Just thought I'd start a thread for free-agency signings, trades, etc.
Based on reports, CJ Watson is signing with the Pacers.
I was hoping the Pacers could get better point guard than Watson, but he's an upgrade over DJ Augustine.
According to sources, the Warriors are willing to offer Andrew Bogut and Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes. The Warriors can also add in the expiring contracts of Richard Jefferson or Andris Biedrins to sweeten the deal with more cap relief for the Lakers. Golden State, which can only sign Howard via sign-and-trade, believes that is the best offer Los Angeles will receive. Contra Costa Time
Howard to Golden State would be a perfect scenario for both parties, Warriors would be legit title contenders and Howard would have plenty of space to operate down low. My only question is why they would want to give up or Thompson or Barnes, All Miami had to give up for James in 2010 was a boatload of picks.
The difference is Miami had gutted their roster and had plenty of cap room to sign lebron. The warriors have no cap room and must work a sign and trade of equal money out for them to get Dwight. The lakers have said they won't entertain any sign and trades that they don't find very appealing and would rather let Dwight walk for free rather then take on bad contracts. So if the warriors want Dwight and Dwight decides to go there, the lakers are gonna want something nice in return which is exactly what klay/ barnes would be. That's why I hope if Dwight does leave, he chooses the warriors. Atl, dal, and Houston can pretty much just sign him and he's out with lakers getting nothing.
Josh Smith is meeting with the Pistons. That's a head scratcher for me. Makes me wonder what they have planned for Greg Monroe, whose a RFA this year.
I'm not sure that he will stay if they sign Smith...
I doubt Smith signs, but if he does that would suck. I can't imagine him and DRUMMOND on the same floor together. It would be solid defensively, but both players are not heavily known for offensive prowess. At least Monroe provides a better offensive ability that meshes with DRUMMOND's presence in the paint. As a fan of frontcourt talent, I don't like the idea.
Greg Monroe is NOT a restricted free agent this year.. he is a RFA NEXT year.
josh smith is not a small forward and the pistons are trying to make him that
I agree. The PF has been his accustomed position for the past 5 seasons. The pistons are also looking at Andre Igudola, who I feel would be an amazing fit for them.
They will not part ways with Monroe, they want to make Smith play the 3 we all know that.. We also know it's not his position.. They'd be much better off with Iguodala
Surprisingly the Lakers are interested in BJ Mullens...And there are rumors they want to bring Jordan Farmer back...
OKC is expected to sign Dorrell Wright...
Memphis is looking at Courtney Lee...
Signed Xavier Henry
Spurs have shown interest in Kirilenko. Really nice pickup if they can pull it off. Minnesota would be in trouble though if they can't get him a new, longer contract.
I've heard Flip is content with letting him walk because he isn't the shooter that he wants. I suspect his plan would be to then re-sign Budinger and then go after a SG in free agency. Wolves have already been linked to Mayo and Martin (who is an Adelman favorite along with Budinger).
Personally, I want Kirilenko back. And then perhaps sign Richard Simmons as a trainer so the whole teams doesn't end up in the ICU again like last season. Kidding. Kind of...
Kirilenko did so many things that weren't noticeable on the stat sheet, including showing off his Kermit voice to the media. He also isn't the defender he used to be, but I worry about their defense without him.
Same. He still knows how to play great D, and that definitely rubs off on his teammates. He's not a "lockdown" guy anymore, but some nights he's pretty dang close. I hope they can work out a deal to bring him back for 3 more years or something along those lines.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Chris Copeland and the Pacers have strong mutual interest.
The Pacers could most definitely use his shooting.
Basically, C.J Watson and Chris Copeland > D.J Augustin and Sam Young.
Nice work by Indy so far. Like Copeland in some small ball lineups as a stretch 4 too.
Love the Watson pick-up and would love to have a shooter of Copelands ability as well. Not sure I am happy with the QO to Hansbrough though, but it is only an offer.
I still hope we can find that 6th man scorer off the bench. I hope Stephenson puts in work on his jumper and becomes that guy that gives you 10 points and can make plays consistently.
The Bobcats are looking to sign Big Al. I don't him making an impact on the ballclub, but with him and new Asst. Coach Patrick Ewing, Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyambo especially should take advantage of learning.
Why don't they sign Karl Malone while they're at it? I was 100% sarcastic at first, given Ewing and Price already being on the Bobcats staff, but Zeller and Biyombo get something out of it too whether it's post moves or the training to be a successful pro.
Downgrade me to half-sarcastic.
Pelicans have reportedly offered 'Reke Evans a 4 year deal worth $44 million and would attempt to bring him off the bench in a Manu Ginobili-esque role. Hmm..
Im not sure how this is possible since they have $51 million in payroll atm...
Also...want to see Tyreke play his worst basketball yet? make him a sixth man. :)
Wow... In order for the Pelicans to make that offer, they must be releasing Lopez, Smith, Miller, Thomas and Roberts. They're probably renouncing the rights to Aminu as well.
Iggy would be a great fit for Detroit, I wonder if they would look at AK47 also as he'd be a good fit in Motor City too.
I really hope the pistons don't overpay for josh smith. They really only need a good / decent SF to start over Singler.
Iggy is prob getting a bit old since the pistons won't be contending for a while yet
Maynor signs with Wizards
Dunleavy to Chicago?
Bellineli to Brooklyn?
Dunleavy 2 yrs and $6 million to the Bulls
Meh. It's obvious the Bulls are addressing their shooting needs. I'll feel better about this move if they can still find a competent 4th big with the vet min.
Nate and Belli are likely gone..
At least Deng doesn't have to play 40 mins a night now though.
One of the best point guards agreed to sign with the clippers. (4 years ago I would have been laughed off the forums for typing that)
Blatche may be turning down bigger contracts and staying with the Nets. That would be huge if he can keep up what he did last season. He was one of the best back up centers in the league.
The Clippers and Warriors are interested in Andray Blatche.
The Nets have already met with Blatche and should be considered as the front runners. All three of these teams are fairly tight on cap space, but Blatche isn't expected to receive a large contract despite his strong comeback season.
Andray Blatche will agree to one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Nets.
Blatche probably would have made a bit more somewhere else and might have gotten his hands on some sort of deal on a second year, but staying in Brooklyn has its benefits. He will get some much needed playoff exposure and learn behind the relentless Kevin Garnett, and with a second relatively good year in a row he could command a much better deal next offseason.
The Nuggets and Kings have met with Andre Iguodala on Monday while the Pistons will meet with him later on Monday night.
The Nuggets are going to give it everything they have to keep Iggy around, but he's receiving interest from the Pelicans, Hawks, Mavericks and Kings, as well. Detroit also has Iguodala near the top of their wish list and have the room to make a really hard push. Iguodala has played in at least 80 games six times in his nine-year career, including five with 82.
The Timberwolves are targeting shooting guards J.J. Redick and Chase Budinger with four-year deals, but their priority is Redick, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Wolves will likely settle for either player, but Redick is the target. If Redick doesn't land with the Wolves, where he would likely start, Budinger could be looking at a starting job for the Timberwolves this season, as Flip Saunders has already said he doesn't want rookie Shabazz Muhammad in the first unit.
Bledose to Suns.
Redick and Dudley to Clippers.
Redick will sign for 4 years @ $27 million.
Bucks also get two second-round picks in the trade. One from the Clippers and Suns.
T'Wolves offer Kevin Martin 4yr/$30mil contract
Wow... And they also just agreed to 3 yrs $16 million with Budinger
Pistons looking to trade for Rondo/Gay. Would take back Wallace's contract and trader Monroe for Rondo then sign Josh Smith to replace Monroe.
Manu Ginobli has agreed to two years with the Spurs. Money not released yet.
I thought he was going to retire after his abysmal performance in the Finals.
It's strange that Duncan,Parker,Manu and Danny Green's contracts all expire in 2015...
Pacers sign Donald Sloan to a multi year deal to be their 3rd point guard.
He should be an upgrade over Ben Hansbrough's bum ass.