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Nuggets, Bobcats And Heat Interested In Rashad McCants

Rashad McCants

Fresh off his breakup with Khloe Kardashian and a solid outing at the UNC alumni game, it’s time Rashad McCants starts thinking about finding a job. Assuming McCants doesn’t want to play with his ex’s new boyfriend (Lamar Odom), that leaves 29 teams for him to choose from. But of those 29 teams the Nuggets, Bobcats and Heat have all expressed interest in signing the free agent guard.

According to Rotoworld, McCants has already worked out for Denver, will be in Charlotte next week and Miami has invited him to training camp. And if you ask me, the other teams in the League should consider signing the four-year pro.

While most people in the office have given up on the former NCAA Champion, McCants just wasn’t setup to succeed in Minnesota. With a different coach every few weeks, there was a lack of structure that saw McCants average 14.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 27 minutes a night during the 2007-08 season, and only 9.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 19 minutes a night during the 34 games he played for the T-Wolves last year.

What happened? One minute he was a promising piece of the future alongside Al Jefferson, the next he’s being shipped to Sacramento for spare parts. One thing that everyone knows is that McCants can score, but perhaps he just lost his hunger. And ask anybody in the League, once you stop working hard, someone else is going to steal your minutes.

Wherever he ends up, McCants will likely provide a scoring punch off the bench, but with such a strong-headed personality, the three teams that are looking at him all seem to be a perfect fit with George Karl, Larry Brown and Pat Riley running the show.

In terms of the roster, the Nuggets definitely need some help at the two-guard spot and McCants could easily be J.R. Smith 2.0 as he sits out the first seven games of the season. The Bobcats, assuming they don’t end up with Allen Iverson, could also use a backup two-guard. And as for the Heat, they need another guy to come off the bench behind Dwyane Wade other than Daequan Cook.

Of these three teams, where do you think McCants will sign? Could your squad use McCants?

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  • rlf

    VERY good way of saying what you think of lamar odom dating that woman and relating it to basketball, even if it is gossip.

    lamar should know better than to date one of those sisters. i thought he had better sense than that. those women are only about pimping themselves.

  • Kenny

    Denver would be the best fit to me, although Miami doesnt look so bad either. With his scoring ability, he could be a 17-18ppg scorer off the bench easy, especially if thats the role they give him.

  • mememememe

    hopefully denver, they sure need the help on their bench

  • BiG ShoT BoB

    Awe nice way to take a shot at Erik Spoltra…

  • Bron42 aka Had Springs before Basketball

    @Rlf, of course their about pimping themselves…I mean that IS how big sis got famous right?

    @Dime, Mccants biggest issue is hes a head case….he thinks hes better than he really is and just stopped working on it. I mean I don’t think he would matter on the heat or grizz. Speakin of the heat, is dorell wright EVER gonna become good? I mean hes been gettin a paycheck to be a heat cheerleader for like 4 years now. I’d see him on the nuggets, he would def fit into their headcase but talented crew. Him and J.R actin badass everytime they score would be funny.

  • http://dimemag.com Dime Magazine

    @BiG ShoT BoB

    Not at all. I’m a big fan of his. But in terms of figureheads that can control a guy, Pat Riley is your dude.

    -AP.

  • K Dizzle

    If Shad wanna play, he needs to go to Denver. Last I saw, he’s a decent shooter and with Melo, Chauncey etc, he’ll get those open looks, plus Denver probably took the most steps back…other than maybe Minny, this offseason. They lost Kleiza and Dahntay and got no JR for seven games. That’s 20-25 points they gotta make up. McCants will get his shot. If he;’s better than JR defensively, in that DJ mode, he could steal major minutes.
    1)Sign a one year deal 2)be solid in Denver 3)get some revenge games against Minny 4)get paid next season

  • Kobeef

    Damn…rough summer for Rashad – losing your job and your woman (interesting that Khloe left Rashad at about the same time Lamar signed a new contract).

    Rashad can score…but so can a million other guys who are 6’4 and fairly athletic. I think he would fit in well with George Karl’s system

  • ab_40

    so it’s desmond mason and or rashad mccants for the nuggets replacing linas kleiza and dahntay jones. the nuggets are smart, and probably watching the Eeuropean championships and trying to look into players with a low buyout.

  • Brown

    Denver is the best situation, but he should get more minutes in Miami. Depends on what he wants, a winning situation where he’ll get open looks and a green light to shoot (Denver), or a chance to get minutes on a borderline playoff team where he’ll have to do more than just shoot (Miami).

  • nick

    @rif odom is prob only with her for his own publicity as well.

    mccants would be nice on the nuggets with his scoring off the bench.

  • http://www.hot1047fm.com Steve Gomez 10a-3p on Hot 104.7 Modesto, Ca

    The Vibe that I got from McCants while he was in Sac is that he has a case of the “Iverson’s”…he thinks he’s better than he is cuz of his resume. Another problem is (again, like Iverson) and undersized 2 guard that just wants to score. He’s listed @ 6’5″ but he’s the same height as Beno Udrih which is around 6’2″ (I’ve seen the two staniding next to each other in person). If he gets his head right and wants to stay in the L he could be a great offensive punch of the bench. There is no denying the dude can score. But I think in his head he’s a starter/boderline star. And that’s gonna cost him.

  • The REAL Tyrone

    McCants ain’t for shit y’all. Cat may be a scorer y’all but be takin’ a ridiculous number of shots. He ain’t got ability to dish no dope dimes and he’ ain’t able to play no defense. Cat ain’t nothin more than a 10th man y’all.

    True thugs NEVER lie.
    The REAL Tyrone

  • Detroit Dave

    FLIP MURRAY > RASHAD MCCANTS!

  • Bron42 aka Had Springs before Basketball

    puttin mccant and iverson in the same sentence is kinda bananas on ur part man.

    @ab_40, o ya tons of guys are watchin the euro championship looking for studs lol. Most euro guys with any talent are A)already in the leagues B) bitchasses like vasquez, splitter and rubio who enter the draft and then never come cuz they realize they can’t cut it with the physical play or speed.

  • Patrick

    The bobcats need to pick up marvin and jawad williams too. Put that unc championship squad back together.

  • http://dime fan

    The bobcats are in the same situation as alot of teams. Felton can’t lead the current roster far. D.J. Augustin is good but more like a Ridonour or Jarret Jack/Duhon type of talent. Good but that’s it. It’s simple find better for cheaper or gamble. If not you’re a lottery,8th seed, or 1 & definitely done. A true PG could get Gerald Wallace in the All Star Game. I can’t believe it’s not butter. This guys improvement along with whoever or wherever Vince Carter bought that jumpshot needs mentioning. He was just an athelete and turned himself into a legit starter and 20pt scorer. Chris Paul should be pulling every plug in his book. I could even imagine him w/ the Hawks instead of Marvin Will. Floor Leaders and Generals are a commodity. If you want to go to the N.B.A. learn to pass and make other better. Scoring isn’t it anymore. Every coach/team needs an extension on the court to make things work. FYI(Farmar,Robinson,Ford,A.I, Sacrifice pride & points for overall production. Everyone will be happy. You may even win a ring. You know who I’m talking about. The person who almost made #3 more popular than #23. We love you man. Love yourself and the game that’s been so good to you. You owe it and the fans. They supported your way. It’s time you pay them back and all those kids who look up to you. Be the better & bigger man and prove those critics wrong. Winning is the 1st way Sacrifice and being differnent which is another word for maturing. I miss you man. Would you come of the bench if they unbanned your crossover. How foul is that to have your move banned. Stockton carried more than A.I. just dribbling. FYI to all refs just because you couldn’t do the move in your hay day and you don’t know what it is. Doesn’t make it a carry or illegal move. Refs destroy the game at times with their %$#^%&$ calls. We have DVR now guys. A inside change or better known as a in & out is not a carry. I’ve seen that called a couple of times. We’d have to Ban Tim Duncan’s walking in the post & push in the back on every rebound. LOL . Ginobli’s 3 Step. Lebron favoritsm.(LOL) You get the point. Everyone sign up for league pass. There are installaments of 40$ dollars a month. It’s so worth it. You get to decide in your mind who’s really a star or dud. Rather than being mislead by the masses. You get the greatest match-ups and see some unbelievable games. HD and you get the price of the season for a 2 game price. NBA- It’s in the GAME. Picture your favorite mascot hoola hooping.

  • Da_Griff

    @rlf, “those women” can pimp themselves on me any time they want.

    You seen the ass on Kim?? God damn!

    @The REAL Tyrone – So you’re sayin’ he’s JR Smith’s career until last year?

  • knicks fan33

    I know they asked out of the three teams but I think the jazz should look into signing him outside of d-will they have no outside scoring threats maybe brewer but he’s more of a defender but ne team should be glad to have him that spark plug of the bench is becoming a popular tool among teams ( jr smith, nate robinson, ben gordon, leandro barbosa, manu ginobili an jason terry

  • Boombaby

    I dont understand why we have to pay attention to this guy like the Ramon Sessions free agency.

  • doc

    Lo just smutting that bitch.He aint in love.