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Old 04-17-2011, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default available centres?

people talk a lot about needing to pick up a centre. i thought it might be a good idea to explore possibilities.

here are all of the free agent centres. i bolded 5 of them that might be difference makers for us if we could get them. problem is that i don't think any of their current teams will want to give them up. at best we're significantly overpaying. did i miss anyone?:

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Center
(name, team 2010-11 salary status)

Nene, Denver Nuggets - $11.4 million Early Termination Option ($11.6 million)
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies - $3.6 million Unrestricted*
Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks - $12.6 million Unrestricted
Yao Ming, Houston Rockets - $17.7 million - Unrestricted
Joel Przybilla, Charlotte Bobcats - $7.4 million Unrestricted
Samuel Dalembert, Sacramento Kings $13.4 million - Unrestricted
Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers - $6.8 million Restricted ($8.8 million Qualifying Offer)
Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia 76ers - $3.0 million Restricted ($4.1 million Qualifying Offer)
Nenad Krstic, Boston Celtics - $5.7 million Unrestricted
Tony Battie, Philadelphia 76ers - $1.4 million Unrestricted
Kyrylo Fesenko, Utah Jazz - $1.1 million - Unrestricted
Erick Dampier, Miami HEAT - $1.1 million - Unrestricted
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Miami HEAT - $1.4 million - Unrestricted
Jeff Foster, Indiana Pacers - $6.7 million - Unrestricted
Nazr Mohammed, Oklahoma City Thunder - $6.9 million Unrestricted
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers - $0.9 million Unrestricted*
Kurt Thomas, Chicago Bulls - $1.4 million Unrestricted
Francisco Elson, Utah Jazz - $1.1 million Unrestricted
Hilton Armstrong, Atlanta Hawks - $0.9 million - Unrestricted
Aaron Gray, New Orleans Hornets - $0.9 million Player Option ($0.9 million)
Jamaal Magloire, Miami HEAT - $1.4 million - Unrestricted
Dan Gadzuric, New jersey Nets - $7.2 million - Unrestricted
Ryan Hollins, Cleveland Cavaliers - $2.3 million Player Option ($2.5 million)
Kwame Brown, Charlotte Bobcats - $1.3 million Unrestricted
Theo Ratliff, L.A. Lakers - $1.4 million - Unrestricted
Etan Thomas, Atlanta Hawks - $1.2 million Unrestricted
Jason Collins, Atlanta Hawks - $1.2 million Unrestricted
Eddy Curry - $11.3 million - Unrestricted
Hamed Haddadi, Memphis Grizzlies - $1.8 million Unrestricted*
Alexis Ajinca, Toronto Raptors - $1.5 million Unrestricted

http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?...#ixzz1JqDuwnQ9


below is a list of every centre in the nba. are there difference makers in this list that we can realistically get in a trade? given that we probably aren't offering davis or derozan, i can't really find any guys under contract that i would want and that i think we could get for some combination of bargs, calderon, bayless, amir, etc.

haywood? kaman? darko? thompson? gortat? mcgee? this isn't looking too good.

can someone point out some possibilities that might help us fill this position? does any of this make us more likely to go after a big in the draft? i'm having trouble imagining how we're going to have the solid defensive-minded centre we all want without another team simply not deciding to bring back one of the 5 free agent guys i bolded above. this doesn't seem likely. ideas?



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A
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Ajinca, Alexis Toronto Raptors
Alabi, Solomon Toronto Raptors
Aldrich, Cole Oklahoma City Thunder
Amundson, Louis Golden State Warriors
Andersen, Chris Denver Nuggets
Andersen, David New Orleans Hornets
Anthony, Joel Miami Heat
Armstrong, Hilton Atlanta Hawks
Asik, Omer Chicago Bulls
B
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Bargnani, Andrea Toronto Raptors
Battie, Tony Philadelphia 76ers Texas Tech
Biedrins, Andris Golden State Warriors
Bogut, Andrew Milwaukee Bucks Utah
Booker, Trevor Washington Wizards Clemson
Brown, Kwame Charlotte Bobcats
Bynum, Andrew Los Angeles Lakers
C
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Chandler, Tyson Dallas Mavericks
Collins, Jason Atlanta Hawks Stanford
D
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Dalembert, Samuel Sacramento Kings Seton Hall
Dampier, Erick Miami Heat Mississippi State
Diop, DeSagana Charlotte Bobcats
Duncan, Tim San Antonio Spurs Wake Forest
E
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Elson, Francisco Utah Jazz California
Ely, Melvin Denver Nuggets Fresno State
Erden, Semih Cleveland Cavaliers
F
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Fesenko, Kyrylo Utah Jazz
Foster, Jeff Indiana Pacers Texas State
Frye, Channing Phoenix Suns Arizona
G
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Gadzuric, Dan New jersey Nets UCLA
Gasol, Marc Memphis Grizzlies
Gortat, Marcin Phoenix Suns
Gray, Aaron New Orleans Hornets Pittsburgh
H
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Haddadi, Hamed Memphis Grizzlies
Hawes, Spencer Philadelphia 76ers Washington
Hayes, Chuck Houston Rockets Kentucky
Haywood, Brendan Dallas Mavericks North Carolina
Hibbert, Roy Indiana Pacers Georgetown
Hilario, Nene Denver Nuggets
Hollins, Ryan Cleveland Cavaliers UCLA
Horford, Al Atlanta Hawks Florida
Howard, Dwight Orlando Magic
I
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Ilgauskas, Zydrunas Miami Heat
J
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Jefferson, Al Utah Jazz
Johnson, Chris Portland Trail Blazers LSU
Jones, Solomon Indiana Pacers South Florida
Jordan, DeAndre Los Angeles Clippers Texas A&M
K
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Kaman, Chris Los Angeles Clippers Central Michigan
Koufos, Kosta Denver Nuggets Ohio State
Krstic, Nenad Boston Celtics
L
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Lee, David Golden State Warriors Florida
Lopez, Robin Phoenix Suns Stanford
Lopez, Brook New jersey Nets Stanford
M
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Magloire, Jamaal Miami Heat Kentucky
Mahinmi, Ian Dallas Mavericks
Mbenga, D.J. New Orleans Hornets
McGee, JaVale Washington Wizards Nevada
Milicic, Darko Minnesota Timberwolves
Miller, Brad Houston Rockets Purdue
Ming, Yao Houston Rockets
Mohammed, Nazr Oklahoma City Thunder Kentucky
Mozgov, Timofey Denver Nuggets
Mullens, Byron Oklahoma City Thunder Ohio State
N
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Ndiaye, Hamady Washington Wizards Rutgers
Noah, Joakim Chicago Bulls Florida
O
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
O'Neal, Shaquille Boston Celtics LSU
O'Neal, Jermaine Boston Celtics
Oden, Greg Portland Trail Blazers Ohio State
Okafor, Emeka New Orleans Hornets Connecticut
Okur, Mehmet Utah Jazz
P
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Pachulia, Zaza Atlanta Hawks
Pekovic, Nikola Minnesota Timberwolves
Perkins, Kendrick Oklahoma City Thunder
Petro, Johan New jersey Nets
Pittman, Dexter Miami Heat Texas
Powell, Josh Atlanta Hawks North Carolina State
Przybilla, Joel Charlotte Bobcats Minnesota
R
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Ratliff, Theo Los Angeles Lakers Wyoming
S
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Siler, Garret Phoenix Suns Augusta State
Speights, Marreese Philadelphia 76ers Florida
T
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Thabeet, Hasheem Houston Rockets Connecticut
Thomas, Kurt Chicago Bulls TCU
Thomas, Etan Atlanta Hawks Syracuse
Thompson, Jason Sacramento Kings Rider
Tolliver, Anthony Minnesota Timberwolves Creighton
Turiaf, Ronny New York Knicks Gonzaga
W
NAME TEAM COLLEGE
Wallace, Ben Detroit Pistons Virginia Union
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