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2010/11 NBA Draft. Signings, Rumours,Trades
#1
All news regarding draft, signings, releases, trades etc of NBA 2010/11 season goes here.
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#2
Wade has stated that he is now more interested in staying with the Heats and look for a great teammate to join rather than look for a new club. One of the names on the table is that of Ray Allen (Celtics).



In the meantime Kuzminskas pulled out of 2010 draft:



Quote:Mindaugas Kuzminskas decided to pull out of the 2010 NBA draft. The twenty-year-old forward withdrew his application before the deadline to do so expiring later on today.



Kuzminskas will try his luck in the next year's NBA draft and expects to go higher in the 2011 than he would have this year.



As the official version goes, this decision was made because of a tight training schedule and modest predictions on where Kuzminskas could have been drafted.



Full article @ [url="http://www.lithuaniabasketball.com/news-330-kuzminskas-pulls-out-of-nba-draft.html"]Lithuanianbasketball.com[/url]
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#3
Kuzminskas, as well as Motiejūnas, made the right choice to pull out of the draft. He will have a chance to prove his skills in Euroleague next season. If he succeeds then he might try his luck next season.
#4
Official! wade and Bosh in the Heat!!



http://www.nba.com/2010/news/07/07/wade....ef:nbahpt1

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5360911



Lebron too?????

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5360590 <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blink' />
#5
LA Lakers offered Luke Walton+Sasha Vujacic for Hedo Turkoglu



http://potasidelik.blogspot.com/2010/07/...lunda.html
#6
[url="http://www.talkbasket.net/news/kleiza-signs-raptors-offer-sheet-hopes-nuggets-wont-match-it-video-3381.html"]Kleiza signs Raptors offer sheet, hopes Nuggets won't match it[/url]. That's his chance to establish himself in the NBA.
#7
Let's see how well an EL top scorer does in NBA.
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#8
July 16



According to Houston's blog authority Fagan said the Rockets had reached a contract agreement with the inner pillar Louis - Scola, the two sides will sign a 5-year period of approximately 47 million contract.



Scola is the first players in rockets, under the absence of Yao, Scola has become a well-deserved core players. End of the season, Scola became a restricted free agent, as Lori, Scola is the Rockets expected to retain top players.



Morey has said Scola is the backbone of the rocket, the rocket is also essential for the future redevelopment of the players. In the 24 hours before the Rockets matched the offer lorry successfully retained a prominent line of the guard, when Morey says that Scola will also remain in Houston. Sure enough, 24 hours later, the two sides reached a contract agreement.



For Rockets fans, there is no sign any big-name stars in a free market, but to keep Scola and Lori, together with Yao's return, the new season, Houston is still worth looking forward to.
#9
[quote name='Roy M' timestamp='1278523431' post='23604']

Official! wade and Bosh in the Heat!!



http://www.nba.com/2010/news/07/07/wade....ef:nbahpt1

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5360911



Lebron too?????

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5360590 <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blink' />

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Started out slow, but it looks like Wade and LeBron has things rolling now!
#10
Jan Vesely will enter the NBA draft 2011



http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/201...nba-draft/
#11
Dusko Vujosevic has received an invitation from the San Antonio Spurs to come to the US and get the chance to see how the Spurs play and how Greg Popovich coaches. Dule will have the chance to work with Popovich and learn something from him. Vujosevic would love to go the US and work with Popovich. It would be a great experience for both the coaches. It would make Dule even an better coach. But there can be one problem: Dule Vujosevic doesn’t speak English and that could be a problem if he gets the chance to lead a training of the Spurs. They will need a translator for Dule. The fact that he doesn’t speak English is also one of the reasons that it didn’t work at CSKA Moscow for Dule Vujosevic
#12
Toronto Raptors and Peja Stojakovic are close to agree on a buyout



http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6041580
#13
Mavs make a move in bid to sign Peja Stojakovic

[quote name='Kenneth23' timestamp='1295209496' post='27777']

Dusko Vujosevic has received an invitation from the San Antonio Spurs to come to the US and get the chance to see how the Spurs play and how Greg Popovich coaches. Dule will have the chance to work with Popovich and learn something from him. Vujosevic would love to go the US and work with Popovich. It would be a great experience for both the coaches. It would make Dule even an better coach. But there can be one problem: Dule Vujosevic doesn’t speak English and that could be a problem if he gets the chance to lead a training of the Spurs. They will need a translator for Dule. The fact that he doesn’t speak English is also one of the reasons that it didn’t work at CSKA Moscow for Dule Vujosevic

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He is legend. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />
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#14
Quote:Peja Stojakovic deal on hold



DALLAS -- The Mavericks' proposed trade that would send little-used center Alexis Ajinca to Toronto and open a roster spot enabling the team to sign forward Peja Stojakovic when he clears waivers Monday afternoon remains under scrutiny by the league office.



Mavs owner Mark Cuban said on Saturday he expected the league to approve the trade Monday, but Mavs president Donnie Nelson said the deal remains in a "holding pattern," although he, too, remains confident the league will ultimately approve it.



"Hopefully," Nelson said. "We've just got to be patient."



The Ajinca trade appeared to be a done deal Thursday night when the Mavs played at Chicago. Ajinca was even sent from the United Center back to the team hotel. However, the process became delayed when some teams lodged complaints the Mavs and Raptors arranged the deal to circumvent the salary cap.



Stojakovic must be patient as well. He was at the American Airlines Center on Monday and watched the team practice. He was waived by Toronto on Thursday after the team was unable to trade him.



Stojakovic can't sign with Dallas until a roster spot is made available. Nelson said even if the league rejects the trade the Mavs will make space for Stojakovic. One option is to waive the 7-foot-2 Ajinca, who came to the Mavs as a throw-in from Charlotte in the deal that netted starting center Tyson Chandler during the offseason.



Stojakovic won't play Tuesday night when the Mavs open a four-game homestand against the Los Angeles Clippers, and he likely won't be ready for Thursday's game against the Houston Rockets, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. Stojakovic still must take a physical upon signing.



He has played just eight games this season with the New Orleans Hornets and Toronto Raptors because of knee issues.



"When the transaction does go through, there's going to be a period where we have to make sure his conditioning and health is right before we put him on the floor," Carlisle said. "I don't know what that period of time is going to be, but I think it's important to understand that this is not just simply a turn-key thing and now you've got a starter."
#15
Orlando Magic wants Fran Vázquez for the next season



http://www.sport.es/default.asp?idpublic...rt+en+RSS)
#16
Quote:Stojakovic to make Mavs debut Monday



DALLAS -- Peja Stojakovic will make his debut Monday night as the Dallas Mavericks seek a ninth consecutive victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers.



Stojakovic, who signed two weeks ago but has been hampered by a left knee issue, is set to play in just his ninth game and for his third team this season. He was traded from New Orleans to Toronto and then released by the Raptors.



"I plan on playing him," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "He's worked hard, so he's ready to start playing a little bit. He's as ready as he's going to be short of playing in a game. So tonight's the night we've got to get him out there a little bit."



Stojakovic's addition to the lineup now leaves the Mavs still patiently waiting for Rodrigue Beaubois' highly anticipated return from a broken left foot that has sidelined him all season. Beaubois, who remained in Dallas with Stojakovic during the last road trip to increase his workload, will have his activity level "stepped up again," this week, Carlisle said.



Carlisle said Beaubois will begin doing "some live stuff," which could mean participating in team drills and scrimmages during practices for the first time this season. Carlisle did not answer a question as to whether Beaubois would join the team on this week's three-game road trip that begins Wednesday at Sacramento.



"That's another step in the right direction," Carlisle said. "But, I don't have a timetable for you."



Stojakovic has not played in a game since Nov. 26 with the Raptors. In eight games, the 6-foot-10 forward has averaged 8.1 points on 48.8 percent field-goal shooting and 48.4 percent from beyond the arc in 13.9 minutes a game.



In 62 games last season with New Orleans, Stojakovic averaged 12.6 points and 37.5 percent shooting from 3-point range in 31.4 minutes. He figures to become the Mavs' starting small forward if he doesn't immediately do so Monday.



"To get him back on the court and get him in the fold is going to probably take us some time, but the sooner the better, so it's good to get him before the All-Star break comes," point guard Jason Kidd said. "He can shoot the ball, we all know that. He's a competitor and a veteran guy, so he knows how to play. For us, we've got to use his strengths, get him in the fold and make him comfortable."



Since Caron Butler suffered a season-ending knee injury on Jan. 1, the spot has been in flux because Carlisle prefers to utilize Shawn Marion off the bench as a tag-team with shooting guard Jason Terry.



Marion, DeShawn Stevenson, Brian Cardinal and Sasha Pavlovic, who was waived after completing consecutive 10-day contracts, have filled in as the starting small forward.



In the past two games, Carlisle has given J.J. Barea his first two starts of the season at shooting guard with Stevenson sliding to small forward.



http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nba/new...id=6098414
#17
Quote:New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves discuss Carmelo Deal



The Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks are discussing a three-team trade that would make forward Carmelo Anthony a Knick before the Feb. 24 trade deadline, according to league sources.



In the proposed trade, New York would send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota and the Timberwolves would send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to Denver. Denver would also receive Wilson Chandler from New York.



A Timberwolves source told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher on Sunday that the team would not approve of a deal where the team received just New York's Randolph and Curry with Brewer and a first-rounder heading to Denver. While these are the names currently being discussed, additional players could be added to make a deal possible, sources said.



The deal is not expected to happen until the middle of next week at the earliest, and one source said it could drag out until the trade deadline. Denver, which has been exchanging proposals with the Knicks for the past couple weeks, is weighing other options.



With teams aware of Anthony's desire to play in New York, the Nuggets' choices are limited. With little chance of signing Anthony long-term, few clubs are willing to send valuable assets to Denver.



If the trade with New York and Minnesota goes through, Anthony would be in line to receive a three-year, $65 million contract extension as part of the agreement in what is known as an extend-and-trade.



Since Anthony's preference to play for New York is known, there is some sentiment within the Knicks organization to hold off on trading for him and wait until he becomes a free agent this summer. Such a move would enable them to keep their young assets.



But owner James Dolan has been pressing team president Donnie Walsh to trade for Anthony before the deadline, according to sources.



"Dolan is really pressuring Walsh to get Melo, but Denver has been vacillating back and forth," one of the sources said.



A trade to New York would end the season-long saga that began last summer when Anthony refused to sign the contract extension with the Nuggets.



Late in the preseason, reports of a potential four-team deal with New Jersey, Utah and Charlotte that would make Anthony a Net surfaced.



But league sources say the deal was overblown and New Jersey was actually leaking the story in an effort to pressure Denver's new front office regime of Josh Kroenke and Masai Ujiri into making a deal.



Last month, reports of another potential trade of Anthony to New Jersey surfaced, this time involving the Detroit Pistons. That deal was close to being agreed upon, but Anthony was reluctant to sign the three-year, $65 million extension with New Jersey.



Anthony agreed to meet with the Nets but owner Mikhail Prokhorov called off his club's pursuit of Anthony in a news conference a day before the scheduled sit-down was to take place.



There have been no talks between New Jersey and Denver since Prokhorov pulled out of the deal, but the Nets are monitoring the Nuggets' discussions with other teams. The possibility of New Jersey reigniting talks with the Nuggets remains until the Nets trade away Troy Murphy, whose expiring contract is critical to any deal between the two clubs.



http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/n...id=6094827
#18
Quote:Sources: Lakers, Nuggets talk Melo



The Lakers and the Denver Nuggets have had preliminary discussions about a blockbuster trade that would send Carmelo Anthony to Los Angeles, according to league sources. The Lakers' package would be built around Andrew Bynum.



Talks are in the preliminary stages, but it appears that another option besides the New York Knicks has materialized for the Nuggets.



"There have been discussions between the two teams," one of the sources said. "The Lakers are definitely an option."



Of course, Anthony, who can opt out of his contract after this season, would likely have to agree to sign a three-year, $65 million extension with the Lakers for them to part with Bynum. But Los Angeles is believed to be a city Anthony would be amenable to playing in, as he and his wife, La La Vasquez, bought a home there last summer. Two people close to Anthony said the Nuggets superstar would sign off on a deal that would make him a Laker.



The Nuggets have no interest in Lakers forward Ron Artest and sources said they may not insist on getting Lamar Odom either. A straight-up trade of Anthony for Bynum meets the financial requirements of the collective bargaining agreement, but more players could be involved since Denver would look to shed as much salary as possible.



The Lakers first contacted the Charlotte Bobcats last week, looking to deal Artest for either Stephen Jackson or Gerald Wallace, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher. The Bobcats were initially intrigued because owner Michael Jordan has long appreciated Artest's toughness, but talks ended during the weekend after the Bobcats learned Artest was not excited about playing in Charlotte.





The Nuggets are also engaged in talks with New York about a three-way trade involving the Minnesota Timberwolves. Initial discussions centered around Denver getting Wilson Chandler, with Minnesota sending Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to Denver as well. But Denver wants more than that and has its eye on young Knicks assets Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields, along with Chandler.



Minnesota, which would receive Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry in the trade, also wants more in return if it is to send a first-round pick to Denver.



In a sign that the Denver-New York talks have heated up, Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan has had direct negotiations with Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, according to the New York Daily News.





One stumbling block to a Nuggets-Knicks deal, however, is the health of Chandler. The Daily News reported Tuesday that he is experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired left ankle.



With the Feb. 24 trade deadline approaching, the Nuggets are weighing every possible option, including holding on to Anthony for the remainder of the season while hoping the owners can negotiate the right to put a franchise tag on players in the new collective bargaining agreement. Under that scenario, the Nuggets would be able to "franchise" Anthony and keep him in Denver.



The likeliest outcome, however, remains that Denver will trade Anthony before Feb. 24.





It is believed that the Lakers have not yet made an offer for Anthony but that the two clubs have merely had discussions.



Los Angeles has long viewed Bynum as a building block and potential star, but a series of knee injuries throughout his six-year career has frustrated the Lakers to the point that one source said the club would consider moving him. Bynum missed the first 24 games of this season while recovering from offseason knee surgery and also missed a game last week with a bruised knee.



Pau Gasol starts at center in Bynum's absence, with Odom moving to power forward, and the Lakers' record of 18-7 without Bynum this season is better than their record with him (18-9).



The Lakers' front office is not in full agreement on dealing Bynum, sources told Bucher. Jim Buss, son of owner Jerry, was in charge of the franchise when Bynum was drafted with the 10th pick in 2005 and has consistently resisted any attempts to move him, including a deal for free-agent-to-be Chris Bosh last season.



Lakers coach Phil Jackson, another source said, would like to see how his team performs in a rematch against the Celtics Thursday and in the remaining five games on its current seven-game road trip before deciding to make such a dramatic move.



The Lakers' motivation to upgrade their roster largely stems from the struggles of Artest this season. He was considered an important component last season in defending premier small forwards such as Kevin Durant and Paul Pierce, and the Lakers may see either the Celtics' Pierce or the Heat's LeBron James in the Finals if they were to get that far.



But Jackson has not played Artest down the stretch in a number of games this season because he has been ineffective both offensively and defensively.



The Nuggets like Bynum's immense upside and believe that, at 23 years old, he can overcome his health issues. But they understand it would be a risk, and are not entirely certain they would trade for him, one source said.



Acquiring Bynum is not a huge financial risk for Denver, though, considering his great potential. Bynum has two years and $31 million left on his contract, but the final year is a team option for $16.5 million. If Bynum experiences another injury next season, the Nuggets could decide not to pick up the option and thus be on the hook for just the $15.1 million he's due next season.



Bynum is averaging 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in 27 games this season. In five full seasons with Los Angeles, Bynum has averaged only 56 games per season because of injuries.



Anthony is coming off a 50-point, 11-rebound outing Monday, but the Nuggets lost to the Rockets.



http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nb...id=6101304
#19
Quote:Report: Utah coach Sloan to resign on Thursday

By NBA.com staff reports

Posted Feb 10 2011 2:04PM



Utah's Jerry Sloan, the longest tenured coach in any of the four major North American pro sports, will resign later Thursday, according to a report in the Salt Lake City Deseret News.



Sloan, who turns 69 next month, announced earlier this week that he had signed a new one-year extension on his contract. But the Jazz, mired in sixth place in the Western Conference, have been struggling lately. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games and have not won back-to-back games in nearly a month. Sloan's system has been criticized publicly as too restrictive by his All-Star point guard, Deron Williams.



In 25-plus seasons coach in the NBA -- he began his career in Chicago -- Sloan has a 1,221-803 record (.603). After his stint with the Bulls, he took over for Frank Layden in Utah in 1988 and is the only coach in the NBA to win 1,000 games with a single franchise



http://www.nba.com/2011/news/02/10/sloan...ef:nbahpt1



It would be bad to see one of the best coaches in the NBA leave. If he resigns from Utah then it will probably mean that he will retire as a coach. He still is a very good coach and I hope he'll continue coaching. It would be a very bad loss for the Utah Jazz
#20
[quote name='Kenneth23' timestamp='1297365255' post='28607']

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/02/10/sloan...ef:nbahpt1



It would be bad to see one of the best coaches in the NBA leave. If he resigns from Utah then it will probably mean that he will retire as a coach. He still is a very good coach and I hope he'll continue coaching. It would be a very bad loss for the Utah Jazz

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Yeah this would be sad but he has had a full life. Maybe he can be the next coach for the National teams. I know USA basketball would love to have him.


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