Saturday, November 26th, 2011 at 12:50 pm  |  57 responses

Training Camps, Free Agency To Begin on December 9

It’s game time! According to CBS Sports, December 9 is the tentative date for when training camps and free agency are to begin. Stay tuned for a tidal wave of information about player movement, conditioning and more: “Details of the broad agreement will be refined and B-list issues resolved, leading to a frenzied run-up to a shortened free-agency period — which could be so compressed it may coincide with the estimated start of training camp on Dec. 9.”

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  • slamfan4life

    pretty dope, cant wait to see how my bulls play this FA period

  • staywierd38NATTYDREAD


  • staywierd38 natty DREAD


  • http://nba.com GP23

    Heat should go for Allen Iverson, or trade for Steve Nash. Not sure how they could get a decent center..hmmm ..

  • http://Bulls.com HarryTwatter

    When does FA start? Bulls should go for J Crawford.

  • T-Money

    pray that nene or dalembert are cool with full mle

  • Jono

    What will JR Smith do???

  • ab40

    free agency is going to be crazy.


    dalembert should be happy with a full mle. i don’t about nene though. and thanks GP23 but chalmers is fine defender and can knock down the open 3. that new PG is an upgrade over Bibby already

  • O

    Knicks should sign DeAndre Jordan and see how they can trade for CP3. OR trade Stat for Dwight. AI in Miami would be interesting. Nene isn’t signing no Mid-level. I doubt he cares about winning a title. He wants his money while he can get it!

  • Natty dread

    Why is slam being WEAK and keeps erasing my post? GO BULLS TO BULLS GO BULLS

  • Overtime

    Want to ride that wave. The good discussions are starting already, finally

  • Slamb

    This is the best fecking news ever!!!! Yeeewwww!

  • http://www.slamonline.com SpaceJam

    Now my bulls can get Jason Richardson. Go Bulls!!


    Knicks are better than the Bulls! Ho! Ho! Ho! Even the pizza is better in NY! Ho! Ho! Ho! Go Knicks!

  • LA Huey

    Which team will be the first to sign a dumb contract?


    @Jono: Good question. Here is a wild guess; JR Swish signs with a team not named the Bulls. I like my odds. lol

  • greg

    time to tank toronto. this is gonna be one of the deepest drafts in a long time

  • http://www.slamonline.com greg

    @orangeforever they do have red jerseys lol it would be a match made in heaven. his job would be to crank out bad shots if derrick rose cant get anything done by the time the shot clock starts winding down. He also played off melo or chris paul all his career so he knows how to watch a star hold the ball. id like to see it at least

  • Goattree

    Raps playing for that top lottery pick, and getting tons of minutes for bayless, dd, Ed Davis and a chance for bargs to finally show something. Ditch Jose for a future pick


    @greg: JR does like red, but he likes jacking up threes more. Advantage Knicks. ;) On a serious note, JR could be so good if he became more consistent on and off the court. Can shoot, drive, play defense. Has all the tools to be a quality contributor on a contending team.

  • Jono

    @IAMORANGE4EVER Have a pretty strong feeling he’d go to the Knicks, just because he’s from NJ/NY and he’s tight wit Melo. They could use a scorer off the bench, plus how entertaining would it be to see JR Swish playing for D’Antoni??

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Odom/Bynum trade for Howard is in works, if it doesn’t happen now, it happens end of season. BOOK IT!!

  • DukeFromDeep

    I’m so excited I’m giggling like a little girl. Tee hee hee…

  • Red

    Lollll nobody cares about the Raptors but stupid Canadians.

  • Ballislove


  • http://Gmail Dirty Frank

    @ Ballislove…4 who!?!?


    and that’s coming from a very bright american. and cosign greg lots of min for the young ones and tanking the season would be preferable. Harrison Barnes next season and the team is set at SG SM and PF.

  • Matt Park

    I would say it doesn’t if the Raptors attempt to tank or not… They will still probably have a top five pick lol

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    The Raptors need to trade Bargnani–and with him coming off a 20 ppg season they can probably get someone near-All-Star level. Ed Davis needs to start at the PF immediately and next season Jonas Valanciunas will be the starting Center. Bayless will start at the 1 hopefully… Raptors are looking hopeful.

  • Red

    No matter what nobody cares about the Raptors, Canada sucks. And that’s coming from an American NBA fan where the nba started. Haha, emotional Canadians, explains Drake.

  • http://Www.nba.cOm 2Sikh

    Really hoping Allen Iverson gets on the Heat.

  • Natty dread

    AI ON THE KNICKS would be raw!!! I want him to get a ring but phuk the heat!! and and if Earl Jr smith goes to the knicks there is no way he is coming of the bench and the scrub Laundry fields hahahah is still starting after his horrible play hahaha and I’m a CHICAGO BULLS FAN!!!!


    I got a feeling B-Diddy will take a strong look at the Knicks, if the Cavs use their amnesty provision on him. He could rotate with Smooth between the 1 and the 2. Heck with D’Antoni as coach B-Diddy could even see some time at the 3 and the 4. lol

  • MikeC.

    @red – Do a little research on the invention of the game. I’ll take this time to proactively say: “You’re welcome.”
    I do agree with you that nobody cares about the Raptors.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    lol @ Red. Yep, you make a lot of sense. America totally invented basketball, right? Stupid Canada… can’t do anything right.

  • Exile

    Thanks Red. But yes… I’m with Teddy on this one. Thanks Bargs, but we need to get ED, DD and Bayless the most minutes possible.

  • http://www.slamonline.com greg

    raptors should keep bargs until the draft he will have another good season this year, and if toronto can get anthony davis or drummond then trade him, if not keep him with jonas and you have a set of seven footers. i know bargnani is really dumb( you have to watch a game to watch his blown coverages) but hes a decent post defender and can put the ball in the hoop with the best of them. im hoping to get harrison barnes though.

  • Red

    So because there was one Canadian team just like now I’m wrong? Uhm ok, again NBA is an American Sports. If we were to cut teams Raptors would be the first to go. Save the you’re welcomes, Teddy said it best, Canada can’t do anything right.

  • http://slamonline cold as ice

    @iamorange. we do not need bdiddy.ill take ai over bdiddy anyday out of the yr. diddy to injury prone. ai’s scoring will be a perfect fit for a no d’antoni system. but gd enough for a defensive woodson system. and i know some bulls fan did not call laundry(drizzy drake)fields a bum. he better and any 2 guard the bulls have. and he was the best kept secret out of the rookies not named blake or wall. bulls fans kill me. ya had 1 gd yr and ya sold on chip already. overachieved fellas. as hov would say (do it again). the knicks can be the scarest team in the east somewhat. we havent beena able to see what the knicks can do. so we can end up just like the bulls of last yr.

  • http://knicks.com Gametimeweezy

    I’d take both Davis or Iverson, either/or would be nice in a Knicks uni… Davis can be at least just as productive as Felton was until they can acquire Chris Paul. But honestly I say save the money and sign SHANNON BROWN, the triangle offense hides his flaws but also limits his uptempo style. I think he’d be an EXCELLENT pick up, and an even better fit than Iverson personally. I’d also like to see a VERY serious push for DeAndre Jordan. David West would be a sure thing. Greg Oden still has upside. But DeAndre Jordan has to be a serious focal point for the next week or so for the Knicks brass.


    how is that the tenth most profitable team in basketball will the first to be cut? make sense Red or stop commenting

  • Red

    You think they’d cut an American team first? Lmao! Yeah right please, Canada is useless in our eyes, relax Paki kid trying to fit in & act as if he understands basketball.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    Red is the kind of person that makes me proud to be canadian

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Bynum isnt goin anywhere or Odom. Be 4real

  • MikeC.

    @megatron – Cut Red some slack, xenophobes are people too. Besides, Red would know the most about over-expanding to the point of insolvency. He made it a point to inform us all that he’s American.

  • Red

    Lol, proud to be Canadian? Oh you mean the Iceland you call a country? Ok, your politicians are bigots & you’re all trying to copy us. Proud to be a counterfeit? Enjoy, and yes I only said in American, great job reitering what I said in a gist & adding above average used vocal words. Your parents will be proud that you’re a douchebag. Apparently me bluntly saying nobody cares about the raptors in the USA which is a truth gets Canadians emotional cause they want approval from us do bad.

  • Thor

    Canada is like USA, they just have less crime.
    Sounds like a good country to me.
    If I were an Amarican I would be embarrassed to see cooments like Red’s.

  • Thor


  • Blakos

    Reds obviously trolling. Either that or he is some ignorant chump………..

  • http://fivemag.de Speedy

    I think Red(neck) is ignorant and dumb.
    He is discussing points that are not worthy to be discussed(cutting an nba team) and doesn’t bring valid points but stupid prejudices.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    No one should tank anything for Harrison Barnes. Don’t get me wrong, dude is going to be a very good player in the Pros but he’s not worth losing 65gms for.

  • Red

    Redneck..? WTF I’m not white & I’m from Chicago lol. Ignorant? Cause I say Canada sucks? Aren’t you ignorant for being upset over my view? Canada isn’t like the USA, it’s trying to BE the USA. Canada actually has a horrible debt comparable to it’s population. And it’s jobs aren’t secure if you compare them to population also. You’d be embarrassed? Most Americans feel the same as me & I’m 20, trust me lol. You guys wanna be us so bad.

  • http://SLAMONLINE.COM LakeShow

    “If I were an Amarican I would be embarrassed to see cooments like Red’s”
    Why would I as an American be embarrassed about what an idiot chooses to say. I’m not that idiot. I love it when people say “you should be embarrassed for another persons actions” lol. F that.

  • Red

    Idiot? Lol wait I’m ignorant for having a view but you guys aren’t for trying to belittle me having a voice? I’m not a redneck I’m not white & I’m from Chicago. I’m 20, and trust me most Americans feel the same. Canada is simply trying to copy us & it’s basically an ice land. It’s not even a job secure place if u look at their Job-population ratio. Funny ain’t it how you guys end up being the jerks who can’t handle an opinion cause you know America will never respect u guys lol.

  • http://SLAMONLINE.COM LakeShow

    Digging his hole deeper.

  • Thor

    @Lakeshow – Whatever man, I just said that I would be. I’m tired of self-righteous Americans, not America in it self which I actually love.
    @Red, of course, you can say whatever you want to, but you have to expect some sort of reaction when saying prejudice stuff like that. You can find flaws in any country, and that’s all right, who’s is perfect anyway? Certainly not The US. And I’m not gonna start throwing out examples, that you can get from you very own Michael Moore.