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Tuesday morning one liners: Rumor mill starting to spin

Nov 29, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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If you read one thing on the new NBA CBA, this breakdown by Larry Coon of ESPN should be it. This will make you smarter.

Here is a complete list of all 129 free agents that hit the market Dec. 9.

It makes almost no sense for the Lakers to make a run at Kris Humphries, they have more pressing needs (point guard) and no money to spend really, but that is the rumor from one quarter.

Whatever the Washington Wizards decide to do with the amnesty clause, Rashard Lewis wins.

The Wizards top priority is to ink Nick Young to a longer deal.

A lot of teams are eyeing Brandon Roy if the Blazers use the amnesty clause on him as expected, but don’t expect him to slip past the Timberwolves or Warriors in the bidding process. (This time around guys waived by amnesty cannot just choose a team; rather teams under the salary cap can bid to pick up a portion of their contract and the highest bid gets the player.)

NBA.com’s David Aldridge says the Celtics are looking very hard at Tyson Chandler as a free agent. I looked really hard at a $5 million beachfront home once, didn’t mean I could afford it. (The Celtics don’t have the cap space for a run at Chandler.)

Expect the Nets to make a run at Tayshaun Prince.

Expect the Pistons to make a run at Big Baby (that’s Glen Davis to the rest of us).

how u? A lot of players are lobbying Roger Mason Jr. to come play for them.

Making the argument that the NBA lockout was about the owners trying to control the workers more than it was just about the money.

A report that Andrea Bargnaini seems to have lost weight and is moving well. That’s nice.

In what is really news to nobody, the Memphis Grizzlies say they will match any offer another team makes to Marc Gasol.

The Golden State Warriors are in the market for a big man. Who isn’t?

We talked about this before the lockout and we can do so again now — the Bobcats buyout of Bismack Biyombo from Spain is not going to be that simple.

It sure looks like President Barack Obama wears Under Armour when he plays hoop (as noticed by Henry Abbott at TrueHoop).

  1. craigw24 - Nov 29, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Disagree with you Kurt on the Laker’s needs. They really need a backup center who can keep Pau’s minutes down. It is down low that the Lakers are going to punish people and they have more flexibility at the 1-2-3 positions to add a specialist.

  2. 00maltliquor - Nov 29, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    There the Pistons go just shooting themselves in the foot again. Why try signing Big Baby when you got other pressing needs. Big money is already tied in Charlie V. They also got Jonas Jerebko, Austin Daye, Jason Maxiell and Chris Wilcox. And it’s not like Baby is leaps and bounds better then the afforementioned PFs they already have.

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