News for Free Agent Players - 2011 Ezra Stiles NBA League

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Tue Jul 2219:08John Lucas off to Cleveland for nowJohn Lucas IIIPGBullsFree Agent
John Lucas was traded to the Cavs on Tuesday.
He has a non-guaranteed deal and the Cavs just did this to set up another possible move. Lucas had some interest from the Bulls before this deal, and he's still likely to not wind up with the Cavs this upcoming season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Tue Jul 2218:30Report: Rashard Lewis to have knee surgeryRashard LewisSF/PFWizardsFree Agent
Rashard Lewis will soon have knee surgery, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Lewis recently signed a one-year deal with the Mavericks in free agency. Devin Harris accepted a reduced contract last season under similar conditions (requiring toe surgery after agreeing to a contract) but it's futile to speculate without knowing more details about the nature of Lewis' injury and surgery. Stay tuned.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter
Tue Jul 2214:52Brandon Rush inks two-year deal w/ WarriorsBrandon RushSGPacersFree Agent
The Warriors officially signed Brandon Rush to a two-year deal on Tuesday.
Rush, the No. 13 pick in the 2008 draft, only played in 38 games after recovering from ACL surgery last season. He gives the Warriors another solid perimeter option but isn't likely to hold fantasy value in standard formats.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
Mon Jul 2116:24Jazz officially sign Trevor BookerTrevor BookerPFWizardsFree Agent
The Jazz officially signed Trevor Booker on Monday.
Booker averaged 6.8 points, and 5.3 rebounds with the Wizards last season, and he will have to fight for minutes in a crowded Utah frontcourt of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. Booker is not a fantasy option in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Mon Jul 2113:15Spurs announce Matt Bonner dealMatt BonnerPFSpursFree Agent
Spurs sign F/C Matt Bonner.
It's reportedly at the minimum and it would be hard to imagine him in any other uniform. Bonner has been with the Spurs since 2006, but his minutes dropped to a career-low 11.3 minutes per game last season.
Source: NBA.com
Mon Jul 2112:15Larry Bird speaks about Lance StephensonLance StephensonSGPacersFree Agent
President Larry Bird said he feels "really bad" about losing Lance Stephenson.
"I hope it doesn't interfere with our relationship," Bird said. "But I did what I could possibly do to keep him here. Even if he didn't have any other offers, I was committed to giving him that $44 million because I believe in the kid." Stephenson will likely start at shooting guard for the Hornets next season and bump Gerald Henderson over to small forward for some of his playing time.
Source: Indianapolis Star
Mon Jul 2109:35Knicks working out Dahntay Jones againDahntay JonesSGPacersFree Agent
The Knicks are expected to work out Dahntay Jones.
The Sixers and Nets are also expected to give him a look. Jones is from Hamilton, NJ, so staying close to home may explain the location of these workouts. He is a longshot to make any team's rotation.
Source: NY Daily News
Sun Jul 2011:41Andrei Kirilenko says Nets goal is a titleAndrei KirilenkoSFJazzFree Agent
Andrei Kirilenko stated in a recent interview that the Nets goal for next season is to win a championship.
"We intend to seriously compete for the title," said Kirilenko. He also took a subtle jab at Jason Kidd stating: "When Kidd led the team, no one knew what to expect from him. It is clear that he had huge experience as a player, but there was no coaching experience. No one knows how we will sparkle with Lionel. Maybe it's better. Maybe worse. But we do know one thing - Hollins, unlike Kidd, has vast experience of coaching. And he perfectly represents what we need to do and how to build a team game."
Source: netsdaily.com
Sun Jul 2011:16Doc Rivers likes Delonte West's intensityDelonte WestSGCelticsFree Agent
Doc Rivers cited Delonte West's willingness to sacrifice his body on every play as a reason as to why he decided to give West a second chance, and Summer League invite.
"He's just doing out there what he always does - he's been one of the best players in the summer league," said Rivers. "I would rather have that guy who puts his body on the line every time... Maybe that's why our relationship was so close. Fans love guys who give everything, and Delonte is one of those guys" Rivers has always been a fan of West, but he stopped short of guaranteeing West a training camp invite. "I have no idea [if Delonte will be given an invite to training camp]. Right now we have 1,000 guards. But if the situation fits, then we'll see."
Source: Boston Herald
Sat Jul 1912:53Chalmers speaks about LeBron JamesMario ChalmersPGHeatFree Agent
Mario Chalmers said he was surprised about LeBron James leaving the Heat.
"I never thought anybody would want to leave Miami for Cleveland but you grow up and you move on," Chalmers said. "That's what happened and there's no love lost." LeBron yelled at Chalmers more times than most people can count and it should be interesting to see his demeanor with the different roster. Chalmers' fantasy value figures to increase now that he'll have more responsibilities on offense.
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Sat Jul 1912:31Bulls have interest in John Lucas IIIJohn Lucas IIIPGBullsFree Agent
The Bulls have interest in acquiring John Lucas III.
He's a favorite of coach Tom Thibodeau and it would likely be at the veteran minimum. Lucas started for the Jazz to start the season while Trey Burke dealt with a hand injury in 2013-14, but he didn't play well. He'd just be insurance for Derrick Rose.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
Fri Jul 1819:04Kevin Seraphin signs a $3.8 million QOKevin SeraphinPFWizardsFree Agent
Kevin Seraphin signed a $3.8 million offer sheet to stay with the Wizards.
The Wizards could pull their qualifying offer back, so it's not certain Seraphin will be with them next season. He has been a project for them the past couple years and is unlikely to see major minutes.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Fri Jul 1815:55Lou Williams close to 100 percentLou WilliamsPG76ersFree Agent
Lou Williams said on Friday that he's close to 100 percent.
He had ACL surgery 17 months ago and still didn't look great with the Hawks last season. The Raptors invested a ton on money on point guards this offseason and will likely throw Williams in with the second unit. He's not going to put up great numbers while the team is healthy.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
Fri Jul 1815:41Garrett Temple to re-sign with WizardsGarrett TempleSGBobcatsFree Agent
Garrett Temple will re-sign with the Wizards.
It's a two-year deal for Temple at around the veteran minimum. The Wizards were relavtively healthy last season, so Temple only played 8.5 minutes per game. They may need him to start the season with Martell Webster's (back) injury, or they could give Glen Rice Jr. some run.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
Fri Jul 1814:12Report: LAL and Xavier Henry finalizing dealXavier HenrySGGrizzliesFree Agent
The Lakers and Xavier Henry are reportedly nearing an agreement on a one-year contract worth $1 million.
Henry averaged 10.0 points and 2.7 rebounds with the Lakers last year, but the fact that he's never made it through more than 50 games in an NBA season makes him a non-factor with regards to fantasy.
Source: Yahoo! Sports
Fri Jul 1813:26Lance Stephenson officially signs with CHALance StephensonSGPacersFree Agent
Lance Stephenson officially signed with the Hornets on Friday.
Stephenson had a breakout season last year, leading the league in triple-doubles, and averaging career-highs across the board. If he can keep his act together, he could be in for a fantastic fantasy season in Charlotte as the team's unquestioned starting shooting guard.
Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter
Thu Jul 1717:49Rockets to sign Ish Smith to 1-year dealIsh SmithPGGrizzliesFree Agent
Ish Smith has agreed to a 1-year deal with former Phoenix guard Ish Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Smith was waived by Phoenix after the acquisition of guard Isaiah Thomas. The Rockets were in the market for a back up point guard after trading Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, and now Smith will get a chance to fill that void. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.6 assists, and 0.7 steals in 70 games played last season.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Thu Jul 1710:10Wizards could move on from Kevin SeraphinKevin SeraphinPFWizardsFree Agent
The Wizards would like to bring back restricted free agent Kevin Seraphin, but at less money than his qualifying offer.
The Wizards extended Seraphin a $3.89 qualifying offer back, but would like to bring him back at a lesser amount, according to J. Michael of CSN Washington. The Wizards have a crowded frontcourt with Marcin Gortat, Nene, and newly-acquired DeJuan Blair, so there is a chance they they end up renouncing their rights to the 24-year-old if they can't agree to more team-friendly terms. Serpahin has potential, but only averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds in just under 11 minutes per game last season, so his fantasy value is limited barring a change of scenery.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
Wed Jul 1616:09Brandon Rush signs with the WarriorsBrandon RushSGPacersFree Agent
Brandon Rush agreed to a two-year deal with the Warriors.
The second year is a player option. Rush was with the Warriors a couple seasons ago before they shed some cap space with the Jazz, but now he's back and will provide some depth. It's unclear if his knee is any better from an ACL tear, so we aren't expecting him to make an impact.
Source: Rotoworld.com
Wed Jul 1612:57Report: James Jones to sign with CavaliersJames JonesSFHeatFree Agent
James Jones has agreed to sign a one-year, minimum salary deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.
This appears to be another signing aimed at appeasing LeBron James. Both Jones and newly acquired free agent Mike Miller were favorites of LeBron during their time in Miami, and it now it appears they will both be Cavaliers next season. Jones appeared in only 20 games for the Heat last season, averaging 4.9 points in 11.8 minutes of action.
Source: Jason Lloyd on Twitter
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