Tag:Chicago
Posted on: July 12, 2010 2:00 pm
 

Report: Quentin Richardson to sign with Orlando

Posted by Royce Young

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports former Heat guard Quentin Richardson will sign with the Magic under a multi-year deal. Money terms haven't come out yet.

Richardson, 30, averaged 8.9 points per game and shot almost 40 percent from 3 in 76 games for Miami. And with his signing, two things possibly happen: 1) The Magic don't match on J.J. Redick's offer from the Bulls and 2) Matt Barnes might say peace out from Orlando.

Or I guess three, the Magic pick either Barnes or Redick to keep with Richardson. Common sense says Orlando doesn't have use for all three. Orlando's entire offensive scheme is built around the drive-and-kick and Richardson definitely fits that mold, clearly moreso than Barnes.

But if signing Richardson means the Magic lose Redick, that just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. One shooter on the way out, while the other is finding his way. Obviously if GM Otis Smith decided to go that way and keep Richardson, it has to be a money decision.

Who would've thought Quentin Richardson could set off such a chain reaction?
Posted on: July 10, 2010 12:05 am
 

Report: Bulls sign J.J. Redick to offer sheet

Posted by Royce Young

The Bulls may have held back a large sum of money for LeBron, but that doesn't mean they're just going to hang on to it. Hours after signing Kyle Korver for $15 million over three years , the Bulls have also inked sharpshooter J.J. Redick to a three-year, $20 million offer sheet , Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports.

Redick is restricted, so Orlando has seven days to match. And most expect the Magic to match the offer and keep Redick in Orlando, but GM Otis Smith has said he won't overpay for him . Is $6.6 million a year overpaying for Redick, a guy that averaged 9.6 points per game? I guess that's up to Smith to decide. However, with Orlando just signing Chris Duhon this week, maybe that was a contingency plan in case the Magic lost Redick and needed backcourt depth.

But if the Magic don't match, Chicago would have a pretty impressive sharpshooting duo in Korver and Redick. It's not hard to picture Derrick Rose penetrating and kicking to either one of those guys for an open 3.
Posted on: July 8, 2010 9:32 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2010 9:34 pm
 

LeBron Decides: Miami Heat

LeBron James throws powder in the air Posted by Royce Young

It's done. LeBron James has announced he intends to sign with the Miami Heat. You may now go back to your regularly scheduled lives.

It took about 30 minutes into the one-hour special for LeBron to make the announcement, saying, "This fall, this is very tough, but this fall I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat."

When asked why, LeBron said, "Like I said before, I feel like this is going to give me the best opportunity to win and to win for multiple years. And not only just to win in the regular season or just to win five games in a row or three games in a row, I want to win championships and I feel like I can compete down there."

LeBron said he made his final decision this morning after talking with his mom.

In the days leading up to the announcement, many reports came out LeBron was leaning the Heat's way. And the annonymous sources prevailed.

LeBron will of course join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, forming a scary three-headed monster. But the fact is, there's not a lot left in cap space to fill in a team around the big three. Ken Berger wrote Wednesday that Miami was the worst choice for James. And wouldn't you know it, that's where he wound up.

Obviously more to come about all this, but in case you missed The Decision or somehow missed the headline and body of this post, LeBron James is going to Miami.




 
 
 
 
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