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Report: Bulls Inform Carlos Boozer He’s Been Amnestied

Report: Bulls Inform Carlos Boozer He’s Been Amnestied

NBA via Chicago Bulls(NEW YORK) -- The Carlos Boozer-era is over in Chicago as the Bulls have informed him that he's been amnestied.

Boozer was entering the final year of his contract, and was set to earn $16.8 million next season. While Boozer will still receive his full salary, it won't count against the Bulls salary cap.

With the recent additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic, the Bulls front-court suddenly became very crowded, and very expensive.

Boozer’s contract is now put out to bid and teams under the salary cap can enter a blind bid, with the team putting in the highest bid (over a minimum of $1.4 million) can get his services.

The 32-year-old Boozer is still a productive NBA player. This past season for the Bulls, he averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

He spent four of his 12 overall seasons in the NBA in Chicago, and has career averages of 16.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

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Hornets Agree to Deal with Lance Stephenson

Hornets Agree to Deal with Lance Stephenson

Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Charlotte Hornets have reached a deal with one of the top free agents on the market as they've agreed on a three-year deal with former Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson.

ESPN is reporting that the deal is worth $27 million. The Hornets have a team option in the third year of the contract as well.

"Lance is forever grateful for all the love he's received from Pacers fans. He is especially grateful to his teammates, Frank Vogel, Herb Simon, the Pacers management and most of all, Larry Bird," Stephenson's agent, Alberto Ebanks, said in a statement. "While we tried our best to come to the best possible terms for both sides, there was not sufficient flexibility in the terms of the contract, particularly the length of the contract."

What makes this a peculiar move for Stephenson is that the Pacers had offered Stephenson a five-year deal worth $54 million. He turned the deal down because he said he felt undervalued.

Stephenson's fourth NBA season proved to be his best as a pro. In 78 games, he averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.

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Miami Heat Re-Sign Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat Re-Sign Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat/NBA(MIAMI) -- The Miami Heat has re-signed guard Dwyane Wade, the team announced on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Dwyane has been the franchise cornerstone for this team since the day he arrived 11 years ago,” Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement. “He has shown his commitment to the Heat many times over the course of his career and has always been willing to sacrifice in order to help build this team into a champion. This time is no different. I am ecstatic to have him back in the fold and I am confident that Dwyane, as always, will be leading this team as we look to contend for NBA Championships.”

Miami originally selected Wade out of Marquette with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. In 11 seasons with the Heat, Wade has averaged 24.3 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds per game. The 10-time All-Star has won three NBA championships during his tenure.

The Heat also announced on Tuesday the signing of free agent forward Luol Deng.

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Chandler Parsons ‘Offended’ by Rockets

Chandler Parsons ‘Offended’ by Rockets

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Chandler Parsons is a Dallas Maverick after agreeing on a three-year deal worth $46 million last week. Still, Parsons is "offended" that the Houston Rockets did not even entertain the offer sheet that he signed with Dallas and believes that he was the third best player on the roster.

"Honestly, I was offended by the whole process," Parsons told Yahoo! Sports on Monday. "They publicly said that they were going out looking for a third star when I thought they had one right in front of them. I guess that's just how they viewed me as a player. I don't think I've scratched the surface of where I can be as a player and I think I'm ready for that role."

"You can't knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys," Parsons continued. "They are looking to make their team better. That's what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that."

Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game last season and will join the likes of Dirk Nowitzki next season.

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Cavaliers’ David Blatt Says Team Won’t Trade Andrew Wiggins

Cavaliers’ David Blatt Says Team Won’t Trade Andrew Wiggins

Jost West/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) -- With rumors flying that the Cleveland Cavaliers could now shift their attention to acquiring Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love, head coach David Blatt says the team will not trade Andrew Wiggins in any potential deal for Love.

"There's no reason or cause for worry on his part because Andrew's not going anywhere, as far as I know and as far as the club has expressed," Blatt told reporters Saturday.

Wiggins was the number one overall pick by the Cavaliers in the NBA Draft last June. Many see him as a potential franchise player, and the team is reluctant to give him up.

"I would think for a guy like Andrew, to have the opportunity to play with arguably one of the best players of all time, and to learn from him and to be tutored by him and to play alongside him -- which he will -- I gotta think that's a tremendous boost to his confidence and his comfort level and probably his motivation," Blatt told reporters.

Love is reportedly "intrigued" by the idea of playing with James in Cleveland, but it remains to be seen if the Cavaliers can bring him on board without giving up Wiggins.

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European Star Nikola Mirotic Will Join the Bulls Next Season

European Star Nikola Mirotic Will Join the Bulls Next SeasonRonald Martinez/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Nikola Mirotic is finally coming to the NBA as he's agreed on a contract with the Chicago Bulls that will bring him over to America next season. Mirotic was acquired by the Bulls in a draft-day deal back in 20...

ESPN: Heat Re-Sign Center Chris Andersen

ESPN: Heat Re-Sign Center Chris Andersen

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even without Lebron James suiting up for the Miami Heat next season, the team is committed to putting together a winning team as they've re-signed center Chris Andersen.

Andersen's new deal is worth two years and will pay him $10 million.

In two seasons with the Heat, the 36-year-old Andersen has resurrected his career with Miami. He's established himself as a reliable big man off the bench who has earned crunch time minutes with the team in the regular season and the playoffs.

In 72 games for the Heat this past season, Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game.

Despite the free agent departure of James, the Heat have not been quiet this offseason. They've brought in Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger. The team has also resigned Chris Bosh, Andersen, and are expected to bring back Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem.

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Paul Pierce Joining the Wizards

Paul Pierce Joining the Wizards

Claus Andersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Paul Pierce will don new colors next season. On Saturday, the small forward signed a two-year deal worth $11 million with the Washington Wizards.

Pierce, who spent the 2013-14 season with the Brooklyn Nets, signed a contract that includes a player option for next summer. The Wizards went after Pierce once swingman Trevor Ariza signed a deal with the Houston Rockets.

The ten-time All-Atar averaged just 13.5 points per game, playing only 28 minutes per contest last year with the Nets. Pierce had also garnered interest from such teams as the Dallas Mavericks, Rockets, and Los Angeles Lakers. 

Pierce, 36, joined Brooklyn as part of a mega-trade with the Boston Celtics that included Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.

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Pau Gasol Announces He’s Signing with the Bulls

Pau Gasol Announces He’s Signing with the Bulls

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers(NEW YORK) -- The free agent dominos have begun to fall in the NBA. Free agent forward/center Pau Gasol has announced via Twitter that he will sign with the Chicago Bulls.

"It hasn't been easy. After meditating it a lot I've chosen to play with the Chicago Bulls. Looking forward to this new chapter of my career," Gasol Tweeted on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Gasol spent over six seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, and helped lead them to two NBA Championships.

Aside from top-tier guys like Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony, Gasol was one of the top names out there on the free agent market.

While he's struggled with durability issues the past couple seasons, he remains one of the better all-around big men and should mesh nicely with All-Star center Joakim Noah.

In 60 games for the Lakers this past season, Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game.

The Bulls have to decide by Wednesday whether nor not they will amnesty forward Carlos Boozer or find a trade destination for him so that they can fit Gasol's contract under the salary cap.

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Jazz Match Hornets’ Off Sheet for Gordon Hayward

Jazz Match Hornets’ Off Sheet for Gordon Hayward

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Restricted free agent Gordon Hayward is staying in Utah as the Jazz have matched the four-year, $63 million offer sheet he signed with the Charlotte Hornets.

"We're extremely appreciative to Michael Jordan, Rich Cho, Steve Clifford and the Hornets for wanting Gordon and making Gordon feel like such a critical piece to the team they're building," Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein said. "That's something that's really appreciated by Gordon and myself, not just the contract but the whole presentation that they made.

"But It's always a wonderful thing when your own organization values you so much that they'd match a contract like this. I think it makes a great statement to Gordon about how they feel about him and value him."

Gordon was the ninth overall pick by the Jazz back during the 2010 Draft out of Butler.

He's emerged himself as one of the better all-around forwards in the NBA. This past season, Hayward averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game.

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Vince Carter to Join Grizzlies

Vince Carter to Join Grizzlies

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Not to be lost in the madness that was LeBron James' announcement, Vince Carter is also reportedly on the move. Sources say the veteran shooter spent Friday finalizing a three-year deal to join the Memphis Grizzlies.

Sources say the contract is worth $12.2 million per year, luring Carter away from the Dallas Mavericks. Memphis had attempted to get the shooting guard via a trade in 2013 but ended with Tayshaun Price after Dallas backed out of the talks. The Grizzlies were also hoping that Mike Miller would re-sign, but the small forward informed the team that he would not return for next season.

The Mavs were hoping to re-sign Carter by utilizing the cap-room exception owrth $2.7 million per year. Reports say that Carter had told Dallas that he would return to the team for a two-year deal worth $8 million. However, that number would only be possible if the Houston Rockets chose to match the offer give to Chandler Parsons.

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ESPN: Rockets Trade Lin to Lakers

ESPN: Rockets Trade Lin to Lakers

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Rockets traded guard Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

The Rockets will receive cash and rights to an undisclosed overseas player.

According to ESPNDallas.com, the Rockets are also expected to match the Dallas Mavericks three-year, $46 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Chandler Parsons.

Meanwhile, the Lakers receive a 26-year-old Lin, who is in the final year of his contract that will pay him $14.9 million this season.

During his four NBA seasons, Lin has averaged 11.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

 

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Lebron James Is Headed Back to Cavaliers

Lebron James Is Headed Back to Cavaliers

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland, the four-time MVP announced on Friday in an article he wrote for Sports Illustrated.

James spent seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers before leaving for Miami in 2010. Following his departure, James made four NBA finals appearances and took home two NBA titles, with help from Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, for the Miami Heat.

The Heat made a last-pitch effort to lock in James Wednesday when team president Pat Riley met with James and his agent, Rich Paul, in Las Vegas.

Paul did most of the talking during this free agency process, compared to 2010. He also met with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.

James joins a young Cleveland roster that includes Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao, and this year's number-one overall pick, Andrew Wiggins.

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Cavs Ink Irving to Extension

Cavs Ink Irving to Extension

Chris Chambers/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Even the potential of luring LeBron James back could not prevent the Cleveland Cavaliers from making a major signing. On Thursday, the Cavs made it official by signing point guard Kyrie Irving to a five-year, $90 million extension.

While the agreement was reached last week, Cleveland could not publicly confirm the deal until the NBA's moratorium on free agency ended on Thursday. The new contract keeps Irving in a Cavaliers jersey through 2020.

"We are excited that Kyrie has officially committed to be here long term with the Cleveland Cavaliers," owner Dan Gilbert said in a release. "The future has never been brighter as we are building the team and franchise for sustainable success. Kyrie is obviously a very big piece of our plan."

The three-year veteran averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists, and 3.6 rebounds last year for Cleveland. Irving was also named the Most Valuable Player at the NBA All-Star Game.

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Hornets Reach Deal with Gordon Hayward

Hornets Reach Deal with Gordon Hayward

Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) -- The Charlotte Hornets are doing their best to pry free agent Gordon Hayward away from the Utah Jazz.

Charlotte and Hayward have agree to a four-year offer sheet at the projected maximum of $63 million.

The Jazz will have three days to match the offer by the Hornets once the sheet is signed.

Utah had a chance to reach a deal with Hayward during the season, but both sides failed to find a number and years that worked.

Hayward is seeking a four-year deal worth $13 million annually, but the Jazz are sitting tight at $12 million, reports ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein.

He also visited with the Cavaliers last week.

Hayward averaged 16.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds last season for Utah.

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Aldridge Waiting to Sign Next Year with Blazers

Aldridge Waiting to Sign Next Year with Blazers

Steve Dykes/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Portland Trail Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge won't sign a contract extension this offseason, but will look for one in the 2014-15 season.  

"I'm happy to stay, happy to be here, happy with the direction the team has gone the last year or two," Aldridge told The Oregonian on Tuesday. "This has no impact on my interest in staying in Portland. I just want to get a five-year deal. I feel like that's the best decision on my part."

Aldridge was offered a three-year extension worth $55 million, the Oregonian reports. He's seeking a five-year deal worth $108 million next year with Portland.

"I don't want it to be perceived that I'm not happy or I'm not staying on because I'm not signing a three-year deal," Aldridge told the paper. "It's just financially smarter to wait...and I'm looking forward to signing the five-year deal when the chance comes."

Aldridge is hoping to surpass Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler as the greatest player to ever wear a Trail Blazers jersey.

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Heat Make Moves In Free Agency

Heat Make Moves In Free Agency

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Free agent forward Danny Granger has agreed to a two-year contract with the Miami Heat worth $4.2 million, according to ESPN.

The 31-year-old Granger split time last season between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers, where he averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.  His best season came during the 2008-09 campaign, where he averaged 25.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Pacers.

The Heat also has agreed to sign a deal with free agent forward Josh McRoberts. In seven seasons in the NBA, the 27-year-old has averaged 5.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. He has suited up for the Portland Trail Blazers, Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets.

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Hornets Rookie PJ Hairston Involved in Gym Altercation

Hornets Rookie PJ Hairston Involved in Gym AltercationBrian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Charlotte Hornets rookie point guard P.J. Hairston finds himself in hot water again as he was recently involved in an altercation at a local YMCA. A high school basketball player is alleging that he was suc...

Clippers Sign Farmar to Two-Year Deal

Clippers Sign Farmar to Two-Year Deal

Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After backup point guard Darren Collison left for Sacramento, the Los Angeles Clippers only had to look across the street for his replacement. The Clippers have snagged Jordan Farmar from the Los Angeles Lakers, signing him to a two-year deal.

The deal is worth a reported 4.2 million with a player option for the second season. The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the signing. Teams cannot officially sign until the NBA's moratorium is lifted on July 10. 

"[The Clippers] came the hardest basketball-wise; it's probably the best situation out there for me," Farmar said in an interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com. "I turned down more money elsewhere. I get to stay home in L.A. and play for a contender, which is important to me."

Farmar averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 assists, and 2.5 rebounds in 2013-14 for the Lakers after spending a year in Turkey. The 27-year-old battled through multiple injuries, missing 41 games.

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Boris Diaw Returning to Spurs

Boris Diaw Returning to Spurs

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat wait and wonder about their "Big Three", the world champion San Antonio Spurs continue to bring back the majority of their roster. Veteran forward Boris Diaw signed a new multi-year deal to return to the Spurs on Sunday.

Sources say that Diaw's new contract is for three years, and is worth an approximated $22 million. The forward took to Twitter on Sunday to announce the signing saying, "Hey Spurs fans, Good news i stay in san antonio for a few more years. Lets win it again. #gospursgo".

The 32-year-old averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 rebounds in 2013-14, helping the Spurs to a fifth NBA Championship.

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