NBA Free Agent Signings: Baron Davis, Nick Young, Afflalo

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The quality of available NBA free agents continues to dwindle as the start of the season is fast approaching.  Here is a breakdown of the latest signings including Baron Davis joining the Knicks and Nick Young, Aaron Afflalo, and Rodney Stuckey all re-signing with their teams.  Plus, the Sacramento Kings have to void the contract given to Chuck Hayes after he fails his physical.

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Applying the Allan Houston Rule to NBA Central Division Teams in 2011

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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the pending NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule.  When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league.  The released player becomes a free agent but his salary still gets paid and counts against his former team’s salary cap.  Ironically enough, Allan Houston was not a victim of The Allan Houston Rule.  The Knicks instead decided to waive Jerome Williams.

If the new CBA once again invokes this clause, most teams will probably take advantage since it would save them possibly tens of millions of dollars.  To keep up with the times, we will change the name of this from “The Allan Houston Rule” to the “Rashard Arenas Rule” since Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas easily have the two worst contracts in the league.  Allow me to break down each team and who would end up being the casualties of this rule.  Here is the Central Division.

By: David Kay

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Cavs Trade Mo Williams to Clippers for Baron Davis

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This is not a very early April Fool’s joke.  According to multiple reports, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers are swapping points guard Mo Williams and Baron Davis.  This is an insanely idiotic deal for the Cavs but a brilliant move for the Clips.  You read that right, the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise just made a tremendous trade.

By: David Kay

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