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free agency 2010

  1. Report: Fesenko to re-sign with the Jazz

    Sep 26, 2010, 10:07 PM EDT

    It’s a testament to the desperate state of NBA centers that Kyrylo Fesenko is relevant news with training camp starting this weekend in some places, but them’s the breaks. Marc Stein of ESPN reports via Twitter that Fesenko has decided to pass on an offer from the Houston Rockets and accept a one-year, $1 million…

  2. Why Dirk stayed in Dallas: The owner gets it

    Sep 17, 2010, 12:11 PM EDT

    LeBron James had questions about Cleveland, its ownership and the grand plan. He didn’t have those questions (or far fewer ones) about Miami. Dirk Nowitzki was a free agent this summer too, although nobody expected him to move. He told Mavs Moneyball it was owner Mark Cuban’s commitment to winning that made sure he did…

  3. Report: The Rockets are feeling Damp

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:48 PM EDT

    The Heat were expected to swoop in and grab Erick Dampier fresh off the waiver wire to bolster their weak center rotation. After all, how many teams can use a veteran center with possible injury issues who can’t really jump at this point? Daryl Morey’s got a suggestion for you. The Houston Chronicle reports that…

  4. Jermaine O'Neal says he chose Boston because they have walked the walk

    Sep 13, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    Jermaine O’Neal had options this summer — he was a skilled big man who would be playing for a very affordable contract. Two contenders in the East wanted him, Miami and Boston. O’Neal has been near the top looking down on the rest of the league before, with Indiana in the pre-brawl years. It was…

  5. Tim Thomas looks to repay loyalty Mavericks showed him

    Sep 6, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

    Tim Thomas only played in 18 games for Dallas last seasons. When he did he gave them some solid veteran play off the bench, and 7.5 points in just under 16 minutes. For the first part of the year, Thomas was recovering from knee surgery. But he talked with NBA.com’s Alex Garcia about the second…

  6. Tracy McGrady is still standing out in the cold

    Aug 7, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Tracy McGrady has had two workouts for teams. There was the Clippers, but that was almost considered a favor for his agent and an effort to put pressure on Chicago to act. The Clippers roster is was fairly set and McGrady was not going to be part of it unless he blew them away. He…

  7. Shaq still wants to play in Boston. Or wherever they will pay him.

    Aug 3, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    It should be Shaq vs. Free Agency. And right now free agency is winning — Shaquille O’Neal remains without a team. But on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show Monday night (or early Tuesday morning, if you prefer) Shaq said he would love to play in Boston. “Celtics would be a good program.” Shaq said he…

  8. Knicks make offer for Shannon Brown

    Jul 29, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

    The Lakers are waiting to sign Shannon Brown, hoping to move Sasha Vujacic’s $5.5 million to save some money first. The Knicks aren’t waiting, they have jumped in. New York has made an offer to Brown, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports. They are waiting to hear back, Brown is choosing whether to go to…

  9. Rudy Gay is just like you – he was surprised by the Grizzlies contract offer

    Jul 23, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT

    When the Memphis Grizzlies raced out of the gate to offer Rudy Gay a max deal (five years, $84 million) on the first day of free agency, it was as shocking as seeing a good new episode of Entourage. Nobody saw it coming. That includes Rudy Gay, as he told Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.…

  10. Chris Paul to sit down with Hornets while his agent fields trade requests

    Jul 23, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    If you’re a team interested in trading for Chris Paul, don’t send your request to the New Orleans Hornets, they’re not interested. Paul has two years left on his deal and the Hornets want to keep him. Send it instead to Leon Rose, Paul’s agent with Creative Artists Agency. He’s the one listening to offers…

  11. Lakers sign Matt Barnes. While you were watching Miami, the champs got better.

    Jul 23, 2010, 12:33 AM EDT

    The Lakers are two time defending NBA champions. And when they tip off next season, they will have improved. Chew on that for a second, Miami. The Lakers got better at the wing by signing Matt Barnes on Thursday night. The Lakers could offer only $1.7 million this year, next year it would be $1.9…

  12. Tracy McGrady tries to impress Chicago Bulls next

    Jul 22, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

    UPDATE 12:05 pm: McGrady made this tweet today: Clippers, Lakers, Bulls, Heat Which are the four teams he mentioned last night. But read on, as we explain the Clippers seem to have no interest, and the Heat are saying privately they are not going there. You can do the math from there.8:44 am: He is…

  13. Rhino running in Los Angeles again, Craig Smith signs with Clippers

    Jul 20, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    Craig Smith is solid, reliable, a guy who is physical and will battle inside night in and night out. Consistency seemed like a novelty to Clippers fans last year, so they latched on to Rhino. He was a fan favorite late in the year, and now they get him back for another season. Craig Smith’s…

  14. Matt Barnes trade to Toronto is dead

    Jul 20, 2010, 9:17 AM EDT

    UPDATE 9:17 am: Matt Barnes is not going anywhere. Yet. The deal announced by Barnes himself on Twitter is now dead, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The reason is a miscalculation by the teams on what could be spent. Nice. Somebody forgot to carry the one and look what happens. It puts Barnes back…

  15. Winderman: Jordan would have called Magic and Bird — he wanted to win

    Jul 19, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

      When did Michael Jordan become like our dads? When did he start with the, “Well, back in my day…” Because if he truly is going to thrive as a franchise owner with the Charlotte Bobcats, then perhaps there is a need to recognize he is not back in his day, and that the world…

  16. Amare Stoudemire would have stayed in Phoenix with a max deal

    Jul 17, 2010, 11:10 PM EDT

    Here’s the bottom line question: Do you think Amare Stoudemire is a max player? New York did — they knew they needed to pay to get someone to start rebuilding around, someone who they could market. Stoudemire was that guy (if not the first choice, or second, or…). Phoenix did not. But if they had…

  17. Nate Robinson agrees to deal with Celtics

    Jul 16, 2010, 12:24 PM EDT

    Boston is going to win a few games this season because Nate Robinson is going to come in blazing hot off the bench and just light up somebody’s second team. Boston is going to lose a couple games this year in part because Nate Robinson is going to come in off the bench ice cold…

  18. Magic match offer, keep JJ Redick

    Jul 15, 2010, 10:51 PM EDT

    What follows is a sentence that I never thought I would type three years ago: The Orlando Magic had no choice but to match the three-year, $20 million offer to JJ Redick. Orlando did just that Thursday, according to FanHouse (and confirmed by other sources now). Redick came into the league with that Duke hype…

  19. Al Harrington signs five year deal with Denver

    Jul 14, 2010, 8:26 AM EDT

    Denver needed Al Harrington. When next season tips off, Chris “Birdman” Anderson and Kenyon Martin will still be sidelined. They had Nene at center but needed a four. Plus Denver wanted a bigger and deeper front line to deal with the Lakers come the playoffs. So they went pretty big with Harrington — five years…

  20. Dirk Nowitzki: "I want Shaq"

    Jul 13, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    The Dallas Mavericks are trying to decide if they want to take on Shquille O’Neal and all that comes with him. But their star player has weighed in on that: “I want Shaq.” That’s what Dirk Nowitzki told a German publication (via the fantastic DallasBasketball.com). The question is, do the Mavericks really need him? They…

  21. Kobe Bryant recruiting one time nemesis Raja Bell to join Lakers

    Jul 13, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

    You want to earn Kobe Bryant’s respect? Battle him. Get up for the task and challenge him. Go at him. Compete. Kobe will still win a lot of those battles — because he is Kobe — but he respects the effort. Raja Bell battled Kobe. In 2006 he taunted Kobe, was physical with him and…

  22. Nate Robinson is close to deal to remain in Boston

    Jul 13, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    Shrek and donkey will be back for another go around. Nate Robinson is close to a deal that will keep the backup guard in green for another season, according to his agent Aaron Goodwin, talking to the Boston Herald. “Things are going well,” Goodwin said. “We’re just trying to get something worked out. But both…

  23. Winderman: Tampering? That's a bigger fantasy than the one LeBron/Wade/Bosh had

    Jul 12, 2010, 1:07 PM EDT

    First there are negotiations. Then there are signings. And then there are recriminations. On that last count, we thought it wouldn’t get any more ludicrous than Dan Gilbert’s opening statement, and it certainly was a doozy. But this tampering talk might just top it. Look, players talk, players plan, players dream. You want to keep…

  24. Deron Williams frustrated as Utah watches key players walk

    Jul 12, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT

    Carlos Boozer: Gone. Kyle Korver: Gone. Deron Williams: Still in Utah. And he is “frustrated.” In a deep Western Conference, the Jazz have gotten worse this summer, he told the Desert News (via Slam). Although he tried to put a positive spin on it. “It was tough to see Booz (Carlos Boozer) and Kyle (Korver)…

  25. Mark Cuban may want one, but Cavaliers, Raptors not seeking investigation of Heat

    Jul 12, 2010, 9:03 AM EDT

    Did the Miami Heat cheat? Looks like we’ll never know, officially. Mark Cuban isn’t sold that how Miami ended up with the Superfriends — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh — didn’t involve some shady back-room deals that violate league policy. He wants the league to look into it. But it appears neither Cleveland…

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