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Rumors galore

Posted on: February 14, 2009 11:43 pm

PHOENIX -- I am dizzy from these trade rumors.

It gets more and more ridiculous by the hour.

There have been two seemingly reputable reports in recent days that Vince Carter was on his way to Dallas or San Antonio. A person familiar with the Nets' situation told me that New Jersey did have inquiries from about a half-dozen teams and serious conversations with one. It was neither Dallas nor San Antonio.

The Cavs were supposedly hot for Amare Stoudemire, but someone with direct knowledge of the Suns' situation said there were no serious talks. Now the Cavs are after Marcus Camby. The only problem is, a team executive who is actively involved in trade discussions with numerous teams said the one thing you can bank on is that the Clippers aren't trading Camby.

So .....

Brace yourself for more rumors than you can shake a stick at over the next few days.

The teams that actually are the most active in trade discussions are the ones nobody's talking about. They are the teams flush with draft picks. Oklahoma City has five No. 1 picks in the next two drafts. They are being flooded with calls. Denver has a first-round pick from Charlotte that is top-12 protected in 2010 and unprotected in '14. It is an extremely valuable chip that any team clearing cap room for the free-agent class that year is trying to acquire. It means that after you spend all your money on one or two max free agents, you'll have a potential lottery pick to add cheap, hopefully talented labor. The Jazz and Nets each have extra unprotected first-round picks in 2010.

As I mentioned, brace yourself.



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2009 12:35 pm

Rumors galore

Jazz? Vince Carter? how about this:

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2009 2:41 pm

Rumors galore

I am by no means attacking his blogs and I also do find it humorous to see spelling corrections on sports threads but I truly fail to see the value in this.  We have been hearing about Amare Stoudemire talks for weeks now.  All, I found out is the Cavs want players that they can't acquire.  Doesn't really help me much.  I don't mind the bloggings but sometimes just wait for something with a tiny but more substance.  I know its not an article but it should stir up some debate or conversation.

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 2:05 pm

Rumors galore

I kind of agree with the original poster. I clicked on the link to read about actual trade rumors, and I all I got was statements about rumors. Totally unnecessary.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 10:56 am

Rumors galore

Ahh, the internet.  A place where one can find humor in the spelling police making several spelling errors in a post critical of another person's spelling flaws.

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 10:08 am

Rumors galore

I get dizzy with these posers, um posters, that do nothing but sit and bash people for their blogs or articles.  If you are so much more talented, with better connections than these guys have, why aren't you doing it for a living?  It's so easy to sit in Mommy's basement and crush someone else but few of these wanna be's can take any kind of scrutiny of their postings.  I'm glad I don't have to edit wome of these grammatically flawed, improperly spelled wastes of time.

If you have an intelligent response to what someone says, by all menas jump in.  If all you're gonna do is pick...find a mate and pick the bugs out of their hair.

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2009 8:06 am

Rumors galore

I think you dizzy from trying to find value in your blogs.

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