last season) was not giving Love the max deal. Now, it's basically a countdown for Love to leave, and I'm afraid that's gonna make Kahn do a bunch of panic moves to keep him in town, like Cleveland did with LBJ.
I'm hoping if the Batum deal doesn't work out, that they try to move D-Will 2.0, Ridnour and a draft pick for Iguoadala.
So, knowing that Kahn could have done a lot worse this offseason, I'm content with what they've done so far.
It's scary to think a guy who has been good for half a season (Pek) is probably 1 solid year away from a max or close to max deal. NBA Gm's man. Wow.
I hear you on that. The fact that I didn't laugh outloud when I read someone say that Pek would get a max contract tells the story. No, he isn't get a max contract guy anytime soon no matter what he does. But that we even have to stop and think about it does tell you what we think GMs will do for a big man that scores some points.
But the Wolves have improved their team. Just playing Pek more instead of Darko and Buddinger instead of Wes Johnson will improve their team to the point where the playoffs are a given. Things are looking good for the Wolves.
As a C's fan I'm pretty good with things. Ray leaving is a really huge blow, but on the whole they look better of than last year, and seem able to rebuild and compete at the same time
As a Raptor's fan I am really happy to see the team headed where they are right now. T Ross was a bit of a surprise, but he fits the system, as does Acey, as does Lowry. We did not get Nash, but as much as I wanted to see him in TO, something did not seem right there. The team has been building for some very specific goals, and Nash was not the answer long term. Could be a blessing in disguise.
Most fans are going to be somewhat disapointed that their team is not the Heat right now. Bulls fans can be happy that Rose will be back - and there is no rush to make huge changes yet. Bobcat fans should know their team will definately be better than last year. Fewer Knuckleheads in Washington. Spurs will be fine as usual. Pistons are building a good young core - what's the rush? The Knicks actually look like a team now. Be happy to be a solid playoff team. Cavs have a great future - just give it a season - geez.
Sullinger was a steal for Celtics. But they can't do anyting about Pierce and Garnet getting older. Ray leaving is tough, but also not much you could have gotten by keeping him as he will slow down again as he gets older.
Celtics window is closing, nothing you can do about it. The Sullinger pickup as an NBA ready rookie was as good as you could hope. Signing Jeff Green was a major problem. I'm pretty sure Sullinger will be better than him, but with the new contract there will be pressure to play Green. That will hurt you for the first half of the season (as veteran power forward who do not rebound and who shoot a terrible percentage should not be allowed to play in the league), but then sanity will prevail and Garnet, Pierce and Sullinger will be your forwards and they will all be good. Rondo will be awesome and this will be enough to get to playoffs.
Alright so I read the first Cavs fans response so ill go ahead and give the Optimist sides response. I'm okay with my teams off-season. So far they've drafted two studs in Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller (Don't count this single game of summer league for their entire careers.) Obviously very disappointed in the fact Kyrie got injured, but atleast it was during Summer right? Byron Scott said earlier on NBA TV that Kyrie atleast learned a lesson from the whole situation, to keep his calm and learn from his mistakes. He should be back in time for Training Camp.
We haven't over spent on FA's like a lot of teams have done this summer. I've said in a lot of posts recently that this summer should be nicknamed the summer of "overpay" because of how teams are over paying average athletes just to keep them away from other teams.
I like what we have developing and I like the fact that we could possibly have one of the most dynmaic backcourts in the league some day in the future. Kyrie is a great ballhandler and when on the court grabs a lot of attention so I think he's going to help Waiters a ton to get better shots for himself.
Basically if I had to grade us I'd give us a B. We've really braught in nobody (perhaps PG Johnny Flynn soon) but I like our main core that we currently have building.
-Oh and small side note as far as the Cavaliers not getting into trades and things like that, I'm okay with that because the only trades recently they've been talked about in are for Dwight to LA and Dwight to NJ. One deal the Cavs would get Bynum who I like but he already said he wants to play for Cleveland when he's a FA, why should we trade pieces for him now? Sign him next year and keep all our pieces in place now. As for the NJ deal I don't really care for Kris Humpries because of how much money he's asking for, perhaps if his price was a bit lower but for a 1 year deal player?
I am happy with the Grizzlies offseason. The Tony Wroten pick is growing on me. I like his style and his highlight tapes
look good. He really impresses me in the summer league game against the Knicks. Kinda wanted Perry Jones but Tony
Wroten might be the better fit.
We lost oK Mayo but I didn't think he was worth his qualifying offer. We missed on Ray Allen and Jason Terry but at
least we went for it. Then we signed Jerryd Bayless who I am really excited about. Should go great with Tony Wroten
off the bench.
We also resigned Mo Speights to reasonable deals. Both guys should be good off the bench.
Josh Selby looked awesome shooting the ball against the Knicks. An ideal fifth guard for us. Hopefully he can keep
We are rumored to be looking at getting Wayne Ellington. We need a three point shooter but I don't want to lose Dante Cunningham.
I think Matt Janning could be our shooter next year. If Janning signs and shoots well it will have been a very good offseason. Adding an extra
big man even if is only Mitchell Watt or Deon Thompson from summer league would be even better. Best case scenario here will be to pick up
Ryan Hollins -- an athletic shot blocker, or even just to bring back Hamed Haddadi. ... Jeremy Pargo looks like the odd man out at guard. I would trade him and our trade exception to the Lakers or Celtics for a 2013 pick. Then use Pargo's money to get Janning/shooter and a center/big to field a 14 man roster.
they had a pretty good offseason id say. got a lucky fall of harrison barnes and draymond green looks like a solid backup to barnes for a solid second unit, klay looks more comfortable, boguts not injured, david lee looks happy with the team which is a very good thing. kinda wish j kid came to help teach steph and fellow youngins but it makes sense why he didnt, but we got jack in that trade to get ride of the god aweful dorrel wright, jeremy tyler is still young. jenkins will be a servicable backup one day, brandon rush is gna be a perfect 6th man for the dubs imo. ezil or however you spell his name will get better from practicing against bogut. the team is rounding out to be a playoff team easily this year, be that no major injurys ruin it, 5-8 in the west. i think its possible with this team.
1.Steph/ Jack/ Jenkins
3.Barnes/ McGuire/ Draymond
Solid young Team
one thing i want to figure out as a fan in general is, where is anthony randolph? is he still on the wolves? i wish the suns coulda gotten him to solidify that uptempo team (not a morris fan)
Dion Waiters will suprise people. He is a hell of a player. Way better than that overrated Rivers.
as far as im concened the pistons and okc are doing well
Not really happy about this off-season. First, we re-signed GMM Ernie Grunfeld BEFORE the season even ended, despite his mediocre track record and inablity to get up deep into the playoffs during his tenure. Then, we bring back Randy Wittman as a full-time head coach. I don't like that move because I think the only reason we resigned him was because we won 6-straight meaningless games to end the yr against either sucky teams or playoff teams that were resting their starters. If we didn't go on the winning streak, I really don't think he would've been brought back. And I don't think his offense fits our roster. With John Wall at PG, I think we needed a coach that ran more PnR than Wittman does. I would've rather hired Mike D'Antoni than brought back Wittman. Imagine John Wall in D'Antoni's non-stop PnR system. He would be getting to the basket AT WILL. I don't think Wall will ever live up to his potential in this offensive system, but we have a better roster now mainly w/ better bigs, so they'll bail is out a lot.
In regards to player moves, I wasn't a big fan of the Beal pick. He'll be a solid player, but I don't see "star." I see a poor man's Ray Allen, and you want more from a #3 pick. Maybe I should wait before I make such proclomations, but that's just the kind of player I see him turning into. With pick #32, we decided to pick Tomas Satoransky and stash him over in Europe for a few yrs, which I feel was a mistake. I think we reach for him over better prospcets like Crowder, Q Miller, and Doron Lamb. Teams didn't start drafting-and-stashing until the middle of the 2nd round. It seems like Ernie Grunfeld was dead set on having only one rookie on the roster this yr, which is a mistake IMO. We're not a great roster yet. You look for ugrades in all avenues, especially in this yr'sdeep draft. And so far, I'm not really liking what I'm seeing. For a PG, he has good vertical explosiveness, but also has a high center of gravity, which really limits his quickness w/ the ball. And his handle looks shaky. And I really don't see how he'll be able to defend other PGs. Maybe he'll play the 2, but he'll have to show a consistent jumper. If I had to take a guess now, I'll say he'll never play in the NBA.
I didn't like the Ariza/Okafor deal at all. Ariza is an upgrade over Singleton, but only MINIMAL. And he's a horrid shooter. His defense is still a positive though I guess. Okafor has regressed the past few yrs. These guys are getting paid wayy to much for their services IMO. I wasn't a big fan of this yr's FA crop, but now that this deal hamstrings our flexinility for the next 2 yrs, now we can't trade for slightly overpaid players (a la Joe Johnson), or take on bad contracts for draft picks.
Cartier Martin was re-signed, which was a solid deal IMO. The team seems to want continuity. I expect them to re-sign Roger Mason and James Singleton next.
Happy the team was able to trade the albatross of a contract that jj had. Margin Williams needed a change so I am not sad to see him traded to Nugs.... Devine Harris should be at least decent. Not really a fan of the Korver deal but don't hate it.
I am gonna suggest something a little nuts.... Team is so shallow at sf I almost wish they can bring back Childress if it is cheap. I know sounds insane but he wasn't horrid as a Hawk.
I also hope the team misses the playoffs and tat the Rockets pick is decent.
I guess I feel like they deserve a B plus.
Not happy to lose Lin for nothing if thats the case which it seems like now.
If they do keep him why the hell would you trade for Felton when you need a SG to fill in till Shumpert is back. The 2nd rounder they drafted is apparently good but how long will it take for him to come over here.
I don't like the Novak contract only because teams might do what Miami did in the playoffs and just blanket him.
Never thought Phil Jackson was coming here he just took his usual cheap shot at the Knicks. Phil you were great but you never won w/out the best players see 94, 06, 07 and 2 of the titles he was helped out with a lot of luck and the refs in 1993 and 2002. I wish they looked at Jerry Sloan because he obviously had a ton of experience and won in the playoffs.
Adding veterans like Kidd is a big upgrade at backup PG no more Bibby or Toney Douglas in the playoffs. Camby will help the rebounding and defense and Chandler will be able to gamble on defense more and not worry so much about foul trouble. Glad to see Bill Walker wasn't picked up he jacks up too many shots. JR Smith coming back will do well when he doesn't have to create shots for others. I'm happy they didn't match Field's contract that wouldn't have made sense no matter what.
Felton I think he had a bad season in Portland for whatever reason he has a couple months to drop weight and is going back to NY where he belongs. He's a decent defender and averaged 9 asts a game w/Amare so hopefully he can average 7-8 asts a game if he's given 35 mins a game. Finally Kurt Thomas who also came back to NY in the trade should give them some size and rebounding off the bench behind Amare.
I want lin back... i really dont care about James Dolan's money... on the plus side, if we can sign K-Mart..we'll be the 09 denver nuggets!!
To be completely honest, my Denver Nuggets have not really been busy during this offseason. However, I will give you my opinions on everything we have done so far:
Evan Fournier (SG) - 20th overall
Quincy Miller (SF) - 38th overall
Izzet Turkyilmaz (PF) - 50th overall
I really wasn't too high on Evan Fournier, especially being drafted with the 20th overall pick. To me, John Jenkins and Doron Lamb were better prospects at the 2, and I would have much rather had either of those guys before Evan Fournier. Just my personal preference.
I loved the pick that we used to draft Quincy Miller. He is extremely talented, and will be an absolute steal at the 38th spot in the draft, as he had the potential to be a first round selection. The only problem I have with drafting another wing player is that, we already have so many to offer! We have Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Corey Brewer, and Jordan Hamilton who we drafted last year. It's going to be incredibly tough to get minutes with such depth at the wing. However, I think Brewer and Hamilton will slide over and play good minutes at the 2, opening the door for Quincy Miller to get some playing time.
I have never heard of this guy, and I'm too lazy to even type out his obnoxious name this early in the morning lol.
Resigned Andre Miller to a 3-year deal.
Extended an offer to restricted free agent center JaVale McGee, reportedly worth 5 years, $50 million dollars.
I love bringing Andre Miller back. We have so much offense on this team, we need a point who can come off of the bench and provide excellent passes and tremendous decision-making. He was great for us last year, averaging around 9 points and 6 assists off of the bench. To me, I couldn't have asked for anymore from a role player.
I like JaVale McGee. I like him a lot. His size and athleticism really work well with the system that Denver works to perfection. They look to get out and run, and whenever you have a quick, athletic center who can get out and run the floor, you basically got yourself a keeper. The only issue is, he is so raw offensively. I like him on the break and catching alley-oop lobs, but I'm not sure he could perform in the halfcourt offense well enough to be worth $10 million dollars a year. But, with the lack of quality centers available anymore, we better take what we can get.
Overall, I'm just content with our moves. I'd like to go out and get another big to play at the 4, to give some relief to Kenneth Faried off of the bench. Other than that, our team is pretty stacked and I like the direction we are going in.
Considering my two teams drafted mkg and taylor then PJ3 yeah. I'm pretty freaking excited for this season
As a Celtics fan, I am a bit disappointed. Re-signing Jeff Green was a big mistake, as he is going to be overpayed. I am not sure I even want him in the rotation, as he is a major liability defensively and a black hole on offense. As a 3, his lack of rebounding ability won't hurt the team as much, but his lack of shooting ability will clog floor spacing.
Sullinger was a solid pickup at 21. He could become a better offensive, worse defensive version of Glen Davis if he keeps the weight down. Picking Fab Melo in my opinion was a mistake. I don't see what he does that Greg Stiemsma doesn't do better. Perry Jones III or Arnett Moultrie would have been better picks.
Keeping Garnett was huge, as he is their best player. The team's status as a contender revolves around him. Losing Ray Allen hurts, but the addition of Jason Terry along with continued improvement from Avery Bradley could help hide that loss. Terry give the Celtics their best backup pg in a long time, so perhaps they won't need to play Rondo huge minutes so often during the regular season. The instant offense Terry provides should help the Celtic's struggling offense. Ray Allen was playing at an extremely high level before he got hurt last year though, so his presence will be missed.
Not really, as a Bulls fan I think drafting Teague was a nice surprise and a bit of a bright spot. I also feel Hinrich will look more like the player he was 3 years ago playing in Chicago's system, but as much as I would love to see Asik back, I hate how big his contract will most likely be.
I do have a feeling Chicago is up to something, Brewer is gone, they may trade Korver and I assume Jimmy Butler will step up and play some of those minutes, but I hear Budinger and Mayo might still be possibilities.
With Rose gone most or all of the year, it's hard to get excited, but I understand why they're clearing space and knew months ago they wouldn't be able to keep Brewer, Watson and Korver. I just hope they can fill out the rest of their roster so they can at least be a 5 or 6 seed in the playoffs and hope Rose is back by then.
I live in Brooklyn and I'm quite happy with my new team and this off season. I was worried the Nets were going to be unwatchable, but since they are my new team I'd have to watch them and go to their games anyway. But this team should get some Ws. Too bad the Howard thing hasn't been pulled off. And the team is now loaded with bad long term contracts. But that is a problem for another day. This was all about being legitimate during the first season and that mission was accomplished.
My 3 favorite teams Heat, Grizzlies and Lakers did great this off season..the Wroten pick is being overlooked right now,but in a year or 2 he might make Conley expendable....Nash gives the Lakers that outside shooting and on the court leader on the floor..Mike Brown has never been known for being an offensive coach and Nash Quarterbacking ways fit right in...The Heat needed a rebounder,but adding Allen gives them a consistent 3 point shooter,becuz i dont see Battier or Miller consistently hitting shots like they did in the finals..
Some Teams have puzzled me with their moves:
Houston: Stockpiling all those forwards...And paying Lin & Asik a combined 29 million dollars in their 3rd year..But i'm hearing the Knicks will match the offer for Lin..
Knicks :should be adding more defenders....
Atlanta: did the right thing by busting up that starting lineup that have been stuck in neutral the past 3 years..And getting rid of JJ's huge contract..But i still dont understand why they didnt get Marshon Brooks in that deal..The Hawks will be battling for a 8th seed now...
The Hawks made a very underrated move this offseason and that was getting Lou Williams. He led a playoff team in scoring and will not replace all of what Johnson did but he will score around 17 a game. I think he may have a career season now that he is back home in the ATL.
Love what the Bulls have done...trading for Dwight, amnesty-ing Boozer, being aggressive, showing they want to supplant the Heat atop the east.....
oh wait thats right, none of that happened. fck this offseason.