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With free agency period set to begin July 1, teams are taking a good look at their rosters and deciding which players should be kept and which should be dealt. The NBA 5-on-5 crew analyzed some of the most notable names on the market and debated who will be packing their bags this summer. What's your take? Vote below and join the conversation.


Trade or keep: Eric Bledsoe?

2012-13 stats: 8.5 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.0 RPG

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What should the Clippers do with Eric Bledsoe?

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    62%
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    38%

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Trade or keep: Garnett and/or Pierce?

Garnett 2012-13 stats: 14.8 PPG, 7.8 RPG
Pierce 2012-13 stats: 18.6 PPG, 4.8 APG, 6.3 RPG

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What should the Cletics do with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce?

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Trade or keep: Luol Deng?

2012-13 stats: 16.5 PPG, 3.0 APG, 6.3 RPG

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What should the Bulls do with Luol Deng?

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    39%
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    61%

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Trade or keep: DeAndre Jordan?

2012-13 stats: 8.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 BLKPG

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What should the Clippers do with DeAndre Jordan?

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    50%
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Trade or keep: Rajon Rondo?

2012-13 stats: 13.7 PPG, 11.1 APG, 5.6 RPG

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What should the Celtics do with Rajon Rondo?

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    39%
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    61%

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Jason Kidd lands Nets coaching job

Shortly after announcing his retirement as a player, Jason Kidd will become <a href="http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/9378352/brooklyn-nets-hire-jason-kidd-sources">the next coach of the Nets</a>. Lots of ex-players have become coaches, but most have done so after first working as an assistant or media analyst. Would Kidd be a good fit in Brooklyn? How will the Nets fare with him at the helm? Vote below!

  • Is Jason Kidd the right coach for the Nets?

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      30%
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      21%
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      49%

    Discuss (Total votes: 20,438)

  • How far will the Nets advance next season under Jason Kidd?

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      27%
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      48%
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  • Will the Nets ever win a championship under Jason Kidd?

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      25%
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      75%

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  • In which league do former players find the most success in transitioning to coach?

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      44%
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      31%
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  • What kind of NBA coach would Jason Kidd be?

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      42%
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      15%

    Discuss (Total votes: 134,682)

  • When choosing an NBA coach, how important is previous coaching experience?

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      44%
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      48%
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      8%

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How should the NBA fix flopping?

June 7, 2013
Jun
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How should NBA fix flopping?

NBA commissioner David Stern says the league's current flopping policy doesn't do enough to discourage the practice. What should the league do differently? Is flopping a significant problem or more of an issue during the playoffs, when the stakes are higher? Would suspensions do more than fines to keep players honest about fouls? Or should the NBA use replay to find and penalize floppers during games? Vote below!

David Stern said that flopping penalties have not been strong enough to discourage the act. What did you make of the level of flopping in this first season with penalties?

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    28%
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    60%
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    12%

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  • How big a problem is flopping in the NBA?

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      7%
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      37%
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      56%

    Discuss (Total votes: 15,290)

  • Is flopping in the NBA an all-season problem or mainly a playoff problem?

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      80%
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      20%

    Discuss (Total votes: 15,102)

  • Should the NBA use video replay during games to determine if a player flopped to draw a foul?

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      62%
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      38%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,261)

  • What's the harshest penalty the NBA should levy on floppers?

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      38%
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      23%
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      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 78,220)

  • If an NBA player is accused of flopping to draw fouls, does it lower your opinion of him?

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      69%
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      31%

    Discuss (Total votes: 14,418)

  • Which of the following best reflects your view of flopping in the NBA?

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      25%
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      75%

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