-Joe Alexander is out for 8-12 weeks because of an aggravated hamstring injury.
-Rajon Rondo and Rudy Gay are asking for All-Star level contracts, and both the Celtics and Grizz haven't even made offers to them yet.
-LaMarcus Aldridge has a 5-year, 65 million dollars with 5 million dollars in incentives. So he can make as much as 70 million.
-Ime Udoka has some potential suitors could be Oklahoma City, Denver, Sacramento and Utah.
-Marreese Speights is on the verge of getting significant PT and Ed Stefanski is impressed by him. Andre Iguodala compared some of his physical tools and skills to Amare Stoudemire's.:
"He's a big, goofy guy. I don't think he knows how good he really is yet. "I kind of compare him to Amar'e [Stoudemire]. Not as powerful, dunking on guys, but they both can step outside and make a shot and you can throw lobs to them. They have the exact same sort of skill set, but they both have been known to be sub-par defenders even though they have the capability to be good defenders."
I like Speights, needs to improve his bball IQ
And i dont think you "deserve" all-star money if your not an all-star..but Rajon Rondo doesnt deserve anything near "all-star money" if you ask me...hes good, but what hes surrounded by makes him look alot better
both boston and gay are smart not to make offers yet..its very good business because why over pay before seeing what the market is for them..say they offer 12million a year but if they tested the market teams only offered them 9-10 million a year..as far as players around rondo making him look better..im pretty sure he destroyed that notion when he was dominating in the playoffs while ray was struggling and paul was hurting a bit..you dont put up numbers like he did because others make you look better
Unless they're playing like Chris Paul and Kevin Durant, they don't deserve it yet... The only reason why Rondo smelled so good is because of the talent that surrounds Boston... Rudy Gay has yet shown the "killer" instinct and the consistency to carry the Grizz to consecutive wins... Much like I said about Luol Deng, he is a pretty good player but he doesn't deserve the $71 Million dollars given to him by the Bulls...
Good for LaMarcus for getting an extension... I think he can be a big factor coming into this season... Let's just hope he doesn't turn into a dud after signing a big contract (which most players do!)
Marreese Speights is such an intriguing prospect in my opinion... I think he can be a better version of Juwan Howard when its all said and done... And Andre was right in calling Amar'e a subpar defender though everyone knows he has the tools to be a great defender... The same exact thing in my mind...^^
i think gay and rondo deserves at least what lamarcus got..hes also hasnt shown that killer instinct and he probably never will..although hes very skilled he doesnt have that go hard in him