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serevei
08-14-2012, 02:55 PM
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Key additions: Brandon Roy (FA), Andrei Kirilenko (FA), Chase Budinger (trade), Alexey Shved (FA), Greg Stiemsma (FA), Dante Cunningham (trade), Robbie Hummel (draft)

Key subtractions: Wesley Johnson, Darko Milicic, Martell Webster, Wayne Ellington, Brad Miller

The Timberwolves had the right idea in pursuing Blazers free agent Nic Batum. He would be a nice fit at small forward. The $46.5 million price tag is a lot, but Rule 1 of Restricted Free Agency 101 says you have to dramatically overpay to convince a home team not to match. The Wolves didn't overpay enough, and the Blazers, as expected, quickly matched the offer.

Roy is an interesting pickup; no one knows if his knees will hold up enough to make him worth the $10 million the Wolves are paying. If he's healthy enough to be a contributor, this was a good move.

Kirilenko is less risky. He played well in Russia and looks like he still has something left in the tank. The Wolves look like they overpaid to get him, but that seems to be GM David Kahn's specialty. How he fits onto a team that primarily needs shooting remains a question mark, but most GMs think his veteran presence will help.

After Roy and Kirilenko, the Wolves don't have much to show for their offseason other than adding Budinger and Shved -- two shooters who don't bring a lot more to the table.

The waiving of Milicic via the amnesty clause only highlights how silly their offer was to him two years ago. Ditto for the dumping of Webster. The Wolves gave up a mid-first-round pick for him last year. And giving away both Johnson (the No. 3 pick two years ago) and Ellington points out yet again that, with the exception of Rubio, the Wolves have blown through numerous draft picks will little to show for it.

Overall, short of Roy having a miraculous recovery or Kirilenko dialing back the clock five years, the improvements this summer have been incremental. Somewhere, Kevin Love is pouting.

GRADE: C




Brb:
budinger perfect fit with adelman is sure to beast:
Per 36 stats
-------- FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Chase - 5.8 13.1.442 2.4 6.1 .402 1.5 1.9 .771 1.1 5.0 6.0 2.1 0.8 0.2 1.5 1.8 15.5
batum - 5.8 12.9 .451 2.2 5.5 .391 2.7 3.2 .836 1.6 3.8 5.4 1.7 1.1 1.2 1.8 2.1 16.4

Batum gets 1 more block, 1 more point, and shoots a better FT%
chase gets .6 more rebounds, .4 more assists, .3 less turnovers, and has a better 3pt%

More importantly:
Chase budinger - $ 884,293
Nicolas Batum - $9,000,000 - 12,000,000 Mil

lawdy...


brb steimsma = perfect reserve big signing
brb ak47 will flourish in adelmans corner offense due to his excellent passing + his help defense was needed so badly...
brb low risk high reward signing of roy is brilliant worst case scenario he doesnt play a game and is a 5mill expiry this offseason... best case scenario he's brandon roy and we got him for 2 years on the cheap
brb signed russian rubio for cheap 3 year contract... adelman loves having 2 ballhandlers in the lineup (shved perfect fit)
brb if anything being able to admit mistakes is a positive
brb kahn had a sensational offseason srs








cliffs:
-chad ford gave twolves a "C" offseason rating
-meanwhile kahn had a terrific offseason at worst a B+
-chad ford is an idiot

Backus21
08-14-2012, 03:00 PM
Of course he gave them a C....for Caucasian no racist

grizz101
08-14-2012, 03:02 PM
what did he give Memphis

serevei
08-14-2012, 03:04 PM
oh and btw chad:

you left Beasley and Randolph out of key subtractions

Wes wasnt the #3 pick

Webster was 2 yrs ago

Roy is 5mill a yr and the 2nd year is an option to protect us from his knees

yeh he's an idiot

serevei
08-14-2012, 03:05 PM
what did he give Memphis

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
Key additions: Darrell Arthur (re-sign), Jerryd Bayless (FA), Marreese Speights (re-sign), Tony Wroten (draft), Wayne Ellington (trade), Hamed Haddadi (re-sign)

Key subtractions: O.J. Mayo, Dante Cunningham

The Grizzlies made most of their big moves the past two summers and are on cruise control. They're good, and if they can get everyone healthy, they might be able to make some noise in the playoffs.

Adding a healthy Arthur to the mix should help. Before he went down last season with an injury, he looked like he could be a breakout big man. Bayless will do lots of the things Mayo did at a considerably smaller salary. Ditto for second-year guard Josh Selby if he plays anywhere near his summer league performance.

I think Wroten had top-five potential in this year's draft. He is a big point guard, is very athletic and can be a spectacular passer. However, his shot is broken, and he can play out of control at times. If the Grizzlies can rein that in, he could be the steal of the draft.

GRADE: B-

grizz101
08-14-2012, 03:06 PM
Chad Ford is the same guy that said Monta Ellis would be a lifetime D-Leaguer when he was drafted

serevei
08-14-2012, 03:07 PM
Chad Ford is the same guy that said Monta Ellis would be a lifetime D-Leaguer when he was drafted

i dont want to comment on monta seeing as i hate him with a passion/think he' an absolute scrub lol

bigcc
08-14-2012, 03:16 PM
Roy was the steal of FA at the price the Wolves got him at (REALLY wanted the Mavs to sign him), I heard him on the radio a while back and he said that the season with no play and some weird procedure he did has his knee feeling the best its felt since being a junior at UW, he's only 28 years old, and while I think he may have been over-exaggerating the current condition of his knee, I fully believe that he'll put in 2-3 more all-star years.

yieldtonothing
08-14-2012, 04:26 PM
does chad ford still have a hard on for nikoloz skitishvilli?

tmc.
08-14-2012, 04:37 PM
Roy was the steal of FA at the price the Wolves got him at (REALLY wanted the Mavs to sign him), I heard him on the radio a while back and he said that the season with no play and some weird procedure he did has his knee feeling the best its felt since being a junior at UW, he's only 28 years old, and while I think he may have been over-exaggerating the current condition of his knee, I fully believe that he'll put in 2-3 more all-star years.

lmao

cheerupemokid
08-14-2012, 05:39 PM
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
Key additions: Darrell Arthur (re-sign), Jerryd Bayless (FA), Marreese Speights (re-sign), Tony Wroten (draft), Wayne Ellington (trade), Hamed Haddadi (re-sign)

Key subtractions: O.J. Mayo, Dante Cunningham

The Grizzlies made most of their big moves the past two summers and are on cruise control. They're good, and if they can get everyone healthy, they might be able to make some noise in the playoffs.

Adding a healthy Arthur to the mix should help. Before he went down last season with an injury, he looked like he could be a breakout big man. Bayless will do lots of the things Mayo did at a considerably smaller salary. Ditto for second-year guard Josh Selby if he plays anywhere near his summer league performance.

I think Wroten had top-five potential in this year's draft. He is a big point guard, is very athletic and can be a spectacular passer. However, his shot is broken, and he can play out of control at times. If the Grizzlies can rein that in, he could be the steal of the draft.

GRADE: B-

Post the nuggets one.

Will rep.

serevei
08-14-2012, 05:40 PM
Post the nuggets one.

Will rep.


DENVER NUGGETS
Key additions: Andre Iguodala (trade), JaVale McGee (re-sign), Andre Miller (re-sign), Anthony Randolph (FA), Evan Fournier (draft), Quincy Miller (draft)

Key subtractions: Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Chris Andersen, Rudy Fernandez

The Nuggets continue to prove that they have one of the best front offices in basketball. They have built a team that, while not at the same level as the Oklahoma City Thunder or Los Angeles Lakers, is a serious threat in the Western Conference.

This summer, the highlight was their part in a four-team trade that landed Iguodala in Denver. The cost was minimal (Afflalo and a protected first-round pick) but the upside is tremendous. Iguodala is a significant upgrade over Afflalo and the perfect fit next to all of the Nuggets' gunners.

The team also re-signed McGee to a four-year, $44 million contract. That may seem a little rich for a player like McGee, but given the impact he had in the playoffs, he might turn out to be worth it. And the four years, instead of five, makes the deal a little less risky.

The Nuggets also re-signed Miller to a reasonable three-year, $15 million deal. The final year is partially guaranteed, meaning that the risk was pretty minimal. And adding Randolph at just $2 million a year seems like a very reasonable gamble. He's an unusual player, but he's just 23 and his player efficiency rating indicates he has an impact on the court. Fournier felt like a bit of a stretch at pick No. 20, but he can score. I felt like Miller was a second-round steal. Once he is fully healthy, he has the chance to be a solid forward down the road.

The Nuggets now are two-deep at every position and could be a major sleeper in the Western Conference if either the Thunder or Lakers stumble.

GRADE: A-