NBA free agent update: Marco to Spurs

NBA free agent update: Marco to Spurs

Posted by mikemcgraw on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 12:50

Breaking news on Thursday: Ex-Bulls guard Marco Belinelli has reportedly agreed to join the defending West champ San Antonio for two years, $6 million. That's the same figure the Bulls will use to sign Mike Dunleavy.

Also new, improving ex-Lakers PF Earl Clark joins the Cavs and Utah PF Al Jefferson agrees to join the Bobcats for three-years, $41 million. I'd say Jefferson made a questionable choice and am not sure why the Jazz wouldn't at least match this.

Of course, if Charlotte gets better, the Bulls might get that first-round draft pick from the Tyrus trade sooner. It's top 10 protected in 2014, top 8 in 2015, unprotected in 2016. In an ironic twist, there are rumors the Bobcats will use the amnesty provision on Thomas in order to sign Jefferson.

I suppose this means Utah has decided to stick with PF Paul Millsap, also a free agent, but we'll see.

The biggest news on Wednesday was Kyle Korver getting a four-year, $24 million deal to stay with the Hawks. Those early reports that Korver was headed to the Nets for the mini mid-level (about $9 mil over three years) seemed hard to believe, and for good reason. Of course, Atlanta may lose Josh Smith and whiff on Dwight Howard, so the reward comes with some drawbacks. At the same time, Korver probably had the best year of his career last season (10.9 ppg, .457 3-pt. pct.), so there's that.

J.R. Smith got a similar deal to return to the Knicks. The market for wing shooters has started off strong, which supports the theory that the Bulls were wise to make a quick, realistic strike with Dunleavy.

Another rumor making the rounds on Wednesday was O.J. Mayo close to an agreement with Milwaukee. Nothing new on that one as of Thursday morning. After losing Dunleavy, J.J. Redick and about to lose Monta Ellis, the Bucks should think seriously about joining the growing list of teams tanking for a good lottery spot in 2014.

Dwight Howard may have a decision Friday. For now, he seems more likely to pick Houston or Dallas instead of staying with the Lakers. In Houston, he could pair with a young star (James Harden). Not the case in Dallas or L.A. Once Howard makes up his mind, some dominoes should fall quickly.

The Bulls, with 12 players on the roster, will be open to taking on another minimum salary or two, but I suspect they’ll wait and see what happens in summer league (first game is July 13) and think about keeping someone like Andrew Goudelock, Malcolm Thomas or Luke Harangody on a non-guaranteed deal.

Here’s the list of reported agreements. Nothing can be official until July 10:

REPORTED SIGNINGS (Through July 4, 5 p.m.):
Al Jefferson signs with BOBCATS for three years, $41 million
Mike Dunleavy Jr. signs with BULLS for two years, $6 million
Nazr Mohammed re-signs with BULLS for one year, $1.4 million
Earl Clark signs with CAVS for two years, $9 million
Chris Paul re-signs with CLIPPERS for five years, $107 million
J.J. Redick goes to CLIPPERS in sign-and-trade for four years, $27 million
Tony Allen re-signs with GRIZZLIES for four years, $20 million
Jon Leuer re-signs with GRIZZLIES for three years, $3 million
Kyle Korver re-signs with HAWKS for four years, $24 million
J.R. Smith re-signs with KNICKS for four years, $24.7 million
Pablo Prigioni re-signs with KNICKS for three years, unknown
Andray Blatche re-signs with NETS for one year, $1.4 million
C.J. Watson signs with PACERS for two years, unknown
David West re-signs with PACERS for three years, $36 million
Donald Sloan signs with PACERS for one year, unknown
Tyreke Evans sign-and-trade to PELICANS for four years, $44 million
Julyan Stone signs with RAPTORS for two years, unknown
Manu Ginobili re-signs with SPURS for two years, $14 million
Tiago Splitter re-signs with SPURS for five years, $45 million
Marco Belinelli signs with SPURS for two years, $6 million
Chase Budinger re-signs with TIMBERWOLVES for three years, $16 million
Kevin Martin signs with TIMBERWOLVES for four years, $28 million
Martell Webster re-signs with WIZARDS for four years, $22 million
Eric Maynor signs with WIZARDS for two years, $4 million
Garrett Temple re-signs with WIZARDS for one year, $915,000

REPORTED TRADES:
--CELTICS send Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to NETS for Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans, Marshon Brooks, Kris Joseph and three first-round draft picks.

--RAPTORS send Andrea Bargnani to KNICKS for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and Quentin Richardson.

--In a three-team trade, CLIPPERS send Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to SUNS; BUCKS send J.J. Redick to CLIPPERS; SUNS send Jerald Dudley to CLIPPERS; Bucks get two second-round draft picks.

--In a three-team trade, KINGS send Tyreke Evans to PELICANS, while PELICANS send Robin Lopez to BLAZERS and Greivis Vasquez to KINGS. BLAZERS also send Jeff Withey to PELICANS and second-round pick to KINGS.

AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS

Top of the line
Dwight Howard, C, Lakers
Josh Smith, SF, Hawks
Andre Iguodala, SF, Nuggets
Andrew Bynum, C, Sixers
Paul Millsap, PF, Jazz
Monta Ellis, SG, Bucks
O.J. Mayo, SG, Mavs

Point guards
Darren Collison, PG, Mavs
Jose Calderon, PG, Pistons
Will Bynum, PG, Pistons
Aaron Brooks, PG, Rockets
Nate Robinson, PG, Bulls
D.J. Augustin, PG, Pacers
Beno Udrih, PG, Magic
Shaun Livingston, PG, Cavs
A.J. Price, PG, Wizards
John Lucas III, PG, Raptors
Devin Harris, PG, Hawks
Royal Ivey, PG, Sixers
Sebastian Telfair, PG, Raptors
Jeremy Pargo, PG, Cavs
Darius Morris, PG, Lakers
Rodrigue Beaubois, PG, Mavs
Jamaal Tinsley, PG, Jazz

Shooting guards
Jarrett Jack, SG, Warriors
Mo Williams, SG, Jazz
Randy Foye, SG, Jazz
Ronnie Brewer, SG, Thunder
Reggie Williams, SG, Bobcats
Nick Young. SG, Sixers
Alan Anderson, SG, Raptors
Anthony Morrow, SG, Mavs
Francisco Garcia, SG, Rockets
Roger Mason, SG, Pelicans
Daniel Gibson, SG, Cavs
Dahntay Jones, SG, Hawks
Jannero Pargo, SG, Bobcats
Sam Young, SG, Pacers
Kelenna Azubuike, SG, Cavs
Marquis Daniels, SG, Bucks
Chris Quinn, SG, Cavs
Leandro Barbosa, SG, Wizards
Terrence Williams, SG, Celtics
Daequan Cook, SG, Bulls
Eliot Williams, SG, Blazers
Andrew Goudelock, SG, Lakers

Small forwards
Dorrell Wright, SF, Sixers
James Johnson, SF, Kings
Luke Walton, SF, Cavs
Corey Brewer, SF, Nuggets
Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, Pelicans
Anthony Tolliver, SF, Hawks
DeMarre Carroll, SF, Jazz
Corey Maggette, SF, Pistons
Cartier Martin, SF, Wizards
Damien Wilkins, SF, Sixers
Mickael Pietrus, SF, Raptors
Jerry Stackhouse, SF, Nets
Damien Wilkins, SF, Sixers
Vladimir Radmanovic, SF, Bulls
Devin Ebanks, SF, Lakers
Austin Daye, SF, Grizzlies
James White, SF, Knicks
Luke Babbitt, SF, Blazers

Power forwards
Tyler Hansbrough, PF, Pacers
Mareese Speights, PF, Cavs
Kenyon Martin, PF, Knicks
Elton Brand, PF, Mavs
Brandan Wright, PF, Mavs
J.J. Hickson, PF, Blazers
Chris Andersen, PF, Heat
Chris Wilcox, PF, Celtics
Luke Harangody, PF, Cavs
Josh McRoberts, PF, Bobcats
Jason Maxiell, PF, Pistons
Samardo Samuels, PF, Cavs
Ivan Johnson, PF, Hawks
Jeff Pendrgraph, PF, Pacers
Lou Amundson, PF, Pelicans

Centers
Zaza Pachulia, C, Hawks
Jermaine O’Neal, C, Suns
Timofey Mozgov, C, Nuggets
Byron Mullens, C, Bobcats
Chris Kaman, C, Mavs
Hamed Haddadi, C, Suns
Jason Collins, C, Wizards
Kwame Brown, C, Sixers
Sam Dalembert, C, Bucks
Joel Przybilla, C, Bucks
Johan Petro, C, Hawks
Juwan Howard, C, Heat
Cole Aldrich, C, Kings

Restricted
Jeff Teague, PG, Hawks
Brandon Jennings, PG, Bucks
Nikola Pekovic, C, Timberwolves
Gerald Henderson, SG, Bobcats
Chris Copeland, SF, Knicks
Wayne Ellington, SG, Cavs
Omri Casspi, SF, Cavs
Gary Neal, SG, Spurs

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