Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

carolina-chuck

2013 NBA Free Agency News

155 posts in this topic

• Omri Casspi agrees to two-year deal with the Rockets worth 2.6mil.

• Dorell Wright agrees to two-year deal with the Blazers worth 6mil.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

• Jarrett Jack played big point guard minutes for the Warriors off the bench, and was often featured in crunch time lineups. But he has agreed to join the Cavaliers, reports Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group. The deal is for four years and $25 million.

Carl Landry had a player option to return to the Warriors next season for $4 million, but opted out to pursue a bigger, long-term deal. It turned out to be the smart choice, as he has agreed to a four-year deal worth $26 million to play for the Sacramento Kings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

• The Dallas Mavericks and guard Devin Harris are close to finalizing a three-year deal worth in excess of $9 million, sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.

The Mavs struck an agreement Saturday to bring Harris back to the team on which he began his career as the fifth pick overall in the 2004 NBA draft. The deal can’t be officially signed until Wednesday, when the league lifts its annual moratorium on free-agent signings and trades.

• We may find out as the Hawks are targeting Ellis, reports Marc Stein at ESPN.

With the future of restricted free agent point guard Jeff Teague still uncertain, Atlanta has roughly $10 million in available salary-cap space to potentially use on Ellis. Sources say that the Hawks have also given center Andrew Bynum some thought, but all the latest signals suggest that Ellis is the Hawks’ top current target.

• The Clippers continued their shrewd offseason decision-making by filling that void with Darren Collison, who has agreed to a two-year deal according to multiple reports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

• Rockets agrees to two-year deal with Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia was essentially a throw-in as part of the deal made at the trade deadline that sent Thomas Robinson from the Kings to the Rockets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

• Clippers agree to one year deal with Ryan Hollins

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

• From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

As Dwight Howard leaves Los Angeles, the Lakers and free-agent center Chris Kaman have a growing mutual interest, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Kaman played his first eight NBA seasons for the Los Angeles Clippers, and a return to Southern California to join the Lakers has strong appeal to him, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

• The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed on a two-year, $6.5 million deal with Carlos Delfino that includes a team option for a third year that could pay him nearly $10 million, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports.

• Report: Hickson reaches three-year deal to join Nuggets

Denver will give Hickson, a 6-foot-9 forward-center, the annual full mid-level exception of approximately $5 million, plus the 4.5 percent annual bonuses allowed per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, sources said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Kaman would actually be a good fit for the Lakers He is a low maintenance guy who won't whine about deferring to Kobe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JJ Hickson - 3years @ 5mil a year

Paul Millsap - 2years @ 9.5mil a year

Al Jefferson - 3 years @ 13.5mil a year

Dwight Howard - 4 years @ 22mil a year

 

did we overpay.. probably, but we all knew we would have to- to bring in a decent FA

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did we overpay for Jefferson... No, I believe he would have received comparable contract anywhere

 

Was there better value available in Hickson... yes. $5M a year is less than half of what we are paying Jefferson, but his offense is not nearly as polilshed as Jeffersons.

 

Does that mean it was the wrong move?  Time will tell, it mainly depends on how JJ Hickson progresses as we know we are getting a 20-10 guy with Jefferson.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have loved to have both Hickson and Jeffeson on the starting front court rotating Zellar and Biyombo.

5 mil a year for JJ Hick is a steal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

** @Marc Stein

Sources briefed on the situation told ESPN.com that the Hawks and Bucks have in recent days discussed a sign-and-trade deal to land Brandon Jennings in Atlanta and send fellow restricted free agent Jeff Teague to Milwaukee to reunite with former Hawks coach Larry Drew. ESPN.com reported early in free agency that the Bucks, at Drew’s behest, had interest.

 

 

** Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers have reached out to Lamar Odom, but it been hard to determine how high interest level is on either side thus far.

 

 

** Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers have reached out to Lamar Odom, but it been hard to determine how high interest level is on either side thus far.

 

 

** Marc Stein         @ESPNSteinLine

Lakers and Chris Kaman, I've told, have agreed to terms on one-year deal

 

 

** Marc J. Spears         @SpearsNBAYahoo

Warriors agree to terms on a multi-year deal with free agent F-C Mareese Speights, a source tells Y! Sports.

 

 

** The Lakers will amnesty Metta World Peace, according to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Al Jefferson was ranked by multiple sites as the 3rd best player in this free agent class... I don't think $13.5 is an overpayment; it's actually a very fair deal to both sides.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites