Saturday, July 14, 2012

Latest NBA free agency news.

The Houston Rockets upgraded their offer sheet to Jeremy Lin, from 19 million over three years to 25 million over the same amount of years, including 15 million on his final and third year.  The Knicks now have three days to match the offer, they are expected to do so.

Source: Howard Beck

The Philadelphia 76ers have reached an agreement with center Kwame Brown, for 2 years, 6 million.  It will be interesting to see Kwame play under Doug Collins again, Brown already faced part of his old demons by playing with Michael Jordan's Bobcats two seasons ago. 

Source:  Adrian Wojnarowski 

Kyle Korver is heading to the Atlanta Hawks and the move could be part of a sign and trade with the newly acquired Kirk Hinrich.

Source:  K.C Johnson

Chris Wilcox signed a one year deal, for the veteran minimum,  to remain with the Boston Celtics.   Wilcox missed almost all of last season with a heart condition (Enlarged aorta)

Elton Brand was amnestied by the Philadelphia 76ers early in the week and the Dallas Mavericks claimed him off  amnesty waivers.   The Mavs will pay 2.1 million of his contract, while Philly will pay 16.1 million. 

Luis Scola got amnestied  by the Houston Rockets.  The Rockets felt it was a necessary move in order to be in position to trade for Dwight Howard and some of the worse contracts Orlando has.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski 

The Dallas Mavericks let Brendan Haywood go with their amnesty clause and signed Chris Kaman.  Not only is Haywood out of town, Ian Mahinmi was traded to Indiana for Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones.

Source: Marc Stein

D.J Augustin and the Indiana Pacers reached an agreement for 1 year, 3.5 million.

Source: Mike Wells

Darko Milicic was another victim of the amnesty clause, the Timberwolves let him go.  Darko had two years remaining on his NBA contract.

Source:  Ric Bucher 

J.J Hickson will stay with the Portland Trailblazers for one more year. 

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski 

Gerald Green signed a three year deal with Indiana for 10 million. 

Source: Mike Wells

After spending half a season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ramon Sessions will sign a two year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats.  Financial details are not yet known.

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