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I just noticed Miller's decline in production as well, Brian. Interesting, indeed.

With the size of Miller's contract, it kinda looks like we'd need a third team to make a trade involving Dalembert a reality. I might be wrong, but it seems unlikely they'd trade Miller straight up for him.

Maybe my dream of a Sammyless sixers will come true????

I read something yesterday that said that when they watched mike miller move on the court they thought the game was in slow motion - that's not exactly something I like to hear or read about a guy the sixers would obtain.

I don't watch a lot of Timberwolves games so I don't know how he really looks. Of the 'names' available - he's the best career 3 point shooter who could be 'gettable' by the sixers I think. If his play is declining or injury factors in that's the thing that the front office will know a lot better.

As for what Kevin McHale would do - who ever knows what that crazy man would do?

Even w/ injury and production concerns, isn't it worth the risk if they can swing a Miller for Sammy deal?

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john reply to Brian on Jan 14 at 13:49
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Well yeah - but is Kevin McHale really that bad a GM to make that deal? I don't know any more - plus it's possible Kevin McHale is in a 'freeze' state - i.e. Glen Taylor said - this is the roster you built - the one you said you could win with - so go win or get fired. I'm not sure the T'wolves are players until after the season, but we'll see, i have no knowledge or insight besides a gut feeling that maybe McHales on a 'prove it or lose it' type thing right now

I think if you take Cardinal and Miller back, you may be able to make the deal work. The extra 25% in salary would have to go to the Sixers, so it would save the T-Wolves money this season and next season.

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john reply to Brian on Jan 14 at 14:02
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Except that if the wolves are considering the '2010' maneuvering' - Sam's contract is longer...so you might have to include a first round pick - plus in terms of 'perceived value' - i think miller is the highest of the 3 players involved - so the sixers are getting the 'best' player in the deal and the shorter contracts...you might have to incentivize - no one mentions it - but according to storytellers...the wolves have a lot of '10' expriing deals...

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Joe reply to john on Jan 14 at 15:02
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Too bad no free agent in their right mind would go to cold, boring Minnesota.

The home of Prince and.........the Mall of America?

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john reply to Brian on Jan 14 at 16:15
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Free agents (most of them) are going to go to the places that make them the biggest offers

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Bart reply to Brian on Jan 14 at 15:38
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Yeah, seems like Cardinal and the $13 mil he's owed over the next two years would have to be part of the deal. I have a gut feeling some kind of deal is possible with these guys, but working it out without a third team could be difficult. I really want Sammy out, but not if we have to give up too much in the process.

According to ESPN's trade machine, a deal of Dalembert and Jason Smith for Mike Miller and Brian Cardinal would work under the cap. It would also save Minnesota about $4M next season and a prorated portion of that same number (actually a little more) this season. Financially, it makes sense for them if they think Dalembert has a place on their team. The only non-rookie, long-term deal they have is Al Jefferson. Even with Dalembert they'd have a ton of cap space for the next two season.

Sorry, forgot the link.

McHale was relieved of his GM duties and now is coaching right?

I think he's doing both, isn't he?

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Joe reply to Brian on Jan 14 at 15:04
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Maybe I just dreamed that up...


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