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Here are the 2006 FREE AGENTS, who do you think the NETS should sign?

TOP 25 FREE AGENTS

Peja Stojakovic, SF, Sacramento (Player option)
Ben Wallace, PF/C, Detroit
Jason Terry, PG, Dallas
Al Harrington, PF, Atlanta
Drew Gooden, PF, Cleveland (Restricted)
Bonzi Wells, SG/SF, Sacramento
Nene, PF/C, Denver (Restricted)
Matt Harpring, SG/SF, Utah
Joel Przybilla, C, Portland
Speedy Claxton, PG, New Orleans
Vladimir Radmanovic, SF/PF, Seattle
Bobby Jackson, PG/SG, Memphis
Keith Van Horn, SF/PF, Dallas
Melvin Ely, Charlotte (Restricted)
Sam Cassell, PG, Minnesota
Chris Wilcox, PF, LA Clippers (Restricted)
Mike James, Toronto (Player option)
Alonzo Mourning, Miami
James Posey, SG/SF, Miami (Player option)
Reggie Evans, PF, Seattle
John Salmons, Philadelphia (Restricted)
Ronald Murray, Seattle
Nazr Mohammed, C, San Antonio
Jared Jeffries, Washington (Restricted)
Michael Olowokandi, C, Minnesota

----------------------THE REST--------------------------

POINT GUARD

David Wesley, Houston
Jason Hart, Sacramento (Player option)
Jannero Pargo, Chicago
Chucky Atkins, Washington
Gary Payton, Miami
Jeff McInnis, New Jersey (Player option)
Marcus Banks, Boston
Milt Palacio, Utah
Nick Van Exel, San Antonio
Anthony Carter, Minnesota
Tony Delk, Atlanta
Keith McLeod, Utah (Team option)
Jacque Vaughn, New Jersey
Rick Brunson, Seattle
Howard Eisley, LA Clippers
Lindsey Hunter, Detroit
Royal Ivey, Atlanta
Andre Emmett, Miami (Restricted)
Moochie Norris, Houston
Eddie Gill, Indiana
Darrell Armstrong, Dallas
Troy Bell
Mike Wilks, Cleveland
Mateen Cleaves, Seattle
Alvin Williams, Toronto (Player option)
Anthony Goldwire, LA Clippers
Antonio Burks, Memphis (Restricted)
Lionel Chalmers
Aaron Miles, Golden State
Anthony Roberson, Memphis (Team option)
Horace Jenkins

SHOOTING GUARD

Fred Jones, Indiana (Restricted)
Derek Anderson, Houston (Player option)
Jon Barry, Houston
DerMarr Johnson, Denver
Voshon Lenard, Denver
Keith Bogans, Charlotte
Anfernee Hardaway, New York
Jimmy Jackson, SG, Phoenix
Lamond Murray, New Jersey
Fred Hoiberg, Minnesota
Aaron McKie, LA Lakers (Player option)
Eric Piatkowski, Chicago
Greg Buckner, Denver (Player option)
Matt Carroll, Charlotte (Team option)
Shandon Anderson, Miami
Rawle Marshall, Dallas (Team option)
DeShawn Stevenson, Orlando (Player option)
Stacey Augmon, Orlando
Charles Smith, Portland
Linton Johnson, New Jersey
Bernard Robinson, Charlotte (Restricted)
Reece Gaines, Milwaukee
Tony Bobbitt, LA Lakers (Restricted)
Von Wafer, LA Lakers (Team option)
Alan Anderson, Charlotte (Team option)
Devin Green, LA Lakers

SMALL FORWARD

Ruben Patterson, Portland (Player option)
Trevor Ariza, New York (Restricted)
Devean George, LA Lakers
Devin Brown, Utah (Team option)
Walter McCarty, LA Clippers
Laron Profit, LA Lakers
Tim Thomas, Chicago
Rasual Butler, New Orleans
Jiri Welsch, Milwaukee
Eric Williams, Toronto (Player option)
Justin Reed, Boston
Jumaine Jones, Charlotte
Lee Nailon, Philadelphia
Ronald Dupree, Minnesota
Maciej Lampe, New Orleans (Restricted)
George Lynch
Adrian Griffin, Dallas
Calbert Cheaney, Golden State
Matt Barnes, Philadelphia 76ers
Bryon Russell, Denver
Ndudi Ebi
Ryan Bowen, Houston (Player option)
Toni Kukoc, Milwaukee
Sean Banks, New Orleans
Qyntel Woods, New York
Terrence Morris, Orlando
Donta Smith, Atlanta (Team option)
Shavlik Randolph, Philadelphia

POWER FORWARD

Darius Songaila, Chicago (Player option)
Alan Henderson, Cleveland
Clifford Robinson, New Jersey (Team option)
Brandon Bass, New Orleans (Team option)
Stanislav Medvedenko, LA Lakers
Jackson Vroman, New Orleans (Restricted)
Lawrence Roberts, Memphis (Team option)
Samaki Walker, Indiana
Sean Marks, San Antonio
Aaron Williams, Toronto
Bo Outlaw, Orlando
Josh Powell, Dallas (Team option)
Jackie Butler, New York
Jared Reiner, Phoenix
Lonny Baxter, Houston

CENTER

Tony Battie, Orlando
Lorenzen Wright, PF/C, Memphis
Kelvin Cato, Orlando
Jarron Collins, Utah
Francisco Elson, Denver
Antonio Davis, New York
Scot Pollard, Indiana
DJ Mbenga, Dallas
Greg Ostertag, Utah
Mario Kasun, Orlando (Restricted)
Brian Grant, Phoenix
Jake Voskuhl, Charlotte
Ervin Johnson, Milwaukee
Loren Woods, Toronto
Boniface N'Dong, LA Clippers
Curtis Borchardt, Boston (Restricted)
Ha Seung-Jin, Portland (Restricted)
Pat Burke, Phoenix
Michael Bradley, Philadelphia
Zendon Hamilton, Cleveland
Earl Barron, Miami


In my case, I'd still try to pursue wilcox first. If not maybe trying to persue Pryzbilla or Drew Gooden would be a nice choice. For a shooting guard I'd try and pick fred jones. Jones can come off the bench and provide a scoring lift. If we could sign a power forward, and a shooting guard like jones, along with possibly re-signing mcinnis. WIthour 2 1st rounders, 1 2nd rounder, Mile Ilic coming, next season looks really bright. Of course with all these players the nets would have to waive some players.
 

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logik15 said:
In my case, I'd still try to pursue wilcox first. If not maybe trying to persue Pryzbilla or Drew Gooden would be a nice choice. For a shooting guard I'd try and pick fred jones. Jones can come off the bench and provide a scoring lift. If we could sign a power forward, and a shooting guard like jones, along with possibly re-signing mcinnis. WIthour 2 1st rounders, 1 2nd rounder, Mile Ilic coming, next season looks really bright. Of course with all these players the nets would have to waive some players.
McInnis has a player option for next season, so the Nets have no choice in the matter.
 

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Rod Thorn hasn't been that lucky with the MLE. Most of the free agents have ended up being traded away. But Rod is so good he still managed to deal away some unwanted pieces.

If Mile Ilic is coming on board and we get at least a Josh Boone in the draft, maybe we should just pass on these free agents unless we get Chris Wilcox for a song which isn't likely.

Having too many players on the roster is going to keep someone unhappy as there are not enough minutes to around.
 

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Gooden
Nene
Radmanovic
Przybilla
Songalia
Ely
those suitable for the Nets
 

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Wilcox then Gooden..but both seems impossible
 

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I want Joel Przybilla.

-Petey
 

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Chris Wilcox as our starting power forward would be nice. Speedy Claxton could give us a lift off the bench as the backup PG. Speedy could come in & dictate the offense effectively so Kidd doesn't have to log so many minutes.
 

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cpawfan said:
I think the best players on that list are DerMarr Johnson, Nick Van Exel and Tony Bobbitt. The rest of them stink. The Nets should sign them ASAP!
Good plan!
 

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Utilizing the mid-level and veterans exceptions we get all three of these guys:

Kelvin Cato
Jumaine Jones
Charlie Bell or Tony Delk or Chucky Atkins (We need some shooting!)
 
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Utilizing the mid-level and veterans exceptions we get all three of these guys:

Kelvin Cato
Jumaine Jones
Charlie Bell or Tony Delk or Chucky Atkins (We need some shooting!)
Not bad.

I think this has to be one of the worst free agent classes ever. A great number are restricted and I don't believe the Nets are going to go breaking the bank for any of these guys. It seems like there's a lot of either total duds or expensive "potential" players. The Nets just need role players.

If the Nets take 1 big with 3 of their picks and get Ilic over here I see them just getting a veteran big in the $2mm range and another veteran combo guard to strengthen the bench. For the veteran big in the $2mm range I like Cato, Songalia, and Jarron Collins. For the veteran combo guard I would make a run at Bobby Jackson. Due to Jackson's age and injury history I don't think anyone will break the bank for him and even though Memphis will want to retain him I could see him wanting to come to NJ and have a shot at a ring (if money is nearly equal).

I would like to see the team unload Nachbar. He makes too much money and is taking up a roster spot. With Jackson and Songalia you have 2 guys from the Kings that are familiar with the system.
 

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realistically,

MELVIN ELY for the mle

SCOT POLLARD for the te from the mjax/lj3 trade or
if MILE ILIC comes over, use the te to get a better backup pg

free up roster spots by trying to trade jmac, not resigning murray and putting vaughn in the coaching staff
then pickup SPEEDY CLAXTON

pickup best available from the draft (JOSH BOONE?)
pickup a euro player and stash him in europe to develop with the 2nd rd pick

get DREJER, FIZER, ERIC CHENOWITH, NOEL FELIX, DERRICK ZIMMERMAN and SAM CLANCY to play for the nets' summer league

get a sg for the vets min like JIMMY JACKSON
or another backup pg who can shoot like BOBBY JACKSON or TONY DELK
 

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this is a good fa season for the nets. There are many candidates that can help fill the big spot or our weak benches. Only problem is that since there is no huge name in this fa there will be many competitors.
 
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