In regards to Humphries and AK potential signings; I think it will be quiet on the Humphires and Kirilenko until after the amnesty deadline on Friday. They will wait to see if any other talents become available because of bad contracts (like Emeka Okafor?). JUST in case someone like that falls into the fray, they will wait for the amnesty deadline. Once that passes and no one interests them, I would expect them to use most of, if not all of the remaining space on 1 year deals for Hump, AK and possibly one other player.
Once we sign those guys, we cannot absorb Hedo and Duhon's contracts from Orlando until the FA signings we make are with us long enough to be traded.
Does anyone know how many days/months we need to keep one of our FA signings before we can trade them?
With that being said, if we dont acquire D12 by the time we make those signings, I would expect a potential deal to occur after All-Star weekend in orlando.
The Magic are stubborn enough to believe that they MIGHT be able to keep him OR get a better offer then whatever we eventually propose. Do we REALLY think they would risk having Dwight announced as the starting center for the EAST and play in a NETS jersey in their brand new arena? I highly doubt it.
I'm expecting, IF a trade to us happens with D12, I would expect it to occur after the ASG and before the trade deadline.