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Posted: 7/10/2014 7:33 PM

OT: Lebron and other FAs 


So, what are your thoughts on where Lebron will end up?
How about Melo?
Any FA you want to see land with your team (whoever that is)?

Wherever they go, I wish they would hurry and go. I am so ready for all of this to end. Ha.

I gotta say I loved Lebron until 'the decision' and then I can't really figure out why but since then I have not liked him at all! And I hate the Heat. But the mere thought of him going to Cleveland has me softening to him some. If he returns to Cleveland, I feel like I would be rooting for him again. I would love to see him win a championship there.
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Posted: 7/10/2014 8:10 PM

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Who's Lebron?  What is a FA?  What is the NBA?
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Posted: 7/10/2014 10:52 PM

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So, what are your thoughts on where Lebron will end up?
How about Melo?
Any FA you want to see land with your team (whoever that is)?

Wherever they go, I wish they would hurry and go. I am so ready for all of this to end. Ha.

I gotta say I loved Lebron until 'the decision' and then I can't really figure out why but since then I have not liked him at all! And I hate the Heat. But the mere thought of him going to Cleveland has me softening to him some. If he returns to Cleveland, I feel like I would be rooting for him again. I would love to see him win a championship there.

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I don't know who ends up where but I am about to go insane with ESPN. I have it on in the background on the TV in my store and it seems all I hear is Lebron this, Melo that blah blah blah. To rehash the past, the way he went to Miami was wrong and everyone outside of heat fans, hates the heat. I hated them when they beat my mavs in 2006. The franchise is just very arrogant from the top to the bottom. I think Lebron is actually a good guy but he exposes himself to a lot of criticism. One area that he is better than MJ is being a good person. MJ was and still is a jerk. Lebron is not but that is also one of his down falls. LBJ doesn't have the killer mentality that MJ had.
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Posted: 7/10/2014 11:21 PM

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My Mavs got Chandler Parson from Houston and I'm very excited about it. Last year their floor spacing was fairly bad and they had use a ton of pick and roll with Dirk and Monta to get one of them into one-on-one ball. Pick and roll is good basketball, but extremely taxing on older players like Dirk. Parsons can shoot from every spot on the floor and is a gifted passer, so I can see my Mavs averaging over a hundred next year. Easily. Throw in Tyson Chandler and some decent PG play  and they have a shot at a run (took the Spurs to 7 games before losing). 

I think Melo chooses the max contract and stays in NY. 

I can hardly guess where LeBron is going, gut tells me it's Cleveland noidea
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Posted: 7/10/2014 11:22 PM

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I forgot you're also a Mavs fan biggrin

esward wrote:


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--- sevenprez wrote:

So, what are your thoughts on where Lebron will end up?
How about Melo?
Any FA you want to see land with your team (whoever that is)?

Wherever they go, I wish they would hurry and go. I am so ready for all of this to end. Ha.

I gotta say I loved Lebron until 'the decision' and then I can't really figure out why but since then I have not liked him at all! And I hate the Heat. But the mere thought of him going to Cleveland has me softening to him some. If he returns to Cleveland, I feel like I would be rooting for him again. I would love to see him win a championship there.

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I don't know who ends up where but I am about to go insane with ESPN. I have it on in the background on the TV in my store and it seems all I hear is Lebron this, Melo that blah blah blah. To rehash the past, the way he went to Miami was wrong and everyone outside of heat fans, hates the heat. I hated them when they beat my mavs in 2006. The franchise is just very arrogant from the top to the bottom. I think Lebron is actually a good guy but he exposes himself to a lot of criticism. One area that he is better than MJ is being a good person. MJ was and still is a jerk. Lebron is not but that is also one of his down falls. LBJ doesn't have the killer mentality that MJ had.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 12:44 AM

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My Mavs got Chandler Parson from Houston and I'm very excited about it. Last year their floor spacing was fairly bad and they had use a ton of pick and roll with Dirk and Monta to get one of them into one-on-one ball. Pick and roll is good basketball, but extremely taxing on older players like Dirk. Parsons can shoot from every spot on the floor and is a gifted passer, so I can see my Mavs averaging over a hundred next year. Easily. Throw in Tyson Chandler and some decent PG play  and they have a shot at a run (took the Spurs to 7 games before losing). 

I think Melo chooses the max contract and stays in NY. 

I can hardly guess where LeBron is going, gut tells me it's Cleveland noidea

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Don't the rockets have the option to match the contract? The longer melo holds out, the better for us as the rockets would like to save that cap space for him.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 1:41 PM

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Yep, you're right, I saw the rest of the story when I got home from work last night. Gotta twitter update simply saying Parsons had agreed to terms. Didn't include the part about being a restricted free agent!!!!!

That said, with LeBron leaving and Bosh likely headed to Houston, I suspect Houston will match the deal and then make us acquire Parsons AND Lin's terrible contract. Sucks for the Mavs.


esward wrote:


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--- FoxMan2099 wrote:

My Mavs got Chandler Parson from Houston and I'm very excited about it. Last year their floor spacing was fairly bad and they had use a ton of pick and roll with Dirk and Monta to get one of them into one-on-one ball. Pick and roll is good basketball, but extremely taxing on older players like Dirk. Parsons can shoot from every spot on the floor and is a gifted passer, so I can see my Mavs averaging over a hundred next year. Easily. Throw in Tyson Chandler and some decent PG play  and they have a shot at a run (took the Spurs to 7 games before losing). 

I think Melo chooses the max contract and stays in NY. 

I can hardly guess where LeBron is going, gut tells me it's Cleveland noidea

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Don't the rockets have the option to match the contract? The longer melo holds out, the better for us as the rockets would like to save that cap space for him.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 2:02 PM

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Mavs don't have anyone yet.    And it looks like Houston will match and the Mavs won't get Parsons.
FoxMan2099 wrote: My Mavs got Chandler Parson from Houston and I'm very excited about it. Last year their floor spacing was fairly bad and they had use a ton of pick and roll with Dirk and Monta to get one of them into one-on-one ball. Pick and roll is good basketball, but extremely taxing on older players like Dirk. Parsons can shoot from every spot on the floor and is a gifted passer, so I can see my Mavs averaging over a hundred next year. Easily. Throw in Tyson Chandler and some decent PG play  and they have a shot at a run (took the Spurs to 7 games before losing). 

I think Melo chooses the max contract and stays in NY. 

I can hardly guess where LeBron is going, gut tells me it's Cleveland noidea

Go Hogs.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 3:44 PM

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FYI read my post after this one. Houston will match, but that doesn't rule out a sign and trade to make someone (like a division rival, the Mavs) take Lin's bad contract and get stuck with little cap space.

EDIT: Well it's happening almost too fast to keep up with now, Lin gets sent from Houston to LA. LA is going to take on Lin's 14 mill for one year in exchange for Houston's first round pick next year and apparently other possible picks. 

In other words, LA's plan to tank next season for multiple first round picks has probably cost the Mavs a chance at Parsons . . . we'll see. I'll be happy if we get Ariza now. 

EDIT EDIT:
Bosh set to make $80 million over 4 years, Parsons set to make $46 million over three years, Howard making $66 million over next 3 years . . . they look set to have an amazing starting lineup and no bench whatsoever unless they can duplicate what San Antonio has done (as far as getting bench production on the cheap). Oh yeah and Harden is making 14+ mill a year. Holy cow. 

DallasRazorback wrote: Mavs don't have anyone yet.    And it looks like Houston will match and the Mavs won't get Parsons.
FoxMan2099 wrote: My Mavs got Chandler Parson from Houston and I'm very excited about it. Last year their floor spacing was fairly bad and they had use a ton of pick and roll with Dirk and Monta to get one of them into one-on-one ball. Pick and roll is good basketball, but extremely taxing on older players like Dirk. Parsons can shoot from every spot on the floor and is a gifted passer, so I can see my Mavs averaging over a hundred next year. Easily. Throw in Tyson Chandler and some decent PG play  and they have a shot at a run (took the Spurs to 7 games before losing). 

I think Melo chooses the max contract and stays in NY. 

I can hardly guess where LeBron is going, gut tells me it's Cleveland noidea
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Posted: 7/11/2014 4:06 PM

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Actually per our office NBA guru - you can NOT do a sign and trade with a team when you've offered the max mid-level to a restricted free agent.
FoxMan2099 wrote: FYI read my post after this one. Houston will match, but that doesn't rule out a sign and trade to make someone (like a division rival, the Mavs) take Lin's bad contract and get stuck with little cap space.

EDIT: Well it's happening almost too fast to keep up with now, Lin gets sent from Houston to LA. LA is going to take on Lin's 14 mill for one year in exchange for Houston's first round pick next year and apparently other possible picks. 

In other words, LA's plan to tank next season for multiple first round picks has probably cost the Mavs a chance at Parsons . . . we'll see. I'll be happy if we get Ariza now. 

EDIT EDIT:
Bosh set to make $80 million over 4 years, Parsons set to make $46 million over three years, Howard making $66 million over next 3 years . . . they look set to have an amazing starting lineup and no bench whatsoever unless they can duplicate what San Antonio has done (as far as getting bench production on the cheap). Oh yeah and Harden is making 14+ mill a year. Holy cow. 

DallasRazorback wrote: Mavs don't have anyone yet.    And it looks like Houston will match and the Mavs won't get Parsons.
FoxMan2099 wrote: My Mavs got Chandler Parson from Houston and I'm very excited about it. Last year their floor spacing was fairly bad and they had use a ton of pick and roll with Dirk and Monta to get one of them into one-on-one ball. Pick and roll is good basketball, but extremely taxing on older players like Dirk. Parsons can shoot from every spot on the floor and is a gifted passer, so I can see my Mavs averaging over a hundred next year. Easily. Throw in Tyson Chandler and some decent PG play  and they have a shot at a run (took the Spurs to 7 games before losing). 

I think Melo chooses the max contract and stays in NY. 

I can hardly guess where LeBron is going, gut tells me it's Cleveland noidea

Go Hogs.
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Posted: 7/11/2014 4:19 PM

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DallasRazorback wrote: Actually per our office NBA guru - you can NOT do a sign and trade with a team when you've offered the max mid-level to a restricted free agent.
FoxMan2099 wrote: FYI read my post after this one. Houston will match, but that doesn't rule out a sign and trade to make someone (like a division rival, the Mavs) take Lin's bad contract and get stuck with little cap space.

EDIT: Well it's happening almost too fast to keep up with now, Lin gets sent from Houston to LA. LA is going to take on Lin's 14 mill for one year in exchange for Houston's first round pick next year and apparently other possible picks. 

In other words, LA's plan to tank next season for multiple first round picks has probably cost the Mavs a chance at Parsons . . . we'll see. I'll be happy if we get Ariza now. 

EDIT EDIT:
Bosh set to make $80 million over 4 years, Parsons set to make $46 million over three years, Howard making $66 million over next 3 years . . . they look set to have an amazing starting lineup and no bench whatsoever unless they can duplicate what San Antonio has done (as far as getting bench production on the cheap). Oh yeah and Harden is making 14+ mill a year. Holy cow. 

DallasRazorback wrote: Mavs don't have anyone yet.    And it looks like Houston will match and the Mavs won't get Parsons.
FoxMan2099 wrote: My Mavs got Chandler Parson from Houston and I'm very excited about it. Last year their floor spacing was fairly bad and they had use a ton of pick and roll with Dirk and Monta to get one of them into one-on-one ball. Pick and roll is good basketball, but extremely taxing on older players like Dirk. Parsons can shoot from every spot on the floor and is a gifted passer, so I can see my Mavs averaging over a hundred next year. Easily. Throw in Tyson Chandler and some decent PG play  and they have a shot at a run (took the Spurs to 7 games before losing). 

I think Melo chooses the max contract and stays in NY. 

I can hardly guess where LeBron is going, gut tells me it's Cleveland noidea

What's bad for Dallas is good for America.  I'd still like to do Cuban's Chapter 11 though.......

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