Deron Williams stayed. Jason Kidd left. Steve Nash was traded, and so was Kyle Lowry. Thus far, the NBA’s free agency season has been dominated by point guards, but as we count down the days to the end of the moratorium on July 11, there are plenty of other deals, signings, and trades being made. On Friday, the Celtics were dealt a crushing blow (exactly how crushing will be determined in part by Jason Terry) when Ray Allen decided to join the Miami Heat.
Before Ray Allen agreed to join the Miami Heat, nothing of major significance happened in free agency today, with the exception of the return of one Brandon Roy and the Philadelphia 76ers making some major roster adjustments. Aside from that, today’s news is filled with teams and players’ options, desires, possibilities and opinions.First reported by Jason Quick of the Oregonian, Brandon Roy has agreed to deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves: “Brandon Roy has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal
Point guards have dominated much of the free agency news up to this point, and Thursday was no exception. The only difference? It was Marc Stein of ESPN that broke most of today’s biggest news instead of Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, as you will see below. Also, for once, Dwight Howard wasn’t a major part of any big news, though you will still find news about the drama-filled center:Jason Kidd has chosen the New York Knicks over the Dallas
With Deron Williams staying with the Nets, the next big free agent point guard moving closer to a decision is Steve Nash. Nash is currently holding an offer from the Raptors, and the Knicks are trying to work out a sign-and-trade that would move some combination of Iman Shumpert, Josh Harrellson, Toney Douglas, Jerome Jordan and Dan Gadzuric (non-guaranteed contract) to Phoenix. There is other stuff going on, too: Aside from the Nets’ complications in getting a deal done for Dwight Howard,
//The Orlando Magic are looking for a bundle of first-round draft picks in any package they receive exchange for Dwight Howard, and the Brooklyn Nets are willing to surrender three. They also want a couple good young players, and the Nets are willing to give them three — Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries. Problem is, the Magic already have Glen Davis and Ryan Anderson at the power forward position, which makes Humphries a bad fit. And therein lies one
We always get breaking news of players’ decisions from reliable and reputable reporters. Today, someone broke huge news to the basketball world, but it wasn’t a reporter. Find out who it was, and what happened with the Dwight Howard saga in today’s news:Deron Williams will reportedly stay with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Deron Williams: