Archive for the '2012 Free Agency' Category

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 31, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Report: Raja Bell Won’t Sign His Buyout In Utah

Raja Bell

Utah’s Raja Bell was never used in the Jazz’s first-round playoff series with San Antonio this spring, a fact he said grew from coach Tyrone Corbin making punishment “personal” against him. Why the two were at odds in the first place never was made public, but the falling out was anything but limited to the Jazz offices. Bell’s statement on Corbin is not something many — anyone, really — would say with a year left on a contract, but Bell used the mutual misgivings to secure a buyout in early July. Problem solved? No. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 31, 2012 / 1:15 pm

Top 10 Remaining NBA Free Agents

Matt Barnes

The big names signed on the dotted line – or in Deron Williams‘ case, on the iPad – weeks ago, and the pool of talent is pretty much completely dry. But for contending teams, and even those who are just in the market for a veteran to give them a few good minutes or a few good pre-game speeches, there are still a couple of names available. None of these guys will be making consistently key contributions for a contender, but they’re all still viable NBA players. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 27, 2012 / 10:00 am

Jason Terry Was “Angry” Dallas Didn’t Offer Him A Contract

Jason Terry

Jason Terry‘s desire to stay a Maverick turned out to be unrequited, and not receiving an offer from the team he won an NBA title with left the guard “angry at first.” Terry talked about how his free agency process started (disappointment) and ended (in Boston) with NBA TV during the unveiling of the league schedule on Thursday night. Hit the jump to see what he said about his role. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 25, 2012 / 10:55 am

Report: Minnesota Targeting Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko

Brooklyn may have missed out on the big prize this summer, but they’ve reloaded by re-signing Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez, as well as adding Joe Johnson. On first glance, they’re paying $52.5 million dollars next year just for the privilege of bringing back four-fifths of the starting lineup for a team that went 22-44 last season. On the other, even Jordan Crawford has to admit this might be the best backcourt in the NBA, and if Lopez is healthy, he will be only moderately soft inside instead of glaringly soft. That’s a big jump. But there is one interesting free agent out there who could be a perfect it for them. The only problem is Minnesota is going after him harder. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 24, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Report: A.J. Price Joins The Wizards Backcourt

UConn's A.J. Price

After three years in Indiana and career averages of 6.0 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 turnovers per game, A.J. Price is headed to the nation’s capital to back up John Wall in the Wizards’ backcourt. The Washington Post had the news today that the former second-round pick from UConn — who lived up to his hyped expectations there in his last chance — will try again to tap into his potential and be more than just a 14.9 minutes-per-game breather guy in Washington. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 24, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Free Agent Delonte West Confused By Dallas Mavericks’ Video Featuring Him

Delonte West

All Delonte West wants is to be a Dallas Maverick next season. Reports have suggested that the Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson want him back, too, with two roster spots still available. But here we are, more than three weeks into free agency and almost two weeks past the first day teams and players could sign contracts, and West isn’t on a team, let alone the Mavericks. While Dime hasn’t been inside the discussions with Dallas and West’s reps, it looks like we know how things are going by judging a hilarious West tweet today. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 24, 2012 / 12:45 pm

Report: Rockets Will Get Omer Asik After Chicago Doesn’t Match

Omer Asik Blocks Dwyane Wade At The Rim, Comes Back Bloodied

The Bulls are not making the Rockets wait to find out whether they get center Omer Asik in free agency. If Saturday’s signing of Nazr Mohammed by Chicago wasn’t a clear enough signal, the Bulls have let Asik’s camp know his three year, $25.1 million deal won’t be matched, the Houston Chronicle reports today. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 24, 2012 / 12:10 pm

Report: Ronnie Brewer Signs With New York

Ronnie Brewer

By the end of this summer, the Bulls might not have anyone left from last season’s backcourt. Derrick Rose will be sidelined for much of the season. Kyle Korver is in Atlanta. C.J. Watson went to Brooklyn. And now Ronnie Brewer is packing his bags, along with his defense and his one-of-a-kind off-ball cutting, for the Big Apple. Brewer played in every game for Chicago last season, and while his average of 6.9 points a game isn’t catching anyone’s eye, the former Arkansas star brings a lot of intangibles to the floor. Alas, because of money concerns, Chicago didn’t pick up his $4.3 million option this summer, thus making him a free agent. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Jul 24, 2012 / 11:54 am

Report: Randy Foye Signs With The Utah Jazz

Randy Foye

Randy Foye, the last serious three-point threat left on the free agent market, has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Utah Jazz. Last season with the Clippers, Foye shot 38.6 percent from three-point range and averaged 12.8 points as a starter after Chauncey Billups went out for the year. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 23, 2012 / 9:00 am

Grant Hill Thanked Phoenix Fans In A Full-Page Ad

Grant Hill

Expect a standing ovation for Grant Hill next season upon his return as a new Clipper to Phoenix. The player who is basically the poster boy for class in the NBA, Hill followed Nate McMillan in Portland and Ray Allen in Boston and took out a full-page ad in the city’s newspaper to thank the fans. Read More »