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Open Thread: Free Agency 2010 (UPDATED)

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Anything and everything goes here, even if it doesn't have to do with the Wizards

UPDATE: Via Yahoo's Marc Spears:

The Washington Wizards contacted their own free agents (swingman Mike Miller and forward Josh Howard) at the start of free agency and also spoke with the representatives of forwards Travis Outlaw, Rasual Butler, Ryan Gomes and Josh Childress, a restricted free agent with the Atlanta Hawks who is currently playing in Greece.    

UPDATE: Interesting take from Ted Leonsis himself:

That is the question to a great social experiment I want to see answered later in this NBA off season. Free agents can do what they want. It is out of a team's control. They are unrestricted free agents. They do what they want, when they want. Good for them. They earned that right.

I never like being not in a semblance of control, not knowing how the strategy will be executed. It actually feels good to NOT be holding our collective breathe right now, doesn't it?

UPDATE: Via ESPN:

The Lakers have opened discussions with free-agent swingman Mike Miller, a source close to the situation said Thursday.

Miller is a former NBA rookie of the year and sixth man of the year. He averaged 10.9 points on 50 percent shooting from the field and 48 percent shooting on 3-pointers for Washington last season, his 10th in the league.

Miller would provide a sure outside stroke the Lakers have lacked and help shore up a bench unit that could lose up to 22.5 points a game in scoring if free agent reserves Shannon Brown, Jordan Farmar, Josh Powell, D.J. Mbenga and Adam Morrison all leave for new horizons.

Miller earned $9.8 million last season and would need to take a significant paycut to join the Lakers.