Sunday, June 29, 2008

Players (Might Be) Shopping Around For A Team

For the last several weeks there have been many rumors about different trades possibilities.......Until now, the only trade that came through is between Indiana-Tornto and Milwaukee-New Jersey.....The rest, are all speculations however, one way to find out who may just be in the market is by looking closely to a players' contract. Here is some helpful information from Detroit Free Press.

Teams can negotiate with free agents beginning Tuesday, but players can't sign contracts until July 9.

"With all due respect to the free agents out there, this is not one of the stronger classes," Dumars said earlier this month. "So that's why I'd emphasize more trade now than any other time."

This unrestricted class is highlighted by Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison and guard Gilbert Arenas, and includes Boston Celtics forward James Posey, New Jersey center DeSagana Diop, Clippers guard Corey Maggette and center Elton Brand, and Sacramento forward Ron Artest. Some of those players are still deciding whether to opt out of the final years of their deals. They have until Monday to make the call.
Restricted free agents include Golden State guard Monta Ellis and center Andris Biedrins, Philadelphia forward Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams, Atlanta forward Josh Smith and Josh Childress, Bobcats center Emeka Okafor, Chicago forward Luol Deng and guard Ben Gordon.

On the other hand, don't be surprise if there's any superstar that comes up in the trading talks similar to Carmelo Anthony recently. Deals could just happen in an instant or in a long process without anyone knowing it until it's been officially done.

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