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Why Eric Gordon Should Be Signed by the T-Wolves

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Why Eric Gordon Should Be Signed by the T-Wolves

I like Eric Gordon as a player. I feel he was awesome in Los Angeles next to Blake Griffin. I feel that the T-Wolves really should sign Eric Gordon as a free agent because they really need a shooting guard bad. I would find it exciting to see a big three of Kevin Love, Eric Gordon and Ricky Rubio. Tell me if that wouldn't be exciting to see. I feel that the T-Wolves have potential with Rubio and Love. Adding Gordon to me would make it even more exciting.


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Gordon playing for Minny

Gordon playing for Minny would be exciting but then again, him wanting to play for Minnesota is the bigger question

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why the T'Wolves can't sign Eric Gordon

Darko, Webster, Brad Miller (what?), Pekovic, Barea, Wes Johnson, and Ridnour are all making at least 3 and a half million next year. Plus Love gets a raise with the extension, I think, and Rubio and Williams both make high draft pick money.

Other than that though he would definitely fit in well there.

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It was a surprise when the

It was a surprise when the Toronto Raptors took Terrence Ross eighth overall at the NBA Draft in June, but after hearing head coach Dwane Casey’s explanation, the pick made sense for Toronto. Casey had scouted Ross personally before last year’s lockout-shortened season got underway and the young wing had exceeded expectations during his sophomore season at Washington.

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While it may make sense its just not going to happen

While I agree with you, there is just no way the Wolves can get him without giving up Rubio or K-love. They may have the money to sign him but the Hornets have more. Any offer sheet that Gordon signs, the Hornets will try and match it. They may give up Ariza in order do it, but that doesn't matter, they will do whatever it takes to keep him in New Orleans. Or at least trade him and get reasonable assets back.

Now this doesn't mean that the Hornets shouldn't go for a SG with the 10th pick. Gordon has a history with injuries. They don't have a good shooting guard backing him up. They could really use someone that is versatile, that can play both the 2 and the 3 or the 2 and the 1 well. That way when Gordon is healthy both can play together.

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Darko, Webster, Brad Miller

Darko, Webster, Brad Miller (what?), Pekovic, Barea, Wes Johnson, and Ridnour are all making at least 3 and a half million next year. Plus Love gets a raise with the extension, I think, and Rubio and Williams both make high draft pick money.

Brad Miller is retiring, Darko might be amnistied, and Ridnour is on the block.

It would be amazing if the Wolves could get Gordon, but I am not going to get my hopes up. Who am I kidding, of course I am going to get my hopes up.

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And Webster's contract is a

And Webster's contract is a team option for next year. Let me be the first to tell you, Mr. Webster will most likely not be suiting up in a Wolves uniform next season.

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RESTRICTED Free Agent

Don't get your hopes up, because if he is signing with Minnesota, than it is not this year. How many huge name restricted free agents have actually been let go by the team with the right to match? Even if Eric Gordon signed for the max (which, lets face it, he won't due to injury circumstances), New Orleans matches. They absolutely would love to keep him, I am fairly sure of it.

Now, if he does decide to take the qualifying offer, than in the summer of 2013 he would be unrestricted. The problem is, that is a MAJOR gamble for a player who missed a good chunk of this season. The fact that he is even looking around in free agency is telling me that he wants to sign a long term deal and hope he can convince the Hornets to let him go. Easier said than done.

Unless EG just takes the qualifying offer and waits one more year for unrestricted free agency, he ain't going anywhere. Much less Minnesota, a team that could maybe sign him but would have next to nothing of interest to give to the Hornets to stop them from matching well before 15 days. When people say "so and so should sign here", realize that if it is after there rookie contracts, they are very limited in doing so. Major pipe dream for Minnesota, hate to burst peoples bubble but this is just reality.

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lol

lol

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Other than that though he

Other than that though he would definitely fit in well there.

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Other than that though he

Other than that though he would definitely fit in well there

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That would leave one

That would leave one remaining opening. Unless the Lakers are blown away by Nelson or Somogyi, or sign another veteran (which is not expected despite various so-called “rumors” linking the team to Leandro Barbosa and/or Gilbert Arenas), the camp battle will likely come down to Goudelock vs. Johnson Odom.

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Casey has made no secret of

Casey has made no secret of his expectations for Toronto’s former first overall draft pick. Bargnani is expected to evolve into the role Dirk Nowitzki filled for Casey when he was an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks.

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If anyone would know about

If anyone would know about how being an a$$hole on the court can benefit your game, it’s Kobe Bryant. Kobe has the reputation of being one of the most competitive, driven and cold-blooded players in the league. That type of attitude has helped Kobe become of the best to ever play the game.

Dwight Howard seems to be soaking up all the game Kobe is dishing. If he can apply them to his game and not take offense to the criticism, the Lakers will be in good shape for years to come.

Boston Celtics guard Courtney Lee had a nice rebound game this past Sunday against Armani Milano, scoring 11 points. He played much better than his first game in Turkey and it was nice to see him feel more comfortable with his teammates. Lee struggled in the team’s exhibition opener, often looking uncomfortable on the perimeter.yrete34

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Jason Terry is much more

Jason Terry is much more comfortable in the sixth man role, so there is no need to mess with that. Besides him, there are really no other pure guards that you can count on as Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith are far too unproven to warrant meaningful minutes at this juncture.

I always felt Lee would be the type of player that would fit in seamlessly with a new team, especially a team with championship aspirations. He doesn’t always need the ball in his hands and has always been a willing defender, dating back to his days at Western Kentucky.

It was nice to see Lee have a solid bounce back game as he will need to provide a calming presence in the starting lineup to start the year.p789p8

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"What I commented on is

"What I commented on is really no revelation." Kobe said about an internet interview he did last week. "It's my 17th season coming up and I've been fortunate to play that long. We'll see where it goes. (There's) a lot of basketball to be played."

And Bryant is very happy that the majority of that playing time will be alongside Nash.

The two-time NBA MVP has adjusted to his new Lakers teammates as if he has been playing with them for years. Which, in essence, he has, according to Kobe.mfgjhfghjf

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"He makes (my game) a lot

"He makes (my game) a lot easier. I can move without the ball and just trust that he'll make the right decision. It's as simple as that. I really don't have to work (as) hard to get opportunities. I find openings within the defense, and he makes the defense pay."

Center Dwight Howard verifies everything Bryant said.

"(Nash and Bryant) know how to play basketball," Howard said after practice."Being the guards, they understand how the offense has to run, and Steve has done an excellent job in finding the open guy. We're just going to play off that.u56655

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"In the game the other night,

"In the game the other night, he was throwing the ball between guy's legs, behind their back and making guys fall. He's making things very easy.

"He's Steve Nash."

Nash said after Sunday's exhibition game that he feels comfortable with Bryant on his side.'p98[090

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When Dwight Howard and Kobe

When Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant finally emerged from the Los Angeles Lakers' locker room late in the first quarter, they got a standing ovation just for walking to their seats.

The Lakers' fans shouldn't worry. Their big stars expect to be out of street clothes and back in uniform very soon - and for much bigger games than an exhibition in the Inland Empire.

Damian Lillard had 14 points and seven assists in his first NBA action, and the Portland Trail Blazers ran to a 93-75 victory over Los Angeles in a preseason game Wednesday night.

The Lakers visited their avid fans an hour east of Los Angeles with just 60 percent of their projected starting lineup in uniform. Bryant sat out to rest a strained right shoulder, and Howard isn't playing during his deliberate return from offseason back surgery - although he was healthy enough to join in the ''Kobe! Kobe!'' chant that erupted in the first half.34w434

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“I think the pieces we added

“I think the pieces we added are going to take us to that next level, especially with the shooters we have. We struggled with scoring last year, but I don’t think we will this year. And, we have one of the best big men in the league. I think we’re on the right path.”

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How’s that for a resume? Of

How’s that for a resume? Of course, all that experience makes Green, still only 26 years old, one of the most experienced veterans on the Indiana Pacers, and that is what has thrust him into a leadership role already on his new team.

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There’s another question,

There’s another question, however, that would seem to overshadow the others: Is James Harden truly a maximum contract type of player? That, after all, is the reason he was traded. The Thunder did not believe him to be a max player, while the Houston Rockets, with less to lose, were willing to make that kind of commitment.

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