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Erick Dampier

  1. Report: Erick Dampier close to deal with Rockets

    Oct 29, 2010, 1:09 AM EDT

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    We know you’ve missed the Erick Dampier free agency updates. Almost as much as you’ve missed Erick Dampier. But we have an update and soon you may have Damps to kick around again. Dampier is close to a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to Hoopsworld. Houston was one of several teams Dampier met with…

  2. Training camps is almost over, time for Erick Dampier to make a decision

    Oct 20, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

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    If one were cynical, one might think that free agent center Erick Dampier has taken his sweet time making a decision on where he will play this season just to avoid training camp. We are that cynical. But training camp is almost over, so it’s time and Dampier is about to choose a team. Probably…

  3. Phoenix, Chicago this week's frontrunners for Erick Dampier

    Oct 6, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT

    Let’s be honest, we got annoyed with the LeBron James decision process that seemed to drag on and on, but at least there was a franchise-shaping decision coming at the end of it. The Erick Dampier decision-making process? It just drags on and on. Dampier will meet this week with Chicago and Phoenix, according to…

  4. Dampier visits with Raptors, but no deal worked out

    Oct 1, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    The Miami Heat said no. The Milwaukee Bucks signed someone else. There has been no deal with the Houston Rockets. Erick Dampier is a man without a team. Which is a little odd — as a minimum-salary backup center he should be a good fit, but teams are not jumping on board. For whatever reason.…

  5. Erick Dampier says it's down to four teams, Portland now in mix

    Sep 27, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    Erick Dampier made a decision, he wanted to take his backup center talents to South Beach, like everyone else. But for reasons not totally clear, Miami didn’t want him (Damps is not a great center, but he’s better than anyone they’ve got). So he’s taking his time making another decision. He told Sam Amick of…

  6. Toronto is the new, slightly gimpy horse in the race for Erick Dampier's services

    Sep 27, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    A union between Erick Dampier and the Miami Heat apparently made too much sense to come to fruition. Now, rather than the serviceable big man going to the championship contending team a bit lacking in serviceable big men, Dampier will likely land with another playoff-caliber squad. Or maybe the Toronto Raptors. According to Adrian Wojnarowski…

  7. Miami Heat step out of Erick Dampier running

    Sep 24, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT

    Erick Damper will not be taking his talents to South Beach, although why remains a mystery. The Miami Heat have said they have stepping away from the race to bring in center free agent Erick Dampier. Michael Wallace of the Miami Herald broke the news in a couple of tweets Heat pass on adding free…

  8. Report: Erick Dampier to the Miami Heat deal "imminent"

    Sep 22, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    Today Erick Dampier had meetings and a workout with the Miami Heat, but it may be more than that. Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel (and of this site) sent out these tweets: Erick Dampier believed to have an afternoon workout scheduled with Heat, possibly as precursor to a potential signing. Erick Dampier actually has…

  9. Erick Dampier down to Rockets, Heat, Hawks, Nuggets

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT

    Either the Rockets or the Heat are about to get a nice boost to their title hopes. That or the Hawks or Nuggets will get a nice boost to their front lines. Erick Dampier worked out for the Houston Rockets Monday and met with coach Rick Adelman, according to the Houston Chronicle. Dampier will do…

  10. Today's Erick Dampier update: Heat, Rockets and Hawks (yes, it's the slow time of year)

    Sep 17, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

    You now it is the slowest time of year when we have daily updates on Erick Dampier. Nonetheless, here we go: Dampier is finalizing his list for meetings and it is expected to include the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets and — the newcomer to the party — the Atlanta Hawks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of…

  11. Maybe rings, Miami winning out over money for Dampier

    Sep 16, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

    Does Erick Dampier want the rings or the money more? Rings, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. His sources told him that the Miami Heat are the frontrunners for Damps’ services. There may be questions about how much Dampier can give at his age, but he is a more complete player than Joel Anthony, Zydrunas…

  12. Report: The Rockets are feeling Damp

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:48 PM EDT

    The Heat were expected to swoop in and grab Erick Dampier fresh off the waiver wire to bolster their weak center rotation. After all, how many teams can use a veteran center with possible injury issues who can’t really jump at this point? Daryl Morey’s got a suggestion for you. The Houston Chronicle reports that…

  13. Winderman: Celebrating all that has gone wrong in Charlotte (and still making the playoffs)

    Sep 15, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT

    Today, we salute the Charlotte Bobcats. No, not for any front-office wizardry (in fact, far from it), but rather for the fact that the franchise, somehow, is coming off its first-ever playoff berth. Because today we also celebrate all that has gone wrong with the franchise. It is the day we learned that Adam Morrison…

  14. Dampier has a decision to make, and he wants it to come with a ring. And money.

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Erick Dampier will be a free agent, so he told the Miami Herald what he is required to say as a free agent — it’s about winning. Where the big, serviceable center and new best free agent on the market lands will be about chasing a ring. So the Wolves are out — they admitted…

  15. Bobcats waive Erick Dampier

    Sep 14, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT

    The Bobcats have spent the last few days — the last couple months, really — looking for a trade to get some value out of the Erick Dampier contract. The best value apparently was to get the Bobcats under the luxury tax. The Bobcats have waived Dampier. That means his $13 million contract comes off…

  16. Will the Heat go after Erick Dampier?

    Sep 14, 2010, 3:38 PM EDT

    I’ve lost count of how many centers the Miami Heat have under contract. Roughly the size of the Orc army in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, by my guess. But I could be off by a few. But they might add one more — Erick Dampier. The Miami Herald was doing a little speculating.…

  17. Dampier "in limbo" as Bobcats phone rings off hook with trade offers

    Sep 12, 2010, 8:58 PM EDT

    It’s been 60 days as of Monday since the Charlotte Bobcats acquired Erick Dampier from Dallas. Which means that as of Monday they can trade him. So their phone is ringing off the hook. Dampier did not reach a minutes played marker in his contract last season, so his deal is not guaranteed. Waive him…

  18. Bobcats still looking to trade Erick Dampier, not just set him free

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:26 AM EDT

    This much we know: Erick Dampier will not be playing for the Charlotte Bobcats this season under his current $13 million contract. Dampier’s contract is not guaranteed, meaning he can simply be waived and the money comes off a team’s payroll. That kind of contract has value a lot of places. One of three things…

  19. Kwame Brown in Charlotte means Dampier will be waived… Miami anyone?

    Aug 24, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT

    Want to add to the conspiracy theory, anyone? If anyone could add a new, quality center to their roster right now it would be Pat Riley, the magician who has been pulling rabbits out of his hat all summer long as it is. Here’s how… and we’ll start with the facts. The Charlotte Bobcats signed…

  20. Charlotte may keep Erick Dampier, but not at $13 million

    Jul 18, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    If there is one sure thing left this summer besides washed up players begging for a comeback with the Heat, it is that Erick Dampier’s contract will be terminated. He is due $13 million next season, and the fact that it was a non-guaranteed deal made him a trading chip this summer. Dallas cashed in…

  21. Bobcats are likely looking to flip Erick Dampier's contract, but it won't be easy

    Jul 15, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    Erick Dampier’s “instantly” expiring contract was supposedly one of the off-season’s biggest trade chips, yet the Mavs were only able to get Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca in return. That’s not quite in line with Dallas’ lofty summer goals; Donnie Nelson and Mark Cuban were shooting for a sign-and-trade with the biggest free agents, and…

  22. Dallas, Charlotte trade big men they don't want

    Jul 13, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    Not all trades are thrilling. Case in point: The Dallas Mavericks are sending the Erick Dampier, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najara to the Charlotte Bobcats for Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Dampier’s expiring deal was the big carrot the Mavericks had this summer, and they just spent it on…

  23. NBA.com Store finds: team logo toasters

    May 24, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT

    Want to eat what Michael Jordan eats for breakfast? What Gerald Wallace eats? It ain’t Wheaties, my friend. It is toast. Bread emblazoned with the logo of the Charlotte Bobcats. Burned in by special toaster. I’m sure Kobe Bryant eats from the Lakers toaster. LeBron James eats from the Cavaliers toaster — for now. Erick…

  24. It's been a few months, must be time for another roster shakeup in Dallas

    Apr 30, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    They shook it up at the trading deadline — in comes Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood. Scoring help and a better center, a deal that looked great on paper — and that didn’t work well at all. The Mavericks looked dangerous at first but their season ended with another first round loss. May be time…

  25. Erick Dampier, did you think David Stern was kidding about the referee criticism?

    Apr 26, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    Congratulations Erick Dampier, you’re the next contestant on the “pay $35,000 game show.” After the Mavericks lost game three to the Spurs, he said to ESPN and anyone else that would listen: “When we play defense we’re under a magnifying glass,” said Dampier. “But when we’re on offense, there’s no magnifying glass.” David Stern said…

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