NBA / Mar 3, 2011 / 12:00 pm

NBA Free Agency Roundup

Al Thornton

Al Thornton (photo. Keith Allison)

Of the Top 5 Available NBA Free Agents I wrote about on Tuesday, Mike Bibby is the only one to officially ink a deal. But that doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been progress as to where they, and others, are headed for the rest of the season. Here’s what we know:

Corey Brewer
While Brewer isn’t officially a member of the Mavericks yet, he’s expected to sign a three-year, $8 million deal later today if he clears waivers.

Leon Powe
Powe visited Memphis yesterday, while he’s also still considering New York, New Orleans and Miami. From his agent: “He liked it. He knows that he can come in and play the style they want to play. He looked at the situation. The reason he moved on going there (to visit) before anywhere else was because of (Grizzlies GM) Chris [Wallace]. He feels good about it.”

Rasual Butler
As of this morning, Butler told ESPN 1000 that he was scheduled to take a physical before joining the Bulls for practice in Orlando later today.

Sasha Pavlovic
While it was believed that Pavlovic was going to sign with Dallas, once Brewer took that spot and spurned the Celtics, Boston signed him.

Al Thornton
Until he clears waivers today, nothing is official, but it is believed that Thornton will sign with the Warriors.

Dominic McGuire
When Charlotte traded Gerald Wallace to Portland for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham and Sean Marks, as well as Nazr Mohammed to Oklahoma City for D.J. White and Morris Peterson, they waived Derrick Brown, Sherron Collins and McGuire to make room. But after clearing a roster spot by waiving Mo Pete, they are going to re-sign McGuire. Also, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer, the Bobcats plan to waive Marks and use that roster spot to sign Garrett Temple to a 10-day contract. Bonnell points out that Charlotte hoped to re-sign Brown, but he was claimed off waivers by the Knicks.

Other players recently bought out and/or waived without a job: Carlos Arroyo, Kelenna Azubuike, Sherron Collins, Eddy Curry, Morris Peterson

Who do you think was the biggest acquisition after the trade deadline?

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  • marcus the great

    what about eddy curry?

  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron Phillips

    @marcus the great

    No takers yet. There were rumors of Miami, but we hear he’s just working out in Chicago.

  • TJ 2

    Al Thornton fell off fast! i remember he was an up and comer in LA, like a poor mans BG! Looks like Miami wont get their big man, at least they got a guard! people probably scared to go there because of Coach Spos sporadic PT he gives people! one game its 30 minutes, next game is DNP-CD!

  • marcus the great


    and next game, you’re waived lol

  • money

    is powe not going back to boston anymore?

  • mike

    Celts need ‘Toine for the stretch run.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron Phillips

    @ money

    Boston filled their spots with Murphy & Pavlovic.

  • Diggity Dave

    Riley would fine Eddy Curry every day for being FAF. With Dexter Pittman as our chubby-project center, don’t see the need to add Curry.

  • Lee

    Wasn’t it only a couple of seasons ago Pavlovic held the cavs to ransom ??

  • marcus the great

    that was sideshow varejo

  • Joe Hammocks

    Do you think Greg Oden will sign with the Heat?

  • http://deleted dagwaller

    If Rasual Butler signs with the Bulls, does that mean the Kyle Korver experiment is over?