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Although Blake Griffin leaping over a car, while being fed the ball by former teammate Baron Davis and then slamming the rock through the hole, was a spectacular feat; I was more impressed by center JaVale McGee’s performance, in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. My jaw literally dropped when the former Washington Wizards big man slammed two balls simultaneously into baskets placed side-by-side, an act that requires dexterity and athleticism, that mere mortals do not possess.
McGee, was traded to the Denver Nuggets in the middle of this past season, in a deal that sent Nene to the Wizards. The 24-year-old seven-foot center is a restricted Free Agent this summer, although he has not received the media attention that Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, or Indiana Pacers man in the middle Roy Hibbert did, before they re-signed with their teams.
Friday, the “Denver Post” reported that the Nuggets have offered the center a five-year contract extension said to be for $50 million, which is ce...
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The wait is over, kinda, Nuggets fans, with much secrecy since the opening tip-off free agency, specific numbers have been ‘leaked’ regarding JaVale McGee and Denver’s hopes in retaining the athletic center. The Denver Post reports the Nuggets have offered McGee a five-year $50 million contract, BUT McGee’s people –as agents often due — are [...]
DENVER- The Denver Nuggets are serious about spending time with JaVale McGee. The restricted free agent has a five-year, $50 million deal waiting for him.
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In case you forgot and needed a reminder, big men get paid! Whether it's Roy Hibbert or Brook Lopez and to a lesser degree Ian Mahimni, this summer is proof that when in doubt, just give your seven footer too much money. Even restricted free agency didn't delude the big man market this summer. In fact, being restricted kind of forced Indiana and Brooklyn's hand...
Center Brook Lopez signed a four-year deal to remain with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced, and although the team did not release details, multiple media outlets reported the deal is worth $61 million. Under NBA rules, Lopez, a restricted free agent, cannot be traded until Jan. 15, essentially ending the Nets' pursuit of Orlando center Dwight Howard. The 7-foot...
JaVale McGee averaged 10.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in 20 regular-season games played for the Nuggets last season.
The Indiana Pacers have re-signed free agents Roy Hibbert and George Hill, two key members of their rebuilding project.
Hibbert, a fourth-year pro, is coming off an All-Star season, averaging 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game and giving the Pacers a dominant presence at center. He says he's happy to be back because the Pacers have ''unfinished business...
Almost like a man without a home. Dwight Howard was hoping to be traded to the Brooklyn Nets from the Orlando Magic but the Nets have recently signed center Brook Lopez, all but ending Howard's hopes of joining the team. Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan had said earlier that the odds of the Magic and the Nets reaching some sort of agreement was low. The Magic are still...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Taken separately, the Indiana Pacers' recent moves have left open the door for criticism.
Viewed as a whole, however, the net result has been a gain in size, depth and talent for the roster.
After retaining restricted free agent starters Roy Hibbert (four years, 58 million) and George Hill (five years, 40 million), team President Donnie Walsh and General Manager...