Monthly Archives: August 2010
Agent Todd Ramasar told the Free Press on Thursday that the second-round pick from Ole Miss signed a two-year deal. The first year is guaranteed at the league minimum, but the second year is not guaranteed.
How quickly things have changed.
Some of you went from trying to push Larry Bird out the door to now
praising him after he was able to get their point guard of the future in
Bird and general manager David Morway made a lot of fans happy when they
acquired Collison and James Posey and unloaded Troy Murphy.
Getting Collison was a great pick up for the Pacers. They were the winners in the four-team deal.
Collison should be the starter when the Pacers open training camp Sept. 28.
The New Jersey Nets and owner Mikhail Prohkorov have begun the application process for changing the team’s name.
Nets spokesman Barry Baum said today the team filed paperwork with the
National Basketball Association earlier this week. If accepted, the
change would become official before the 2012-13 season, when the Nets
plan to move to Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center.
“The do*****ents are already submitted to the NBA office,” Prokhorov said
in an interview with Forbes Russia magazine. “The name change will
happen in 2012.”
While New York and the rest of the NBA world were anticipating his
decision, Chris Bosh dealt with the attention by "playing with people’s
The New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets and New Jersey
Nets have reportedly agreed on a trade that will change the homes of
five players, including Trevor Ariza and Darren Collison.
The trade has been reported by multiple sources, including the Indianapolis Star and The Newark Star-Ledger.
The Knicks’ controversial attempt to hire Isiah Thomas as a consultant
hasn’t dissuaded candidates from pitching themselves as the right man
for a job that team president Donnie Walsh has left vacant since he was
hired two years ago — a day-to-day GM who eventually would succeed him.
The latest twist, according to sources familiar with the situation, has
potential candidates angling to present themselves to Walsh and Garden
chairman James Dolan as the man who is capable of delivering Carmelo
Anthony as a free agent next summer.
Four NBA teams have agreed to a five-player trade that will send Trevor
Ariza to the New Orleans Hornets and Darren Collison to the Indiana
Pacers, two league sources said.
In the proposed deal, the Houston Rockets will send Ariza to the
Hornets, who in turn will send Collison and James Posey to the Pacers.
The Pacers will send Troy Murphy to the New Jersey Nets. And the Nets will send Courtney Lee to the Rockets.
Doc Rivers announced Tuesday that the Celtics have agreed to a two-year
contract with second-round pick Luke Harangody. Terms of the deal were
not disclosed. The Notre Dame alum met briefly with the media following
the Shaquille O’Neal press conference.
“It’s a great feeling to have a little job security, especially
guaranteed,” Harangody said. “It helps me sleep easier at night. And to
sign the contract is also a great feeling as well.”
The 52nd pick of the 2010 draft, Harangody joins a star-filled front
court in Boston. However, the prospect of playing with Shaquille O’Neal
does not intimidate the former All-Big East player.
He wasn’t kidding.
After a summer spent answering recurring questions about the contract of
retired vet Rasheed Wallace, Celtics president Danny Ainge said the
matter would be solved sooner rather than later.
The solution: The Celtics waived the 15-year veteran, reaching a mutual
agreement on the two years and $13 million Wallace left on the table.
A couple of quickie updates from what might be the first offseason in
NBA history to generate a GM carousel that seemingly never stops
The Spurs, according to sources with knowledge of the team’s plans, are
lobbying Danny Ferry to come back to the organization where he began his
front-office career and hope to convince him to commit to rejoining the
organization in the coming days or weeks.