Hey SnP, can you put this (or start one) on the front page for those of us who won't be sleeping?
Recent notes: Jefferson opted out in SA, which is a huge bonus for the Spurs. $15 million off the books. Farmar is not being extended a Q offer, making him a UFA. Same story for Ronnie Brewer, so that cost the Grizz a future draft pick.
Joe Johnson sounding likely to remain in Atlanta for a max offer, which makes it less likely that they match an offer for Childress; Kleiza not ruling out a return to the NBA next season, he has until 7/15 to opt out of his Greek deal.
ED NOTE: I was going to add the following in a separate free agency post, but this is a better spot:
A quick reminder to all that the contract page is up to date.
The Wolves currently have roughly $42.1 mil over 10 contracts (including Johnson and Hayward’s guaranteed salaries) and Rubio’s cap hold.
That’s where they’re at with roughly $11.4 below the cap. I have no idea where the idea of signing Rudy Gay comes from with no centers on the roster and with Darko and Pekovic in the wings. If they want a guy like that, it will have to be in a sign-and-trade. Also, they really need the Al Jefferson trade exception because it could be a valuable f’ing thing at the trade deadline and about the only way they can add another good player without the draft. If we go with the $5 mil/year rumor with Pek, they’re at $6.4 mil with no true center and Darko still out there. Darko made $7.5 last year. Let's pencil him in for $6/year and they suddenly have $0.4 left to work with before they have to start thinking about sign-and-trades and exceptions.
- Darko Milicic
- Nemanja (I've upgraded him to one-name status)
- Nikola Pekovic
- Josh Childress
- JJ Redick
- LeBron James
- My Little Pony
- Hugs-a-Lot Bear
All these questions and more....tonight.
PS: Atlanta is insane. Joe Johnson just out-Gilberted the Arenas deal.