For all the San Antonio Spurs fans who are already picturing New Orleans Hornets center
“Sports Illustrated reported the Rockets have had extensive discussions with the Hornets about Kaman and appear to be in the lead to trade for him.
SI also reported, while the pieces are still being discussed, the Rockets offer has involved center
Oh and there is also news the Indiana Pacers are looking to snag the big man and are reported to be another leading candidate for a trade with the Hornets.
A league source said Wednesday night that the Indiana Pacers, one of several other teams reportedly in the mix for Kaman, could, in fact, be the leading candidate for a swap.
Now it may not be time to panic yet, Spurs fans. There are some league sources that are saying that this isn’t true, and the Rockets are nowhere near close to signing Kaman, but I’m not sure who to trust on this one. Any deal with the Hornets seems to be shrouded in conspiracy these days, so you really never know what to expect.
One thing is for sure though, if the Spurs want to land Kaman, they’re going to have to come up with a deal soon. Project Spurs’ Trevor Zickgraf has already come up with a few options, it may be time to start seriously considering those and find out what the Spurs really need.
Any deal to land Kaman would have to involve Richard Jefferson to make the money work. In that scenario, NOH is doing us a favor, so they would expect a favor in return. Probably our 2012 first round draft pick & one, maybe even two, of the youngin's - Anderson? As future looking as NOH seems to be, they may even want a guy like Biedrins as a sweetener. Whaddaya say, Jefferson/Anderson/Biedrins/1st rd draft pick for Kaman? It's intriguing.
Sounds like a lot, but it's probably what it would take to jettison Jefferson's toxic contract.
That's not a bad idea but I'm don't think the Hornets want two bad contracts in return (unless they send Okafor over to the Warriors for Biedrins).
@Emicris Sorry, I meant the 2nd rounder the Spurs got in the George Hill trade, Bertans, NOT Biedrins!
But now that I think about it, I think the spurs would be giving up too much...
Oh! lol. Yeah, now I understand.
Yeah, I agree. I think the Spurs would give up too much but I guess that's why we would have to get a 3rd team involved.
As I said before, there is no way the spurs get Kaman, or Martin. Martin wants money, and/or a better chance on the favorite. For what the spurs can offer why would he not go to the bulls or heat who are both favorites over the spurs.
The spurs do not have the package to trade for Kaman. The league wants to much youth, and picks and would only take Parker for the bulk of the $ needed.
Never gonna happen.
Martin will take the vet's minimum and I don't remember him saying the Bulls as a choice. Not to mention, the Heat don't have much money and they already have 15 players signed so I don't think he'll sign there. However, I think he'll end up with the Clippers.
As for Kaman, if the Spurs are serious about trying to get Kaman, they have to get a 3rd team involved.
@Emicris@JohnAbney the bulls have interest in him in the role of kurt thomas from last year. the heat are the clear favorite and can waive a any one of their back end bench guys. they are the fav to win it all this year so if your interested in winning now, would you go to an "aging" team like the spurs, or to the "3-4 yrs out" clippers, or the "we are expected to win it all now" heat? that is if the money isnt the factor.
the hornets will never take on jeffersons contract, so a 3rd team would have to for the spurs to make it work. it is not impossible but it is highly unlikely.
Here's the link on ESPN about Martin:
Apparently, the Lakers are interested too, but can only offer the vet's minimum like the Heat.
Do you have any sources about the Bulls wanting him? Because all I heard is that the Spurs, Heat, Hawks, Clippers, and Knicks all showed interest. And I made a mistake, Martin wants more the vet's minimum. So even if the Heat waived one of their rookies, they still don't have enough money to sign him. Plus, he wants to have a significant role on the team he's on and with Bosh, Haslem, Joel Anthony, Juwan Howard and Eddy Curry on board, where will he get minutes? That's why I think the Spurs and the Clippers have a better shot at signing him because they can provide more money and a good role for him.
Honestly, I'd rather see the Spurs focus on trying to get Kenyon Martin first because at least you won't have to give up anything to sign him.