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MavsFanFinley
07-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Radmanovic Headed to Lakers

1st July, 2006 - 8:44 pm

ESPN - It is being reported by Marc Stein of ESPN that Radmanovic and the Los Angeles Lakers have verbally agreed to a 5-year contract worth in excess of $30 million.

One of the major factors in the deal is the Serbian connectin that Radmanovic has with Vlade Divac, a member of the Lakers' front office.

nashtymavsfan13
07-01-2006, 08:23 PM
Nice pickup by the Lakers.

MavsFanFinley
07-01-2006, 08:40 PM
I know Kobe wanted them to go after Cassell so I wonder if that's where he's headed after backing out of his agreement.

Radmanovic signs with Lakers; Cassell on the way out as Clippers sign Suns' Thomas

By Mike Bresnahan and Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
4:13 PM PDT, July 1, 2006

The Los Angeles Lakers moved quickly Saturday on the first day of free agency, addressing their need for outside shooting by snatching away a piece from their cross-town rival by agreeing to terms with three-point specialist Vladimir Radmanovic.

The Los Angeles Clippers also reacted quickly after Radmanovic and point guard Sam Cassell apparently reneged on agreements to stay with them, reaching terms with sharp-shooting forward Tim Thomas early Saturday.

Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy and the representatives of Thomas, a 6-foot-10 forward who revived his career with Phoenix late last season, completed a four-year, $24-million deal Saturday at about 12:30 a.m. The move capped a dizzying three-hour period in which the Clippers were informed Cassell and Radmanovic accepted and then rejected multi-year offers, sources said.

Radmanovic agreed Saturday to a five-year, $31-million contract with the Lakers, the same package the Clippers offered.

"At the conclusion of the moratorium period, the Lakers intend to enter into a contract with Vladimir Radmanovic," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said.

Radmanovic, who stretches defenses by luring post players away from the basket with his outside shot, has career averages of 10.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 38.1% shooting from three-point range.

Thomas, a nine-year veteran, who makes his off-season home in Los Angeles, played a key role in the Suns' run to the Western Conference finals. Thomas averaged 14.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and made 37.8% of his three-pointers as Phoenix defeated the Clippers in the semifinals.

Free agents cannot officially sign contracts until July 12.

some-dude
07-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Aww Man, I was hoping he'd go to the Jazz.....or at least not the Lakers!

nashtymavsfan13
07-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Cassell to the Mavs?

aexchange
07-02-2006, 09:39 AM
wow, talk about being underwhelmed by radmanovic. he's a total spare.

Arne
07-02-2006, 09:56 AM
Cassell to the Mavs?
Please!!! I rather have Sam for cheap instead of "contract year?" Mike James

aexchange
07-02-2006, 10:03 AM
Please!!! I rather have Sam for cheap instead of "contract year?" Mike James

mike james has antoine walker part dos written all over him.

MightyToine
07-02-2006, 07:05 PM
mike james has antoine walker part dos written all over him.

Except that Walker wishes he shot as well as James......if he did, he might actually be a real "threat" from the perimeter.... :D

dude1394
07-02-2006, 08:50 PM
mike james has antoine walker part dos written all over him.

I don't think so, he actually makes shots, makes fts and draws fouls instead of "shimmying" away from any contact, like a scared rabbit.

Scared he'll have to shoot ft and show how bad a shooter he really is.

nashtymavsfan13
07-03-2006, 02:22 AM
James will be a lot better than Walker. As far as I know, he doesn't make too many bone head plays. He's a good shooter, will get to the line, and is an absolute warrior. He'll be an awesome Mav.

Five-ofan
07-03-2006, 06:49 PM
This is a solid move. A shooter to go with kobe and Odom. They are starting to get a little scary. Especially to go with brown who was very solid at the end of last year and if bynum ever develops.