Meanwhile, Hawks said to be "closing in" on deal with Monta Ellis. Also, Mavs plan to make pitch to Andrew Bynum.— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) July 8, 2013
Chris Kaman to Lakers
There is so much movement this season it's difficult to hypothesize how well each team will do.
Look at the rest here:http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/n...-with-raptors/Brandan Wright
The six-year, 6-foot-10 big man was drafted eighth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2007 draft. He has spent time with the Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and most recently, the Dallas Mavericks. Posting career averages of 6.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, the 25-year-old is coming off his strongest season thus far, averaging 8.5 points and 4.1 boards in 18 minutes per game. While the beginning of his career was plagued by injuries, Wright appeared in 64 games last season and would provide the team with size off the bench as well as a veteran presence. Over his career he has shot better than 57 per cent from the field, including 60 per cent last season.
Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 16th pick in 2008, Marreese Speights has proven his worth over his five NBA seasons. Listed at 6-foot-10, the big man is coming off a season that saw him average 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in just 18 minutes per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers after being traded from Memphis at the deadline. While he has served both starting and backup roles, he provides the kind of toughness a young team (with Jonas Valanciunas and Quincy Acy up front) could benefit from.
Yes, he’s a pain to watch. Tyler Hansbrough is that kind of player you loathe playing against and love having on your team. His ability to annoy opponents and get under their skin is one of his greatest attributes. Just ask Valanciunas. While the Raptors big man is no fan of Hansbrough’s after the former Pacer tossed him to the ground in a pretty sketchy play last season, having a big man on the bench to do the dirty work isn’t ever a bad thing. With career averages of 8.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in under 20 minutes per game, Hansbrough is the guy you sign if you need someone to play the role of antagonist.
Yes, another Mavericks free agent here, but for just a moment, imagine Rodrigue Beaubois in a Raptors uniform. Like Wright, the French point guard has struggled through injuries in the first few years of his career, but has also shown flashes of brilliance. In addition to a career-high 40 points during his rookie season with the Mavericks, Beaubois is familiar with Dwane Casey, having played for him during Casey’s tenure as an assistant with the Mavs. A 6-foot-2 guard with an incredible 6-foot-9 wingspan, Beaubois has the sort of athleticism that makes you wonder what could become of him if given a real shot.
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I'd really like Hansbrough, and I'm sure Casey would as well
I hate Hansbrough so much!
If he's on another team...
JL3 to Utah as backup PG
Trey Burke isn't ready, as can be seen in Summer League.
Mo hasn't been signed back up yet.
Tyler Hansborough eh.....been a while since we had a goon
Not a very good article; those guys won't add much if anything to the team; they are all below mediocre players.
Wright is not really size of the bench as he is a lightweight big. He's shooting that good because he only picks up points around the basket. Not that it's bad to shoot from around the basket, but it would help if players have some range, and he has never proven that. He's suspect on defense except against some good match-ups. He doesn't add anything.
Beaubois hasn't done anything since his rookie year except for the occassional game. And there certainly have been chances for him in Dallas. It's the kind of guy you'd only give a shot if he comes for a minimum salary.
Speights has been highly inconsistent and not very convincing when he got chances in Memphis due to injuries. His defense is very suspect. (Marginal) bench player at best if you want to go anywhere with your team. I used to be higher on him, but his defense is just too bad and his offense too inconsistent to compensate. I don't think there is much upside left.
And the other guy; blegh.
Hansborough is a really terrible basketball players guys. i haven no idea why everyone here has such a boner for him.
I'd be okay with Psycho-T as long as its at the mini-mid level. Anything higher than $3M is too high.
He comes in off the bench with a lot of energy. I'd sign Psycho-T as mentioned above. He's a stupid troll of a soldier and we have too many people with high basketball 'IQ'. Look where that got us....***
@ESPNSteinLine: Hearing: Warriors closing in on free-agent deal with Marresse Speights. Details to come but one-year deal expected
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