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William Perlman/The Star LedgerPresident Rod Thorn and the rest of bracelet cartier love occasion the Nets braintrust meet on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues involving the team.

Big meeting this morning   business planning, coach's status, the whole shabang. We don't know anyone there who would share the salient details, so we figured it would just be easier to put a bug in the room. The transcript is as follows:

"Brett, you've had Serbs and Slovenians, you've got a guy from Mexico, a guy from China, and a guy from whatever planet Sean is from   how many of these foreign nights can we stand?"

"I will not rest until Kazakhstan is represented."

"That, uh, that's just fine. Please put the Borat poster down. I'd like to talk draft, too: Are we seriously considering moving up?"

"Well, it's something we'd like to consider, Bruce   there's a huge talent difference between 11 and 5."

"But I am told there's a huge difference in payout, Rod: The guy at 11 makes 4.4 the first two years, the guy at 5 makes 6.7. The cap kid was saying. . where is the cap kid, anyway?"

"Whoa, wait, what about the payroll? It's already the third lowest in the league, fercrissakes, at 62.3. We pay our guys less than that cheapskate in Charlotte and those swift boat clowns in Oklahoma   we should be embarrassed by that."

"I'm embarrassed that Bruce's 62.3 bought us a total of 34 wins. pink gold cartier love bracelet We're selling everything that's not nailed down and. ."

"Listen, Billy Mays, I don't want to hear the same spiel about how you're responsible for generating all the revenue and excitement around here. People come for basketball, not for your old ladies gyration act."

"We call them Senior Dancers. And I recruit them more dynamically than you do your players. I was in your GM's office the other day, and look what I found on his desk: The Avon Paperback Guide to Fine College Basketball Players. What the hell is that about?"

"Uh, guys, that will be enough."

So Headley was talking (and talking .) Tuesday about baseball   some interminable story punctuated with the trenchant observation that the Yankees suck   and when he sensed that we were nodding off, he segued into basketball and floated this scenario about your team's draft:

Step 1: Sacrifice Devo, get Sacto's pick.

Step 2: Draft Griffin at No. 1.

Step 3: Draft Lawson at No. 11.

Okay. Maybe there are some people in the organization who don't blanch at the idea of having five guys in the top seven with one year of experience or less. But if this didn't just come from Headley's own resourceful noggin, they had better consider the following history lesson:

If you think they can get their frontcourt stud and not lose much ground at the game's most important position, take a look at all the point guards selected at No. 11 or beyond in the last five drafts:

Predictions aren't exactly a strong suit around here   we're sticking with Chien Ming Wang as our Cy Young pick   but we'll go this far: If Chris Bosh decides to sign an extension this summer and forgo the 2010 market, things will fall like dominoes.

Yes, that means guys like LeBron, Yao, Wade, Dirk   and perhaps the whole lot of 'em   will decide to take the security of the more lenient cap rules to re sign with their current teams instead of risking the more Draconian free agent rules that will undoubtedly come out of the next Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Nets aren't all that eager to spend the big bucks anyway   the owner's pronouncement to the contrary was met with chuckles from most corners of the organization, but especially the 10 people the team fired on Friday   so we'll be the first to say it: The big splash of 2010, more than ever before, looks like a pipedream.

And given that most teams are going to tighten their purse strings this summer more than ever before, the team with the 28th lowest payroll has as good a chance as any to steal a useful player in the 2009 market.

The trick, of course, is getting ownership on board with this plan   and telling them that '09 will cost less than '10 might be enough.

So it's not too early for this, if the Nets have the sense to go shopping sooner rather than later. Here's the free agent list teams will select from (or largely ignore) this summer:

POINT GUARDS: Mike Bibby, Flip Murray, Stephon Marbury, Raymond Felton (R), Sean Singletary (TO), Lindsey Hunter, Jason Kidd, Anthony Carter, Will Bynum (TO), CJ Watson (R), Marcus Williams, Travis Diener (PO), Jarrett Jack (R), Jason Hart, Mike Wilks, Chris Quinn (PO), Luther Head, Damon Jones, Ramon Sessions (R), Kevin Ollie, Bobby Brown (PO), Nate Robinson (R), Tyronn Lue, Anthony Johnson (PO), Royal Ivey (PO), Andre Miller, Bobby Jackson, Will Solomon, Jacque Vaughn, Brevin Knight, Ronnie Price, Mike James (PO), Juan Dixon.

TWO GUARDS: Thomas Gardner (R), Mario West (R), Eddie House (PO), Ben Gordon, Dayhntay Jones, Allen Iverson, Jamal Crawford (ETO), Von Wafer, Marquis Daniels (TO), Stephen Graham, Fred Jones, Ricky Davis (PO), Alex Acker (TO), Kobe Bryant (ETO), Shannon Brown, Quinton Ross, Keith Bogans, Maurice Ager, Trenton Hassell (ETO), Devin Brown (PO), Damien Wilkins (ETO), Jeremy Richardson (R), Kareem Rush, Rashad McCants (R), Michael Finley (PO), Ime Udoka, Anthony Parker, Morris Almond.

SMALL FORWARDS: Marvin Williams (R), Leon Powe (R), Cartier Martin (R), Wally Szczerbiak, Devean George (PO), Gerald Green, Linas Kleiza (R), Bob Kurz (R), Ron Artest, Trevor Ariza, Lamar Odom, Hakim Warrick (R), Darius Miles, Yakhouba Diawara (PO), Jamario Moon (R), Rodney Carney, Jarvis Hayes (TO), Ryan Bowen, Quentin Richardson (ETO), Desmond Mason, Hedo Turkoglu (ETO), Louis Amundson (TO), Matt Barnes, Grant Hill, Shawn Marion, Joey Graham (R), Kyle Korver (ETO).

POWER FORWARDS: Othello Hunter (R), Solomon Jones (R), Glen Davis (R), Sean May (R), Juwan Howard, Joe Smith, Brandon Bass, James Singleton (R), Chris Andersen, Kwame Brown (PO), Walter Herrmann (R), Rasheed Wallace, Antonio McDyess, Brian Cook (PO), Maceo Baston, Josh McRoberts (R), Steve Novak (R), Jermaine O'Neal (PO), Charlie Villanueva (R), Melvin Ely, Sean Marks, Al Harrington (PO), David Lee (R), Chris Wilcox, Malik Rose, Donyell Marshall, Stromile Swift, Michael Ruffin, Raef LaFrentz, Shavlik Randolph, Drew Gooden, Cedric Simmons, Ike Diogu (R), rose gold cartier love bracelet Carlos Boozer (PO), Jarron Collins, Paul Millsap (R).

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