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I'm really starting to like the idea of Martell Webster



with holiday/gordon/davis, we have a solid 3-man core. they should really help our defensive rankings jump a good bit, so a defensive option at the 3 isn't as big of a concern, imho

webster is one of those "perfect form, pretty shot, but doesn't go in" guys, but lsat year it started to fall

he shot 42% from 3 last year, and hit about 50% from the corner

he's got defensive issues, namely b/c he has serious injury issues. that's the red flag. if he's healthy, he's OK at D...but who knows what happens to his health. also, he was basically in a "last chance to save a career" mode last year

he's not a perfect player (hell he's below average), but we likely don't have the assets to get a perfect player. he should be a good value, and he fills a need (both in position and style)

a late-game lineup of holiday/gordon on the perimeter and anderson/webster on the wings...with AD running the baseline, could become a really effective offensive set. the defense of the "big 3" should make up for rybot and webster's defensive issues

ideally we could sign webster to a 2 year deal with the 2nd being a team option, that at the least gives us a stop-gap 3 for 2013-14







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Injuries scare me with him.

Make an investment into a guy who has had one injury free year? Risky






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BourbonStShots just published an article pushing for Earl Clark. They cite his rebounding rate and improvement from 3 as selling points. I kind of agree.

I've never been a Webster fan. But he will be in the conversation I imagine, along with these others I think.







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AK47 just declined his player option with MIN too


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No Ariza?

On a two year deal he makes sense to me






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well like i said, webster isn't even a "good" player, but he's a decent fit and should be cheap as frick (like $1.5-2M likely)





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AK47 just declined his team option with MIN too



Wonder if they'll try to keep him or Budinger. Can't imagine they keep both + Pekovic.






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I think Ariza will be overpaid by a contender looking to fill a hole.





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AK47 just declined his team option with MIN too

i love AK but we'll need to carve out at least $8M in cap room to sign him i'd imagine

minny would have to take on lopez or vazquez






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Make an investment into a guy who has had one injury free year? Risky

if that investment is less than $2.5M next year, that's not really a risky investment






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if that investment is less than $2.5M next year, that's not really a risky investment


I believe he's going to go for $5-6m






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if that happens, lol





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If he was going to only get 2.5, I'd be all over getting him and Copeland both.

But he might get 5 mill. In the past he might have.

However, this is the first year we should really start to feel the effects of the CBA. A lot of people predict the demise of the NBA middle class players. We'll see.






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Other FA SFs I think could be solid for the Pels, with last years salary

Alan Anderson ($850K)
Mike Dunleavy ($3.7M)
Matt Barnes ($850K)
Brandon Rush ($4M player option)
Reggie Williams ($2.6M)






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No Ariza?

Would rather re-sign AFA






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Webster isn't that mobile. Pels need an active defender at the 3. You're basically asking Webster to guard the alpha perimeter players. I'm not comfortable asking that from him.





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Why are people saying Ariza?

He's not a FA.






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MrWiseGuy
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Trade





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Why would anyone trade for Ariza.





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