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2012 NBA Free Agent Recap - July 10



New York Knicks acquire C Marcus Camby from the Houston Rockets for PG Toney Douglas, C Jerome Jordan, C Josh Harrellson, and second-round picks in 2014 and 2015


The Knicks add yet another veteran to their mix who they hope can become a solid contributor off the court and provide his wisdom and leadership in the locker room. In order for the team to trade for Camby, the big man had to agree to a three-year, $13.2 million contract and then consent to this sign-and-trade deal.
The former UMass center and Tyson Chandler provide New York with a pair of shot blocking, rebounding, defensive specialists in the middle. On the down side, the Knicks have even less depth across their roster by giving away three players - albeit, three players who weren't major contributors.

Houston add some needed depth and two more future draft picks, which GM Daryl Morey loves stockpiling. With the Rockets agreeing to trade Kyle Lowry and uncertain on whether or not they will actually sign Jeremy Lin after agreeing to an offer sheet with him; the team needed another point guard, which Douglas can be. Jordan and Harrellson are big bodies to help fill the void inside left behind by Camby and Samuel Dalembert, who have both been dealt this offseason.

New York Knicks re-sign F Steve Novak to a 4-year, $15 million deal

After failing to find his niche in the NBA for the past several seasons, Novak became a huge asset off the Knicks' bench, leading the league with a 47% clip from three-point land. Paying less than four million dollars a year for somebody who provides a huge scoring punch off the bench is a very reasonable deal. It also helps solidify New York's bench a bit, which the team definitely needs at this point of the summer.




Indiana Pacers plan to match 4-year, $58 million offer sheet the Portland Blazers agreed to with C Roy Hibbert


By offering Hibbert a max deal, the Blazers backed the new Pacers front office into a corner. Pony up the cash to overpay Hibbert or let its All-Star center walk. It still seems insane that Hibbert is going to make max money, but Indiana obviously thinks it is more important to keep him for that price than trying to find a cheaper, likely less productive replacement.

Milwaukee Bucks re-sign PF Ersan Ilyasova to 5-year, $45 million deal

Ilyasova parlayed a career year into an insane 5-year, $45 million contract to stay in Milwaukee. Congrats, Bucks ... you now have five power forwards on your roster: Ilyasova, Drew Gooden, Ekpe Udoh, Larry Sanders, and first-round pick John Henson. Throw Samuel Dalembert into the mix and it will be interesting how Scott Skiles decides to divvy up minutes in the frontcourt.

The one thing that Ilyasova can do that the other power forwards can't is stretch defenses due to his outside shooting. While he is only 25 years old, $45 million is a ridiculous amount to spend on Ilyasova.


New Orleans Hornets acquire PF Ryan Anderson from Orlando Magic for PF Gustavo Ayon

The new front office staff in Orlando was not willing to pay Anderson roughly nine million dollars per year, so the team decided to deal him and at least get something in return. Anderson agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that will earn him $34-36 million over the next four years. The NBA's Most Improved Player had his breakout season at the perfect time, and he adds a stretch four in New Orleans as the team will have a new frontcourt next year when you add in No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Davis.

Neither guy is a true center by NBA standards, so the Hornets won't have a ton of physicality up front when Davis and Anderson are in the frontcourt at the same time. Ayon had a solid first season in the league and should be a decent contributor off the bench. However, he does not possess the same ability as Anderson. I'm sure this deal also really makes Dwight Howard want to stay in Orlando (sarcasm).



Philadelphia 76ers sign SG Nick Young to 1-year, $6 million deal

In order for this deal to happen, Philadelphia had to amnesty Elton Brand, shedding the team of the ridiculous $18.1 million that he was slated to make next season. Young has emerged as a dangerous scorer, but he doesn't add much else on the court. Still, getting him for a one-year deal at $6 million is a solid bargain. Young's addition likely means Jodie Meeks will not return for the Sixers next season.

San Antonio Spurs re-sign G/F Danny Green to a 3-year, $12 million deal

In typical Spurs fashion, they scooped Green from nowhere and have turned him into a key role player on their deep roster. Due to his versatility and willingness to get after it on defense, Green became a regular starter for San Antonio, and R.C. Buford has made another great deal by only having to pay him four million dollars per year.

Chicago Bulls agree to 2-year, approximately $6 million deal with PG Kirk Hinrich

With the Bulls likely not having Derrick Rose next season due to injury, Hinrich makes his return to the Windy City and will likely start at the point for them next season. Chicago did use its first-round pick on Marquis Teague, but he certainly isn't ready to step into a starting spot right away. Hinrich will add some leadership, defense, and toughness to the floor for the Bulls, which now figure to decline the team option on C.J. Watson's contract for next season.



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Oreana 01-05-2014 04:10 am xxx.xxx.xxx.103 (total posts: 1)
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ok maybe I should spifcey... It does not come with any one particular colour. When people talk about British/European/Caucasian people and don't acknowledge that they have strong cultural backgrounds, well I personally find that as offensive and as racist.
Raisudeen 01-05-2014 12:38 am xxx.xxx.xxx4.66 (total posts: 1)
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You have no idea how excited I would be to win this ring! I am the bigsget ring person, & love collecting them! I would def. wear my ysl arty ring or any other statement ring to compliment it*I've been following your blog for a while, since I saw it on bloglovin' & would be so happy if I had the chance to win something I love*Mariamy_yosh@sbcglobal.net
Gabby 01-04-2014 11:33 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.74 (total posts: 1)
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Aparepntly this is what the esteemed Willis was talkin' 'bout.
Geri 01-04-2014 06:47 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.145 (total posts: 1)
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I don't think people shulod see this post as discriminating against their culture. Fashion is CULTURE, art, music, etc...Some people need to look deeper about fashion and see that it's used to express feelings and that persons way of life, just like Native America. Yes I agree that people shulod not buy cultural things from chain stores as it is taking something which belongs to a community and they are getting nothing for it, whereas as if you buy from the community this would be helping them. However I do see why some people are getting offended, but these pictures are showing appreciation of this culture and in no way discriminating against it. Some people may want to enlighten themselves by reading about Native America and see why some may be upset by this..The work is beautiful and I think you show great appreciation to this culture :)
Buffee 01-04-2014 05:21 pm xxx.xxx.xxx4.17 (total posts: 1)
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As Charlie Sheen says, this article is "WNN!INGI"
Margaret 01-04-2014 05:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.244 (total posts: 1)
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totally love the ring its amazing....I'd pbaobrly wear it with my john lennon ring and a whole bunch more,or looped through a chain and hung round ma neckor looped through an earring and worn in one earthe possibilities are endless...love your blogxxx
Alufred 01-04-2014 04:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx3.11 (total posts: 1)
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This dress is amazing, and I think you pearid in with the perfect shoes. I just discovered your blog, and I really admire how you make high street pieces look so high end - that's real style! Looking forward to keeping up with your looks!- Catherine at The Spring
Liridona 01-04-2014 04:25 pm xxx.xxx.xxx9.86 (total posts: 1)
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ooooh this is the first time i saw this dress looking good on annoye... was really not sure about it as the bust line looked a bit funny but boy, you make it look really pretty..
Jordan 01-04-2014 03:38 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.158 (total posts: 1)
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These pictures are truly bufatieul, and I can easily see why they were meant as a tribute to the native american culture! I don't understand how anyone could find them offencive at all - they're so gorgeous and artistic!! Love your work, and I can't wait to see the rest :)
Nahide 01-04-2014 08:40 am xxx.xxx.xxx6.95 (total posts: 1)
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Both this card and your previous post, are absleutoly stunning...and please don't apologize for the paper. I could never tire of something that pretty.. lolGood luck in the challenge, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!Love Emma xxx
William 01-04-2014 01:07 am xxx.xxx.xxx.165 (total posts: 7)
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All-star weekend as in 3 point coetnst, skills challenge, dunk coetnst, and H.O.R.S.E.We also want to see real player DNA/Reactions by what the player act like in real life if the get mad at ref or stay quiet they should act the same on the game. players should look like they're about to fight show players starting players running out the locker room and giving the other players on the bench high 5 s. show players warming up in their team jump suit, team shirt and pants, or something like that. Show players talking to reporters at the end of game on create legend mode. Show players walking into the locker room. show players to watch out for during the before game warm up.
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Patti 01-03-2014 08:00 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.73 (total posts: 7)
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As an obsessive NCAA fan, I'm pleesad to see you note that the college game is superior to the NBA. I gotta say, though, I'd recommend not pinning your hopes on Illinois they've lost a key player to injury and they got destroyed in the big 10 tournament. Add that to the fact that Big 10 teams almost always underperform in the big dance, and you've got to wonder how they're going to even make it out of the first round. But you know do what you will! ;)
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