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The Feb. 24th Deadline is up and here are some on the block (from the IndyStar):

Trading places?
A look at some of the NBA veterans most likely to be traded before the Feb. 24 deadline:

1. P.J. Brown, New Orleans: Hornets are going nowhere, and a lot of teams would like to have this mature veteran. Can still contribute at 35, but will have to be paid $16 million over the next two seasons.

2. Dale Davis, Golden State: Wasting away on the Warriors' bench, and could add rebounding depth to a playoff team. Making $10 million in the final year of the deal he signed with the Pacers before he was traded for Jermaine O'Neal.

3. Eddie Jones, Miami: Doesn't make big plays, doesn't play well in big games. Shaq is down on him, and Heat would love to move him. He's paid $13.5 million this season, with an option for next season.

4. Toni Kukoc, Milwaukee: Not playing much, and at 36 doesn't have much time left. He averaged 8.4 points in 20.8 minutes last season, and Bucks are 7-2 in games in which he plays at least 10 minutes, so he can still play. Making $3 million in the final year of his contract.

5. Donyell Marshall, Toronto: Stuck behind Chris Bosh, but he could help a contender. He's making $5 million in the last year of his deal, which could add to his trade value.

6. Darius Miles, Portland: Still owed $40 million after this season, and Blazers would love to be rid of him. But who wants him? A solid player, but a major disappointment for someone taken with the third pick in the 2000 draft.

7. Gary Payton, Boston: He can still play at 36, and his salary of $5.1 million isn't extravagant. The headstrong point guard wants to go back to the Western Conference, and says he prefers Minnesota or Sacramento. Celtics might as well give his time to Marcus Banks.

8. Paul Pierce, Boston: The deal would have to be right, but GM Danny Ainge has an itchy trigger finger and could get something for the three-time All-Star who's in his prime at 27. Earning $12.6 million this season, with three more to go on his contract.

9. Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Portland: Only 28, and he can still play. He's in the final year of a contract paying $14 million, and Blazers need a shakeup. He's out with elbow surgery, but should return around the All-Star break.

10. Cliff Robinson, Golden State: A mature veteran and reasonably priced at $5.3 million. Could be a missing piece for the right team. He's of limited value to the Warriors in their current state.

11. Glenn Robinson, Philadelphia: Has been on the injured list all season with bad ankles and an elbow. The Gary, Ind., native is in the last year of a deal that pays him $12 million, so he might be attractive to someone looking to reduce future payroll. He also might be able to play later this season.

12. Jalen Rose, Toronto: Might have played himself out of a trade with recent strong performances off the bench, but his maximum contract makes him expendable. He's owed $33 million over the next two seasons on the deal he signed with the Pacers in 2000.

13. Damon Stoudamire, Portland: Mighty Mouse is playing like it's the final year of his contract, which it is. He's already said he doesn't plan to re-sign with Blazers, who need to break in Sebastian Telfair. Stoudamire, who's being paid $12.5 million, could make a major difference for a playoff team in need of a point guard.

14. Antoine Walker, Atlanta: Earning more than $14 million in the last year of his contract, so he can help a team clean up its books. Great talent, but hard to fit into a scheme.

EDIT:

On a somewhat related note, Elden Campbell was picked up off of waivers by New Jersey.

As you can see, he's thrilled.






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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.59
    Originally posted by Kawshen
    The Feb. 24th Deadline is up and here are some on the block (from the IndyStar):

    Trading places?
    A look at some of the NBA veterans most likely to be traded before the Feb. 24 deadline:

    1. P.J. Brown, New Orleans: Hornets are going nowhere, and a lot of teams would like to have this mature veteran. Can still contribute at 35, but will have to be paid $16 million over the next two seasons.




    I go to all of the Hornet games and watch the away ones on TV. P.J. Brown could be a great role player for a contender, but he is an even better guy. He would be a great 3 or 4 somewhere that he could contribute a steady 15 points and 8 or so boards a game. The problem being that both he and his wife are from here and have a ton of family here. It would make sense with what the Hornets have been doing so far this year, but he'd be the hardest of the batch to trade I'd think. If they could only dump Mashburn....
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    Originally posted by Kawshen
    7. Gary Payton, Boston: He can still play at 36, and his salary of $5.1 million isn't extravagant. The headstrong point guard wants to go back to the Western Conference, and says he prefers Minnesota or Sacramento. Celtics might as well give his time to Marcus Banks.

    8. Paul Pierce, Boston: The deal would have to be right, but GM Danny Ainge has an itchy trigger finger and could get something for the three-time All-Star who's in his prime at 27. Earning $12.6 million this season, with three more to go on his contract.

    14. Antoine Walker, Atlanta: Earning more than $14 million in the last year of his contract, so he can help a team clean up its books. Great talent, but hard to fit into a scheme.






With Payton, the trade wouldn't be to give Banks the chance to run the point, rather it would be to give Delonte West the spot. If West is ever healthy for more than 2 days in a row, he's the PG of the future (at least this year's version) over Banks, as Rivers isn't a fan of Banks.
If the Celts trade Pierce, it proves that Ainge had no foresight last season. If they had kept Walker, let the contract run out, not resigned Blount, and traded Pierce, they would actually be under the cap, probably for the first time since the cap was instituted in '83. Instead, Blount and Lafrentz eat up cap space into the significant future, thus they can't blow up the team completely even if they wanted to.
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13. Damon Stoudamire, Portland: Mighty Mouse is playing like it's the final year of his contract, which it is. He's already said he doesn't plan to re-sign with Blazers, who need to break in Sebastian Telfair. Stoudamire, who's being paid $12.5 million, could make a major difference for a playoff team in need of a point guard.

Hmm... who could POSSIBLY need a point guard? Especially as far as teams in the playoff hunt. I'm sure there's one out there, but I can't think of who.

(Yeah, I don't see Houston making this trade. Dunno who they'd move, but they SHOULD if they want to win.)



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I don't know if anyone checks it out, but CNNSI has a pretty interesting daily compilation of news/rumors for the four big sports, and it usually updated in the late morning each day. Here (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) is the 2/2/05 one, and its of course updatable if you simply increment the date in the address.



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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    13. Damon Stoudamire, Portland: Mighty Mouse is playing like it's the final year of his contract, which it is. He's already said he doesn't plan to re-sign with Blazers, who need to break in Sebastian Telfair. Stoudamire, who's being paid $12.5 million, could make a major difference for a playoff team in need of a point guard.

    Hmm... who could POSSIBLY need a point guard? Especially as far as teams in the playoff hunt. I'm sure there's one out there, but I can't think of who.


I'm sure the Lakers would love to get off the Chucky Atkins diet and put him on the bench where he belongs. At this point, the PG situation is so bad that I'd be more than happy to see the Lakers roll the dice with Stoudamire, in spite of his past problems. Of course, the Lakers don't have many people to give up, so I wouldn't count on seeing this, though it'd be neat if we could see Brian Grant re-united with the Blazers.

On the other side of Los Angeles, the Clippers are in the hunt and I wouldn't be surprised if they made some noise before the deadline. I don't think Donald Sterling ever expected his men to be this close to a playoff spot, especially with all the injuries. I believe he just might take a chance.




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