Feb 27, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) reacts to a call during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Hawks won 102-91. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Dig N Shot NBA Podcast: 2013 Free Agency Edition With HOOPSWORLD's Alex Kennedy

Join myself, Brandon LaChance (@LaChance_Writer) and HOOPSWORLD’s Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) for the Dig N Shot NBA podcast. In this episode, we discuss the possible landing spots for this year’s crop of free agents.

With Josh Smith, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap and Andrew Bynum all due to hit the market, this offseason promises to be a busy one as teams jostle to acquire their services.
Kennedy touches on Smith’s contract demands, Andrew Bynum’s market value and details what he has heard regarding the possible destinations and fits for the major names on the market.

We also discuss the Milwaukee Bucks’ prospects of keeping former Magic 2-guard J.J. Redick. Kennedy believes “it will be tough” for Milwaukee to retain his services, and the word from Redick’s agent Art Tellum is that he will start the bidding for his client at $10 million per season, for four-years.

Feb 24, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) talks with center Dwight Howard (12) in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Lakers beat the Mavs 103-99. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The chances of Dwight Howard heading to Brooklyn seem remote to Kennedy. He noted that the L.A. Lakers have Howard’s Bird rights, which means they can offer him more money than any other team. Any move to Brooklyn would require a sign-and-trade, and even that is unlikely since the Nets have so many bad contracts (Brook Lopez may be the only one playing up to his contract status).

LaChance and Kennedy touch on the importance of David West to the Indiana Pacers. West is also due to become a free agent, and his skill set would fit favorably with a number of NBA teams. LaChance feels that West brings a lot to a team, and that the Pacers will be smart to re-sign the power forward this summer.

Free Agency Edition of Dig N Shot NBA Podcast

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