NBA/Spurs2005.09.03 03:59
Spurs' Brown signs Jazz's offer
Two deals: First Palacio, then the restricted free agent from San Antonio
By Lya Wodraska
The Salt Lake Tribune



After getting Milt Palacio all but signed on the dotted line Wednesday, Kevin O'Connor, Utah's vice president of basketball operations, said his attention would be on finding a solid swingman.
It didn't take him long to find his man.
Devin Brown, the San Antonio Spurs' restricted free agent, has signed an offer sheet for a two-year deal from the Jazz, a league source told The Salt Lake Tribune.
Earlier this summer, Brown's agent, Darrick Powell, met with the Jazz and said at the time that the meeting went well and that his client was "eager" to play for the Jazz.
The Spurs have seven days to match Utah's offer, but the Spurs may not feel the need to keep Brown because they were the winner in the Michael Finley popularity contest, although San Antonio general manager R.C. Buford told the San Antonio Express-News he would not
rule out matching an offer from another team.
Finley, a two-time All-Star released by Dallas under the amnesty rule, was courted by Miami, Phoenix and Minnesota before he signed with San Antonio on Wednesday.
It was predicted that once Finley signed, other free agents would quickly follow suit. On Wednesday, O'Connor said Finley's signing would impact the Jazz.
"There is always a domino effect with a player like that that affects a lot of teams," O'Connor said of the Finley waiting game.
The 6-foot-5 Brown is considered one of the top swingmen still available after averaging 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds for the Spurs last season.
Brown was passed over in the 2002 NBA draft, then signed by the Spurs as a free agent. He was cut a month later, then signed, and again waived in November. Brown changed uniforms in April 2003, signing a 10-day contract with Denver.
He was brought back to San Antonio in August 2003, finally remaining on the roster.
After a long quiet period, the Jazz have had a busy week, signing second-round pick Robert Whaley to a two-year contract Tuesday and Palacio on Thursday.
Utah is also expected to re-sign backup point guard Keith McLeod, which would give the Jazz three point guards going into training camp.
Palacio, an NBA journeyman who has averaged 4.5 points, 2.5 assists and 17.7 minutes in his career, is valued for his experience at the point guard position, complementing rookie Deron Williams and McLeod.
lwodraska@sltrib.com


뭐 그냥 저냥 이미 다들 보셨을 내용입니다. 유타에서 2년 오퍼를 냈고, 브라운은 낼름 도장을 찍었다네요. ㅠㅠ 그리고 뷰 포드는 그를 잡을 이유가 없다란 식으로 얘길 했다네요. 없긴 왜 없어.-_-;;;

지난 시즌 키릴렌코가 어마 어마한 블락을 찍어내면서 그의 수비력에 대한 얘기들이 많이 오갔습니다. 그리고 그에 대한 마음은 올란도전에서 산산히 깨졌죠. 스탭을 밟으면서 치고 들어올지, 슛을 쏠지 알 수 없는 힐의 현란한 스탭에 완전 얼이 빠져버린 키릴렌코를 보면서, 얜 팀 디펜스는 몰라도 맨투맨은 아직 멀었구나란 생각을 했습니다. 그런데... 여기서 브라운이 출동하면 어떻게 될까요. --;; 왠지 브라운과 키릴렌코는 궁합이 잘 맞아 보입니다. 부디 유타에서 건강하고 좋은 모습 보여주길 바랍니다. (스퍼스의 대 유타전 연승 기록도 깨졌으니 미련 없다.-_-;)

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