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Agent to Heat: LeBron James opting out

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Camarograna2, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. larsv8

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    Nobody is off the table, free agency hasn't started.
     
  2. finsraider

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    No way Washington lets Ariza or Gortat walk to the Heat. If the Heat break up, Washington would be in a great position to move into the top spot in the eastern conference.

    Pau is their best shot, but I get the sense someone will pay him enough to keep him from them.
     
  3. Nice Rollin

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    i totally remember that.
     
  4. mfastx

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    That's a weird tweet from Woj.

    A window? Signings begin the 10th, do they expect Riley to get everything done before then?
     
  5. Fullcourt

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    A lot of things are agreed upon before the 10th. Dwight agreed the 4th last year IIRC.
     
  6. mfastx

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    Right (5th) but if LeBron and co. wait that long to bail (hypothetical, they won't), what if, for examply, Melo decides to join the Rockets. Do we just blow him off if LeBron decides after? lol
     
  7. Fullcourt

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    Tough call, but I'd be surprised if LeBron and Melo aren't in contact as to what each other is up to. I'm guessing in that situation, you have to settle for the sure thing.

    Reminds me of the Texans waiting on Nnamdi Asomugha a few years ago. Jonathan Joseph was ready to commit, so we signed him.
     
  8. J.R.

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    Not quite LeBron but close enough!

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Teams interested in LeBron James will meet w agent Rich Paul this week in Cleveland, according to NBA source. James will not attend meetings</p>&mdash; gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) <a href="https://twitter.com/GwashburnGlobe/statuses/483800062699790336">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Among those teams set to meet with Paul: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/suns?src=hash">#suns</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rockets?src=hash">#rockets</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mavericks?src=hash">#mavericks</a></p>&mdash; gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) <a href="https://twitter.com/GwashburnGlobe/statuses/483800338311684096">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  9. secund2nun

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    Meanwhile, LeBron agent Rich Paul expecting numerous inquiries come midnight. Source reiterates LeBron's camp will be "all ears."
    10:21 PM - 30 Jun 2014
     
  10. Fullcourt

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    LeBron seems to be both waiting on Riley to show him what he's got up his sleeve, and letting Paul filter out the unrealistic options for him. If Riley takes too long or isn't doing an adequate job of retooling, Paul creates a short list of suitors from the original list of teams interested. James then will sit down with these finalists.
     
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  11. mfastx

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    Even though I know we have pretty much no shot at LeBron, I'm getting hype lol.

    It beings tomorrow...
     
  12. J.R.

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    And Woj with the buzz kill. :p

    https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/so...t-riley-time-to-improve-roster-023118965.html

     
  13. Fullcourt

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    They'll have to be taking some major pay cuts to go after the guys on that list. Wonder if grabbing 1 of them is good enough for LeBron. This kinda sucks because you just know that Melo is waiting on Bron, so we might be waiting a little while here.
     
  14. Dream lover

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    Melo isn't waiting on Bron, neither are the Rockets.
     
  15. BHannes2BHonest

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    Yep. The waiting begins. But thanks for all the up to the sec info u always post JR
     
  16. meh

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    Yes. I'm trying to be as non-homer as possible, but I can't imagine how

    Howard
    Jones
    Parsons
    Harden
    Beverley

    isn't a significant upgrade to

    Bosh
    Haslem
    Deng
    Wade
    Napier

    Yes, conferences matter, but LeBron is in it to win rings, not finals appearances.
     
  17. finsraider

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    Marvin Williams? They could just use the MLE on him.

    The Heat need multiple players....not just one. They need a playmaker, a wing, and a center. Good luck.
     
  18. Fullcourt

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    Not so sure about that. Big fish historically wait on THE big fish when it comes to free agency. Particularly if they play the same position/have the same suitors.
     
  19. Dream lover

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    Carmelo has waited a long time to be courted. No way he is going to wait to see what LeBron is doing, plus he probably already knows what's going to happen. Houston would also be dumb to wait. Meet with Melo, give him the best pitch and best offer. If he agrees to sign with Houston, they aren't going to wait around to see what LeBron is going to do.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron James doesn't have free agency on his mind, he's headed to Brazil for the U.S.-Belgium game tomorrow, source tells ESPN</p>&mdash; Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/statuses/483815119005425664">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So with Bosh in parts unknown, and LeBron either in Brazil or heading there soon, it's pretty clear the Big 3 are putting faith in Pat.</p>&mdash; Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) <a href="https://twitter.com/ByTimReynolds/statuses/483812393546686464">July 1, 2014</a></blockquote>
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