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post #12586 of 18017
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I mean, I'm happy we are keeping Smith (but will lose my shit if Copeland lands with the Pacers)
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Reports: Chris Copeland agrees to deal with the Pacers

The Pacers' goal this offseason was to upgrade their bench and they're adding another piece.

Fresh off agreeing to a deal with C.J. Watson, the Pacers will also add Chris Copeland, according to multiple reports.

Copeland, a restricted free agent, will sign an offer sheet for $6 million over two years, according to Yahoo Sports. Because the Knicks re-signed Pablo Prigioni and J.R. Smith, they are unable to match because of luxury tax complications.
post #12587 of 18017
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Also, WTF! lol8[1].gifbaldy[1].gif
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Source: Dwight Howard now 50-50

Dwight Howard landed in Los Angeles on Friday evening and contacted the Lakers, telling them he is 50-50 on his decision to sign with either them or the Houston Rockets, according to a source.

Howard's call to the Lakers came hours after a person from his camp informed the team that he would not re-sign with Los Angeles, according to the source.

"He changed his mind," the source said. "Hey, he's Dwight. What can you say."

The source said Howard had a possible change of heart because of the extra $30 million he would be leaving on the table if he signs with Houston.

"It's hard to walk away from $30 million," a source close to Howard told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "Harder than we thought."

The Lakers can give Howard a five-year deal worth $118 million while Houston and all other teams can only offer $88 million over four years. No deal officially can be signed until Wednesday, when the league lifts its annual moratorium on player business.

Howard has told the Lakers that because of recent injuries to his back and shoulder, he realizes that the extra $30 million could be crucial if another injury hinders his playing ability or ends his career prematurely.

"He said he'll make his decision either later [Friday night] or early Saturday morning," the source said.

Earlier Friday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed the Mavs are fully out of contention for Howard. The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks also were told they are out of the running for Howard, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
post #12588 of 18017
We should know by August.
post #12589 of 18017
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Also, WTF! lol8[1].gifbaldy[1].gif
The Indecision? lol8[1].gif
post #12590 of 18017
Why people are putting up with Howard's shit is beyond me, it's not like he has 5 rings.


Fucking Dolan, Copeland is worth the 6 million plus whatever the tax just to keep him out of the Pacers hands but I'm sure this is some CBA issue.
post #12591 of 18017
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Ok, now it's done.
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Chris_Broussard Chris Broussard
Finally, it's over! Mitch Kupchak says Dwight has told him he's not returning to LA.

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Chris_Broussard Chris Broussard
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: "We have been informed of Dwight's decision to not return to the Lakers."



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The following statement has been issued by Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

"We have been informed of Dwight's decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we're disappointed. However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career."



Dwight twitter profile pic.
post #12592 of 18017
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/5-on-5-130705-D12/did-dwight-howard-make-right-decision

Good read about what teams do now

Dallas are big losers, the Chandler to ny thing is biting them bad

LA has terrible prospects, they've traded away all their picks, only free agency can help then unless they move gasol for picks, or take back Bynum ha ha

GSW were on the rise but the west is now stacked

OKC letting harden go is biting them and lots of teams right now, terrible decision
post #12593 of 18017
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http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/5-on-5-130705-D12/did-dwight-howard-make-right-decision

Good read about what teams do now

Dallas are big losers, the Chandler to ny thing is biting them bad

LA has terrible prospects, they've traded away all their picks, only free agency can help then unless they move gasol for picks, or take back Bynum ha ha

GSW were on the rise but the west is now stacked

OKC letting harden go is biting them and lots of teams right now, terrible decision

On paper Houston looks good, although they still have holes so we have to see what/who they get for Asik and what happens with Lin. People quickly forget how formidable LA looked on paper at the beginning of last season. Howard as taken a team once to the Finals and he has shown a toxic side to his coaches and teammates that is very unbecoming a supposed superstar. If Houston adds Smith, they could implode before the season even gets started. I like Asik, and while he is not Howard he gives you a great teammate, great work ethic and a great rebounder. I probably would have gone to fill out the power forward and backup point guard positions and maybe a explosive scorer off the bench but that will not sell the tickets that Howard will.
post #12594 of 18017
I agree Ed. Lebron has his haters but his team and his organization appreciates him, and he's grown into a good leader. Howard is a complete fucking joke and everybody treats him as such - not just we outsiders but his teams do as well. I can only imagine the condescension in Kobe's voice when he told him "we'll teach you to win" lol8[1].gif
post #12595 of 18017
Now all the Lakers need to do is get rid of D'Antoni. No Howard and no D'Antoni priby equals about 15-20 more wins for the Lakers over last year. I really hope the Rockets get rid of Lin and Asik and get Smith, by the All Star break there would be at least one fist fight in the Rockets locker room.
post #12596 of 18017
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/5-on-5-130705-D12/did-dwight-howard-make-right-decision

Good read about what teams do now

Dallas are big losers, the Chandler to ny thing is biting them bad

LA has terrible prospects, they've traded away all their picks, only free agency can help then unless they move gasol for picks, or take back Bynum ha ha

GSW were on the rise but the west is now stacked

OKC letting harden go is biting them and lots of teams right now, terrible decision

Are you kidding me? None of those things are true.
LA will suck for a year then get Kobe back with a grip of cap space. If they are smart they will work out a wy to release then resign Kobe next year giving them stupid cap room starting now. LA is still LA and that means a lot to many players. As long as Short Bus sits down and shuts the fuck up they should be fine.

Dallas has a good owner, lots of money a good coach and a good GM. Hard to see how they can't rebuild on the quick.

OKC did not "let" Harden go, they could not have afforded the contrct he was going to demand. They could have gone all in last year, and maybe they should have but they got what they thought they could for him while the getting was good. Personally Harden for a few unprotected 1st round picks might have been better then KM but whatever.

As for GSW, they just cut serious bait and added a very good player who fits their team and style of play. More depth, with Iggy being a super sub like Manu at his best or Barnes coming of the bench for a much stronger rotation. He also makes Jack expendable and can handle the ball, letting Curry play off the ball.
post #12597 of 18017
Anyway the talking heads on ESPN are fucking retarded.
post #12598 of 18017
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Now all the Lakers need to do is get rid of D'Antoni. No Howard and no D'Antoni priby equals about 15-20 more wins for the Lakers over last year. I really hope the Rockets get rid of Lin and Asik and get Smith, by the All Star break there would be at least one fist fight in the Rockets locker room.

Do they have a history of not getting along? I thought D12 was Josh Smith's best man at his wedding?
post #12599 of 18017
Yeah baby Kings just signed Landry. Way to stick it to the warriors. Yeah, woot, fuck yeah, go kings...
post #12600 of 18017
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Warriors lost Jack too.
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The San Jose Mercury News reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached a four-year, $25 million deal to add backup point guard Jarrett Jack.


Was hoping the Clips could have gotten Landry but I guess he is too pricey.
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Carl Landry agrees to four-year deal with the Kings
Carl Landry agrees to four-year deal with Sacramento on a deal worth $26 million-to-$27 million.



More news...
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Ken Berger of CBSSports.com confirms a Yahoo Sports report that the Pistons have reached an agreement with free-agent forward Josh Smith on a four-year deal. Berger reports the deal is for $54 million.

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ESPN reports and USA Today confirms that point guard Jose Calderon has agreed to a four-year deal with the Mavericks, worth $28 million.
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The Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement on a two-year, $19 million contract with free-agent forward Paul Millsap, sources told ESPN.com.
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Yahoo Sports reports the terms of the Rockets' deal with Dwight Howard he's set to sign on Sunday, July 10. It's a lot of money. But there's bad news. For us. Not him.

Dwight Howard's four-year, $88 million maximum contract agreement with the Houston Rockets will include an early termination option after the 2015-16 season and a 15 percent trade kicker, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.



Rockets slowly filling up spots...
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Reports: Francisco Garcia agrees to two-year deal with Houston
The Rockets are bringing back Francisco Garcia on a two-year deal, according to reports.
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Reports: Omri Casspi agrees to two-year deal with the Rockets
The Rockets come to terms with Omri Casspi on a two-year deal at the veteran minimum.
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