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After crumbling to the court and needing to be carried to the locker room, an initial examination of Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari suggested a season-ending tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night.

"The doctor indicated that the ligament was loose," one source told Yahoo! Sports. "They expect that it's a torn ACL."

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This is potentially bad for the Hornets in multiple ways. It makes the Clippers playoff path potentially easier, and the Nuggets now have more motivation to hold onto Corey Brewer who is one of the more frequently mentioned off season targets.



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corndeaux
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 Nuggets now have more motivation to hold onto Corey Brewer


Maybe but they are close to capped out. Depends on what Iguodala does ($72million payroll if he picks up his option) and what the Nuggets do it he opts out. Plus Fournier has been looking better

I think this means Chandler is less likely to be dealt.






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Nuggets now have more motivation to hold onto Corey Brewer who is one of the more frequently mentioned off season targets.


Along with Wilson Chandler


Im not sure the Clippers get through Memphis
Ultimately leading to Del Negros firing, and the departure of one Chris Paul.

Sad to see this injury also... Denver had as good a shot as any with a full, healthy roster... and I was looking forward to a potential Denver/OKC playoff matchup



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Maybe but they are close to capped out.


They're tight, but it's not as bad as it's always made out to be. If they keep the same team they have now minus Brewer, Mozgov, Julyan Stone and Quincy Miller their payroll would be $67.7 million. What Iggy does could definitely effect things, but if he doesn't opt out and the cap goes up $2 million they could pay Brewer $4-$5 million to keep pretty much the same team without going over the tax line.






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Damn. I'll definitely pour some of my 40 out for Danilo tonight. I hung out with him a bit in Italy a few summmers ago. Wash Uffize Drive Me To Firenze.





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corndeaux
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they could pay Brewer $4-$5 million 


Couldn't the Pels just frontload the contract?

The Gallo injury after one of the alltime great celebrations is so sad.








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TigerinATL
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Couldn't the Pels just frontload the contract?


Brewer doesn't fall under the Arenas Rule so you can't do a Poison Pill contract. It looks like you can only decrease by the same amount you can increase, 4.5% which isn't much for front loading. LINK I suppose you could do some sort of Nick Collison style signing bonus, but if you do that it's going to kill your cap space this year. If you give Brewer much more than $5 million then you may miss out on Jennings/Pekovic or whoever the big fish target is.






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you may miss out on Jennings


Worse things have happened.






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corndeaux
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Thanks.

What are people feeling about Mozgov? He doesn't get many minutes but neither did Lopez in PHX. Could be an option if they deal Lopez, but don't want Pekovic/Jefferson.






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Worse things have happened.


I don't care who they get, I'm even on board with using our cap space to eat a bad expiring contract like the Warriors have if it comes with a good asset or 2. What would be a mistake would be paying more than $4-$5 million for a D and 3 role playing SF with Miller looking like he could become one of those guys.



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I don't care who they get, I'm even on board with using our cap space to eat a bad expiring contract like the Warriors have if it comes with a good asset or 2. What would be a mistake would be paying more than $4-$5 million for a D and 3 role playing SF with Miller looking like he could become one of those guys.


No disagreement here. I'm just not a big Jennings fan.






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No disagreement here. I'm just not a big Jennings fan.


I haven't really watched him but he's supposedly playing much better with Reddick added to the team. Post All Star break he's taking 3 less shots per game and averaging 2 more assists, so less chucking and more play making.






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corndeaux
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Don't feel like starting a thread, but this was a good quote from a write up on the Pistons future:

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In every rebuilding project, there comes a point when it's time to make a decision. It happens when the bad contracts and bloated weight of faded glories have been cleared from the books, and the bright, shining promise of cap space appears on the horizon like a rainbow emerging through the mist. When it comes into focus after years of struggle and mind-numbing anonymity, it's almost impossible to resist.


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Yet it may as well be surrounded by unicorns for all the good it does. How many good teams have been built through free agency? The Heat, obviously, who are the exception to every rule. The Knicks, kind of, although it's worth remembering their most important player was acquired via a trade featuring young players and draft picks. Free agency has its uses, but with the exception of franchise players, it's rarely a panacea to the slow, grinding work of roster rebuilding


More good stuff in that article

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They have a chance to revamp themselves again this offseason, but realistically, their future is tied to the development of two players who are already on their roster: Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.


Replace Monroe and Drummond with Davis and whatever the Pels think they can get from Gordon on the court or in a deal.

David Falk on Monroe's possible extension:

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Monroe is eligible for an extension, but in an interesting twist, agent David Falk told ace scribe Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News in March that he wasn't expecting to talk extension in the offseason. Here's the money quote

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"When I evaluate things, with a player of Greg's stature: Take the money out of the equation. I can get it from five different teams. 'Are there players I want to play with? A coach I want to play for? A city I want to live in?' My job is to make the money as insignificant as possible (relatively)."




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if you do that it's going to kill your cap space this year. If you give Brewer much more than $5 million then you may miss out on Jennings/Pekovic or whoever the big fish target is.


In the long run though, wouldn't this be better? We aren't winning it all next year, we need to set up runs with Davis in four or five years. We don't know if Gordon will rebound and be a healthy player or if we will have to trade him or what.

I think if we got some good players like Brewer every year and can hit with Gordon or another draft pick or trade Gordon for another player or sign a Max deal type of guy, we will be set up to make a run at a championship for a few years.

IMHO






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In the long run though, wouldn't this be better?


Over paying for Brewer is not good for the long run. I just think there's a chance this injury tightens the SF market and spikes prices that we previously thought would be reasonable - cheap.

I don't really like the top of this FA class. Unless I were pretty sure about Jennings my preference would be to take on Biedrins or Jefferson and get at a minimum Golden State's 2014 draft pick for the trouble. They're already up against the tax line and with Curry's raise next season they'll need to dump someone if they have any hope of keeping Jack and Landry.






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How many good teams have been built through free agency?


Heat (LeBron and Bosh)
Celtics (Ray Allen) (KG through a trade)
Lakers (Shaq, Nash, World Peace, Big Shot Bob?) (Gasol, Odom and Dwight through a trade)
Rockets (Drexler)
Mavericks (Peja, Shawn Marion and Brewer) (Jason Kidd, Haywood, Tyson Chandler & Butler through a trade)
Detroit (Chauncey Billups) (Rasheed Wallace, Ben Wallace and Richard Hamilton through trade)

Although all those teams had stars they drafted. Wade, Paul Pierce, Kobe, Olijowan, Nowitzki, Tayshaun Prince






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phelpsalot
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What has hurt our small forward chances is the fact that small forward is the weakest position in the draft and no Shabazz is not a small forward.





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What has hurt our small forward chances is the fact that small forward is the weakest position in the draft and no Shabazz is not a small forward.
is he a shooting forward?






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phelpsalot
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No. Watch him play before u throw sarcasm around.
He is a slow footed shooting guard. He isn't even 6' 6''. Otto Porter will now be coveted greatly. No way we get him at 6. Fearing the same with oladipo. Hope Bennett and Burke surge and go before our pick so one of the elite five players comes to us. Otherwise we are screwed. Do some research. Crazy drop off after top 5. It's good tho bc the thunder won't get any of those guys but we could miss in our last high lottery draft.






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Fearthehat0307
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No. Watch him play before u throw sarcasm around.
I guess you weren't here that day. didn't catch my joke

i was referencing this



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