I really don't see anything in Donte Greene.
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And what's up with Donte Greene only getting a non-guaranteed deal with the Nets? I read it may be nothing more than a training camp invite...Really? 6'11" with that talent and that amount of upside? We're talking about a player that has a good chance to be an even better version of Tim Thomas here. Wow..See this pisses me off a little -- if Glen would've called Greene's agent and offered a guaranteed vet min. deal, even for 1 yr, we probably could've gotten this guy. Would've been a real nice young player that we could've picked up cheap to backup both STAT and Melo. We had a little bit of a bidding war with the Nets last off-season over Shawne Williams and lost out. Now we have a chance to get a far superior player for even less money and we pass??? Huh?? Watch -- we passed on Greene, won't get DJ White, pass on McCants etc. and start the season with Chris Copeland (looks like there's some talent there but let's be honest, the dude's practically a complete unknown) and Chris Smith..Oh yeah, and Kurt Thomas who's about 100 years old...Come on man..I gotta give the Nets a lot of credit -- they're really being aggressive retooling that team. Us on the other hand--I dunno man, I feel like we've gotten complacent a little bit all of a sudden. I don't think we're good enough to let a talent like Donte Greene go to a division rival like that for basically nothing. How did we not get involved in that?? Someone explain it to me. For the amount of money we're talking about here, I look at adding a talent like Donte Greene as a complete no-brainer.
Moving on, any opinions on Rashad McCants? I mentioned him a couple of posts back. Cut by his French team after failing a team physical...I guess there's not a dire need for a 2G now after we signed Brewer but provided he's not hurt that bad, he might be worth bringing in, even if we had to rehab him for a little bit...Wouldn't be a bad insurance policy to have man, honestly. What happens if Brewer has little impact and doesn't pan out? What happens if JR never matures? What happens if Shump never gets back to 100%? What happens if Copeland isn't an NBA player?? McCants on a vet min. deal (or even a non-guaranteed deal like the one Greene just got from the Nets maybe) wouldn't be a terrible thing..Always had nice talent, he's had some prior success in the NBA and he's right in his prime. Only in his late 20s...Just a thought.
Last edited by finestrg; Aug 25, 2012 at 12:00.
Maybe KMart's waiting for an injury out there to get more money. Maybe Greene saw more PT behind Wallace/Hump, then here.
LA Clippers F Kenyon Martin still looking at "other" destinations who can offer more money long term (Source: Luke Adams)
Just reading James Anderson to accept a training camp invite with the Atlanta Hawks. Wow...WTF? This guy's a good 2-way player with a bright future. 1st round pick only a couple of yrs ago (pick #20)...He couldn't get anything better than that?? I know a few of us here on the board liked him and were talking him up, including me...Real nice talent...We couldn't have invited this guy to camp? Imagine -- in theory we could've had Donte Greene and James Anderson for the final 2 spots (two guys that fit needs for us -- a scoring big forward that can fill in off the bench behind our two star forwards and a talented big 2 that brings it on both ends) instead of Chris Copeland and Chris Smith (and those two are no lock either). All we probably had to do was guarantee both guys 1-yr vet min. deals which we have the cap room to do btw (every team does, no matter if you're over that cap)..Money and security talks - that's the bottom line and neither guy really got it when you consider what they accepted..A 1-yr guaranteed vet. min deal is better than what Greene and Anderson settled for...So puzzling. The FA market has gotten so weird. There are still good players out there (DJ White?), guys that could probably be had for mere vet. minimum deals, yet teams are deciding to play it dirt cheap..Bringing in a guy like James Anderson -- that wouldn't have been worth it to us??? I don't get it...I like the look of Copeland but the jury's still out on this guy, let's be frank here (is he even a SG?)...Donte Greene and James Anderson are two good young players with excellent potential. Copeland better be the goods, all I'm sayin'. Otherwise we look pretty dumb assembling the tail end of this roster. All I've been reading about is this good player has been invited to this camp, to that camp, etc. Teams are being proactive, even on the cheap surprisingly...Any idea who we're bring in for training camp?? I can't wait to see the motley crew they have lined up. Smh..
Last edited by finestrg; Aug 28, 2012 at 05:17.
Chris Smith is alright but I would Def. Look into Tony Taylor Jr. or Maybe Scott Machado
both NY NATIVES....
KMART NEED TO HURRY UP AND SIGN OR BARBOSA Still a FA WHATS UP!
Man i reckon we should just forget about KMART, if he comes it's only because he has no other choice. You don't want that kind of player here, plus he would demand/expect large amounts of playing time due to the lower than market salary and cause problems.
Last edited by finestrg; Aug 28, 2012 at 19:54.