That Vince-Carter-to-Spurs rumor seems to have heated up overnight, with some sources indicating San Antonio to be the most likely destination for the mercurial New Jersey shooting guard.
The latest scenario would have the Spurs sending Roger Mason, George Hill, Fabricio Oberto and Bruce Bowen to New Jersey for Carter. New Jersey would then immediately waive Oberto and Bowen, to get themselves under the 15-man roster limit.
UPDATE: One problem with the deal proposed here. Under NBA rules, it would be illegal. In order for a team to take four players for one, it must make room on the 15-man roster BEFORE the deal is consummated. It doesn't matter if the plan is to waive a couple of the incoming players after the deal is done.
In order for the Spurs and Nets to make this deal, the Nets -- who are already at the 15-man limit -- would have to waive three of their own players first. Obviously, that's not going to happen. Doesn't neccesarily mean there is no deal for Carter in the works, but it isn't this deal.
Carter To Spurs Heating Up
Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:11 PM
Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:12 PM
i've never seen such a team with so little assets
but they keep winning
Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:14 PM
Team Ron Ron
Posted February 14, 2009 - 04:56 PM
Posted February 14, 2009 - 05:10 PM
trading him away for a VC in decline?
the spurs trying to catch up to the lakers = pathetic.
Posted February 14, 2009 - 11:46 PM
Edited by daco_inc, February 14, 2009 - 11:47 PM.
Posted February 15, 2009 - 07:13 AM
Posted February 15, 2009 - 09:20 PM
George Hill will be a quality player sooner rather than later. It would be the equivalent of the Mavericks giving up on Devin Harris as early as they did in favor of a marquee name that won't get them where they want to be in the long run. Mason has filled a vital role for them (the Horry / Barry kind of role). Without Mason they would be in some serious trouble with little to no outside threats (aside from Bonner who is easily defended and an easily chased off the line Ginobili). Losing Oberto will do nothing but thin out their already thin front court. Shedding a quickly aging Bowen for something is the only positive in this deal for the Spurs.
Popovich will lose what hair he has left trying to convince Carter to play defense. For such a defensive minded team, getting an absolute sieve on all defensive fronts like Carter will spell doom for San Antonio.
As for the Nets - good deal, pull the trigger right now.
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