March 19, 2013
January 5, 2011
Devean George - Last year was George's best statistical season of his NBA career, a testament to how Nellieball consistently achieved the unlikely accomplishment of getting the most out of its players while getting the least out of its team. Nevertheless, George was unable to turn this performance into a new contract, and he remains unsigned. However, while Don Nelson was able to get production out of George, Donnie Nelson was always his biggest fan. And with Caron Butler suffering a season ending patella tendon injury this week - here's a picture of him going for surgery - George's luck might not be out yet if the Mavericks have any residual love left for him.
August 21, 2010
July 30, 2010
Devean George - George might have just put up the best season of his career. It was certainly his most efficient; the career 39% shooter shot .432% from the field and .390% from the field averaging 5.4 ppg/2.4rpg and putting up a PER of 11.6, his best for 8 years. He's still no good, of course, but that second wind might be enough to get him another contract.
May 10, 2010
As you might presently yourself fully be aware of, teams with full Bird rights can go over the cap to re-sign their own free agents. This is because of the Larry Bird Exception, a salary cap exception that allows a team to re-sign any of its free agents that qualify for the exception for anything up to and including the max. As the name might suggest, the "Early Bird Exception" is kind of an entry level version of the Larry Bird Exception. To qualify for the Larry Bird Exception, a player must have gone three seasons without changing teams as a free agent. [...] The "without changing teams a free agent" caveat is important here; when a player is traded while under contract, their Bird rights are traded with them. This means that the Warriors can re-sign Devean George to the maximum salary this summer. Don't mock that possibility until you can be sure it won't happen.