Posted on: August 7, 2009 10:43 am
The Miami Herald reports that a source close to free agent Allen Iverson says that Pat Riley reached out to the 10-time All-Star recently, expressing "continued interest" in bringing Iverson to the Miami Heat.
While the source told the Herald that the Heat had yet to make Iverson a firm offer, Riley told Iverson's representatives that he would be in touch soon. The source claimed that Riley told Iverson's people "before [Iverson] considers accepting any [other] offer, to please get back with him."
Posted on: July 23, 2009 12:37 pm
Edited on: July 23, 2009 12:37 pm
NBA.com reports that former Spurs forward Fabricio Oberto is at home in Argentina, mulling over which NBA team he will play for this season. Oberto has fielded an offer from the Washington Wizards, who offered him their bi-annual exception of $1.99 million for next season on top of the $1.9 million Oberto is already guaranteed on his deal.
The Spurs traded Oberto to Milwaukee in June as part of the Richard Jefferson deal. Milwaukee then dealt Oberto to Detroit for Amir Johnson , and the Pistons released Oberto shortly thereafter.
Oberto is reportedly considering returning to the Spurs also, but NBA.com cited a league source as saying the Spurs are "looking in another direction."
Posted on: July 13, 2009 1:45 pm
The Miami Heat didn't waste any time in offering Dwyane Wade a contract extension, in hopes of retaining him before he hits the free agent market next summer. Sunday was the first day the Heat were legally allowed to make Wade an offer, and they did so immediately -- but Wade, so far, is tight-lipped about the offer.
"There's nothing further to discuss other than I got a call at 12:01," Wade said, as quoted by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Pat Riley and Wade's agent, Henry Thomas, both confirmed that the deal offered to Wade was a three-year contract of maximum proportions. CBSSports.com's Ken Berger further reported that the maximum Miami could offer Wade under the collective bargaining agreement is a four-year, $86.6 million deal. It is not yet known what the price tag is on the three-year deal Wade was offered on Sunday.
While they wait for D-Wade to decide, the Heat are also at the top of the list of teams looking to snag unrestricted free agent Allen Iverson from Detroit.
The Miami Herald reports that Iverson asked for a one-year deal with Miami for the $5.8 million midlevel exception. Miami is reportedly hoping to get Iverson in the range of $2 million or less per year, while Iverson is also shopping his wares to Charlotte and Memphis.
Posted on: April 28, 2009 12:20 am
The Detroit Free Press reports that in the wake of a 4-0 sweep at the hands of the Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs, Antonio McDyess could be looking for a new team -- preferably one that may contend for a championship.
McDyess indicated that his disappointment with the Pistons' 2008-09 season may impact his decision on whether to stay or go.
"It was a disappointing season for me and for everyone in this locker room," McDyess said. "It will probably play a role in what my decision is. At this point I just want to win and at least compete. This season just seems like a loss for us."
The Free Press also reports that while Walter Herrmann and Will Bynum are both restricted free agents for the Pistons, Herrmann is likely to head elsewhere, while Bynum is expected to stick around.
Posted on: January 25, 2009 11:49 am
Posted on: November 19, 2008 11:35 am
Several reports state that former Pistons player Antonio McDyess is weighing his options and has several on the table after the Denver Nuggets bought out his contract. Originally sent to Denver as part of the Chauncey Billups-Allen Iverson trade, McDyess has long been speculated to be on his way back to Detroit.
In comments published by the Detroit News, Pistons coach Michael Curry said he could really use McDyess to fill the need for a big man that can come off ther bench and put up points, while also limiting other players' minutes.
"We miss Antonio McDyess more than anything," Curry said. "He changed the makeup of our team."
Meanwhile, the Gaston Gazette reports that Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown would be interested in McDyess, but is being careful not to disrupt McDyess' decision-making process.
"I hear he's wanted to reach out to me," Brown said of McDyess. "Hopefully, I'll be able to talk to him. But the last thing I want to do is pressure him. (But) he would be a perfect fit for this team. I think it would be a great thing to have his presence in our locker room."
Besides the Bobcats and Pistons, it is believed that McDyess is entertaining offers from at least one other team.
Posted on: November 5, 2008 10:31 am
The Boston Herald reports that the Celtics are watching the situation between the Denver Nuggets and Antonio McDyess very closely, and that they might be interested in bringing in the veteran power forward if the Nuggets buy out his contract.
McDyess was reportedly unhappy with the trade that sent him from the Pistons to Denver along with Chauncey Billups. Many believe he will return to Detroit after the mandatory 30-day wait period expires, but several sources are confirming that the Nuggets and McDyess are negotiating a buyout that would give him more than $6 million over two seasons. If McDyess gets the buyout from Denver, the Celtics could make him an offer, in an attempt to fill the void left by P.J. Brown's retirement at the end of their championship season.
Posted on: October 13, 2008 11:56 am
Booth Newspapers reports that the Detroit Pistons hope to work out a contract extension with 6-7 forward Jason Maxiell before the end of training camp.
The team reportedly offered Maxiell a three-year deal worth $15 million with a team option for a fourth year. Without a new deal, Maxiell would become a free agent at the end of this season.