Remaining Free Agents

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  1. RR7

    RR7 Well-Known Member

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    When looking for a backup 5, we have to also think it'd have to be someone who is going to be o being completely out of the rotation when Nurk comes back, most likely.
     
  2. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    If Nurk comes back and proves to be healthy then we trade Whiteside or the vet min big. If either plays well they should have value at the deadline.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Whiteside may be gone by that time keeping Noah in the backup C spot.
     
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    Hobbesarable Cartoon Character

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    Yes, and it is that flexibility within the roster making it highly appealing.
     
  5. dviss1

    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Here's a breakdown of the top players at each position searching for landing spots.

    NBA free agency: Available point guards
    Player Status
    Trey Burke Unrestricted free agent
    Jeremy Lin Unrestricted free agent
    Jerian Grant Unrestricted free agent
    Jerryd Bayless Unrestricted free agent
    Shaun Livingston Unrestricted free agent
    NBA free agency: Available shooting guards
    Player Status
    Lance Stephenson Unrestricted free agent
    Justin Holiday Unrestricted free agent
    Iman Shumpert Unrestricted free agent
    Vince Carter Unrestricted free agent
    Jamal Crawford Unrestricted free agent
    Jodie Meeks Unrestricted free agent
    NBA free agency: Available forwards
    Player Status
    Kelly Oubre Jr. Restricted free agent
    Kenneth Faried Unrestricted free agent
    Thabo Sefolosha Unrestricted free agent
    Carmelo Anthony Unrestricted free agent
    Trey Lyles Unrestricted free agent
    NBA free agency: Available centers
    Player Status
    Nene Hilario Unrestricted free agent
    Pau Gasol Unrestricted free agent
    Joakim Noah Unrestricted free agent
    Zaza Pachulia Unrestricted free agent
    Tyson Chandler Unrestricted free agent
     
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    Has Diallo been signed?
     
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    Pretty Slim Pickens, I actually wouldn’t mind a healthy Pau for 10 min a game.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Leftist Mobster

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    GIVE ME NOAH AND LIVINGSTON AND I SHALL DIE HAPPY

    I would also accept some Sefolosha.
     
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    Livingston will be 34 in September but his skill set is not exactly dependent on his athleticism.
    Once he clears waivers I would try to get him. He would have a calming effect with the 2nd unit.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    All signs point to no.
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Livingston will go to the Clippers or the Lakers.
     
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    Propagandist Unknown Quantity

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    Lolz.
     
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    This would not surprise me. But I really think he would fit with Portland better. (Especially compared to the Lakers)
    He was drafted by the Clippers, maybe he does not want the same result. Bad memories.
     
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    Livingston is kind of the anti-fit for the Lakers. They want to put shooters around their two stars.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    From Dviss's's's' list, my knee jerk (heavy on the jerk) reaction is:

    Available point guards

    Trey Burke or
    Shaun Livingston
    (Bayless: NEVER)

    Available shooting guards
    Justin Holiday or
    Vince Carter
    (Jamal Crawford: NEVER!)

    Available forwards
    Kelly Oubre Jr. or
    Thabo Sefolosha
    (Carmelo Anthony: NEVER!!)

    Available centers
    I have no clue if any of these guys are or would stay healthy, or if they can still play for that matter.

    Zaza Pachulia or
    Tyson Chandler ??

    (Is Monroe off the list? Not unrestricted?)

    :cheers:
     
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    blazerfan11 Well-Known Member

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    What if Whiteside plays better than Nurkic (nobody would be surprised if he was clearly better around the hoop) and the Blazers are in the top 4 in the WC?
     
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    Livingston and Dwight please.

    Dame / Livingston
    CJ / Ant / Trent
    Hood / Baze / Little
    Collins / Hezonja / Skal / Tolliver
    Nurk* / Whiteside / Dwight
     
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  19. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Nope.
     
  20. hoopsjock

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    In that case, the Blazers either bring Nurk back along extremely slowly and don't play him more than 20 minutes a game the whole season/playoffs or Whiteside has increased his trade value and we can get more for him.
     
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