View Full Version : Damon Stoudamire----could we be the mystery team

07-29-2005, 11:30 AM
SPOILER ALERT: I spoke to a source who tells me Damon Stoudamire isn't going to Houston or Cleveland and will likely agree to terms with a mystery team sometime in the next 72 hours unless the Blazers get involved in a sign and trade." from Oregonlive.com

Cuban was intimating that we were going to do something.

07-29-2005, 11:39 AM
That something won't be Stoudamire.

07-29-2005, 11:56 AM
well, he is a pretty good three point shooter and would be good at the point in stretches with Terry at the Two.

All in all though, I think/hope we can find someone better.

07-29-2005, 12:26 PM
Hes too small. Management has said a million times: versatile 2/3, back-up center.

07-29-2005, 01:09 PM
Anything that bodes ill for D. Harris will illicit the response like the one above mine. i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif

07-29-2005, 01:22 PM
More from the Oregonian:

Houston offered Damon Stoudamire $1.8 million a year and also made a few sign-and-trade proposals to the Blazers -- including Clarence Weatherspoon, [John] Nash said. Now, Stoudamire is thought to be ready to sign with another NBA team, Nash said.

07-29-2005, 01:38 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies.

07-30-2005, 02:14 AM
Stoudamire finds home in Memphis
Rockets to look elsewhere for help in their backcourt

Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

After reaching an agreement with free-agent power forward Stromile Swift two weeks ago, the Rockets turned their attention to landing a veteran guard for their backcourt.

The player atop their wish list Houston resident Damon Stoudamire had expressed an interest in joining the team.

But according to sources, Stoudamire and the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed on a four-year, $17 million deal that will be finished when the NBA lifts its moratorium on signings next week at the completion of the league's labor deal.

Stoudamire averaged 15.8 points and 5.7 assists with Portland last season.

Stoudamire, 31, appears to be a good fit for the Grizzlies, who are bracing for the loss of Earl Watson. Memphis reportedly is pursuing a sign-and-trade deal for Watson, who spent three seasons backing up point guard Jason Williams.

With Stoudamire having made $12.5 million with the Trail Blazers last season and the Rockets able to offer their salary-cap exemption of only $1.8 million, the teams reportedly were discussing a sign-and-trade deal.

Rockets forwards Clarence Weatherspoon, owed $6.53 million over the final year of his contract, and Juwan Howard, due $26 million over four years, reportedly were dangled as trade bait, but the two clubs failed to reach an agreement, paving the way for Stoudamire to sign with Memphis.

Miami and Cleveland also reportedly were interested. With Stoudamire off the market, the Rockets will alter their search for backcourt help.

Latrell Sprewell, Michael Finley and Gary Payton have been discussed as options.

Coincidentally, Stoudamire is scheduled to participate in a celebrity charity softball tournament hosted by Rockets swingman Tracy McGrady this afternoon in League City.

The Rockets also learned that one of their free agents forward Scott Padgett has agreed to a multiyear deal with Phoenix. Padgett, 29, averaged 3.8 points and 2.6 rebounds over two seasons with the Rockets. He is expected to back up All-Star Amare Stoudemire.

07-30-2005, 03:09 AM
Originally posted by: ddh33
The Memphis Grizzlies.Word.

07-30-2005, 04:44 AM
West ... Are you OK?

You have now 18 guaranteed players

J-will/ B-Jax / Mouse / Ropez / Burks
Miller / Snyder / Emmeet
Battier/ Posey / Jones
Gasol / Warrick / Cardinal
Wright / Bochart / Greek Giant / Roberts..

What do you want??

07-30-2005, 09:18 AM
White chocolate will be gone soon, thats one thing I am pretty sure about.

07-30-2005, 11:18 AM
White chocolate will be gone soon, thats one thing I am pretty sure about.

That's what most people were thinking, but Tom posted this over on the LMF board today.

Damon's signing in Memphis doesn't begin the J. Williams sweepstakes. It gives more fuel to the Earl Watson sweepstakes that will end with Watson leaving the Grizzlies vai a sign-and-trade that certain sources indicate Dallas has been a part of the discussion on. This may end up a three team deal so I am not saying that Watson the target in this though he may be since he is, IMHO, an Avery type of PG.

07-30-2005, 11:45 AM
I can see Watson in Dallas, and possibly LoWright.

07-30-2005, 03:39 PM
Watson is very solid. He can defend and is a pass first point. However, any point guard we get, not named Darrell Armstrong, is going to bring up question marks at the point guard.