20 Mar 2015

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Back to Main MenuCelebrationsFraud PreventionManage Your AdPlace an AdHere we go again . the latest LeBron to New York story. Here, I thought he was supposed to go to the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets because James is buddies with Jay Z, who owns a small piece of the Nets. Now, it’s the Knicks because new team president Donny Walsh hired Mike D’Antoni. This come from a Newsday story stating Walsh wants to clean out all the stupid, bloated contracts the Knicks have to make a run at James in 2010. Forget James, Walsh needs to get rid of those deals and players just to make the Knicks mediocre.Here’s what local fans need to realize about most in the national media, especially based on the East and West coasts. They can’t imagine why anyone would want to play in Cleveland. In New York, they think everyone wants to play in New York, as if it’s New York is entitled to have the best players. Yet Tim Duncan and Tony Parker stay in San Antonio. Dirk Nowitzki stays in Dallas. Kevin Garnett spent 12 years in Minnesota! The fact is NBA rules are set up for original teams to keep their free agents. In the case of James in 2010, the Cavs can offer him one more year and about Air Jordan 16s $20 million more than any other team. It’s not like baseball, where there is no cap and big market teams out bid everyone.In the NBA, players tend to sign with their original teams. The last big name free agent in his prime to jump was Steve Nash Air Jordan Women Size in (2004) from Dallas to Phoenix, but that happened because Dallas thought Nash was physically breaking down and did not offer him a maximum contract. The Suns did, so he went there. He probably would have stayed in Dallas had the Mavericks given him a max deal, because it would have been a year longer and much richer than the most the Suns could offer. In 1996, a 24 year old Shaquille O’Neal walked away from Orlando to the Lakers. That may be the last major, major free agent to do that.Think back to the summer of 2005 when the Cavs were shopping for a free agent guard. They pursued Seattle’s Ray Allen and Milwaukee’s Michael Redd. Both re signed with their original teams because they could offer more money and more years. The Cavs signed Larry Hughes to a max contract because Washington refused to give him a max deal. Ben Wallace also jumped from Detroit to Chicago for the same reason the Pistons not Air Jordan DMP giving him the max contract, but Air Jordan 14s the Bulls did. Then the two players were traded for each other when their teams realized they gave out bad contracts.The point is that it’s been years since a player walked away from a max contract with his own team to sign with another. The Cavs will present James with a maximum contract in 2010, so that favors him staying. Yes, Nike would like him in New York, but James doesn’t always listen to Nike. The shoe company has wanted him to be in the slam dunk contest, but James has refused. James also has shown he can secure national advertising deals in Cleveland. Like most of you reading this, he is from here, likes it here and prefers to stay here. When big NBA names switch franchises, it nearly always via a trade. Yes, a player can sign a max deal with his original team, then raise a stink and force a trade as Vince Carter did in Toronto. But that doesn’t happen often.Something else to consider is the Knicks have been an embarrassment under the ownership of James Dolan. If he gets out of the way, Walsh and D’Antoni may turn the Knicks into a contender over the next few years. But their cap situation is a mess, and Dolan has historically made life miserable for his basketball people. Anything can happen. If things fall apart in Cleveland, James could leave in 2010. But other free agents that summer are Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, all three members of the 2003 NBA draft class signed contracts that expire in the same summer. So the Knicks may have several targets, but the odds are against getting any of them unless a trade is involved.Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy PolicyThe material on this site may not be reproduced, Jordan Pro Strong distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC.

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