NBA free agent update: Nets are all in, and then some

NBA free agent update: Nets are all in, and then some

Posted by mikemcgraw on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 02:39

Andrei Kirilenko opted out of a $10 million contract for next season from the Timberwolves. Instead, he took the mini mid-level from Brooklyn, worth $3.18 million.

Consider it another coup for the Nets, who added Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and Shaun Livingston this summer without giving up any key players beyond Gerald Wallace.

All these moves come at a price. By adding Kirilenko, Brooklyn’s payroll for next season has crossed the $100 million barrier (the salary cap is $58 million). Thanks to the new escalating luxury tax included in the latest collective bargaining agreement, the Nets are facing a tax bill of around $82 million.

The previous record for largest luxury tax bill was $52 million by Portland in 2002-03, according to ShamSports.

Of course, Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov can expect a significant reward, right? Well, Garnett is 37, while Pierce and Terry are 35, but the Nets do have some weapons.
In the meantime, Cleveland took a chance on former Sixers center Andrew Bynum, who missed all of last season with bad knees.

Also, it’s possible for the Bulls to bring back their 1999 rookie tandem of Elton Brand and the former Ron Artest, who was amnestied by the Lakers. That would be awesome, but not particularly logical for the Bulls, who have 12 players under contract, so don’t expect it to happen.

Here’s the updated list of reported signings. Most are now official.

REPORTED SIGNINGS (Through July 11, 11 p.m.):
Al Jefferson signs with BOBCATS for three years, $41 million
Josh McRoberts re-signs with BOBCATS for two years, $6 million
O.J. Mayo signs with BUCKS for three years, $24 million
Zaza Pachulia signs with BUCKS for three years, $15 million
Carlos Delfino signs with BUCKS for two years, $6.5 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
Jarrett Jack signs with CAVS for four years, $25 million
Andrew Bynum signs with CAVS for two years, $24 million ($6 million guaranteed)
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
Matt Barnes re-signs with CLIPPERS for three years, $11 million
Darren Collison signs with CLIPPERS for two years, $3.9 million
Ryan Hollins re-signs with CLIPPERS for one year, unknown
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
Paul Millsap signs with HAWKS for two years, $19 million
DeMarre Carroll signs with HAWKS for two years, $5 million
Chris Andersen re-signs with HEAT for one year, $1.7 million
Carl Landry signs with KINGS for four years, $26 million
J.R. Smith re-signs with KNICKS for four years, $24.7 million
Pablo Prigioni re-signs with KNICKS for three years, unknown
Chris Kaman signs with LAKERS for one year, $3.2 million
Nick Young signs with LAKERS for one year, $1.2 million
Jose Calderon signs with MAVS for four years, $29 million
Devin Harris signs with MAVS for three years, $9 million
Wayne Ellington signs with MAVS for two years, $5 million
Andray Blatche re-signs with NETS for one year, $1.4 million
Shaun Livingston signs with NETS for one year, $1.2 million
Andrei Kirilenko signs with NETS for two years, $6.2 million
J.J. Hickson signs with NUGGETS for three years, $15 million
Randy Foye goes to NUGGETS in sign-and-trade for unknown
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
Chris Copeland signs offer sheet with PACERS for two years, $6 million
Tyreke Evans sign-and-trade to PELICANS for four years, $44 million
Al-Farouq Aminu re-signs with PELICANS for one year, $3.7 million
Anthony Morrow signs with PELICANS for two years, minimum
Greg Stiemsma signs with PELICANS for one year, $2.7 million
Josh Smith signs with PISTONS for four years, $56 million
Will Bynum re-signs with PISTONS for two years, $5.75 million
Chauncey Billups signs with PISTONS for two years, $5 million
Julyan Stone signs with RAPTORS for two years, unknown
Tyler Hansbrough signs with RAPTORS for two years, unknown
Dwight Howard signs with ROCKETS for four years, $88 million
Francisco Garcia re-signs with ROCKETS for two years, $2.6 million
Omri Casspi signs with ROCKETS 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
Jeff Pendergraph signs with SPURS for two years, unknown
Chase Budinger re-signs with TIMBERWOLVES for three years, $16 million
Kevin Martin sign-and-trade to TIMBERWOLVES for four years, $28 million
Corey Brewer signs with TIMBERWOLVES for three years, $15 million
Ronny Turiaf signs with TIMBERWOLVES for two years, $3.2 million
Dorrell Wright signs with TRAIL BLAZERS for two years, $6 million
Earl Watson signs with TRAIL BLAZERS for one year, $1.4 million
Andre Iguodala signs with WARRIORS for four years, $48 million
Mareese Speights signs with WARRIORS for three years, unknown
Jermaine O’Neal signs with WARRIORS for one year, $1.4 million
Toney Douglas signs with WARRIORS for one year, $1.6 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 Grevis Vasquez to KINGS. BLAZERS also send Jeff Withey to PELICANS and second-round pick to KINGS.

--WARRIORS send Andris Biedrin, Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush and draft picks to JAZZ for Kevin Murphy.

--BUCKS trade Luc Mbah a Moute to KINGS for future second-round picks.

--TIMBERWOLVES send Luke Ridnour to BUCKS as part of the Kevin Martin sign-and-trade.

AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS

Point guards
Aaron Brooks, PG, Rockets
Nate Robinson, PG, Bulls
D.J. Augustin, PG, Pacers
Beno Udrih, PG, Magic
A.J. Price, PG, Wizards
John Lucas III, PG, Raptors
Royal Ivey, PG, Sixers
Sebastian Telfair, PG, Raptors
Jeremy Pargo, PG, Cavs
Darius Morris, PG, Lakers
Rodrigue Beaubois, PG, Mavs
Jamaal Tinsley, PG, Jazz
Chauncey Billups, PG, Clippers
Keyon Dooling, PG, Grizzlies
Chris Duhon, PG, Lakers

Shooting guards
Monta Ellis, SG, Bucks
Richard Hamilton, SG, Bulls
Mo Williams, SG, Jazz
Ronnie Brewer, SG, Thunder
Reggie Williams, SG, Bobcats
Alan Anderson, SG, Raptors
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
Metta World Peace, SF, Lakers
James Johnson, SF, Kings
Lamar Odom, SF, Clippers
Luke Walton, SF, Cavs
Wesley Johnson, SF, Suns
Anthony Tolliver, SF, Hawks
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
Stephen Jackson, SF, Spurs

Power forwards
DeJuan Blair, PF, Spurs
Kenyon Martin, PF, Knicks
Elton Brand, PF, Mavs
Antawn Jamison, PF, Lakers
Brandan Wright, PF, Mavs
Chris Wilcox, PF, Celtics
Hakim Warrick, PF, Magic
Luke Harangody, PF, Cavs
Jason Maxiell, PF, Pistons
Samardo Samuels, PF, Cavs
Ivan Johnson, PF, Hawks
Lou Amundson, PF, Pelicans
Jared Jeffries, PF, Blazers
Troy Murphy, PF, Mavs

Centers
Timofey Mozgov, C, Nuggets
Byron Mullens, C, Bobcats
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
Greg Oden, C, Blazers

Restricted
Jeff Teague, PG, Hawks
Brandon Jennings, PG, Bucks
Nikola Pekovic, C, Timberwolves
Gerald Henderson, SG, Bobcats
Gary Neal, SG, Spurs

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