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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

.....Third Prize Is You're Fired

Continuing the lengthy look at training camp invitees league wide, here's part three. Part one can be found here, and part two is here.




Oklahoma City

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- View Thunder salary information

With a full roster, Oklahoma City saw fit to bring in four more. They signed undrafted point/combo guards Jerome Dyson of UConn and Tweety (Demond) Carter of Baylor, as well as fellow undrafted swingman Elijah Millsap of UAB. They later brought in former University of Oklahoma centre Longar Longar to round up the numbers and complete a roster of 19. Curiously, but probably rightly, they did not bring in any of their currently unsigned second rounders. 2009 pick Robert Vaden was rumoured to be a candidate, but eventually did not come over, and 2010 picks Latavious Williams and Ryan Reid also did not sign, despite currently not being under contract elsewhere.

Dyson played for the Cavaliers in summer league, at which time I wrote this about him:

Monday, October 04, 2010

How much centres get paid

Apropos of nothing, here are the total contract values of all centres in the NBA, not including those on minimum salaries (or with really close to minimum salaries, such as Samardo Samuels). In cases where a player's position is debatable or flexible, discretion is used, and the player's primary position is used (i.e. Pau Gasol wouldn't be listed at centre, even though he essentially backs up there, because he starts at power forward). In the case of someone like Al Jefferson - who was paid to be a power forward but who will now be a centre - the latter option is used. Figures are as accurate as I can get them to be, which is very.


- Atlanta: Al Horford (rookie scale), Zaza Pachulia (4 years, $19 million)

- Boston: Kendrick Perkins (4 years, $18.2 million), Jermaine O'Neal (2 years, $11,991,200)

- Charlotte: Nazr Mohammed (5 years, $30.247 million), DeSagana Diop (5 years, $32.393 million)

- Chicago: Joakim Noah (rookie scale, for now), Kurt Thomas (1 year, $1,800,000), Omer Asik (2 years, $3,578,500)

- Cleveland: Anderson Varejao (6 years, $48,204,545), Ryan Hollins (3 years, $7 million)

- Dallas: Tyson Chandler (6 years, $63 million), Brendan Haywood (6 years, $52,267,500), Alexis Ajinca (rookie scale)

- Denver: Nene (6 years, $60 million), Chris Andersen (5 years, $21.17 million)

- Detroit: Ben Wallace (2 years, $4,326,400), Jason Maxiell (4 years, $20 million), Chris Wilcox (2 years, $6 million)

- Golden State: Andris Biedrins (6 years, $54 million), Ekpe Udoh (rookie scale), Dan Gadzuric (6 years, $36,003,975)

- Houston: Yao Ming (5 year maximum), Brad Miller (3 years, $14.256 million), Chuck Hayes (4 years, $8,218,500)

- Indiana: Roy Hibbert (rookie scale), Jeff Foster (2 years, $12,734,500)

- L.A. Clippers: Chris Kaman (5 years, $52 million)

- L.A. Lakers: Andrew Bynum (4 years, $57.2 million)

Friday, October 01, 2010

Anybody Wanna See Second Prize? Second Prize Is A Set Of Steak Knives.....

Continuing the lengthy look at training camp invitees league wide, here's part two. Part one can be found here.




Indiana

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- View Pacers salary information

Indiana already has 15 guaranteed contracts, so they didn't bring in many for camp. The only two players they signed were D-League veteran centre Lance Allred, and their second second round draft pick from this summer, Magnum Rolle. Additionally, the contracts of both A.J. Price ($175,000 of $762,195 guaranteed) and Josh McRoberts ($500,000 of $885,120) are not fully unguaranteed, although you can pretty much guarantee McBizzles is making the team since Pacers coach Jim O'Brien has already said he's considering him at starting power forward.

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