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James Jones is Considering Retirement from the NBA

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Mr. Space City, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Mr. Space City

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    http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/06/james-jones-is-considering-retirement-from-the-nba/

    mike miller has hinted that he might retire which would give the heat some nice cap space to get a good big man and maybe ray allen.
     
  2. ObamaFan

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    I always felt this guy was underutilized in his career.. with the Pacers and the Heat


    I always liked his set jumpshot( it was pretty to watch)
     
  3. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Miami doesn't have cap space with or without Miller and Jones.
     
  4. BigMaloe

    BigMaloe Contributing Member

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    this...

    sounds like they wanna leave on top...
     
  5. Icehouse

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    They won't need it. Someone will take a discount.
     
  6. JumpMan

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    The NBA will never be the same.
     
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  7. Carl Herrera

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    They'll have one $3 million "Tax Payer Midlevel Exception" and minimum wage to offer. Last offseason, in the same situation, they were able to add Shane Battier at the $3 million exception and Eddy Curry for the minimum. They were later able to sign Turiaf when he was waived. And that's pretty much it as far as their FA acquisitions. They wanted, among others, Sam Dalembert, but Sam wasn't gonna take $1 million when he had better offers elsewhere. They also tried Boris Diaw, but he chose to sign with San Antonio.

    Players do want to play for a title contender like Miami and make take a small discount to go there, but you really won't have multiple guys who can otherwise make $7 million or $10 million a year choosing to play in Miami for $1 million to $3 million. Also, guys who do take such a discount are generally older and may well experience a significant dropoff even from their 2011-12 level of play. The "ringchaser " effect is probably overstated. Guys still care about other things, like money, minutes, etc.
     
  8. rolyat93

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    Looks like next year's championship will be tainted. I mean, is it really a title if James Jones was retired?
     
  9. Commodore

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    would the Big 3 be willing to restructure and take less? Is that even allowed in the CBA?
     
  10. rolyat93

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    No, it's not.
     
  11. Rocket River

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    I was going to say . .. I don't think they can until their player options kick in

    Rocket River
     

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