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potential restricted/unrestricted free agent list this summer

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rocket94-95, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Rocket94-95

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?page=FreeAgents-09-10

    Free agents: 2009 and 2010 (please do not qoute entire article too long)

    Those who have been observing the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks, among others, maneuver to create salary-cap space already have heard about "the Summer of LeBron." That's 2010, the year LeBron James can opt out of his contract with the Cavs.

    But the offseason of 2010 is not just the Summer of LeBron. It's also the Summer of Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Tyson Chandler, Manu Ginobili, Richard Jefferson, Joe Johnson, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Redd, each of whom can become an unrestricted free agent in 2010.



    And that's not to mention all the restricted free agents, as you can see below.



    Of course, not all of these players will reach free agency. But some will, which is why we're already hearing buzz about the summer 2010.

    Take a look and see whom your team could lose … or which players it might ink in '10.

    Key: ETO = Early Termination Option; P = Player Option; T = Team Option



    FREE AGENTS: 2009 AND 2010
    2009 2010


    Atlanta RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Josh Childress
    Othello Hunter
    UNRESTRICTED
    Jason Collins
    Maurice Evans (P)
    Joe Johnson
    Randolph Morris
    Joe Smith

    2009 2010

    Boston RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Stephon Marbury
    RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Ray Allen
    Tony Allen
    Marquis Daniels
    Eddie House
    J.R. Giddens
    Paul Pierce (ETO)
    Brian Scalabrine
    Shelden Williams
    2009 2010

    Charlotte RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Raja Bell
    Tyson Chandler (ETO)
    Raymond Felton
    Stephen Graham
    Nazr Mohammed (ETO)
    Ronald Murray
    Vladimir Radmanovic (ETO)
    2009 2010

    Chicago RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Tyrus Thomas

    UNRESTRICTED
    Aaron Gray
    Lindsey Hunter
    Jerome James
    Brad Miller
    Jannero Pargo
    John Salmons (ETO)
    2009 2010

    Cleveland RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Wally Szczerbiak
    Lorenzen Wright RESTRICTED
    Coby Karl
    Jawad Williams

    UNRESTRICTED
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas
    LeBron James (P)
    Shaquille O'Neal
    Leon Powe (T)
    2009 2010

    Dallas RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Gerald Green RESTRICTED
    Shawne Williams

    UNRESTRICTED
    J.J. Barea (T)
    Drew Gooden
    Josh Howard (T)
    Kris Humphries (P)
    Dirk Nowitzki (ETO)
    Quinton Ross (P)
    James Singleton
    Tim Thomas
    2009 2010

    Denver RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Joey Graham
    Jason Hart
    RESTRICTED
    Linas Kleiza

    UNRESTRICTED
    Malik Allen
    Anthony Carter
    Kenyon Martin (ETO)
    Johan Petro
    2009 2010

    Detroit RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None
    RESTRICTED
    Will Bynum

    UNRESTRICTED
    Kwame Brown
    Ben Wallace
    Chris Wilcox (P)
    2009 2010

    Golden State RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None
    RESTRICTED
    Anthony Morrow
    C.J. Watson

    UNRESTRICTED
    Kelenna Azubuike (P)
    Speedy Claxton
    Devean George
    Acie Law
    Mikki Moore

    2009 2010

    Houston RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Carl Landry (T)
    Kyle Lowry
    Pops Mensah-Bonsu
    Luis Scola

    UNRESTRICTED
    Brian Cook
    Chuck Hayes (T)
    Tracy McGrady
    Yao Ming (ETO)
    2009 2010

    Indiana RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None
    RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Travis Diener
    T.J. Ford (P)
    Luther Head
    Earl Watson
    2009 2010

    L.A. Clippers RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Mardy Collins

    UNRESTRICTED
    Rasual Butler
    Marcus Camby
    Ricky Davis
    Steve Novak
    Kareem Rush
    Brian Skinner
    Craig Smith
    Sebastian Telfair (P)

    2009 2010

    L.A. Lakers RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Adam Morrison
    Jordan Farmar

    UNRESTRICTED
    Shannon Brown (P)
    Kobe Bryant (P)
    Derek Fisher
    D.J. Mbenga
    Josh Powell

    2009 2010

    Memphis RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Rudy Gay
    Trey Gilder

    UNRESTRICTED
    Steven Hunter
    Allen Iverson
    Marcus Williams
    2009 2010


    Miami RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Joel Anthony (P)
    Mario Chalmers (T)

    UNRESTRICTED
    Carlos Arroyo
    Yakhouba Diawara
    Udonis Haslem
    Jamaal Magloire
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Chris Quinn
    Shavlik Randolph
    Quentin Richardson
    Dwyane Wade (P)
    Dorell Wright
    2009 2010

    Milwaukee RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Damon Jones
    RESTRICTED
    Roko Ukic (P)

    UNRESTRICTED
    Joe Alexander
    Francisco Elson
    Michael Redd (ETO)
    Luke Ridnour
    Kurt Thomas
    Hakim Warrick
    2009 2010

    Minnesota RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Nathan Jawai

    UNRESTRICTED
    Mark Blount
    Brian Cardinal
    Jason Hart
    Sasha Pavlovic
    Oleksiy Pecherov
    Damien Wilkins
    2009 2010

    New Jersey RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Josh Boone
    Chris Douglas-Roberts (T)

    UNRESTRICTED
    Rafer Alston
    Tony Battie
    Trenton Hassell
    Jarvis Hayes
    Bobby Simmons
    Sean Williams

    2009 2010

    New Orleans RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Melvin Ely
    RESTRICTED
    Hilton Armstrong

    UNRESTRICTED
    Bobby Brown
    Devin Brown
    Ike Diogu
    Sean Marks
    Darius Songaila (ETO)
    Peja Stojakovic (ETO)
    2009 2010

    New York RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    Marcus Landry

    UNRESTRICTED
    Eddy Curry (P)
    Chris Duhon
    Al Harrington
    Larry Hughes
    Jared Jeffries (ETO)
    David Lee
    Darko Milicic
    Cuttino Mobley
    Nate Robinson
    2009 2010

    Oklahoma City RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Malik Rose
    Robert Swift RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Ryan Bowen
    Shaun Livingston
    Kevin Ollie
    Etan Thomas
    2009 2010

    Orlando RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None
    RESTRICTED
    J.J. Redick

    UNRESTRICTED
    Matt Barnes (P)
    Adonal Foyle
    Anthony Johnson
    Jason Williams
    2009 2010

    Philadelphia RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Primoz Brezec
    Rodney Carney
    Willie Green (ETO)
    Royal Ivey
    Jason Kapono (P)

    2009 2010

    Phoenix RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Stromile Swift RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Louis Amundson
    Jarron Collins
    Channing Frye (P)
    Grant Hill (P)
    Amare Stoudemire (ETO)
    Alando Tucker
    2009 2010

    Portland RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    None
    RESTRICTED
    Patrick Mills

    UNRESTRICTED
    Steve Blake
    Juwan Howard
    Travis Outlaw
    Joel Przybilla (ETO)

    2009 2010

    Sacramento RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Calvin Booth
    RESTRICTED
    Jon Brockman
    Sergio Rodriguez

    UNRESTRICTED
    Desmond Mason
    Sean May
    Kenny Thomas

    2009 2010

    San Antonio RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Ime Udoka
    Jacque Vaughn
    RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Keith Bogans
    Matt Bonner
    Michael Finley
    Manu Ginobili
    Marcus Haislip (T)
    Richard Jefferson (ETO)
    Ian Mahinmi
    Roger Mason
    Theo Ratliff
    2009 2010

    Toronto RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Jake Voskuhl RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Chris Bosh (P)
    Quincy Douby
    Amir Johnson
    Rasho Nesterovic
    Patrick O'Bryant
    Antoine Wright
    2009 2010

    Utah RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Brevin Knight
    RESTRICTED
    Ronnie Brewer
    Kyrylo Fesenko
    Wes Matthews

    UNRESTRICTED
    Carlos Boozer
    Matt Harpring
    Kyle Korver

    2009 2010

    Washington RESTRICTED
    None

    UNRESTRICTED
    Juan Dixon
    RESTRICTED
    Randy Foye
    Dominic McGuire

    UNRESTRICTED
    Javaris Crittenton
    Paul Davis
    Brendan Haywood
    Mike James
    Mike Miller
    Fabricio Oberto
    DeShawn Stevenson (P)
     
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    I would like to see Houston find a way to pick up Manu and trade either battier or ariza to make room. He easily replaces ariza's contributions and i think he's one of the few gys who could replace battier's leadership. He'd also become our go to guy late in games, along with brooks. The question would be how much and for how long. There's no doubt Scola will be calling him all summer.
     
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    Manu Ginobili plox.
     
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    Manu is pricing himself right out of the equation. The dude has looked incredible this last part of the season so I'd say 3/30 million at the very least. Sign and trade would be our only chance and then the question turns into...would the Spurs sign and trade with us?
     
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    Manu is by far the Spurs MVP this season, Spurs will surely resign him.
     
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    Manu is unrestricted, so even if the Spurs want him back and are willing to pay him big, it's up to Ginobili. We all know Manu is al about winning, are as most of the Argentinian players, very competitive. For that reason i dont think money is #1 on his list. That could help Houston out a lot. We're also likely to re-sign scola, which has to be a HUGE plus. They've fulfilled most of their dreams, and i think playing together in the NBA is one they havent. It's also a short move and change from SA to Houston.

    As for a sign and trade, would the spurs be willing to take back battier or ariza knowing they're going to lose Manu? Usually i'd say yes, but it leaves them a huge hole at SG and packed at SF, so i doubt it. However, Jefferson is a big expiring next year, perhaps they can ship him out for a SG, which i think is a realistic move, since he hasnt fit in like they hoped. A capable SG and ariza/battier is a better fit for them.
     
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    Manu is a premier offensive player, no doubt. Manu, however, cannot replace Ariza's help defense and length. Houston needs Manu and Ariza to firestorm themselves, to contend.
     
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    Don't be so sure of yourself my friend. Manu wanted an extension last summer and the Spurs didn't give it to him. I dunno if any team is gonna want to sign him long term though because of his age. Most of the teams that have cap room this summer are longs way away from being contenders, so I think his choices are the Spurs or a sign and trade.
     
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    A name that I haven't heard people talk about is Drew Gooden. He's a free agent next season and is a having a coming out party for the Clippers. He can give you 10 rebounds and a 1 or 2 a game.
     
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    Rebounding is a weakness of ours,but we need length,size and defense. Gooden provides none of that.
     
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    Isn't Gooden like 6'11? He's as tall as Hill. The height isn't the problem. He doesn't seem like a guy that is consistent at both ends.
     
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    Two players that could be interesting for the Rox are Raymond Felton and Anthony Morrow.

    Raymond Felton - If Brooks is moved for any reason then Felton could step in and be an adequate replacement. They shoot about the same, assists are about the same also and while Brooks is more explosive Felton is a better defender.

    Anthony Morrow - Not sure why the Warriors aren't playing him as much as they did earlier in the year but the guy can shoot the rock. 48% shooter and 45% three point shooter so with Yao he would be ideal at the 3 point line. He is restricted so not sure how much the Warriors are willing to match but 3yrs for 9 million would be ok in my book maybe even the LLE.
     
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    Gooden is pretty inconsistent...he's still has a lot of game left, but he doesnt try sometimes....lately hes just boosting up his value so he can get paid this offseason...let someone else overpay him


    Manu is more than an offensive player, he's a pretty solid defender. He won't have the length that Ariza has, but he'll definitely be a solid help defender. More than anything he'd bring championship experience and a competitive attitude very few in the league can match. Plus he's clutch, and he can be clutch in more ways than one. we need all of that in the worst way..
     
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    I would love to get Tyson Chandler, if he signs for the MLE.

    And Manu would be a great addition too.

    Brooks / Lowry
    Martin / Budinger
    Ginobili / Ariza or Battier
    Scola / Hill
    Yao / Chandler

    Very, VERY solid.
     
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    Chandler? Ain't happening. He has a player option for about 11 million - why wouldn't he execute that?
     
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    We had a chance to talk with Gooden in the past offseason.

    Didn't even try then, I doubt Morey will want to try now.


    Can't see us trying Manu when we already have Martin. And no playing both isn't a option unless you have Manu playing the point. But would we really be willing to pay old boy the funds it would take to leave his sweet setup in SA behind, just to use him off the bench?
     

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