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Weekend NBA rumors and deals (constantly updated)

Dec 10, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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Just because you didn’t go to work today — you’re at home trying to hang Christmas lights, like that’s not work — doesn’t mean the wheels of NBA free agency and trades stopped. Not in the least.

This post is your one-stop shop for up-to-date, breaking info on what is happening around the league. (If you want a great wrap of what has happened up through Saturday morning, check out Matt’s post about how the league has gone nuts.)

8:47 pm: Eddie House recently had surgery on his left knee and will be out a couple weeks, possibly missing the start of the season for the Heat. With Battier and Miller and a versatile lineup, it will be interesting to see how much run House gets this season.

8:40 pm: The Boston Celtics have inked Jeff Green to a one-year deal worth $9 million. That is wildly overpaying for a nice player, which maybe is what they had to do to get him to take a one-year contract. There is a lot of potential in Green, he’s athletic, but in the end he is just average at everything — shooting, rebounding, defending, you name it. He’s not a bad player but the Celtics have given him a contract and will be giving him a role that is going to require him to grow a lot to fill. At least it’s just one year.

8:34 pm: Jason Richardson has agreed to a four-year deal to stay with the Orlando Magic, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. He was maybe the top swingman out there, but Caron Butler is headed to the Clippers and Rip Hamilton likely is headed to the Bulls, so the two prime landing spots are gone. Orlando may be rebuilding but J-Rich gives them a solid player and fan favorite on the court.

6:30 pm: J.J. Barea is not going back to the Mavericks — after his playoffs he was rightly ticked about getting a one-year offer — and it looks like it is down to the Knicks and Timberwolves are leading for his services.

6:09 pm: Dwight Howard has told the Magic that he wants to be traded. There is no uncertainty now.

That trade may be to the Nets, which is what Howard wants, according to Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo. The Magic have said they will trade him where they can get the best deal going forward for the team.

4:23 pm: Jeremy Pargo — the brother of Jannero — has signed a two-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. Pargo has played the last couple years for European powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv.

4:04 pm: Mike Bibby has reached a one-year deal to join the New York Knicks, reports Sam Amick of SI. Knicks fans, if you think this is a good thing you have not watched Bibby play since 2005. You would rather have Toney Douglas on the court. Bibby is not going to solve any problems.

3:55 pm: Reports are that the Milwaukee Bucks will match the four-year offer Denver made to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. As they should have, this is less than $5 million a year for one of the elite perimeter defenders in the league.

3:50 pm: It’s official, Mike Dunleavy is a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Two years, $7.5 million deal. That’s nice and all, but they had better keep Mbah a Moute, that matters a whole lot more. (and they are.)

3:18 p.m. Yahoo reports Spencer Hawes will sign a one-year deal with Philadelphia. Philadelphia is very big on bringing back the same team that lost in five games to Miami in the first round last year. No, we don’t know why either.

1:41 p.m.: The Nuggets have tendered a four-year, $19 million offer sheet to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Mbah a Moute is a restricted free agent, so Milwaukee has three-days to match the offer. You’d think they’d match, but Milwaukee’s done some weird things with their frontcourt in the past two years .

Brandan Wright is a Maverick. Good luck to all parties. 

Utah has reportedly made an offer for Josh Howard, which makes zero sense and a half.

1:26 p.m.: Aaron Gray has agreed to a deal with the Raptors, via Woj. The Raptors are going to be terrible, just a heads up.

12:05 pm: What are the Mavericks going to do with that massive $11 million trade exception from the Chandler to the Knicks deal? Rumor is try to get Samuel Dalembert in a sign-and-trade with the Kings, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. However, if the Kings renounced their rights to Dalembert (which Tom Ziller says they did) then this would only be able to be a four-year deal.

12:02 pm: Rasual Butler is about to sign with the Toronto Raptors, according to Yahoo.

12:00 pm: T.J. Ford is officially a member of the Spurs, backing up Tony Parker.

11:56 am: The Tyson Chandler to the Knicks deal is all-but done. There is a press conference where things get formalized later today. It’s a sign-and-trade that sends Andy Rautins and an $11 million trade exception back to the Mavericks (something they will use to try and land Dwight Howard or some other star).

This means Ronny Turiaf is officially a member of the Washington Wizards, where he can show Andray Blatche what hustling every night looks like.

11:26 am: The New Jersey Nets offered Nene a four year, $70 million deal, according to the New York Daily News (other sources say the offer is more like $64 million). That is a lot of money for a team that already has Brook Lopez at center, and a lot of money for a guy who has had a history of injuries. Make no mistake, Nene is the best big on the market right now, but that is overpaying. He is not Dwight.

11:13 am: The Hawks have signed Jerry Stackhouse to a deal. Feel pretty “meh” about that, but like it better than the Vladimir Radmanovic signing for them.

11:10 am: Brad Miller just had knee surgery and is slated to return to the Timberwolves the second half of January. He’s the guy with the old-man game who will spell Kevin Love and his old-man game.

11:00 am: A whole bunch of things happened while you were sleeping. Here is a quick rundown of the highlights:

• Dwight Howard’s agent Dan Fegan was given permission by the Magic to try and work a trade with either the Nets, Lakers or Mavericks.

• The Lakers, Hornets and Rockets are still trying to swing a three-team deal that gets Paul moved.

• Chicago is targeting Richard Hamilton — you call him Rip — after Detroit bought him out yesterday, reports our man Aggrey Sam with

• Looks like the Celtics are going to land Delonte West.

Grant Hill might have gone to the Knicks if they didn’t lowball him.

Antonio McDyess is still trying to decide whether to retire or play another season. Didn’t he enter the league when George Mikan was still playing?

• The Spurs have not yet dropped the amnesty hammer on Richard Jefferson‘s head.

• The Magic got Von Wafer as part of the Glen Davis/Brandon Bass trade. He was thrown in to soak up a trade exception. He got a three-year deal but only the first year is guaranteed.

• The Hawks have signed Vladimir Radmanovic. Yea, that is going to go well.

  1. danviv27 - Dec 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Good to see the Lakers still have some moves in the works.

  2. cantonbound13 - Dec 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Knicks are persuing Bibby? I though they are trying to improve defensively?

    • 00maltliquor - Dec 10, 2011 at 3:55 PM

      Where’d you read that at on here?

  3. xuthundercats - Dec 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Are the Celts getting both Delonte and David West or is the link misnamed?

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM

      Both Delonte and David are free agents, the Celtics may land both.

  4. 00maltliquor - Dec 10, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Whats Grant Hill trippin’ on? 1yr./2.5 million for a 39 year old with a injury rap sheet is more then fair.
    And Nene…what are the Nets smokin’ on??? The dudes been around for what, 8/9 years or something like that and never even made an all-star team and he’s getting offered a close to a max deal!? Good luck staying horrible NJ/BK Nets! Have fun paying 17.5 mill a year for 14 and 7 a game. He hardly averages in points and rebounds combined what he’s making in millions a year! LMFAO

  5. broomehandle - Dec 10, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Ahhh celtics are gonna land delonte west? Pretty sure you mean david west since delonte is already on the roster lol

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 10, 2011 at 6:43 PM

      Delonte is a free agent.

  6. djanarchy757 - Dec 10, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Mike Dunlevy is finally gone!!!

  7. athleticproject - Dec 10, 2011 at 7:53 PM

    Our NBA free agency running diary from Friday’s events. Check it out

  8. theghostofwillisreed - Dec 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    and kurt’s hatred and misreading of the knicks continues…

    bibby is not going to start. douglas is going to start with bibby being the veteran presence replacement for anthony carter. no one seriously believe that bibby is going anything resembling the player he was for sacramento.

  9. icyhuck - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    the wizards need to go after pau gasol & get in on that laker deal.Oh what up wit kdin crying bout the trd

  10. apooster - Dec 11, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Haha “constantly updated”… nothing has happened since 8:30pm Saturday December 10th?

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 12, 2011 at 12:15 AM

      We only ran this on Saturday, Sunday we just did the major stories as a lot of the smaller stuff slowed down. Should have said Saturday, not weekend, though.

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