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NBA draft capped by a flurry of trades

Sacramento Kings acquire John Salmons and the rights to BYU All-America Jimmer Fredette.

June 23, 2011|Staff and wire reports
  • Jimmer Fredette walks off the stage after he was selected 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, who would later trade his rights to Sacramento.
Jimmer Fredette walks off the stage after he was selected 10th overall by… (Mike Stobe / Getty Images )

A three-way deal between the Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings that featured the draft rights to Brigham Young All-America Jimmer Fredette was the biggest of the NBA draft-day trades Thursday.

Guard John Salmons went from Milwaukee to Sacramento, which also got the rights to Fredette, the No. 10 pick.

The Bobcats traded leading scorer Stephen Jackson, the rights to No. 19 pick Tobias Harris of Tennessee and backup point guard Shaun Livingston to the Bucks, who will also receive guard Beno Udrih from the Kings.

Charlotte got the right to No. 7 overall pick Bismack Biyombo of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was taken by the Kings, and forward Corey Maggette from Milwaukee.

In other trades Thursday:

•Portland acquired guard Raymond Felton from Denver for veteran guard Andre Miller. Felton, 27, has a year remaining on his contract that pays him $7.5 million. Miller, 35, averaged 12.7 points, 7.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds last season.

Felton was traded in February from the New York Knicks to Denver, where he averaged 11.5 points, 3.6 points and 6.5 assists in 21 games.

•The Blazers traded swingman Rudy Fernandez to Dallas for draft picks.

•A person with knowledge of the deal said Houston traded the rights to No. 23 pick Nikola Mirotic of Serbia and No. 38 choice Chandler Parsons of Florida, a future first-round pick and center Brad Miller to Minnesota for point guard Jonny Flynn and the rights to 7-foot Lithuanian Donatas Motiejunas, the 20th overall pick.

•Indiana traded the rights to No. 15 pick Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State to San Antonio for George Hill, who averaged 11.6 points and 2.5 assists last season.

•Boston traded the rights to No. 25 pick MarShon Brooks of Providence to New Jersey for the rights to No. 27 pick JaJuan Johnson of Purdue and a 2014 second-round pick.

•Cleveland traded the rights to No. 32 pick Justin Harper of Richmond to the Orlando Magic for two future second-round picks.

•Charlotte sent the rights to No. 39 pick Jeremy Tyler to Golden State for cash.

•New Orleans traded the rights to No. 45 pick Josh Harrellson of Kentucky to the New York Knicks for cash.

•The Lakers traded the rights to No. 56 Chukwudiebere Maduabum to the Denver Nuggets for a future second-round pick.

Former Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw has interviewed to become an associate head coach with the Indiana Pacers, though he hasn't reached a deal, according to several NBA officials with knowledge of the negotiations who were not authorized to speak publicly.

Shaw, 45, interviewed with Pacers President Larry Bird this week and would be the right-hand man for Frank Vogel. Vogel was the Pacers' interim coach for part of last season and Bird has said Vogel is the front-runner to be head coach for next season.

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With NBA stars from veteran Kevin Garnett to Blake Griffin standing behind him, union President Derek Fisher said that players won't accept a bad deal to avert a work stoppage.

"We'd love to avoid a lockout, but we're unified in the sense of not being afraid if that's what we're faced with," the Lakers guard said.

Player representatives from each team were in New York for their summer meeting and were updated on the state of negotiations with owners.

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NFL labor talks continue

NFL owners and players met for the second consecutive day in Hull, Mass., in an effort to close in on a collective bargaining agreement. Commissioner Roger Goodell and players association chief DeMaurice Smith took part.

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More talks are expected next week.

Russian defenseman Andrei Markov signed a three-year, $17.25-million contract to stay with the Montreal Canadiens through the 2013-14 season. … The San Jose Sharks agreed to a $9-million, three-year deal with forward Devin Setoguchi.

The Angels appear to have come to terms with first-round pick C.J. Cron, the University of Utah first baseman who was the 17th overall selection in the June 6 draft. Cron sent out a Twitter message Thursday night that said, "Off to Anaheim on Monday to sign the contract! I'm going to be an Angel."

The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder hit .434 with 15 home runs, 26 doubles and 59 runs batted in last season.

— Mike DiGiovanna

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