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Monday, June 30, 2008

Other Interesting Free Agents

Five-minute guide to 2008 free agency period - Marty Burns - SI.com

Magic are most likely to look in the bargain bin for players, here are three from SI.com

Three potential bargains

1. James Jones: The 6-8 forward quietly put together a strong season last year for the Blazers, finishing third in the NBA in three-point shooting (44.0 percent) while bringing other intangibles that helped that young team blossom. He opted out of the final year of his contract ($3.1 million), but he probably could be picked up for only slightly more.

2. Pietrus: Once considered a rising star in Golden State, he has been buried on the bench in Nelson's system. But the 6-6 swingman is a terrific athlete who can defend and shoot the three. With a change of scenery, Pietrus just might live up to his potential and turn out to be a steal at the right price.

3. Chris Quinn: The second-year guard from Notre Dame was one of the few bright spots for the Heat last season. Filling in for the injured Jason Williams, he averaged around 15 points and six assists down the stretch with a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Quinn is restricted, and the Heat will probably match any offer, but it might be worth a shot for a team seeking a hard-nosed guard who can shoot with range.

Since all three shoot the 3 pointer they would probably fit with SVG. I also would love to have James Posey of the Celtics who is likely to opt out. Posey has been a key bench player for two of the last three champions.


  • At 1:42 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I like james jones and peitrus at SG. Quinn is still a little raw,so the magic may target a guy like chris duhon who is a proven vet in this league at PG. The best thing about this summer is there are options. I dont think there is that much of a difference between peitrus and maggette to be honest,so if maggette's to expensive i'll take one of the others gladly at a cheaper price,we get a little bigger and more athletic with either.


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