August 12, 2013 |
On Monday, the Lakers let their final asset from the Dwight Howard trade slip away. The team's $1.2-million trade exception for Christian Eyenga, a throw-in to the Orlando Magic as part of the four-team trade, expired a full year after the initial blockbuster deal. The Lakers would have been able to acquire a player in trade, making up to $1.3 million (the Eyenga exception, plus the padding of $100,000 allowed by the league), without sending out any players to match salary. A trade exception can also be used to claim a player off waivers, provided his salary is not more than the allotted exception.
July 6, 2013 |
The Golden State Warriors have landed a coveted free agent -- just not the one everybody was talking about. The Warriors reached an agreement with swingman Andre Iguodala on a $48-million, four-year deal Friday, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The Warriors reportedly cleared more than $24 million in salary cap space by sending Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Utah Jazz along with unspecified draft picks. Yahoo Sports said the Warriors were taking back only Kevin Murphy and his non-guaranteed $788,000 deal for next season.
June 6, 2013 |
Julius Erving thinks that teams need to exercise caution when making deals with the Boston Celtics or the Lakers. "When you talk to the Lakers, when you talk to the Celtics, when you talk to -- well, those two in particular -- the guy on the other end of the phone has his fingers crossed," Erving told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday before the premiere of "The Doctor," a documentary on his life. "So whatever he's telling you, he's not telling you the truth. He's working a deal for him. And what happened to us last year with getting damaged goods hopefully will only happen once.
March 9, 2013 |
It could be the countdown to nothing for the Philadelphia 76ers, the way each breathless update is offset by another discouraging development. Andrew Bynum will be ready for the start of training camp after receiving injections in his arthritic knees in Germany! Actually, it's auf Wiedersehen until late October because of pain in the center's right knee. Once the discomfort in Bynum's knee subsides, he'll be rolling toward a quick return! Well, that is until he put his left knee in the gutter in November while bowling.
December 1, 2012 |
The Denver Nuggets (8-9) helped to facilitate the trade that brought Dwight Howard to the Lakers, acquiring Andre Iguodala for Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington. Iguodala is one of the Nuggets leading scorers at 15.6 points per game while shooting 46.3% from the field and 40% from behind the arc. He's also collecting 5.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. "I've been a fan of his since he came out of Arizona," said Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant, who has a strong relationship with Iguodala off the court. "I've always tried to look out for him as much as I could, talk to him about the game and things like that.
August 9, 2012 |
The Lakers have reached an agreement to acquire Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic in a four-team, eight-player, multi-draft pick deal in which Andrew Bynum lands with the Philadelphia 76ers, The Times has confirmed with several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Pau Gasol won't be a part of the deal, according to the executives, and will remain with the Lakers. The deal has the Denver Nuggets sending forward Al Harrington and guard Arron Afflalo to the Magic, according to the executives.