Mar 23, 2012 11:55 AM EDT
The Wizards have denied a report from Peter Vecsey of the New York Post that Ernie Grunfeld rejected a three-year, $4.5 million proposal to remain as general manager.
Sources say no extension offer has been made.
Many have speculated that Grunfeld wouldn't return as GM.
Mar 23, 2012 11:51 AM EDT
Vinny Del Negro refuted an ESPN report before the game that he had lost his team.
“When you are losing games everyone jumps on you,’’ Del Negro said. “If you can’t take the heat, you shouldn’t do the job.
“You have to win games and that’s what you are measured on. Players are frustrated and I’m frustrated. You are going to get knocked down sometimes, but you have to keep getting up.’’
Mar 23, 2012 10:44 AM EDT
Kelenna Azubuike will sign with the Mavericks, according to sources.
The deal will be for two years as the veteran minimum, with the second season being a team option.
Azubuike hasn't played since the beginning of the 09-10 season because of a knee injury.
Azubuike will begin his comeback with the Texas Legends of the D-League.
Mar 23, 2012 10:40 AM EDT
Kyrylo Fesenko will sign with the Pacers for the remainder of the season, according to sources.
Fesenko and the Warriors mutually cancelled an agreement they reached in December on a one-year deal because he was still rehabbing from an offseason knee surgery.
Fesenko also received strong interest from the Mavericks and Celtics.
Mar 22, 2012 4:42 PM EDT
The Celtics will sign Ryan Hollins.
Hollins was waived this week by the Cavaliers.
To create a roster spot for Hollins, the Celtics will waive Chris Wilcox who is out for the remainder of the season.
Danny Ainge said Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce urged him this summer to sign Hollins.
"They really liked his game and the way he could play with them," Ainge said. "I think he would fit in well with what we do."
Mar 22, 2012 4:39 PM EDT
The Mavericks have waived Sean Williams.
The move can be a precursor to signing a veteran that was waived following the deadline.
Mar 22, 2012 2:42 PM EDT
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Mickell Gladness to a 10-day contract.
Gladness made his NBA debut this season as a member of the Miami Heat, appearing in eight games over two different stints with the club. The 6’11” center made the Heat’s opening night roster and appeared in three games before being waived on February 7. He subsequently signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Heat on February 12 and signed the second 10-day contract on February 28.
Mar 22, 2012 11:28 AM EDT
The Blazers waived Mehmet Okur on Wednesday.
Okur, who was acquired at the deadline in a trade involving Gerald Wallace, was let go by Portland to create a roster spot for J.J. Hickson.
Mar 22, 2012 10:46 AM EDT
The Spurs are the frontrunners to sign Boris Diaw if he clears waivers, according to sources.
Diaw agreed to a buyout with the Bobcats on Wednesday.
Mar 21, 2012 8:03 PM EDT
The Warriors will sign Mickell Gladness to a 10-day contract on Thursday, according to a source.
Golden State had expected to sign J.J. Hickson until he was claimed off waivers by the Blazers.
Gladness has played eight games for the Heat this season.
Derek Fisher will be in uniform with the Thunder on Wednesday.
The Miami Heat have signed free agent center Ronny Turiaf.
J.J. Hickson was already in New Orleans with the Warriors, who had an agreement with Golden State dependent on clearing waivers.
Ronny Turiaf has decided to sign with the Heat and the sides are in the process of finalizing an agreement.
The Warriors will sign J.J. Hickson after he clears waivers.
Derek Fisher is in Oklahoma City finalizing a contract with the Thunder for the remainder of the season.
Bryan Colangelo believes Mike D'Antoni will be hired for another NBA job "very soon."
Jason Thompson has played his way into becoming someone the Kings are hoping to keep.
Boris Diaw and the Bobcats have agreed to a buyout of his contract for the remainder of the 11-12 season.
Terrence Williams reportedly prefers playing time as opposed to picking up with a playoff contender.
Mar 20, 2012 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Derek Fisher is likely to sign with Oklahoma City once he clears waivers on Wednesday evening.
Andres Nocioni has been waived by the Sixers.
Memphis will pay Arenas a prorated salary worth about $300,000.
If the Warriors have one of the top-7 picks, then no trade with the Jazz is necessary.
Brad Miller plans to retire following the current season.
The Lakers have until June 30th to formally exercise Andrew Bynum's $16.1 million contract.
According to a report from Peter Vecsey of the New York Post, the Nets offered Brook Lopez, MarShon Brooks, Mehmet Okur's expiring contract and between two and three No. 1 picks in exchange for Dwight Howard.
Derek Fisher is expected to hold conversations with the Heat, Thunder and Spurs to discuss "ideas and concepts."
Ryan Hollins has averages of 3.7 points on .500 shooting and 2.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game in 24 games.
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