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08:13 AM ET 07.07 | Charlotte Bobcats free-agent point guard Raymond Felton is receiving strong interest from the Miami Heat, New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets, but all three teams won???t solidify plans to meet Felton or make an offer until LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh make their decisions, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

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July 7, 2010  08:22 AM ET

Well the Nets are going to need somebody...I heard they currently only have 2 players for next year.

July 7, 2010  08:22 AM ET
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Well the Nets are going to need somebody...I heard they currently only have 2 players for next year.

Oops...meant Miami.

July 7, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well the Nets are going to need somebody...I heard they currently only have 2 players for next year.

Nets are irrelevant at this point. They've even conceded if they dont get Lebron they will wait to spend next year but looking at the Knicks roster with Amare NY is the place to be if he wants to win and win now. Our roster fits his style of play, we got the big stage and a coach that runs a system that will exude all of Lebron's skills. If Bosh doesn't join him in Cleveland I can't see him joining any other team but NY.

Mu gut tells me Bosh and Wade have a great friendship so they're more likely to end up playing in Chicago with Bosh getting the max deal. With Wade out of Miami, Miami aint getting nobody. This will also mean Cleveland's roster the same as last year with an intact Boston, Orlando waiting to do the honors of ousting Cleveland so trust Lebron to sing bye bye bye. NY with Amare, Gallo, Chandler, Douglas and Lee is better. I'd be shocked if Lebron doesn't end up a Knick if he can't get Bosh to join him in Cleveland.

July 7, 2010  09:09 AM ET

Why would the Nets even want Felton? They already have an All-Star at the pg position. I don't know sometimes which is worse, yahoo or the NY Post. As I said before, it was only a matter of time before Wade and Bosh signed together, so now Riley can add to the squad with role guys.

July 7, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Caption: Raymond Felton....Mr. Irrellevent.

July 7, 2010  09:25 AM ET
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Nets are irrelevant at this point. They've even conceded if they dont get Lebron they will wait to spend next year but looking at the Knicks roster with Amare NY is the place to be if he wants to win and win now. Our roster fits his style of play, we got the big stage and a coach that runs a system that will exude all of Lebron's skills. If Bosh doesn't join him in Cleveland I can't see him joining any other team but NY. Mu gut tells me Bosh and Wade have a great friendship so they're more likely to end up playing in Chicago with Bosh getting the max deal. With Wade out of Miami, Miami aint getting nobody. This will also mean Cleveland's roster the same as last year with an intact Boston, Orlando waiting to do the honors of ousting Cleveland so trust Lebron to sing bye bye bye. NY with Amare, Gallo, Chandler, Douglas and Lee is better. I'd be shocked if Lebron doesn't end up a Knick if he can't get Bosh to join him in Cleveland.

no way bosh goes to cleveland, imo.

July 7, 2010  09:27 AM ET
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no way bosh goes to cleveland, imo.

looks like i should have read the front page before commenting!

July 7, 2010  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

no way bosh goes to cleveland, imo.

Word is Bosh to Miami, with Wade

July 7, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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Why would the Nets even want Felton? They already have an All-Star at the pg position. I don't know sometimes which is worse, yahoo or the NY Post. As I said before, it was only a matter of time before Wade and Bosh signed together, so now Riley can add to the squad with role guys.

Maybe the NETS have a plan ;) Sign Felton...then move Harris for a sF under contact.

Yes, Miami...C ___, pF Bosh, sF Tito?, pg Chalmers, oG Wade, then resign cheap O'Neal, Haslem, Richardson, ??

July 7, 2010  09:47 AM ET

Come to LA, Bro.

July 7, 2010  10:05 AM ET
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Word is Bosh to Miami, with Wade

This leaves Knicks as the only logical destination for Lebron unless he's ready for another second round exit in Cleveland.

Where my Chicago people at? Hahaha... talk of a shut out!

July 7, 2010  10:10 AM ET
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Where my Chicago people at? Hahaha... talk of a shut out!

maybe boozer to the bulls?

July 7, 2010  10:19 AM ET
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This leaves Knicks as the only logical destination for Lebron unless he's ready for another second round exit in Cleveland.

I don;t follow your reasoning for LeBron going to the Knicks..... If Wade and Bosh team up, LeBron should go to either Chicago or NJ.

July 7, 2010  10:31 AM ET

Raymond Felton, Brendan Haywood, and Mike Miller or Richard Jefferson are going to Miami to play with Bosh and Wade. That hack Beasley will finally get traded, and they still have the money to bring in those guys and a few role players on the bench.

LeBron's best move, I think, would be New Jersey, not New York Chicago, or Cleveland. They can still sign Ray Allen too and have a line-up of Devin Harris, Ray Allen, LeBron, Derrick Favors, and Brook Lopez with money left over to fill in a solid bench. Young, Athletic, and Physical, plus doesn't have to pay that New York tax and with Jay-Z and Prokhov's marketing ability he'd become even bigger.

July 7, 2010  10:44 AM ET

Felton would be a moron to go to NY or NJ....

Especially with Wade and Bosh in Miami....

If all of the above names end up in Heatville, you can move Miami to the top of the East.

And that was Riley's plan all along...


Muwahahahahahahahahaha

July 7, 2010  10:49 AM ET

I think Felton is a pretty good point guard ,he can drive to the basket and shoot okay, but he plays little to no defense, and how Jameer Nelson made him look like a second rate point guard in the playoffs this past post season i would pass on signing him...

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July 7, 2010  11:09 AM ET

....but all three teams won???t solidify plans to meet Felton or make an offer until LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh make their decisions.

Why not?? Riley Coyote has been experimenting at point guard for 4 years. If the Heat were to sign all 3 of them, they would still need a point guard. How does the pursuit of the 'big 3' change that?

July 7, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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I don;t follow your reasoning for LeBron going to the Knicks..... If Wade and Bosh team up, LeBron should go to either Chicago or NJ.

Chicago already has a dominant point guard with no bigs. NJ is in the same boat as Amare is better than any big NJ has or can get. Plus that Vodka owner hasn't proven himself in the league so why would a seasoned veteran like Lebron take a chance on him. And NY still got the biggest sac... Nets are and will always be what the Clippers are to the Lakers - "the other team"...

 
July 7, 2010  11:38 AM ET
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Chicago already has a dominant point guard with no bigs. NJ is in the same boat as Amare is better than any big NJ has or can get. Plus that Vodka owner hasn't proven himself in the league so why would a seasoned veteran like Lebron take a chance on him. And NY still got the biggest sac... Nets are and will always be what the Clippers are to the Lakers - "the other team"...

So what you're saying is; rather than take a chance on Prokhorov who is at this point a virtual unknown, go with the proven failure in Donnie Walsh. Brilliant.

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