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In one of the more surprising decision made by an NBA free agent this off-season, Al Jefferson agreed to a deal with the Charlotte Bobcats. Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith, and Earl Clark also made their decisions. Here is the latest NBA free agent dealings.
Charlotte Bobcats sign C Al Jefferson to 3-year, $40.5 million deal
For a team that has struggled to become relevant and seemed destined for an eternity of basketball purgatory, this is a major splash landing one of the top free agents on the market and not having to totally break the bank to do so. Charlotte declined to give Byron Mullens his qualifying offer which made him a free agent and opened up a hole in the middle. Jefferson is the low post scorer the ‘Cats have been missing and provides a major upgrade to a frontcourt consisting of Cody Zeller, Bismack Biyombo, and Brendan Haywood.
To be honest, I’m surprised Big Al joined up in Charlotte when it seemed like other teams like Dallas, maybe Houston if they don’t land Dwight H...
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- The New York Knicks did the expected and resigned the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year and their second leading scorer, JR Smith, which they needed to do and were able to do so on a very nice deal. Just a little over 6 million per year for a player who scored...
Kyle Korver received interest as a free agent, and it looks like he will end up staying in Atlanta with the Hawks on a nice deal.
The Bobcats and Al Jefferson have agreed to a three-year contract worth $41 million, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The third year of the deal is a player option.
Jefferson is only 28-years-old and is coming off a contract that paid him $15 million per year with the Jazz. Joining the Bobcats is somewhat surprising - especially since any of the teams that miss out on Dwight...
J.R. Smith and the New York Knicks have agreed on a four-year, $24.7 million contract, Smith's agent Leon Rose said Thursday morning.
The contract is the maximum salary that the Knicks could have offered Smith given the team's Early Bird exception.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks also showed interest.
Smith averaged 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per...
Al Jefferson agreed to a three-year contract worth $41 million with the Charlotte Bobcats, according to sources.
Jefferson's agreement includes a player option after the second season.
Jefferson had visited with the Bobcats for two days.
Jefferson averaged 17.8 points for the Utah Jazz last season.
Charlotte Bobcats fans had been expecting some free agent fireworks over this 4th of July weekend, just not down their pants. But that’s what we got on Thursday, courtesy of GM Rich Cho, who’d been promising/threatening a bold free agent move for several days. He delivered/detonated one yesterday by signing former Utah Jazz C Al [...]
According to a report via Marc Stein of ESPN, the Atlanta Hawks, have re-signed Kyle Korver, after many thought he was headed to the Brooklyn Nets.
Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that Kyle Korver has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Hawks worth an estimated $24 million.
Korver was wooed by several teams in search of a sharpshooter...
This is from yesterday, but at least wanted to touch on it. Al Jefferson is taking his talents to..Charlotte?
Big Al agreed to terms on a 3 year, $41 million deal with MJ's Bobcats yesterday (Jefferson also has an opt-out after year 2), and will now provide a low post presence and veteran leadership to a team in dire need of both.
In some ways, of course...
Michael Jordan and the Bobcats just made the biggest “splash” of their union, bringing in Big Al Jefferson for 3 years and $41 million. They will then release Tyrus Thomas, sources confirm. I put splash in quotes by the way because first of all, Al’s not really improving you by more than 10 wins. 2nd, there isn’t any water to splash anything in Charlotte. And 3rd, who cares...
Even if he was going to have to take a little less money, I just couldn’t imagine JR Smith not returning to the Knicks. Finally they locked him down. Breaking: The Knicks and J.R. Smith agree to a new deal, Smith's agent, Leon Rose, tells the Daily News. — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 4, 2013
The Milwaukee Bucks are offering Kyle Korver a three-year contract worth $20 million.
These more lucrative offers have led the Brooklyn Nets out of the chase for Korver.
The Bucks traded J.J. Redick on Tuesday.
Korver played for the Atlanta Hawks last season.
The New York Knicks are keeping J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni, two key members of their first Atlantic Division championship team since 1994.
Both players agreed to new deals Thursday, their agents confirmed.
Smith, the Sixth Man of the Year, gets a four-year contract worth around $25 million.
Prigioni could make about $6 million over three years. The Argentine guard moved into...
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Even though it’s a holiday and I’m supposed to be working on my tan right now, there was no way I could get through the day without speaking on the New York Knicks re-signing JR Smith (4 years/$24.7 million) and Pablo Prigioni (3 years/$6 million).
In a nutshell, l like these moves. Here’s why.
Starting with Prigs. The only knock against...
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