Didn't they work together all this past year? Remember seeing footage. Any improvement?
That'll be a NO to both.. Not happening.
Especially with Stephenson.
So the losers of the offseason are starting to shape up ...
3. Atlanta - Drafted a good though redundant PF and were unable to land a starting-caliber SF in FA (unless something crazy happens). Missed on Deng (happy about that, but we still need a starter), Parsons, Hayward, don't want Stephenson and Pau took $7+mil per year rather than $11mil/yr we allegedly offered. Have been bypassed by Wizards and maybe Charlotte in division (yeah I said maybe Hornet fans).
It makes life easier. I actually moved from Charlotte to New Orleans the same time the team moved down there and tried to keep rooting for them because there wasn’t a team in Charlotte but I just didn’t really care about them anymore. Then the Bobcats came and I was happy to have a team to root for but it was just never the same. I think the whole city kind of felt that way.FWIW, while watching a bit of the Hornets game yesterday, not that I disliked them, it felt easier to like them now that they're the Hornets again. Weird, but true.
AAAAHHHH!!!!! The Ghost of Billy Knight is back!
Chris Bosh & Anthony Morrow for new deals.
Daniel Miller for getting a crack at the NBA.
Glen Rice Jr, who's playing well enough to maybe earn some time this year behind Beal.
Jarrett Jack, who stated he's happy about being in Brooklyn, so I'll take that at face value.
Derrick Favors & Thaddeus Young for having more talent on their teams that might help win a few more games.
Iman Shumpert for Phil Jackson preferring to keep him around as of now.
Will Bynum for finally getting on twitter and just because he's one of my favorite Jackets.
Although I wouldn't call them winners, the fact you didn't list the Knicks as losers is a win in my book. Doesn't happen too often during one of these roster move/draft recap conversations.
FWIW, while watching a bit of the Hornets game yesterday, not that I disliked them, it felt easier to like them now that they're the Hornets again. Weird, but true.
No need to jettison Amare before the trade deadline or potentially at all. He & Bargnani both come off the books at the end of 2015.
Melo has apparently stepped up and won't make the max. Word is that his salary will actually decline after this season to allow for additional flexibility.
Using a $65MM cap for next summer, flat to this year, they'd have $29MM of space. Let's say Shump costs $7MM - $9MM to keep, which he likely will. Still leaves you with $20MM to play with. Could probably sign Kevin Love outright for that, who would make up for any rebounding lost.
Fill the middle with serviceable, but minimum bigs. JR comes off the cap the following year.
Long story short, it's possible the Knicks flexibility isn't totally effed for the 1st time in years.
By passed by the Wizards how??