2012 NBA Free Agent Class - Full List
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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 04/17/2012 4:01 PM

    All the tops ones are going to be chased.  Lets conceed that.  But it is a deep class.

    Lets look deeper into it an come up with a solid PG & Center

    For Center I Like Brook Lopez from the Nets and Thabeet

    For PG  I would add George Hill to this list.  Good Ball Conrol just needs to working on his Assists.

    Deron Williams, New Jersey Nets – $16.4 million – Player Option ($17.8 million)
    Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns – $11.7 million – Unrestricted
    Aaron Brooks, Phoenix Suns – $2.0 million – Restricted ($3.0 million Qualifying Offer)
    Raymond Felton, Portland Trail Blazers – $7.6 million – Unrestricted
    Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Hawks – $8.0 million – Unrestricted
    Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks – $8.6 million – Unrestricted
    Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets – $7.8 million – Unrestricted
    Chauncey Billups, L.A. Clippers – $2.0 million – Unrestricted
    Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic – $7.8 million – Player Option ($7.8 million)
    D.J. Augustin, Charlotte Bobcats – $3.2 million – Restricted ($4.4 million Qualifying Offer)
    Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks – $10.7 million – Unrestricted
    George Hill, Indiana Pacers – $2.1 million – Restricted ($3.1 million Qualifying Offer)
    Jordan Farmar, New Jersey Nets – $4.0 million – Player Option ($4.3 million)
    Leandro Barbosa, Indiana Pacers – $7.6 million – Unrestricted
    Beno Udrih, Milwaukee Bucks – $7.0 million – Player Option ($7.4 million)
    Goran Dragic, Houston Rockets – $2.1 million – Unrestricted*
    Jerryd Bayless, Toronto Raptors – $3.0 million – Restricted ($4.2 million Qualifying Offer)
    Derek Fisher, Oklahoma City Thunder – $3.4 million – Unrestricted
    Randy Foye, L.A. Clippers – $4.3 million – Unrestricted
    Mo Williams, L.A. Clippers – $8.5 million – Player Option ($8.5 million)
    Jonny Flynn, Portland Trail Blazers – $3.4 million – Unrestricted
    Keyon Dooling, Boston Celtics – $2.2 million – Unrestricted
    Ishmael Smith, Orlando Magic – $0.5 million – Unrestricted*
    Ramon Sessions, L.A. Lakers – $4.3 million – Player Option ($4.6 million)
    Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks – $0.8 million – Unrestricted*
    Armon Johnson, Portland Trail Blazers – $0.8 million – Unrestricted*
    Sundiata Gaines, New Jersey Nets – $0.9 million – Unrestricted*
    A.J. Price, Indiana Pacers – $0.9 million – Unrestricted*
    Baron Davis, New York Knicks – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
    Royal Ivey, Oklahoma City Thunder – $1.2 million – Unrestricted
    John Lucas, Chicago Bulls – $0.9 million – Unrestricted
    Gilbert Arenas, Memphis Grizzlies – $0.4 million – Unrestricted
    Jannero Pargo, Atlanta Hawks – $1.1 million – Unrestricted
    Delonte West, Dallas Mavericks – $1.1 million – Unrestricted
    Walker Russell, Jr., Detroit Pistons – $0.4 million – Unrestricted*
    Darius Morris, L.A. Lakers – $0.5 million – Unrestricted*
    Terrell Harris, Miami HEAT – $0.5 million – Unrestricted*
    Carldell Johnson, New Orleans Hornets – $0.5 million – Unrestricted*
    DeAndre Liggins, Orlando Magic – $0.5 million – Unrestricted*
    Ronnie Price, Phoenix Suns – $1.1 million – Unrestricted
    T.J. Ford, Golden State Warriors – $1.1 million – Unrestricted
    Anthony Carter, Toronto Raptors – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
    Roger Mason, Washington Wizards – $1.1 million – Unrestricted
    Jamaal Tinsley, Utah Jazz – $1.2 million – Team Option ($1.3 million)
    Donald Sloan, Cleveland Cavaliers – $0.2 million – Unrestricted*
    Manny Harris, Cleveland Cavaliers – $0.4 million – Unrestricted*
    Patty Mills, San Antonio Spurs – $0.3 million – Unrestricted*
    Courtney Fortson, Houston Rockets – $0.2 million – Unrestricted*
    Mike James, Chicago Bulls – $0.6 million – Unrestricted
    Jerome Dyson, New Orleans Hornets – $0.1 million – Unrestricted*


    Centers

    Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers – $14.9 million – Team Option ($16.1 million)
    Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers – $2.6 million – Restricted ($3.7 million Qualifying Offer)
    Brook Lopez, New Jersey Nets – $3.1 million – Restricted ($4.2 million Qualifying Offer)
    Chris Kaman, New Orleans Hornets – $12.7 million – Unrestricted
    JaVale McGee, Denver Nuggets – $2.5 million – Restricted ($3.5 million Qualifying Offer)
    Marcus Camby, Houston Rockets – $12.9 million – Unrestricted
    Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia 76ers – $4.1 million – Unrestricted
    Kwame Brown, Milwaukee Bucks – $6.8 million – Unrestricted
    Aaron Gray, Toronto Raptors – $2.5 million – Unrestricted
    Robin Lopez, Phoenix Suns – $2.8 million – Restricted ($4.0 million Qualifying Offer)
    Jermaine O’Neal, Boston Celtics – $6.2 million – Unrestricted
    Nazr Mohammed, Oklahoma City Thunder – $3.8 million – Unrestricted
    Omer Asik, Chicago Bulls – $1.9 million – Unrestricted*
    Semih Erden, Cleveland Cavaliers – $0.8 million – Unrestricted*
    Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons – $2.2 million – Unrestricted
    Hamed Haddadi, Memphis Grizzlies – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
    Mehmet Okur, Portland Trail Blazers – $10.9 million – Unrestricted
    Greg Stiemsma, Boston Celtics – $0.5 million – Unrestricted*
    Daniel Orton, Orlando Magic – $1.1 million – Unrestricted*
    Solomon Alabi, Toronto Raptors – $0.8 million – Team Option ($0.9 million)
    Hasheem Thabeet, Portland Trail Blazers – $5.1 million – Unrestricted*
    DeSagana Diop, Charlotte Bobcats – $6.9 million – Player Option ($7.4 million)
    Ryan Hollins, Boston Celtics – $0.3 million – Unrestricted
    Jason Collins, Atlanta Hawks – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
    Joel Przybilla, Portland Trail Blazers – $0.7 million – Unrestricted
    Eddy Curry, Miami HEAT – $1.2 million – Unrestricted
    Tony Battie, Philadelphia 76ers – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
    Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers – $1.5 million – Unrestricted
    Jamaal Magloire, Toronto Raptors – $1.3 million – Unrestricted
    Kyrylo Fesenko, Indiana Pacers – $0.3 million – Unrestricted
    Mickell Gladness, Golden State Warriors – $0.2 million – Unrestricted*

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  1. diablo2689
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    Posted 04/18/2012 4:55 AM

    I say we try to pick up Billups and Dragic! (if we can get a player like williams or rondo.. great but i doubt it). Hopefully we can Trade up for Drummond/get  lucky in the draft to pick him. Then with our second pick get Barnes, Lamb, Beal, or Jones III. I think we could sign both FAs +batum and Hickson
    Line up:
    PG: Dragic/ Billups... smith (if dragic starts billups is saved from injuries)
    SG: Matthews/Batum/EW... draft pick
    SF: Batum/babbit.. draft pick
    PF: LA/Hickson
    C: Drummond/Thomas/LA... draft pick
        +I think Barnes, Beal and Lamb could all make it to our starting line up i am just not sure which one we would get in the draft OR which players we have on our team that we would trade to get drummond
        *** DO NOT DRAFT LILLARD!! It will be a waste of a pick
    *Marshall might not be too bad in the NBA I just don't want to take another chance on a PG in the draft.
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  1. diablo2689
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    Posted 04/18/2012 4:57 AM

    terrence jones wouldn't be a bad pick up either
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  1. zkelly0102
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    Posted 04/18/2012 10:12 AM

    i say we trade batum for and our first pick for drummond and try and get williams or nash. celtics arent gonna let rondo go.... then we get barnes with our second pick!
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/18/2012 11:32 AM

    Posted By BlazerManiac on 04/17/2012 4:01 PM
    All the tops ones are going to be chased.  Lets conceed that.  But it is a deep class.

    Lets look deeper into it an come up with a solid PG & Center

    For Center I Like Brook Lopez from the Nets and Thabeet

    For PG  I would add George Hill to this list.  Good Ball Conrol just needs to working on his Assists.


    I like George Hill but the dude is restricted and an Indiana native I just do not see them letting him without some team offering him the moon. 
    Brook Lopez would be a terrible fit for this organization. He flat out refuses to rebound and that is one of Portland's biggest needs.
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  1. mdmgrand
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    Posted 04/18/2012 2:13 PM

    Dragic sounds like a good candidate to come to Portland... 

    This is what I would try:
    Batum Three Year Deal worth $28.5 million (Gives him over $9 million per year, and also gives the Blazers protection if he does not pan out)
    Dragic Five Year Deal worth $32 Million
    Kaman Two Year Deal worth $16 Million
    Pryzbilla Two Year Deal worth $1.5 Million
    Hickson One Year Deal at Mid-Level Exception, I believe it is $5 Million for the Blazers. (I think think might be the best option for Hickson.  He was waived by Sacramento of all teams, and needs to rebuild his stock, on a consistent basis.  Another year in Portland will do the trick.)

    Draft Speculation, Used the 2012 NBA Lottery Mock Draft Machine from ESPN, just for variance.
    R1, P6 - Harrison Barnes SG/SF
    R1, P11 Perry Jones III PF/SF
    R2, P41 Maalik Wayns PG

    PG: Dragic, Smith, Vet Free Agent, Wayns
    SG: Matthews, Williams, Barnes
    SF: Batum, Barnes, Babbitt, Jones III
    PF: Aldridge, Hickson, Jones III 
    C: Kaman, Hickson, Pryzbilla, Veteran Free Agent

    Pros:
    - Aldridge would have Barnes and Dragic to pick up on scoring duties.
    - Batum would improve since he would only have to focus on one position.
    - Barnes and Hickson would be great off the bench, being able to step in at two positions each.
    - I would gladly take Kaman's 13 points and 8 boards over here in Portland.  Hickson would be able to step in and provide basically the same production with a different play style.
    - With the front court depth, Pryzbilla would be able to stay fresh, and PJ3 could develop.

    Cons:
    - Dragic may not be the only answer to the PG puzzle, and leaving the back up spot to Nolan Smith is risky.  I trust that Smith will be greatly improved after a year in the league, but his ceiling is not very high.
    - Defense would not be a specific strong suit.

    Overall: I believe this would place the Blazers back in the discussion for the 5th or 6th seed in the West regardless of anything else that happens in the offseason.  The Blazers would be stacked with potential and depth for years to come.


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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 04/18/2012 3:13 PM

    Posted By mdmgrand on 04/18/2012 2:13 PM
    Dragic sounds like a good candidate to come to Portland... 

    This is what I would try:
    Batum Three Year Deal worth $28.5 million (Gives him over $9 million per year, and also gives the Blazers protection if he does not pan out)
    Dragic Five Year Deal worth $32 Million
    Kaman Two Year Deal worth $16 Million
    Pryzbilla Two Year Deal worth $1.5 Million
    Hickson One Year Deal at Mid-Level Exception, I believe it is $5 Million for the Blazers. (I think think might be the best option for Hickson.  He was waived by Sacramento of all teams, and needs to rebuild his stock, on a consistent basis.  Another year in Portland will do the trick.)

    Draft Speculation, Used the 2012 NBA Lottery Mock Draft Machine from ESPN, just for variance.
    R1, P6 - Harrison Barnes SG/SF
    R1, P11 Perry Jones III PF/SF
    R2, P41 Maalik Wayns PG

    PG: Dragic, Smith, Vet Free Agent, Wayns
    SG: Matthews, Williams, Barnes
    SF: Batum, Barnes, Babbitt, Jones III
    PF: Aldridge, Hickson, Jones III 
    C: Kaman, Hickson, Pryzbilla, Veteran Free Agent

    Pros:
    - Aldridge would have Barnes and Dragic to pick up on scoring duties.
    - Batum would improve since he would only have to focus on one position.
    - Barnes and Hickson would be great off the bench, being able to step in at two positions each.
    - I would gladly take Kaman's 13 points and 8 boards over here in Portland.  Hickson would be able to step in and provide basically the same production with a different play style.
    - With the front court depth, Pryzbilla would be able to stay fresh, and PJ3 could develop.

    Cons:
    - Dragic may not be the only answer to the PG puzzle, and leaving the back up spot to Nolan Smith is risky.  I trust that Smith will be greatly improved after a year in the league, but his ceiling is not very high.
    - Defense would not be a specific strong suit.

    Overall: I believe this would place the Blazers back in the discussion for the 5th or 6th seed in the West regardless of anything else that happens in the offseason.  The Blazers would be stacked with potential and depth for years to come.



    I d not know if you are going to be able to land Kaman now that Tom Benson owns NO.  Do you have a backup?  What about Okur?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/18/2012 5:33 PM

    Portland needs someone who will rebound and score in the post. They also need a guard who can get into and score in the paint.

    The best option for a Center who scores at the rim is JaVale McGee adjusted over 40 mins. He is number 2 while with Denver taking 9.7 attempts. While in Washington his 7.8 attempts was good for 6th among Centers. 

    From 3-9 feet the best option is Roy Hibbert who is 2nd among centers with 5.9 attempts per 40. Despite so many attempts his shooting percentage from this range is 6th overall with 51.7%

    Both Centers should be high on Portland's radar

    Meanwhile Goran Dragic is 3rd in at rim fg% but he is only 17th in attempts at the rim and 9th in makes at the rim per 40 mins. But he ranks out side the top the top 30 in attempts from 3-9 ft. 
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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 04/19/2012 8:19 AM

    I think free agents Dragic and Bayless or Brooks at pg, Illasova at sf/pf. I hope we get Drummond, Beal and Melo in the draft. This will lead to a lot of decisions for the new GM, who to trade with all the new talent, Matthews, Aldridge, Batum ? Well I think Matthews in a trade draft night with NJ or Charlotte for their 2013 #1 pick (no reserve), And how about Smith and Aldridge to Charlotte for their #1 pick this year and #1 in 2013
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/20/2012 11:42 AM

    Matthews will not net a no reserve pick in my opinion. 
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 04/24/2012 5:39 AM

    Outside of Dragic, DWill and JaVale McGee...YAWN
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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 04/24/2012 9:21 AM

    Agreed.  We need to find a diamond in the rough like JJ HIckson
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/24/2012 11:19 AM

    We need to worry about keeping our diamond in the rough first. But the more I look at the FA market the more disappointed I get.
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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 04/25/2012 1:53 PM

    Agreed, I want them to sign JJ, but more importantly, I want them to sign more like him, Players who have heart and whom are not afraid to go the paint and get hit every now and then.

    I think the Three Point RUle hurt the game.  It gets players relying on the long range shot instead of the paint where you get points either way, threw FG or Foul Shots.
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 04/25/2012 2:03 PM

    Roy Hibbert and Aaron Brooks.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/25/2012 3:21 PM

    Aaron Brooks why do you want to go after a restricted free agent especially considering Dragic is the exact same player.
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  1. freddead
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    Posted 04/25/2012 6:38 PM

    dragic or brooks or D.will and hibbert or mcgee
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/26/2012 11:34 AM

    Portland needs some serious depth we should be targeting a couple big name guys and a lot of 3 million a year talent. 

    People like Grant Hill, Deshawn Stevenson, Danny Green, Alonzo Gee, Omer Asik and others like that to give this team some real depth.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/26/2012 11:34 AM

    Portland needs some serious depth we should be targeting a couple big name guys and a lot of 3 million a year talent. 

    People like Grant Hill, Deshawn Stevenson, Danny Green, Alonzo Gee, Omer Asik and others like that to give this team some real depth.
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  1. ryandx77
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    Posted 04/29/2012 7:20 PM

    I'd go after Dragic. But after his efforts in the Spurs last two games, Patty Mills needs consideration. Would he come back? I wouldn't mind seeing him back, and having the starters job, but he may not want to rejoin the Blazers since they had so little faith in him.
  1. cabinternational
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    Posted 04/30/2012 10:53 AM

    EVERY TEAM in this league (NBA) centers their team around (SCORING SUPERSTARS - 2's or 3's - Kobe, King James, KD and etc…). We, PDX centers our team around 4's or 5's, look at the history. STOP THAT B.S.! I would take Jeremy Lamb - #1 (KD potential) and John Jenkins - #2 (Reggie Miller Potential). I would trade for Steve Nash & JJ Barea or DJ Augustin or Jeremy Lin. I would ONLY keep L.A., JJ Hicks Thabeet and Batum (to defend Kobe, KD and King James).  Fill in the rest of the team with big men "7 FOOT ATHLETIC" diamonds in the rough.

    If you REALLY want to win you have to spend money. You will make your money back by putting an incredible product on the floor.

    I am working on a plan to buy the team to change the culture! CAB International Group

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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 04/30/2012 11:10 AM

    Every single player that makes it to the NBA,is worthy of being there. Needless to say,just because you made it, doesnt mean a thing. Every couple of years,only a handful of players are drafted that can come in and productively play right off the bat. If we're going to make any changes it has to first come from the ability of our personel picking correctly. At this point, im tired of guessing who would be a great fit for Portland. Id be happy with just 10 guys who play for eachother. Something we havent seen for a long time.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 04/30/2012 11:36 AM

    Posted By cabinternational on 04/30/2012 10:53 AM

    EVERY TEAM in this league (NBA) centers their team around (SCORING SUPERSTARS - 2's or 3's - Kobe, King James, KD and etc…). We, PDX centers our team around 4's or 5's, look at the history. STOP THAT B.S.! I would take Jeremy Lamb - #1 (KD potential) and John Jenkins - #2 (Reggie Miller Potential). I would trade for Steve Nash & JJ Barea or DJ Augustin or Jeremy Lin. I would ONLY keep L.A., JJ Hicks Thabeet and Batum (to defend Kobe, KD and King James).  Fill in the rest of the team with big men "7 FOOT ATHLETIC" diamonds in the rough.

    If you REALLY want to win you have to spend money. You will make your money back by putting an incredible product on the floor.

    I am working on a plan to buy the team to change the culture! CAB International Group


    Wow this post made my day. I love how three of your trade targets are free agents. Second Lamb will never be anywhere close to Durant he just doesn't have the size or the isolation skills needed to reach that level. John Jenkins is a good shooter but he is no where near the next Reggie Miller and any team who takes him just hopes that he is the next Kyle Korver. 

    Lastly, how does a non-profit organization have the 350 million dollars it would take to purchase an NBA franchise assuming Paul Allen is even willing to sell. 

    Ambition is fine when it comes with a dose of reality.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 05/06/2012 9:33 PM

    Blazers should try and get Jeremy Lin.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. zkelly0102
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    Posted 05/07/2012 8:26 AM

    Reading all of this i say we go for Lin, Brooks, Nash (of course), Dragic for PG.


    Centers:Javale, Hibbert, Kaman, ,and Hawes
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/07/2012 7:25 PM

    With Baron Davis now out for at least a year, I don't think there's anyway the Knicks let Lin go. Not that I thought they would let him go if Baron was healthy, but it's just another reason for NY to keep him around.
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  1. barnettfan
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    Posted 05/08/2012 6:24 AM

    @dhawes, Can they keep him? with Chandlers,Anthony's,and Stoudimires contracts?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/08/2012 11:45 AM

    New York can indeed match because the max contract Lin can receive is the mid level exception in the first season. Which means even if a team offers him a huge balloon payment in year 3 New York can match.
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  1. barnettfan
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    Posted 05/08/2012 7:06 PM

    It says unrestricted by his name so we can do more than just a qualifying offer right?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/10/2012 11:17 AM

    Lin is under the Gilbert Arenas Rule. We need to consider Kevin Garnett he could play center and would transform our defense.
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  1. zkelly0102
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    Posted 05/12/2012 12:15 PM

    @cmeese i agree partially... but i would rather have nash than garnett... but h e would be a GREAT pickup
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 05/12/2012 3:42 PM

    Not in favor of undertaking a rebuild effort while pulling players away from their Saturday Bingo and out of their Rascals.  Garnett doesn't fit the culture here either.  Been saying McGee since before it was popular and before his postseason success.  As impactful as he's showing now that he can be, I don't believe he has come anywhere near reaching his potential.  Would love to see that happen in a Blazer uni.
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 05/12/2012 6:00 PM

    Marc Berman of the New York Post writes that the New York Knicks will look to free agency to add a point guard alongside Jeremy Lin and that Portland Trail Blazers point guard Raymond Felton could be a target. Felton will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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    The Knicks have their list of capable point guards to pursue in free agency, which begins July 1, either for the veteran’s minimum at about $1.4 million or their lower exception of $2 million. Their $5 million mid-level exception is expected to go to Lin, 24, who not only adds another dimension to Woodson’s sickly playoff offense but adds a boatload of cash to owner James Dolan’s coffers.

    Some of the cheaper veteran free agents include Derek Fisher, Gary Neal, Kirk Hinrich, Ramon Sessions and even ex-Knick Raymond Felton. The Knicks are helped because the market for mid-tier players is suppressed by the new collective bargaining agreement, and most teams already have their starting point guard.

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  1. ruffyruffruff
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    Posted 05/12/2012 6:25 PM

    i would love to see patty mills back in portland running the point, and somebody like mcgee arrive as well... LA, mcgee and hickson in some form of rotation in the front court with batum would be killer i think! getting dragic would not be a bad idea either, i really like him game... i am hesitant about nash tho, too old. i really think we keep jj hickson at all costs tho, get is a champion!
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  1. abarrer3
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    Posted 05/12/2012 10:09 PM

    I look at McGee or hawes at center and brooks Nash or Dragic at PG. Then draft Kendall Marshall and Tyler Zeller to solidfy the position for years to come.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 05/13/2012 6:21 PM

    We need to make numerous trades this off-season.
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  1. mitchell
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    Posted 05/19/2012 11:45 AM

    first of all i think victor claver and joel freeland will be joining us so thres a SF and C. As far as free agency I think we are all missing out a seriously underrated PG who we can get for realtively cheap that guy is DJ Augustine. Asisde from him I like Aaron brooks. Both are guys who are in LA's age range and both have proven they can shoot well, pass well and have been solid PGs in the NBA (I like Dragic too, not as much as I like these guys though). As far as a backup PG goes I would love to see patty, another good option would be John Lucas from the bulls. Now too centers, the blazers need to go after Hibbert with all they have, I have been impressed by him for a while now and Im glad others are seeing it. And I think he is a top 3 center right now (nowwhere in the class of D-How and Bynum though) but other than them there isnt a center a solid as Hibbert is. Now if that falls through there are three guys we should go after Kamen Hawes and McGee. we NEED a guy who can actually rebound. Now to the draft, my dream is to trade the picks for round but lets be real cause thats not happening. First pick Im thinkin Beal a legit perimeter scorer we can rely on, second pick Jared sullinger solid PF-C (only reason to draft Kendall Marshall is if we get Nash in free agency to mold him into an elite passer) now our two second round picks should go to Scott Machado and Jared Cunningham/Alex young
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  1. Reggie Lucenara
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    Posted 05/19/2012 4:42 PM

    sign Chris kaman for our center. let go of batum and sign ilyasova. Sign goran dragic for our pg. Pick jeremy lamb and tyler zeller
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  1. Reggie Lucenara
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    Posted 05/19/2012 5:03 PM

    get to sign Ersan Ilyasova because he is getting better and can play small multiple position
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  1. UnionAve
    UnionAve
    Posts: 1

    Posted 05/20/2012 5:46 AM

    I really like Spencer Hawes, George Hill and Dragic.  Hawes is a Seattle native and he's UFA, maybe he wants to be closer to home?
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  1. cmeese47
    cmeese47
    Posts: 2735

    Posted 05/20/2012 4:00 PM

    DJ Augustine really, he shot 37% from the field last season and would be a serious downgrade from Raymond Felton. When the guy is not even the best PG on the worst team in NBA history how can you expect a playoff caliber team to build around him? 
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
  1. Reggie Lucenara
    Reggie Lucenara
    Posts: 17

    Posted 05/20/2012 9:40 PM

    we need a strong small forward or center who can contribute in the low post, can rebound and defend. this is a great draft and a lot of free agency. This is it. This is our chance to become competitive. If we dont get the player we need now we will not be competitive in the future. The Blazers move in the draft and free agency will be critical. and, also will dictate the future of the people working with blazers. My suggestion
    sign Goran Dragic for our pg. Draft a decent sg like Jeremy Lamb, sign Ersan Ilyasova for our sf, Sign Chris Kaman or Hibbert for our center. Draft tyler zeller for back up pf or center.
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  1. cmeese47
    cmeese47
    Posts: 2735

    Posted 05/23/2012 6:25 PM

    Zeller is soft and we have had enough of that
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
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