Hey all. So this is the thread to talk about free agency and trade rumors as the market opens, at least for wooing.
Earlier today, I was planning to list all of the rumors I had up to the moment in this article. Yeah. That's not happening. We'll have to keep track of things in comments. However, some of the highlights:
- Wolves are after shooting guards. We know Flip is in L.A., and we expect him to meet with O.J. Mayo. However, I just ran across this tweet:
- Houston is getting the first Dwight Howard meeting. Yay!
- Houston is also trading (is this done?) Thomas Robinson to the Blazers for cap room.
- Which means that Portland probably is not a real bidder for Nikola Pekovic.
- We need to keep an eye on who else expresses interest in Pekovic, Chase Budinger, and to a lesser extent, Andrei Kirilenko.
- The Knicks and Raptors are working on a trade that would land Andrea Bargnani in New York. I have no idea why the Knicks are doing this. It's temporarily on hold as the proposed deal doesn't pass salary cap muster, but still looks like it will get done.
- If you look on the front page below the cover, you will see a link to an article by our friends at Peachtree Hoops. They keep a fantastic up to date spreadsheet of free agent signings. It will be a good reference.
- Utah is apparently going to go "hard" after Mayo. Go Utah! Bring that on home.