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The first day of NBA free agency has ended and what have we learned?
The Pistons reportedly met with at least three players on Monday, including Joe Dumars offering Hawks forward Josh Smith a four-year contract while the echoes of midnight church bells were still bouncing off the hills. Of course, other media reports indicated that they only discussed a four-year deal to bring "J-Smoove" to Detroit, but that no official offer was made. The first day of free agency is like that -- the truth changes on an hourly basis, depending on which side is trying to get their version out at anyone time.
That said, it is pretty clear that the Pistons are focusing their early efforts on a pair of big names -- Smith and Denver's Andre Iguodala. They wouldn't be trying to sign both, but since they have competition in both cases, including Smith and Iguodala's current teams, they need to give themselves as many options as possible.
Detroit also reportedly met with ...
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The Pistons have reportedly focused their free-agent efforts on one star.
Detroit is planning to make a "substantial" offer to forward Josh Smith, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal will reportedly be for four years.
Smith, who has spent his first nine years in the league with the Atlanta Hawks, averaged 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season.
The Sacramento Kings have withdrawn their four-year, $56 million offer to free-agent guard/forward Andre Iguodala, according to Yahoo! Sports and USA Today.
The Kings reportedly wanted an answer by Tuesday night from Iguodala, who wasn't ready to give one, Yahoo! Sports reports.
As a result, Iguodala could re-sign with the Denver Nuggets, who offered him a five-year extension...
The Sacramento Kings reportedly made a big free agent offer to Andre Iguodala, but it sounds like they changed their mind.
The Sacramento Kings could very well let guard Tyreke Evans leave to join the New Orleans Pelicans, and in his place they’re going hard after free agent small forward Andre Iguodala. Late Tuesday night the Kings offered Iguodala a four-year, $56 million deal and are now considered the front-runners for the 29-year-old.
Iguodala has garnered interest from all over the NBA since...
The Detroit Pistons met with Josh Smith at 12:01 AM EST on Monday and intend to make a substantial four-year offer.
The Atlanta Hawks have expressed more interest in working with Smith on a sign-and-trade than to re-sign him.
Smith is the Pistons' top priority in free agency, along with re-signing Jose Calderon.
The Pistons hope to make a preemptive strike on Smith knowing that...
The Sacramento Kings appear to be the favorites to sign free agent Andre Iguodala after reportedly offering the forward a 4-year deal worth $56 million.
After playing in Philadelphia for 8 seasons, Iguodala joined the Nuggets where he averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game last year.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
The Sacramento Kings are pursuing...
You rarely hear about players being motivated AFTER the start of free agency but that’s what’s happening with Denver Nuggets free agent, Andre Iguodala. Tuesday it was reported that the Sacramento Kings offered Iguodala a four-year, $56 million deal. While Iggy was allegedly taking some time to consider the offer- teams can’t officially sign players until July 10th- it was...
Rajon Rondo, who was upset after seeing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce dealt, wants Josh Smith in Boston. They were teammates in high school.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2013The Detroit Pistons are meeting with Josh Smith tonight, as @WojYahooNBA tweeted. The Boston Celtics are also expected to pursue Smith.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2013
If Danny Ainge...
The Sacramento Kings have apparently decided to pass on free agent forward Andre Iguodala, according to Sam Amick-
“The Sacramento Kings have pulled their offer to free agent small forward Andre Iguodala, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. After making a four-year, $52 million bid, the Kings will now regroup and decide the next move in their rebuilding efforts...
Josh Smith is not only the Rockets backup plan should Dwight Howard decide to sign with another team. Houston is reportedly interested in making a big splash by pairing the two childhood friends up and signing both this off-season.
In his meeting with the Rockets, Howard is said to have inquired about adding a third star, according to the Houston Chronicle. If Smith and Howard...