Tag:free agency
Posted on: June 30, 2009 12:04 pm

Kidd to meet with Knicks on July 1

Unrestricted free agent point guard Jason Kidd will meet with New York Knicks officials on the first day of the free agent courting period, with the Knicks hoping to bring in the veteran for a roughly $5.6 million mid-level exception.

The New York Daily News reports that Kidd will meet with Knicks president Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D'Antoni , follwing through on his comments from earlier this year that he would strongly consider signing with the Knicks.

The Daily News said the Knicks would probably offer a one-year deal to the 36-year-old Kidd, who still has a home in New York from his years playing for the New Jersey Nets. The story further states that the Dallas Mavericks could easily top the money the Knicks have at their disposal for an offer to Kidd, so there is a chance that the financial terms won't shake out.

If the Knicks can't reach a deal with Kidd, they are said to be interested in making an offer to Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Ramon Sessions.

Posted on: June 9, 2009 10:33 am

Boozer still undecided about free agency

The Deseret Morning News reports that Carlos Boozer recently indicated on a national cable TV program that he is undecided about whether he'll opt out of the final year of his Utah Jazz contract to enter the free agent market this summer, or if he'll stick around in Utah to play out the final year.

Boozer has until June 30 to make his decision. The final remaining season on his Jazz deal would pay him $12,657,233.

"I want to make the best decision we can, obviously," Boozer said. "Do my homework, do my due diligence and on June 30 I'll decide either to opt in or opt out."

"I mean, obviously, I put the ball in their court. You know, I told them I wanted to be there, and we'll see how they respond."
Category: NBA
Posted on: May 22, 2009 12:52 am
Edited on: May 22, 2009 12:52 am

Rivers says Celts need a vet, shooter

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers spoke with the Boston Herald recently about the needs of the team, as it pertains to players who might be re-signed, and free agents who might be courted for a spot on the Celtics roster.

"We have to add someone this summer if we want to win it [again]," he said. "We have to add shooting, and Paul [Pierce] needs a solid backup, which would help Paul drastically.

"One thing we have to absolutely add is a veteran. One thing that happened [following Kevin Garnett's injury] was that we got young quickly. Bringing in another veteran, having him in the locker room, helps all the young guys."

Rivers said he also would not rule out bringing Stephon Marbury back for another season with Boston.

"He'd be much better" Rivers said. "A full training camp would make a big difference for him. First of all this year, Steph needed to play in the NBA again."

Posted on: May 22, 2009 12:40 am

Boozer likely to opt out of Jazz contract

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that it appears Carlos Boozer will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Utah Jazz to play the free agency market.

Boozer's contract calls for him to earn $12.7 million for the 2009-10 season, but the story noted that Boozer is looking for a long-term deal. Jazz CEO Greg Miller reportedly told Boozer that the Jazz wants to keep him for next season, although the team has been working on the assumption that Boozer will leave.

It remains possible that Boozer would opt out of his contract only to sign a new long-term deal with the Jazz, similar to what Gilbert Arenas did with the Wizards in the summer of 2008.
Category: NBA
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