Trying to stay away from all rumors as much as possible, partly because some are so contagious with the media that they are starting to feel like a smokescreen, and partly because nothing can happen for a couple days at least. Doesn’t mean we can’t through some food the way of your thoughts:
Ric Bucher (who tweeted over the weekend Portland is looking for Hedo signed straight up and a sign-and-trade for Andre Miller) on the latter half (Insider) of his Top 20 free agents. Portland is listed as a “Best Fit” for half of them, and Channing Frye surprisingly turns up at No. 20. And here’s a nice look at present-day Jason Kidd.
NBA Chat over at Hoopsworld with Bill Ingram. Lots of Blazers questions being taken, with the same Miller and Turkoglu answers being given. I’m telling you, something doesn’t feel right when so many people are talking about KP’s intentions ahead of time. Has that ever worked out well for the media?
Hoopshype has just about every rumor you could imagine in one gigantic, kinda-tidy list. Paul Millsap to OKC would make me a little nervous.
Dave on the Big Move. The point: we really should know better by now than to try and pinpoint KP’s intentions.
That’s all for now but I’ll update in this space if I come across anything else today. I’ll say again that you should be dubious of anything you hear in the next two days. There’s just too much information out there for all of it to be correct.
UPDATE: The Bucks have chosen to make a qualifying offer to Ramon Sessions, making Charlie Villanueva a free agent.