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Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:01 am
Edited on: December 6, 2011 2:57 pm
 
 

Posted by EOB Staff

On a shortened schedule with the conclusion of the NBA lockout, free agency is going to be fast and furious. To keep track of all the wheelings, dealings, rumors, and reports, check Eye on Basketball daily for the Free Agency Buzz. 

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

2:54 p.m. 

  • Glen Davis is not expected to return to the Celtics, but CSN New England reports that the Detroit Pistons have interest in him and may offer him the full MLE. He's young enough it doesn't disrupt their core, and a Knight-Hamilton-Jerebko/Daye-Davis-
    Monroe is a pretty solid young (except for Hamilton) core. Not a bad idea. 

1:33 p.m.
11:55 a.m.
  • The Clippers will have a second meeting with Caron Butler. "Caron was really happy with the meeting," agent Raymond Brothers told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "We were really impressed by (general manager) Neil Olshey and (coach) Vinny Del Negro. I think they've got a good young team that can win. Caron had a really good feeling about it."
  • Via ESPN Dallas, Jason Terry wants an extension with the Mavs: "My focus is to sign an extension because being the core of what we've built to this point, I believe they want me here," Terry said. "And if the extension is not done, then that tells me something different. And so, I'm going to put all my efforts out here to prove to everybody in this league that I'm going to be here for another four to five years playing at a high level."
10:15 a.m.
  • The Saginaw News in Michigan, hometown of Jason Richardson, reports that the unrestricted free agent has strong suitors in Chicago, Boston, and Golden State. Each location makes a lot of sense. Richardson has hinted that he very much wants to contend for a title, and as a three-point threat who can defend at least decently, particularly in a stronger system, hes going to have huge value. The Bulls would find a lot of value in his perimeter range and ability to body 2s effectively. In short, he's a major upgrade over Keith Bogans, without the baggage that comes with Vince Carter or Tracy McGrady, and in their price range as opposed to Arron Afflalo.
9:45 a.m.
  • Yahoo Sports reports that the Clippers have extended DeAndre Jordan a five-year, $40 million offer sheet to try and retain the restricted free agent. Jordan is expected to not sign the sheet and instead look for a better deal on the open market, forcing the Clippers to match. $8 million a year is a steep price for a player with Jordan's limited offensive abilities, but given his position (center in a weak market, even in a free agency class full of centers), conditioning, age, and production, it's probably in the range of what he's worth. Anything higher and teams are flirting with overpaying him. Then again, given the run on centers in the next week, swinging for a younger one with freakish athleticism might be worth a few extra bills.
Comments

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:40 am
 

Jason Richardson in Chicago..?

Shoot, would you rather have Jason Richardson, Caron Butler or Nick Young..

I'd take Caron Butler over any of them. Being a Mavs fan I saw throughout the season last year how important that dude is to a team.

He may only get you 15pts a game, maybe 20, but man is his defense far more superior than Richardson and Young combined. His leadership is uncanny, he was out with an injury and still was the first one on the court during a timeout.





Young looks like a kid I played with in high school, kid with hops and can shoot a 3..but slacks off on D and shows his 'tude, I hope for the best for him but in the NBA I'd rather have Caron Butler.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:07 am
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

When are the Pistons going to stop clutching on to the past and get rid of Hamilton & Prince? It's not 2004 anymore. 

Why, do you want them? LOL   Nobody will take those contracts off the Pistons hands and if they do, the Pistons will get almost nothing in return.  They had their chance 3 or 4 years ago to get a lot for those guys when they were in their prime and playing well... not anymore.

I like the big baby pickup if we can get him.  The kid has talent....  love it actually.  It would be the first good free agent signing for the Pistons in a long time.  No, it's not a Howard or Lebron signing but the Pistons aren't capable of getting guys like that.  A kid like this would be good in Detroit. 



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

As a Raptor's fan I am still sick over the fact that idiot Colangelo traded away Hibbert for that bum Jermaine O'Neal. What a stupid trade. I thought Toronto might chase Jordan, but his price is going to be too steep. I think instead they go after a veteran. Maybe Joel Pryzbilla. 

When are the Pistons going to stop clutching on to the past and get rid of Hamilton & Prince? It's not 2004 anymore. 


leasmeek
Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:28 pm
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Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

Nene wouldn't go to the Pacers to replace Hibbert, he would go to the Pacers to help Hibbert. The plan is to put Nene at 4 and have Hibbert play 5. That way Nene can be a more physical presence down low and let Hibbert evolve. 



Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

If you would think a little more, Nene would end up playing the 4 and Hibbert would stay with the Pacers at 5. It gets pressure off of Hibbert to be the banger down low while Nene grabs the boards. The Pacers signing Nene would actually make a lot of sense.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

Although I am a Lakers fan I think the Mavs should offer Jordan the same 5-year, $40 million contract.




Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

@Bubbac

All the players on the Bulls better guard their wives or girlfriends around J-Rich.  Dude is a garbage person. 



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

um theo, j rich for bulls is nothing but perfection. There's no way to guard the bull's if you have j rich at SG



Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.6.11: Bulls want JRich?

Richardson would be TERRIBLE for team chemistry in chicago.  terrible.


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