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Denver Nuggets Salary Situation

In Free Agency on November 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Following the signing of Ty Lawson, the Nuggets now have four large multi-year contracts on the books

  • Andre Iguodala – $31 million 2 years
  • JaVale McGee – $44 million 4 years
  • Ty Lawson – $48 million 4 years
  • Danilo Gallinari – $42 million 4 years

Note: Wilson Chandler is also on the books for another $6-7 million per annum for the next three years also.

The trio of JaVale McGee, Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari will be earning a combined $34 million a year for the next 4 years. Andre Iguodala has another $15 million a year for two years and will be expecting a contract extension in that price range once it expires which would take the Nuggets up to $50 million in guaranteed salary for the next 4 years. Read the rest of this entry »


2012 Contract Extensions

In Free Agency on November 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Here are the players given extensions prior to the October 31st deadline

  • James Harden – $78.6 million over 5 years
  • Ty Lawson – $48 million over 4 years
  • Steph Curry – $44 million over 4 years
  • Jrue Holiday – $41 million over 4 years
  • DeMar DeRozan – $40 million over 4 years
  • Taj Gibson – $38 million over 4 years


James Harden

A top 5 shooting guard (elite starter) and top 25 player (All-Star caliber player) in the league overall. A very good scorer and playmaker. Exceptionally efficient. A good defender/rebounder.

When you consider that two of the others are in their mid-thirties (Kobe, Manu) and the other two are over 30 (Wade, Joe Johnson), and that, Harden is only 23 years old and by far the best young shooting guard in the league … his value is clear.

Fully deserving of a maximum contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Golden State Signs Carl Landry, Re-Signs Brandon Rush

In Free Agency on August 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

The Contra Costa Times reports on Rush and Landry

The Warriors have finally reached a deal with swingman Brandon Rush, according to agent Mark Bartelstein.

Golden State will retain the free agent at a discount price; Rush’s deal is for $8 million over two years with a player option for the second year. He will make less than his $4.4 million qualifying offer and less than the $5 million midlevel exception he was hoping to land. But he also can walk away from the second year of the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Clippers Sign Ronny Turiaf, Ryan Hollins

In Free Agency on July 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

The LA Times reports Turiaf signing

The Clippers and free-agent Ronny Turiaf have agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract worth $1.146 million, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

He becomes the fifth big man for the Clippers – behind starters DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and reserves Lamar Odom and Ryan Hollins – the 13th player on the roster.

And ESPN reports the signing of Ryan Hollins

The Los Angeles Clippers signed free agent center Ryan Hollins, the team announced Monday.

As reported on Thursday, Hollins agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum. Read the rest of this entry »

Minnesota Signs Kirilenko

In Free Agency on July 27, 2012 at 12:12 am

ESPN reports

The Minnesota Timberwolves are finalizing a two-year, $20 million deal with former Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

Sources close to the situation told’s Marc Stein on Tuesday the Brooklyn Nets were making a hard push to land Kirilenko. A source also told Stein the Golden State Warriors were among the bidders for Kirilenko. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Sign Nazr and Belinelli

In Free Agency on July 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

ESPN reports

The Chicago Bulls are finalizing details on a one-year deal for Marco Belinelli while also putting finishing touches on a deal that would bring Chicago native Nazr Mohammed to the Bulls, a source familiar with the situation told’s Nick Friedell.

The 6-foot-5 Belinelli, who is a former first-round pick (18th overall) by Golden State, averaged 11.8 points last season with the New Orleans Hornets. He is expected to sign for the bi-annual exception, which is just under $2 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Boston Signs Jason Collins

In Free Agency on July 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Chris Forsberg tweets

Sources: Celtics set to ink veteran big man Jason Collins to a one-year, veteran minimum deal. Adds 7-footer to bench.


Excellent Signing

A physically strong post defender who can give the team some minutes against bigger front-lines. Collins did a very nice job on Dwight Howard for Atlanta in the last couple of years.

Not as strong a rebounder as a Jamaal Magloire or an Eric Dampier but has better feet, em, more mobility, defensively. Two players I was hoping Danny Ainge was targeting for that third string center role. So Boston lose some rebounding to gain some more defensive range with Jason Collins over either of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Lakers Keep Jordan Hill in LA

In Free Agency on July 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

Adrian Wojnarowski reports

Free-agent forward Jordan Hill has reached agreement on a two-year, nearly $8 million contract to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Kevin Bradbury told Yahoo! Sports.

Hill turned down a more aggressive offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves to remain with the Lakers, who traded for him in March. Hill played an increasingly vital role for the Lakers during the Western Conference semifinals.

“Jordan was excited about the fact that Steve Nash decided to join the Lakers and the prospect of winning a championship in L.A.,” Bradbury said. Read the rest of this entry »

Boston Gets Courtney Lee in Sign-and-Trade

In Free Agency, Trade Talk on July 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm

ESPN reports

The Boston Celtics acquired free-agent shooting guard Courtney Lee in a sign-and-trade deal with the Houston Rockets that also included the Portland Trail Blazers, the Celtics announced Friday.

The Celtics are giving Lee a fully guaranteed four-year contract — reported by Yahoo! Sports to be worth $21.5 million — and trading away JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a second-round pick to Houston. They also will ship Sasha Pavlovic, two second-round picks and cash considerations to Portland. The Blazers were added to the mix Thursday night in order to facilitate the deal and give Lee a higher salary.

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Knicks Re-Acquire Raymond Felton, Kurt Thomas

In Free Agency, Trade Talk on July 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

ESPN reports

The New York Knicks have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Portland Trail Blazers that will bring point guard Raymond Felton and center Kurt Thomas to New York in exchange for center Dan Gadzuric and forward Jared Jeffries, league sources confirmed Saturday night.

The deal, for three years and $10 million according to USA Today, raises the possibility the Knicks will not match the offer sheet Jeremy Lin signed with the Houston Rockets earlier this week. They could pass after signing Jason Kidd and acquiring Felton. Read the rest of this entry »