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Old 07-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #61 (permalink)
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What's wrong with this guy? He wont commit to the Lake show?

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Agent: Howard Intends To Explore Free Agency Regardless Of Team

Read more: Agent Howard Intends To Explore Free Agency Regardless Of Team - RealGM Wiretap


Dwight Howard's agent responded to a report from RealGM's Jarrod Rudolph that his client would commit long-term to the Lakers if traded to the franchise.

"Dwight's position has remained unchanged since the end of this past season," said Dan Fegan of LaGardere Unlimited. "He fully intends to explore free agency at the end of next season, regardless of what team trades for him, including Brooklyn."

Howard had previously only wanted to be traded to the Nets, but sources told RealGM that he was ready to commit to the Lakers. Howard wouldn't sign an extension, but wait until the summer of 2013 to sign a new deal worth as much as $108 million over five seasons.

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Old 07-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #62 (permalink)
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It feels like Dwight already has plans to join a super team next season regardless of the team he's on this upcoming year.
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The only team he'd sign an extension with is brooklyn. He longs for his boyfriend. I hope he goes there and it's a complete disaster! Dickweed!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #64 (permalink)
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i truly hope Magic doesn't trade him, let his contract run out. That way Net can't sign him and he can get signed by some shitty team
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I already addressed this on the previous page. Dwight's agent said he's not going to sign an extension with any team, including Brooklyn. This doesn't mean he won't commit long term to Brooklyn or Lakers. If he signed an extension, he can only sign for three years at about 60 million. Why would he sign an extension if he could let his contract expire and then re-sign for five years at about 110 million? There's a big difference between signing an extension and re-signing and that's why teams would not expect him to sign an extension. Once again, this doesn't mean he won't commit long term to a team.

If he goes to Lakers, that would be a super team, so where would he go to create a better team? No where. Brooklyn doesn't have the cap space to sign him. He would with a doubt re-sign with the Lakers because he has realized nets are no longer a realistic destination.

Chris Paul is doing the same thing and he turned down an extension offer so that he could become a free agent and then re-sign for longer and for way more money.

I'm surprised so many fail to understand the difference between extending and re-signing.
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The only team he'd sign an extension with is brooklyn. He longs for his boyfriend. I hope he goes there and it's a complete disaster! Dickweed!
Read the report again. The agent clearly says that Dwight won't extend with any team - including Brooklyn. I already explained this to you.
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Read the report again. The agent clearly says that Dwight won't extend with any team - including Brooklyn. I already explained this to you.
I don't believe that one bit. He'll be in Brooklyn a year from now, book it!
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I don't believe that one bit. He'll be in Brooklyn a year from now, book it!
Wow. I don't even know if your trolling or if you seriously don't understand what I'm saying.

HIS AGENT said he WON'T sign an EXTENSION with ANY team including the NETS. This doesn't mean he won't re-sign with Nets if he was traded there and his contract ended. Like I said a dozen times before, signing an extension (adding more years to your current contract) is VERY DIFFERENT from re-signing (signing a new contract when your current one expires).

Let me say it again because I'm almost certain you still don't get it. There is a difference between EXTENDING your contract (before your current contract expires) and RE-SIGNING (after you current contract expires). This is what the new CBA did. It makes more sense for a player to let his contract expire, become a free agent, and then re-sign with the SAME team rather than EXTENDING. Dwight can only extend for 3 years for about $60 million. If he became a free agent and then re-signed, he can sign for up to 5 years at about $110 million. Are you seriously having trouble understanding this?

His agent didn't say anything about re-signing with anyone. All he said was that he won't sign an extension because if he did do that, he would lose out on over $40 million in guaranteed money because he'd only be allowed to extend his contract for an additional 3 years as opposed to 5 years if he re-signed with bird rights. Do you get it now?

And I don't see how anyone can think he's going to the Nets. That's over with. However, if somehow he did get traded there (he can't until Jan 15 at the earliest), he wouldn't sign an extension. HOLD ON! This doesn't mean he won't stay with Nets. This only means he would rather re-sign than extend. There is a difference. A BIG DIFFERENCE. Maybe you understand it now? Maybe not. I'm not sure I can make it any clearer.

Are you unaware that Chris Paul is doing the same thing? He turned down an EXTENSION offer from the Clippers so that he can become a free agent and then RE-SIGN. The only reason he's doing it is so he can sign for 5 years instead of 3, and at the same time guarantee himself over $40 million in additional income.

See, there is a difference between signing an extension (Dwight won't extend with anyone) and re-signing (he would re-sign if he was traded to Nets or Lakers). Teams are aware of this. This is why the Lakers are still trying to get him. Because they are not expecting him to extend. They know it wouldn't make sense for him to extend.

If you don't get it by now, then THRILLER OR DANH CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO JEFF?

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Wow. I don't even know if your trolling or if you seriously don't understand what I'm saying.

HIS AGENT said he WON'T sign an EXTENSION with ANY team including the NETS. This doesn't mean he won't re-sign with Nets if he was traded there and his contract ended. Like I said a dozen times before, signing an extension (adding more years to your current contract) is VERY DIFFERENT from re-signing (signing a new contract when your current one expires).

Let me say it again because I'm almost certain you still don't get it. There is a difference between EXTENDING your contract (before your current contract expires) and RE-SIGNING (after you current contract expires). This is what the new CBA did. It makes more sense for a player to let his contract expire, become a free agent, and then re-sign with the SAME team rather than EXTENDING. Dwight can only extend for 3 years for about $60 million. If he became a free agent and then re-signed, he can sign for up to 5 years at about $110 million. Are you seriously having trouble understanding this?

His agent didn't say anything about re-signing with anyone. All he said was that he won't sign an extension because if he did do that, he would lose out on over $40 million in guaranteed money because he'd only be allowed to extend his contract for an additional 3 years as opposed to 5 years if he re-signed with bird rights. Do you get it now?

And I don't see how anyone can think he's going to the Nets. That's over with. However, if somehow he did get traded there (he can't until Jan 15 at the earliest), he wouldn't sign an extension. HOLD ON! This doesn't mean he won't stay with Nets. This only means he would rather re-sign than extend. There is a difference. A BIG DIFFERENCE. Maybe you understand it now? Maybe not. I'm not sure I can make it any clearer.

Are you unaware that Chris Paul is doing the same thing? He turned down an EXTENSION offer from the Clippers so that he can become a free agent and then RE-SIGN. The only reason he's doing it is so he can sign for 5 years instead of 3, and at the same time guarantee himself over $40 million in additional income.

See, there is a difference between signing an extension (Dwight won't extend with anyone) and re-signing (he would re-sign if he was traded to Nets or Lakers). Teams are aware of this. This is why the Lakers are still trying to get him. Because they are not expecting him to extend. They know it wouldn't make sense for him to extend.

If you don't get it by now, then THRILLER OR DANH CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO JEFF?
No need to be a complete dick! All i said was he'll be in Brooklyn in a year an i don't buy much of anything he or his agent say so it wouldn't shock me to say the least that if he was traded to Brooklyn he'd sign an extension. That or the most likely thing is him saying this is because he knows for a fact he won't be going to the Nets because Lopez can't be traded yet. He knows he isn't going there yet. HE WILL END UP IN BROOKLYN.

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You know I didn't get tired of all these shenanigans yet because I was hoping and waiting to see where he'd get traded to and how awesome the trade was and everything. But now, NOW, after saying he'd extend with the Nets or Mavericks, then only the Nets, then the Lakers, now he's going to get his fat ass agent to peddle this crap that "He was planning to explore free agency and not sign an extension with anybody"?

It really seems like just because he can't get traded to where he wants he's going to just sit there and pout. Shouldn't have opted-in, shouldn't have lied so many times and just been up front about where he wants to go. None of this I'm going to try every manoeuvre to get what I want. I hope the Magic sends Dwight to the Bobcats for a TPE. Better yet, don't trade him at all, play him 45 minutes a game while he's getting booed the whole year and if that POS tries to sit himself out of the season, sue his ass for twice what his contract is worth.
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No need to be a complete dick!
I've tried to explain this to you at least 3 times now. It's not my fault you don't understand and then come back with remarks like you have any idea of what's going on.

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All i said was he'll be in Brooklyn in a year an i don't buy much of anything he or his agent say so it wouldn't shock me to say the least that if he was traded to Brooklyn he'd sign an extension.
Wow. So you still don't get it. I didn't reply to your last post because you thought he was going to Brooklyn. I replied because you didn't understand the difference between extending and re-signing. And from this post, it seems like you still haven't learned the difference. HE'S NOT EXTENDING, PERIOD. NOT WITH ORLANDO, NOT WITH HOUSTON, NOT WITH LAKERS, NOT EVEN WITH BROOKLYN. It's simple math. He will make WAY more money by NOT extending, letting his contract expire, and then re-signing. You think he's going to Brooklyn, that's fine. But he's not signing an extension, period. But once again, that doesn't mean he won't commit long-term.

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That or the most likely thing is him saying this is because he knows for a fact he won't be going to the Nets because Lopez can't be traded yet. He knows he isn't going there yet. HE WILL END UP IN BROOKLYN.
He's not going to Brooklyn though. Remember, I was the one who first said he's going to Brooklyn, but things have changed. Orlando is not going into the season WITH Dwight Howard. It's not happening. So there's really no way he ends up with Nets. If you want to still believe he does, that's fine, but know that he won't sign an extension regardless.

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You know I didn't get tired of all these shenanigans yet because I was hoping and waiting to see where he'd get traded to and how awesome the trade was and everything. But now, NOW, after saying he'd extend with the Nets or Mavericks, then only the Nets, then the Lakers, now he's going to get his fat ass agent to peddle this crap that "He was planning to explore free agency and not sign an extension with anybody"?

It really seems like just because he can't get traded to where he wants he's going to just sit there and pout. Shouldn't have opted-in, shouldn't have lied so many times and just been up front about where he wants to go. None of this I'm going to try every manoeuvre to get what I want. I hope the Magic sends Dwight to the Bobcats for a TPE. Better yet, don't trade him at all, play him 45 minutes a game while he's getting booed the whole year and if that POS tries to sit himself out of the season, sue his ass for twice what his contract is worth.
Wow. So you don't get it either eh? He was NEVER going to extend with anyone, period. Not before, not now. He was never going to do it under this current CBA because it discourages that. People who think he was going to extend with Dallas or Nets are misinformed. He would have re-signed, sure, but like I've said a million times, that's very different from extending. This doesn't mean he won't commit long-term with those teams. Right now, he wants Lakers. He knows he's not going to the Nets. No other team makes sense.

Are people completely unaware that Chris Paul is doing THE EXACT SAME THING?
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Wow. So you still don't get it. I didn't reply to your last post because you thought he was going to Brooklyn. I replied because you didn't understand the difference between extending and re-signing. And from this post, it seems like you still haven't learned the difference. HE'S NOT EXTENDING, PERIOD. NOT WITH ORLANDO, NOT WITH HOUSTON, NOT WITH LAKERS, NOT EVEN WITH BROOKLYN. It's simple math. He will make WAY more money by NOT extending, letting his contract expire, and then re-signing. You think he's going to Brooklyn, that's fine. But he's not signing an extension, period. But once again, that doesn't mean he won't commit long-term
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Are you friggin' kidding me Jeff? You still don't get it? Am I going crazy here? Where the hell is Bill Haverchuck??

This is what you said Jeff:

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All i said was he'll be in Brooklyn in a year an i don't buy much of anything he or his agent say so it wouldn't shock me to say the least that if he was traded to Brooklyn he'd sign an extension.
Key word there is extension. He's not signing one. If he got traded there, and re-signed, I don't think anyone would be surprised. However, it's a completely different story when it comes to signing an extension. He would be absolutely nuts to sign an extension. He'd be losing out on too much income.

There's nothing wrong with you thinking he's going to Nets. It's highly, highly unlikely however. The problem is though, is you saying "it wouldn't shock me to say the least that if he was traded to Brooklyn he'd sign an extension". I've said so many times he's NOT signing an extension. You don't need to know Dwight personally to make that conclusion. You just need to know a little about the CBA. This is what you have agents for. They know how the CBA works and that there is a large incentive in waiting to re-sign rather than extending. So yeah, you should be absolutely STUNNED if he signed an extension because it would make ZERO sense.
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What, Huhh?

One more time dude, i'm just not getting what your driving at.
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What, Huhh?

One more time dude, i'm just not getting what your driving at.
Don't be mad that you got schooled by someone half your age.
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Don't be mad that you got schooled by someone half your age.


Huh? Maybe you should explain it again?
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Huh? Maybe you should explain it again?
I think you've embarrassed yourself enough already. You couldn't comprehend a simple point I was making. No need to get all bitter because you were wrong. Next time try to be more informed and you can avoid looking like an idiot.

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