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Stranger
08-02-2007, 08:03 AM
Croshere might join team
Janny Hu, Chronicle Staff Writer

Thursday, August 2, 2007

While the Warriors won't be getting dream acquisition Kevin Garnett, they appear ready to make their first dent in free agency. Golden State has been in talks with forward Austin Croshere, according to a league source, and is close to signing the 10-year veteran.

The 6-foot-10 Croshere averaged 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.9 minutes for Dallas last season after spending his first nine years in Indiana. He would give the Warriors some depth with the fate of their own free agents, Matt Barnes and Mickael Pietrus, still to be decided.

Negotiations to keep Barnes in Oakland will start over this week with Aaron Goodwin after Barnes switched agents for the second time in two months.

Barnes filed paperwork to terminate short-lived agent Dan Fegan two weeks ago, league sources said. The Bay Area-based Goodwin, who also reps top draft picks Kevin Durant and Al Horford, is expected to seek a multiyear deal from the Warriors.

Nelson update: John O'Connor, the representative for coach Don Nelson, met with Warriors team president Robert Rowell over lunch in Oakland on Tuesday to continue renegotiating Nelson's contact. Nelson is due $3.1 million in each of the next two seasons, but is seeking to have up to an additional $3 million in annual bonus money guaranteed. "Our talks have been conversational rather than adversarial, and positive in tone," O'Connor said. "However, we are a ways from being finished."

E-mail Janny Hu at jhu@sfchronicle.com.

link (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2007/08/02/SP8KRBF5C1.DTL)

foglemann
08-02-2007, 08:33 AM
Nelson wanting more money, no way!! Sarcasm : )

dude1394
08-02-2007, 08:51 AM
Another threat from Nelson. I'm going to sign croooo...sheeerrreee....

u2sarajevo
08-02-2007, 10:04 AM
Will this be viewed as a genius move by the Warrior fan(s) of the board? Just curious.

Or will it be an "at least Golden State is doing SOMETHING" type of response.

EricaLubarsky
08-02-2007, 10:05 AM
its a trap, Cro!!!! Don't do it!

Nelson needs a whipping boy, and Bradley is too old.

Flacolaco
08-02-2007, 10:08 AM
Will this be viewed as a genius move by the Warrior fan(s) of the board? Just curious.

Or will it be an "at least Golden State is doing SOMETHING" type of response.

Which Warrior fans?

I'm not sure I know who you mean....

EricaLubarsky
08-02-2007, 10:11 AM
Which Warrior fans?

I'm not sure I know who you mean....
madape

MavsFanFinley
08-02-2007, 10:11 AM
I can't stand Croshere and the thought of him on my second favorite team is giving me headaches. I had to watch all I ever wanted to of him on the Mavs last year.

Flacolaco
08-02-2007, 10:16 AM
madape

I was attempting subtle sarcasm......clearly I failed

MavsX
08-02-2007, 11:51 AM
greedy bastard(nelson)

mav_love
08-02-2007, 11:57 AM
espn speculation that Croshere could sign with Boston: (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?page=Roundup-EastPower)

Bucher: It's a little late in the game for finding a veteran point guard, which they desperately need, but both Austin Croshere and P.J. Brown would help fill out the front line and can contribute without needing touches -- which will be in short supply.

ballin_boi
08-02-2007, 02:18 PM
Golden State? Any truth to this?

OMG! WE ARE SO SCREWED! AAAHHH! [/sarcasm]

DubOverdose
08-02-2007, 03:15 PM
I can only hope...

EricaLubarsky
08-02-2007, 07:08 PM
http://www.dallas-mavs.com/vb/showthread.php?t=30908

a more mature discussion as well.

LonghornDub
08-02-2007, 08:44 PM
Personally I don't like the idea. It just gives them another mind on their roster that knows our current system (not that Cro is necessarily an expert in it).

MavsX
08-02-2007, 08:52 PM
traitor

Male30Dan
08-02-2007, 11:06 PM
Golden State? Any truth to this?

OMG! WE ARE SO SCREWED! AAAHHH! [/sarcasm]

The reason your CLOSE SARCASM tag was visible was because you forgot your OPEN SARCASM tag... Please remember to start all sarcastic comments with prior to ending them with . This will properly shine the necessary lights and ring the necessary bells such that dumbasses on the board that can't interpret intent will have all the necessary hints that you were, in fact, being sarcastic.

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Board dumbass unable to interpret intent

Dirkadirkastan
08-02-2007, 11:48 PM
http://www.dallas-mavs.com/vb/showthread.php?t=30908

a more mature discussion as well.

A link to the current thread?

EricaLubarsky
08-03-2007, 12:37 AM
A link to the current thread?

http://www.dallas-mavs.com/vb/showthread.php?t=30908
pls refer all comments to this thread

anyway, I think another thread was folded into this one-- one by ballin boi.

mqywaaah
08-03-2007, 02:38 AM
Warriors will sign Cro? That still wouldnt turn them into a threat.

Darth Ape
08-03-2007, 07:05 AM
Croshere was one of my favorite non-Mav players for years before he joined the Mavs,. so obviously I'm going to be thrilled about him becoming a Warrior. I was really dissappointed that Avery didn't give the guy a chance here, but that's typical of Avery. His legacy is going to be wasting good talent.

Cro is a great locker room guy and will be a strong reserve for the Warriors. Avery never trusted Cro, despite getting pretty good contributions from him. A good coach like Nelson won't make that mistake. This signing won't grab the headlines like some of the other moves made recently, but come next spring, I think you'll see Austin Croshere playing a big part in a Warriors playoff run.

Darth Ape
08-03-2007, 07:07 AM
here's a bit of trivia -- Austin Croshere was the guy that Nelson was targeting in the draft the year we took Chris Anstey. Olivier St. Jean was the fallback guy. They were both picked back-to-back right before the Mavs.

Finally Nelson gets his guy!

EricaLubarsky
08-03-2007, 07:27 AM
Croshere was one of my favorite non-Mav players for years before he joined the Mavs,. so obviously I'm going to be thrilled about him becoming a Warrior. I was really dissappointed that Avery didn't give the guy a chance here, but that's typical of Avery. His legacy is going to be wasting good talent.

Wasting good talent? It's always good to get an opposing team's fan's view on things.

Joey
08-03-2007, 08:33 AM
here's a bit of trivia -- Austin Croshere was the guy that Nelson was targeting in the draft the year we took Chris Anstey. Olivier St. Jean was the fallback guy. They were both picked back-to-back right before the Mavs.

Finally Nelson gets his guy!

I had such high hopes for Chris Ansty...

alby
08-03-2007, 11:18 AM
Croshere before he signed that big deal with Indiana was a very good player. Money changes everything.

Locked_Up_Tonight
08-03-2007, 11:35 AM
Barnes Gone? Warriors Sign Perovic, Croshere Is Next
August 3, 2007 - 12:04 pm
Contra Costa Times -
Ten-year veteran forward Austin Croshere is expected to sign a one-year deal with Golden State this morning, team sources said. And the Warriors have inked 2006 draft pick Kosta Perovic to a multiyear deal, according to Perovic's agent, Bill Duffy.

The moves mean Golden State -- which had no official comment on either signing but is expected to announce both deals today -- has 14 of its 15 roster slots filled. That includes restricted free-agent forward Mickael Pietrus, who is on the Warriors' books at the team's qualifying offer of $3.47 million, and doesn't leave much room for rookie forward Stephan Lasme, a second-round selection, unrestricted free-agent forward Matt Barnes or any other new acquisition they might be targeting.

Dirkadirkastan
08-03-2007, 12:40 PM
Croshere was one of my favorite non-Mav players for years before he joined the Mavs,. so obviously I'm going to be thrilled about him becoming a Warrior. I was really dissappointed that Avery didn't give the guy a chance here, but that's typical of Avery. His legacy is going to be wasting good talent.

Cro is a great locker room guy and will be a strong reserve for the Warriors. Avery never trusted Cro, despite getting pretty good contributions from him. A good coach like Nelson won't make that mistake. This signing won't grab the headlines like some of the other moves made recently, but come next spring, I think you'll see Austin Croshere playing a big part in a Warriors playoff run.

So according to Mr. Objective here, Dirk sucks but Cro rules?

skylive321
08-03-2007, 12:42 PM
croshere...latin for dumbass

DevinFuture
08-03-2007, 12:43 PM
If Golden State is getting Austin for the vet minimum, I think that's a decent signing for them.

StackAttack
08-03-2007, 01:46 PM
In all honesty, I wouldn't have minded him here. At all.

alby
08-03-2007, 01:59 PM
vet minimum is a good deal for a solid, proven vet

EricaLubarsky
08-03-2007, 02:06 PM
croshere...latin for dumbass
you said the same thing in the other thread.

V2M
08-03-2007, 02:21 PM
Only purpose of this signing is to hurt our chances from creating an expiring contract that could be used to land Kobe...

... or simply to gain more inside info on the Mavs!! ;)

AxdemxO
08-03-2007, 02:38 PM
He will actually fit in their system and Nelson will use him...i can see him hitting a gmae winner against the Mavs at some point..thts just our luck against GS

StackAttack
08-03-2007, 04:50 PM
Our luck against GSW would make an Andres Biedrins game-winning corner three possible.

Dirkadirkastan
08-03-2007, 05:13 PM
Nah. Luck has law of averages attached to it. They're going to suck against us this year.

LonghornDub
08-03-2007, 05:29 PM
Croshere was one of my favorite non-Mav players for years before he joined the Mavs,. so obviously I'm going to be thrilled about him becoming a Warrior. I was really dissappointed that Avery didn't give the guy a chance here, but that's typical of Avery. His legacy is going to be wasting good talent.

Cro is a great locker room guy and will be a strong reserve for the Warriors. Avery never trusted Cro, despite getting pretty good contributions from him. A good coach like Nelson won't make that mistake. This signing won't grab the headlines like some of the other moves made recently, but come next spring, I think you'll see Austin Croshere playing a big part in a Warriors playoff run.

You have very odd opinions regarding basketball.

Dirkadirkastan
08-03-2007, 06:24 PM
never mind

skylive321
08-03-2007, 07:04 PM
you said the same thing in the other thread.
Excellent Observation.. arent you the brightest of them all!!!

dude1394
08-03-2007, 07:18 PM
So with croshere leaving for nada....

Last years marquis, armstrong, marshall, powell trades netted....fazekas? ouch..

Silk Smoov
08-03-2007, 07:28 PM
So with croshere leaving for nada....

Last years marquis, armstrong, marshall, powell trades netted....fazekas? ouch..

Wouldn't it be nice to have Daniels back with the Mavs. Then we could put him or Howard at the 2/3 spot and at times have him at point as well to go super big..

spreedom
08-03-2007, 07:39 PM
So with croshere leaving for nada....

Last years marquis, armstrong, marshall, powell trades netted....fazekas? ouch..

Quis was buried on our bench, a pretty big injury liability, and he has a pretty bad contract. Powell and Marshall will NEVER be NBA quality players, so they just would have taken up valuable spots on our roster. Armstrong would be a nice third point guard on our team, but I'd prefer JJ.

The Croshere will give us future salary cap and roster flexibility, and I think Fazekas could still become a player. I'm happy enough with that.

dude1394
08-03-2007, 07:41 PM
Wouldn't it be nice to have Daniels back with the Mavs. Then we could put him or Howard at the 2/3 spot and at times have him at point as well to go super big..

Yes the trade last year was terrible. They over-reacted with everyone but Griffin imo.

I'm not that crazy about Marquis at all, mediocre at best and can't shoot. So I wasn't that upset about him getting traded, but croshere/anthony in return stunk. They looked a lot better on paper than they did on the court.

dude1394
08-03-2007, 07:42 PM
Quis was buried on our bench, a pretty big injury liability, and he has a pretty bad contract. Powell and Marshall will NEVER be NBA quality players, so they just would have taken up valuable spots on our roster. Armstrong would be a nice third point guard on our team, but I'd prefer JJ.

The Croshere will give us future salary cap and roster flexibility, and I think Fazekas could still become a player. I'm happy enough with that.

Well if the mavs got crosher just to get out of marquis contract (versus thinking it would make them better) then f'em. If they did, that's bullcrap.

I don't agree that getting fazekas for armstrong, marquis, powell is a good deal at all. We could have purchased a 34 pick. It was a wasted off-season except for devean.