Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) guards Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency Primer: Day 5


NBA Free Agency was quiet on Saturday as no official deals were announced, and anything that was spoken about was all a load of hogwash.

Confirmed Acquisitions

  • Nothing to report here, though Devin Harris and the Dallas Mavericks are putting the “finishing touches” on a three-year contract. I doubt it’s Dirk money, and if it is, then an extra kudos to Nowitzki for putting himself in the same conversation as a Devin Harris.

I’m Tired of Rumors Starting

  • It was reported that his meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers left a great impact on Carmelo Anthony. This was just a day that after his meeting with the Knicks that ‘Melo was aligned with Phil Jackson‘s way of thinking. So now it seems we have a bit of a circus beginning and though people think Anthony will have a decision soon, I am sure we are going to hear that he is leaning at least two or three different ways before he eventually re-signs with New York.
  • Yahoo! Sports reported that the big three of Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade could be “jarred loose” and consider free agency. Again, until someone actually signs with a club other than the Miami Heat, please stop sending me text updates that don’t actually update me on anything.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers may be willing to take on Jeremy Lin and his monster salary this year from the Houston Rockets if they get another piece in the trade. That means the Rockets would probably have to give up a future first-round choice for Philly to take on his contract. If I am the Sixers, I am hoping this deal happens so you can bring in a new demographic and get a small taste of Linsanity into the Wells Fargo Center. Also, if Lin plays half-decently, he could garner some interest come the trade deadline next year.

 

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