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08:10 AM ET 11.09 | Free agent Mickael Pietrus appears to have options. With Danny Granger out of the Indiana Pacers' lineup, [Pietrus] is an option for the organization but is far from officially signing a contract and remains in discussions with a few other teams, agent Bill McCandless told RealGM on Thursday. While McCandless admits he has been in contact with general managers across the NBA, he insisted by phone: "A report goes out and everybody thinks Mickael is on a plane headed for Indiana. Everybody needs to hold their horses." Over the past week, Pietrus' camp has seen a spike in interest for the veteran swingman, who has career averages of 8.4 points and 3.1 rebounds and is well regarded as among the stellar perimeter defenders in the league.

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November 9, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Each team should be allowed to hire up to 18 players !

November 9, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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Each team should be allowed to hire up to 18 players !

Nah 20 sounds better :)

November 9, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Nah 20 sounds better :)

and extend the quarters to 5 quarters with 20 minutes in each quarter too

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November 9, 2012  09:25 AM ET

I like Pietrus fortitude in not accepting those bush league offers a few months back and I said as much then. Just as I said, Hold out, you'll get your money and look whats happening now.

November 9, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Each team should be allowed to hire up to 18 players !

It's bad enough managing you millionaires... let alone 18. Coaches all over the world plead for mercy on this...

November 9, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Really??? Mickael Pietrus?

When did he become the answer to anybody's questions?

The only chance he has of winning a Ring is going the Adam Morrison route

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November 9, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Hello Mickael? This is Mike Brown.

November 9, 2012  10:27 AM ET

Good Luck, Bro.

November 9, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Hello Mickael? This is Mike Brown.

Lakers could use him they really don't have a shooter off the bench Pietrus can stretch the floor.

If I had to guess who should be calling in no order due to a need.

1. Lakers
2. GSW
3. Portland has no bench spark
4. Indy

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