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PBT Friday Morning One Liners

Mar 4, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics Getty Images

I am not a fan of the franchise tag for the NBA. Danny Nowell at Magic Basketball does a great job explaining why this is a bad idea.

The Timberwolves are going to offer Kevin Love a lot of money. This story says $70 million, but that is this CBA’s number. However, whatever the max is they can offer him under the new CBA, you can bet Love will get that or close to it.

The Celtics officially signed Sasha Pavlovic. He brings some depth at the wing, but if they end up needing him to really do much they are in trouble.

Speaking of Boston: Can they re-sign Jeff Green (who may cost as much as Perkins)? If not, is the trade a big net loss for them?

Zydrunas Ilgauskas pitched his New York pad to Carmelo Anthony during a game… and it worked.

Clippers send Willie Warren down to the D-League.

Brendan Haywood is back to starting at center for a few games for Dallas while Tyson Chandler rests his sore ankle. Now we get a look at what Dallas almost looked like for this season (hint: it’s not nearly as good).

The Spurs are expected to sign
swingman Othyus Jeffers to a 10-day contract. You don’t know who he is, but do you doubt he’ll work well for the Spurs?

Baron Davis makes his Cavs debut Friday. Count me among the non-beleivers (but for Cleveland’s sake I hope he proves me wrong).

The fall of Andris Biedrins.

  1. purdueman - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    I totally agree! Hopefully the franchise tag nonsense will go away with the new CBA. In concept the idea wasn’t a bad one, as it provided a ray of hope that the mostly greedy players would go for the extra guaranteed money even if it meant staying in a city they didn’t want to be in and/or with a bad team, but the money has become so big now (as we saw with La Bron and Bosh this offseason), many of the players no longer seem to care (about the extra guaranteed year and larger payday that goes with the franchise tag).

  2. sknut - Mar 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    You can’t solve the issue in the NBA, its about players wanting to play in high profile markets, and no tag or anything else can solve that. Its depressing being a fan of a small market team.

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