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    Also, most teams prefer to keep major discussions quite quiet. Sometimes they can't do anything about it, because a player has too big a profile...like Melo, Dwight, or even Harden...so that everyone knows a separation may be coming. But most of the time, teams like to keep things quiet, and thus like dealing with teams that do the same.

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    Quote Shantz wrote: View Post
    So because the Knicks, Clippers, and Pistons leaked information about discussions, this means that no talks could be had without information being leaked? How do the Spurs regularly make moves that were never talked about publically?

    There are well run franchises that do manage to keep their discussions quiet....the Knicks are easily not one of them (both in being well-run and keeping things quiet).
    The other point that nobody has made is that sometimes there is benefit from deliberately leaking a story. Doing so can increase interest in a particular player (real or perceived), creating competition for him and thus increasing his trade value. For me, the problem isn't that there was a leak, but more to do with what types of things are being leaked and how often the leaks are publicized. When internal team details are becoming public knowledge at an alarming rate, then there's a problem. When a particular trade discussion is leaked at a strategic time, which increases your leverage at the bargaining table... not so much.

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    The other point that nobody has made is that sometimes there is benefit from deliberately leaking a story. Doing so can increase interest in a particular player (real or perceived), creating competition for him and thus increasing his trade value..
    Wouldn't any GM worth their salt see right through shit like that.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    Wouldn't any GM worth their salt see right through shit like that.
    There are a fair amount of bad GMs though, too.

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    Wouldn't any GM worth their salt see right through shit like that.
    You'd think so, but look at the Bargnani trade rumors that were swirling - first the Clips, then the Knicks. I think a team that is generally tight-lipped, like MU seems to be, could be the greatest benefactors of leaking strategically, especially if the other team has no reason to believe the Raptors are the source of the leak. Who knows, maybe MU leaked the Clips interest in Bargnani via one of his underlings, to improve his leverage with the Knicks? With so much going on, I doubt every GM can follow-up every rumored story.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    Wouldn't any GM worth their salt see right through shit like that.
    I believe Ujiri is seen as playing the Nets off of the Knicks during the Melo trade to increase Melo's value. I don't remember the source but it mentioned that just before the trade there were rumours along the lines of "Melo to the Nets imminent' I'm not saying Ujiri leaked anything, but it would suggest that stuff like that is possible.
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    Can someone point me towards a thread or post that identifies what Landry Fields is doing this summer besides his butt chin finance?

    And I also believe that Ujiri has a very tight ship. That and a very trustworthy staff.

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    I don't care what Landry Fields does this summer as long as he comes back with 40% corner 3pt shooting.

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    I don't care what Landry Fields does this summer as long as he comes back with 40% corner 3pt shooting.
    That's the point I'm trying to figure out? Is he actually working on his shot? We all know what everyone else on the roster is, and has been working on. I don't know what was mentioned about Landry regarding working on his shot.

    As far as I know, media wise, he could be sitting on his ass playing COD.

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    There I asked him.... I'm sure he will respond to me right away....

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    FML. DAMN YOU BC and your crappy luck leaving us high and dry for another 2 years with pieces of stump....

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    Default A lesson in flexibility - Masai is doing it already

    probably going to merge this with something else shortly but for now....
    ----------------------------2013--------- 2014 ---------- 2015

    Quentin Richardson ---------1.4m ---------*1.45m-------- *1.5m
    Julyan Stone----------------800k ---------*900k
    Steve Novak----------------3.75m---------3.45m--------- 3.75m
    Marcus Camby--------------4.4m----------*4.3m
    Tyler Hansborough-----------2.5m----------2.5m

    * = non guaranteed

    Pyscho Ts salary is an estimate based off of tweets suggesting "part of the MLE was used to sign him"

    1.) Nothing here is untradeable
    2.) Everyone has a specific skillset
    3.) Only one of these toys with the notion of "upside"
    Last edited by thead; Tue Jul 9th, 2013 at 09:58 PM.

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    Masai is doing what he did in Denver. He's amazing at roster retooling, he knows what pieces fit where and what players compliment eachother.

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    i got a boner when i read the thread title... tight lipped

    but on a realer note fuck landry fields and anybody that love him, man is a straight waste of cash and minutes

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    Quote EL_CHAPO wrote: View Post
    i got a boner when i read the thread title... tight lipped

    but on a realer note fuck landry fields and anybody that love him, man is a straight waste of cash and minutes
    I look forward to hearing how you really feel.

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    Quote p00ka wrote: View Post
    I look forward to hearing how you really feel.
    bet you got Fields knicks jersey tucked away in your closet right breh?

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    I'm just waiting to see what he gets for Camby in a trade.

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    @KevinRashidi: Mentioned this yesterday but can confirm with multiple sources that DeMar DeRozan is in fact being shopped by Masai Ujiri.

    .. Think he's keeping it lowkey

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    Messiah Ujiri has this team in his hands like a kindergartner with playdough.

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    Quote Profster wrote: View Post
    I'm just waiting to see what he gets for Camby in a trade.
    Yeah same, but if we can't trade and instead bought him out though how much would that set us back?

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