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  1. Free agent Landry says he’d consider playing for Pacers, Bucks

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Five

    Carl Landry has options. He’s a solid forward, a guy a lot of teams could use off the bench to provide some solid offense, good defense, a few boards and maybe a midrange jumper or two. New Orleans wants to keep him, but he will have a number of suitors. And of course he has…

  2. Tyson Chandler still keeping his options open

    Jul 7, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks Victory Parade

    You hear how a lot of teams would like a shot blocking, rebound machine like Tyson Chandler in the paint for them. Well, why get a player “like” Chandler when you can get Chandler himself — he will be a free agent. Well, once we get to free agency after the annoying lockout. The Mavericks…

  3. Winderman: How July 8, 2010, helped lead us to lockout

    Jul 6, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    We’re sure this is not the final time we’ll be going through this exercise in coming weeks, or even (hopefully not) coming months, the a-year-ago game. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the much-hyped 2010 NBA free-agency signing period. July 8, 2010 was, without question, a seismic moment. Amare Stoudemire signed with…

  4. Lakers Brown opts out of deal, to test free agency

    Jul 1, 2011, 12:09 PM EDT

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    One last little transaction move before the lockout took all the fun of summer… Lakers guard Shannon Brown opted out of the second year of his deal, leaving $2.4 million on the table to become a free agent. This was expected, he’s going to test the market. Brown wants a multi-year deal under whatever the…

  5. Nene makes it official, he will be a free agent

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Nene

    This has been expected for a long time, and it doesn’t mean he’s leaving Denver, but it is official now: Brazilian center Nene is opting out of the last year of his deal the Denver Post reports and will test out the free agent market. Whenever the doors to that market open after the lockout.…

  6. J.J. Barea says playing in Spain could be an option

    Jun 30, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

    J.J. Barea

    A lot of big name NBA players — Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, and the list goes on — have talked about playing in Europe if there is an extended NBA lockout. Thing is, it’s not that simple because if a player has an existing NBA contract he has to get a waiver from…

  7. Heat’s James Jones opts out of contract

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Our own Ira Winderman of the Florida Sun-Sentinel has the story: MIAMI— Saying he merely was looking to “find the best situation for me,” Miami Heat forward James Jonesconfirmed Wednesday to the Sun Sentinel that he has decided to opt out of the 2011-12 season on his contract. Jones, however, stressed that the decision was not in response…

  8. David West opts out of contract, hits free agent market

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v New Orleans Hornets

    If this were any year in the last five, what David West is doing would be a no brainer. But this year, heading into a lockout followed by a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, he is taking a risk. David West has told the New Orleans Hornets he is opting out of the final year of…

  9. Kings to make a play for Aaron Brooks?

    Jun 26, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    One of the big questions after the Kings’ draft-day moves was “Who is going to get the ball to all these guys?” They traded for John Salmons (21% usage)  to go with Marcus Thornton (25% usage), and Tyreke Evans (25 percent usage), then drafted Jimmer Fredette, who’s not a playmaker and who’s biggest contribution is…

  10. Sargent: Ryan Hollins picks up player option

    Jun 24, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT

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    This comes from Waiting For Next Year’s Scott Sargent: Source tells WFNY that Ryan Hollins has picked up his $2.5mm player option and will be with the #Cavs next season. The 7-foot Hollins appeared in 70 games for the Cavaliers last season, and averaged 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.8 fouls  in 17 minutes per game. The…

  11. Heat’s Riley expects Ilgauskas, Jones, and House to return

    Jun 24, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT

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    According to multiple sources, Heat president Pat Riley said earlier today that he expects veteran swingman James Jones and veteran guard Eddie House to pick up their player options for next season, which are worth a combined $2.66 million next season. Riley also said that he expects veteran center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who has already picked…

  12. Ilgauskas picks up player option

    Jun 22, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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    According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, veteran Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas has decided to pick up his $1.4 million player option for next season. Ilgauskas started 51 games for the Heat last season, but was extremely ineffective in the playoffs and was essentially benched against Boston, Chicago, and Dallas. After the season, there had been…

  13. Warriors extend qualifying offer to Reggie Williams

    Jun 21, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT

    WILLIAMS_REGGIE

    From the team’s official website: The Golden State Warriors have extended a qualifying offer to guard/forward Reggie Williams, the team announced today, making him a restricted free agent. Per team policy, financial terms were not disclosed. Williams, 24, appeared in 80 games last season (nine starts), averaging 9.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.3…

  14. Celtics Glen Davis going to look at free agency options

    Jun 21, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    At some point in the future (hopefully not to distant future, but who knows), there will be a free agency period. And when it comes, a battle tested, champion power forward (who struggled this last playoffs) will be on the market in Boston’s Glen Davis. And he is going to see what that market will…

  15. Daequan Cook thinks he will remain with the Thunder

    Jun 17, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

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    According to his agent, Mike Conley Sr., former three-point champion and current restricted free agent Daequan Cook has received several calls from teams interested in his services, but he believes he will be staying in Oklahoma City next season: Daequan Cook‘s agent says he’s fielded calls from several teams interested in the restricted free agent.…

  16. Portland undecided on Miller option

    Jun 16, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

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    The Oregonian’s Mike Tokito had this interesting tidbit about Andre Miller after attending press conference with interim Blazers GM Chad Buchanan: Buchanan was non-committal about the Blazers’ team option on point guard Andre Miller. The Blazers hold a $7.8 million option for Miller for next season, but have yet to exercise it. The 35-year old…

  17. J.J. Barea wants to stay in Dallas, but choice may be hard

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Every playoffs, some unexpected free agent to be has a fantastic run, one where he is used properly by his current coach, another GM seems to fall in love with his game watching the playoffs then he gets overpaid coming into next season. Meet J.J. Barea. The diminutive point guard from Puerto Rico slashed and…

  18. Heat looking to add Samuel Dalembert?

    Jun 13, 2011, 9:02 PM EDT

    DALEMBERT_SAMUEL

    This isn’t a rumor based on sources so much as it is one based on common sense. As well as Joel Anthony played as a starting center against both Boston and Chicago, the Heat desperately need a true center who can protect the rim, finish plays, and provide both size and athleticism on both ends…

  19. Blazers considering giving Oden qualifying offer

    Jun 13, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT

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    According to The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman, the Blazers declined to offer center Greg Oden an $8.8 million qualifying offer today, which was the first day the Blazers had the opportunity to do so. The Blazers have until June 30th to extend Oden the offer — according to Freeman, indications are that the Blazers plan to…

  20. Pietrus to stay with the Suns

    Jun 13, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Via Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype: Suns swingman Mickael Pietrus has elected to opt in for the fourth year of his contract, agent Bill McCandless told HoopsHype. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but given the expiration of the CBA we decided that the decision made the most sense,” McCandless said. Pietrus, who finished his eighth season in the NBA last…

  21. Dwight Howard wants to stay in Orlando but things must change

    Jun 13, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six

    It’s really the same message he’s been sending for a while now, but in its most clear form yet. Dwight Howard would love to stay a member of the Orlando Magic, but he is going to test the free agent market in 2012. If Orlando does not win a title or make a big step…

  22. Marquis Daniels will play next season

    Jun 9, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    DANIELS_MARQUIS

    According to CNNSE.com’s A. Sherrod Blakely, free agent swingman Marquis Daniels, who missed the second half of last season after suffering a spinal cord injury in a February game, will be healthy and ready to play next season for any team willing to have him aboard. Here’s the story: The last time Boston Celtics fans…

  23. Nuggets “optimistic” about Nene extension

    Jun 8, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

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    According to Chris Thomasson, the Nuggets are “deep into discussions” with Nene’s agent, Dan Fegan, and are “optimistic” that they will be able to get an extension done by June 30th. Nene is owed 11.8 million dollars by the Nuggets next season, but can opt out of that contract if he so chooses, and would…

  24. Add Golden State to the list of teams that covet Nene

    Jun 8, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    Whatever the new Collective Bargaining Agreement looks like, whatever the new pay structure is going to look like, Nene is going to get paid. He is the best big man on the market. It doesn’t take a genius to look at Dallas and see what a big man who can defend and rebound can do…

  25. Ray Allen exercises option, will remain a Celtic

    Jun 7, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Three

    The NBA’s all-time leading three-point shooter isn’t going anywhere next season. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CNNSE.com, Allen exercised the second-year option on his contract on Tuesday, which will pay him exactly $10 million next season. Obviously, this is a win-win for all parties involved. Allen makes 10 million dollars, which is a lot…

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