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As free agents Grant Hill and Caron Butler have elected to sign with the Suns and Clippers respectively, the crop of potential small forwards for the San Antonio Spurs has dwindled.
The Spurs were reportedly interested in signing Butler or Hill but will have to look elsewhere to replace soon-to-be-gone Richard Jefferson.
And if they were looking to add Maurice Evans (a player San Antonio reportedly reached out to) as a potential fall-back solution, then they have competition from the Washington Wizards.
According to the Washington Post, there is mutual interest between Evans and the Wizards.
Evans’s agent, Roger Montgomery, said on Friday that there is “still mutual interest” between his client and the Wizards. The Wizards have been in daily conversations with Montgomery in hopes of bringing back the wing player who brought an aggressive style of play and a steadying presence after arriving in a trade deadline deal with Atlanta.
Granted, Evans may not be on the top of the Spurs wish list seeing how the more likely candidate the Spurs will be chasing is Josh Howard.
The Washington Post report also said Howard will be looking to make a decision by next week.
Nevertheless, should Howard spurn the Spurs next week, Evans could be a target for San Antonio.
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PHOENIX -- By the end of his fast break through free agency, Grant Hill learned all that Twitters is not gold ... or entirely accurate.
During this week's salvo of tweets and full-blown newspaper reports, the 39-year-old small forward was tagged as being thiiiis close to accepting an offer to play for the New York Knicks.
"If there was a pecking order," said Hill...
Caron Butler became the third free agent small forward to agree to a contract Thursday, coming to terms on a three-year, $24 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The agreement came after Shane Battier announced he would sign with Miami, and Tayshaun Prince agreed to a four-year, $27 million with the Detroit Pistons.
"He's a Clipper now," Butler's agent...
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Blake Griffin and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their Playa Vista training facility together for the first time since April and greeted the newest member of the team, free agent Caron Butler, who is back in familiar territory.
The nine-year veteran signed a three-year, $24 million contract on Monday, the first day that teams were allowed to sign free agents. His...
From Jeff Caplan, ESPNDallas.com:
Dallas Mavericks free agent Caron Butler enjoyed his Wednesday morning visit with the archrival San Antonio Spurs so much that he felt compelled to tweet about it.
"Just met with Spurs great visit first class all the way ..." Butler said in his tweet.
Yahoo! Sports reported that the Spurs will use the one-time amnesty clause written...
Former Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract with Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, according to his agent Raymond Brothers.
Butler had also considered San Antonio, New Jersey and Chicago, but ultimately the opportunity to team with Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon in Los Angeles proved too enticing.
"He's very excited to be with...
Grant Hill has agreed to a one-year deal with the Suns.
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The post-lockout free agency period has seen teams throw gobs of money at Caron Butler, Tyson Chandler, and Nene, but out in Sactown they’re showing some impressive restraint. The Kings aren’t in any rush to substantial salary commitments to their books, but in their efforts to build up their roster and meet the league’s payroll…
The Phoenix Suns were one of the busiest teams once free agency started Friday, waiving guard Vince Carter, resigning veteran forward Grant Hill and adding free agent guards Shannon Brown and Sebastian Telfair. Grant Hill has revived his career after foot injuries hampered the versatile forward in Orlando. In four seasons with the Suns, Hill [...]