So you won't give up Howard for a chance at Paul Pierce or Vince Carter?
Key thing here is a CHANCE. They have to waive bird rights of Howard before they may pursue Pierce/Carter... so what happens if they lose Howard and then Pierce/Carter resign? It's risky. Sure they can get a verbal agreement (unofficial of course) but Boozer didn't hesitate to take advantage of a verbal agreement for more money/play where he wanted, whose to say a snake like Vince, or an unpredictable, introverted homer like Pierce would do? We can't know. It's chancy.
Hell, I would. But Mavs really think Howard is something special. He isn't. Every team has a Howard. Hows he different from a Stephen Jackson, a Caron Butler, a Tayshaun Prince, a Nocioni, a Deng, etc etc etc. dime a dozen player, there are almost as many Howards as there are Mike James/Juan Dixon/Bobby Jackson/etc's. (although the former is more effective than the latter)
knew we were getting rid of Quis this summer but hoped we would net more than Croshere. Yes he CAN hit 3s, and drive bigs, and rebound, etc. but so can KVH. Problem is, players like them generally DON'T, especially in the playoffs.
I'm glad the Pacers finally made a move. Croshere hasn't fit in as well the last couple of seasons, and he's starting to decline. Daniels is young and defends well, so he should fit in Rick's system. Hopefully the Pacers will continue to make moves this off season.
Haha...the Pacers are turning into the Atlanta Hawks. They drafted 3 swingmen and just traded for another one.
Well, Granger and Shawne Williams are 3/4s, while Daniels is a 2. So I don't think we need to worry about Daniels not getting playing time. I suppose James White is a 2/3, but he's a 2nd round pick and isn't guaranteed a contract.
Terry's deal averages 8 mil. He won't make 8 million at the end of the next season
I knew it averaged 8 mil, I was just using that as a worse case on the combined salaries.
No room for him and it's possible that Avery didn't really care for him.
For some reason he seemed to be in Avery's doghouse. Not sure if we'll ever know why. In one interview Stack said Quis would be a star on another team. He doesn't seem the type to be hyping players without good reason.