Free Agent Updates
The Lakers and Lamar Odom appear to be closing in on an agreement on a multi-year contract. The Orange County Register reported Saturday that the two sides have narrowed the gap in their discussions and that a deal is expected next week.
Odom originally was believed to have been seeking $10 million a year, but the Lakers couldn't stretch that far due to luxury tax implications. Lakers assistant GM Ronnie Lester told the Register that the team may have pushed its offer north of $8 million.
More free-agent buzz:
* Details of the Blazers' offer sheet for Paul Millsap continue to emerge. A person with knowledge of the offer placed it in the four-year, $32 million range. The key component of it is a signing bonus believed to be for several million dollars. It would force Utah to advance Millsap that amount if they decide to match. While the motivation appears to have been to force Utah's hand on its decision to trade Carlos Boozer, a person with knowledge of the Blazers' plans said the team is not concerned about how Millsap would fit into a crowded front court that includes Greg Odom and LaMarcus Aldridge. In pursuing Millsap, the Blazers believed they would be better suited to bang with the more physical Western Conference teams such as the Rockets, Spurs, and Nuggets by adding more big man depth. Stay tuned.
* Restricted free agent Jarrett Jack's offer sheet from the Raptors is believed to be for four years at slightly less than the mid-level exception -- about $5 million annually. The Pacers have seven days to match.
* The Thunder, perhaps the only team with enough cap space to facilitate sign-and-trades, continue to field numerous calls from teams and agents trying to accomplish such deals. One such player is Knicks restricted free agent David Lee, who has yet to receive an offer sheet. But Lee would be exceedingly difficult to trade because his first-year cap number would be exorbitant as a base-year compensation player.
A NYK-OKC Trade?
Highly Unlikely........NYK is Trying To Dump David lee But Get something For him, And One Team That Has enough Money To Get Him is OKC, But OKC doesn't Like The Big Contract, Portland Was the First Bid For David Lee But Now That they Are Pursuing Paul Milsap, They Are Out Of the Talks ......but Don't Be Suprised If OKC is somehow Involved in A Sign And trade Deal
Would OKC be willing to give up Jeff Green to obtain David Lee. Most likely not!
I just don't see a sign&trade happening between OKC & the Knicks...unless a 3rd team gets involved.
Yea because now Millsap may get 11 mil in the 1st year of his deal... so now Lee may get 10 mil
Maybe add a 3rd team? Sacramento has alot of cap space?
Maybe Philly??? We Know Knicks Are Trying To Get Andre Miller......Philly Can get Something In Return
LOL...Hear me out...a 4 team deal?
Oklahoma City, New York, Philly and Sacramento?
Aight u got my attention....what players are involved and who goes where?
OK. Here we go.
Oklahoma City gets David Lee (signs 3 year-30 mil), Willie Green and Jason Smith
New York Gets Jeff Green, Andre Miller and Jason Kopono
Philadelphia gets Chris Duhon, Fransico Garcia and Eddy Curry
Sacramento gets Darko Milicic, Earl Watson, Wilson Chandler and Serge Ibaka
It's kinda tough to match salaries, im going from the trade machine but its a little tough, some names are unmovable
I like Kings end of it. I've also never seen a trade with 3 guys with the same last name. Probably some green backs involved too.
new york get the best of this trade. Oh ya you are a knicks fan!
ok, who would you edit then?
Take out Donte Green then?
there you go...
a little more fair. I dont think sac town is ready to give up on donta.
some one needs to get this deal to Donnie Walsh
Only problem with the trade in my eyes is that the Thunder wouldn't give up Green & Ibaka just to get David Lee. They could just sign Lee straight up.
no, Lee is a RFA. They would have to give him a offer sheet.
Yeah I know but the Thunder has enough money where they could make him an offer the Knicks wouldn't match. No way does Oklahoma City want to trade Green or Ibaka.
Ya no way OKC does that trade. Unless somehow you can put Dalembert to OKC, then they might do it cuz it will give them a good center.
Dwat444...you saw us say that already...why say it again?
noone want Dalemberts deal
Dalmebert & Curry ......Thats Not Going To Work Out
Too bad you can't "platoon" Curry's offensive ability and Dalembert's defense. 2 overpaid half players to say the least.
Yea, if you can rotate Dalembert and Curry they would have 2 Centers who can contend in the East
It would be pointless for the Thunder to trade away their young talent when they can get David Lee right now. They could always sign Lee to a front loaded contract that the Knicks wouldn't want to match. I would never make a trade that benefits someone else more than me just to help them make a trade. I better get something out of the deal that I want.
Jeff Green in my opinion is arguably the best all around player in the whole trade. I would actually say that Sac gets the best deal in the proposed trade because they get two expiring contracts and two promising young players to add to their team. New York gets the best overall talent by far though, if that makes sense.