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Tracking the Association's 2010 Free Agents
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July 12 - 9:15 p.m.
The moratorium was lifted a few days ago and the dust has really begun to settle on the summer of free agency, so we're going to take it team-by-team to give you some updates.

  • CHARLOTTE: The Bobcats have re-signed Tyrus Thomas to a long-term contract
  • ATLANTA: The Hawks have re-signed Joe Johnson to a long-term contract
  • BOSTON: The Celtics have re-united their Big 3 with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce re-signing
  • CHICAGO: The Bulls have added former Jazz players Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver to their lineup
  • DALLAS: The Mavericks will retain the services of Dirk Nowitzki and Brendan Haywood
  • GOLDEN STATE: The Warriors have acquired David Lee in a trade with the Knicks
  • L.A. CLIPPERS: The Clippers have added Ryan Gomes and Randy Foye
  • L.A. LAKERS: The Lakers backcourt got a boost this offseason as Derek Fisher agreed to return and Steve Blake joined the World Champs
  • MEMPHIS: The Grizzlies have locked up Rudy Gay
  • MIAMI: Not only did the Heat re-sign Dwyane Wade and add LeBron James and Chris Bosh, they've also brought back Udonis Haslem
  • MILWAUKEE: The Bucks signed John Salmons and Drew Gooden
  • NEW JERSEY: The Nets have agreed to deals with Jordan Farmar and Johan Petro
  • NEW YORK: The Knicks signed Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton and traded for Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf and Kelenna Azubuike
  • ORLANDO: The Magic have signed Chris Duhon and Quinton Richardson
  • PHOENIX: The Suns have re-signed Channing Frye and added Hakim Warrick
  • TORONTO: The Raptors have re-signed Amir Johnson


    July 7 - 8:57 p.m.
    Another domino falls and it appears this time the Bulls have landed a top free agent... no not that one.

  • REPORT: ESPN's Ric Bucher is reporting that the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a verbal deal with Carlos Boozer


    July 7 - 3:03 p.m.
    Two major players in the NBA free agency market will be teaming up in Miami, and we'll know where the King is headed at 9 p.m. on Thursday night.

  • REPORT: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter today to announce they have both agreed to verbal deals with the Miami Heat


    July 6 - 10:11 a.m.
    It's been a couple days since our last update, and there's been a couple of new reports.

  • REPORT: Chris Sheridan of ESPN is reporting that the New York Knicks have agreed to a verbal deal with Amare Stoudemire
  • REPORT: ESPN is also reporting that the Orlando Magic have agreed to a verbal deal with Chris Duhon


    July 4 - 4:16 p.m.
    Happy 4th of July to all. Been relatively quiet the last day or so, with only two more verbal commitments reported to have been reached.

  • REPORT: ESPN is reporting that the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a verbal deal with Joe Johnson
  • REPORT: ESPN is reporting that the Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a verbal deal with Dirk Nowitzki


    July 3 - 9:06 a.m.
    Had a travel day heading to Orlando as the Bobcats get ready to start the Orlando Summer League here soon, so wasn't able to get to yesterday's late updates, but here's some early morning stuff to look over.

  • REPORT: Steve Blake announced on a radio station in Portland that he agreed to a verbal deal with the Los Angeles Lakers
  • REPORT: Chad Ford of ESPN reports that the Bucks have agreed to a verbal deal with John Salmons
  • REPORT: Yahoo! Sports reports that the Suns have have a verbal agreement with Hakim Warrick
  • REPORT: The Boston Herald reports that the Celtics will retain the serices of Paul Pierce after agreeing to a verbal contract


    July 2 - 9:45 a.m.
    Here's a couple of quick morning updates for you.

  • REPORT: ESPN's Ric Bucher and J.A. Adande are reporting that the Suns have agreed to a verbal deal with Channing Frye
  • REPORT: Yahoo! Sports Marc Spears reports that the Raptors have agreed to a verbal deal with Amir Johnson


    July 1 - 8:30 p.m.
    The 2010 NBA free agent season officially kicked off today and teams are able to begin talking to free agents and receiving verbal commitments. However, nothing can be officially announced until the NBA's moratorium is lifted on July 8. The biggest news might be that with Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce, Amare Stoudemire, Richard Jefferson and John Salmons all deciding not to exercise their player options the market for unrestricted free agents might be the strongest its ever been.

  • REPORT: Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Grizzlies have agreed to a verbal deal with Rudy Gay
  • REPORT: ESPN's Chad Ford reports that the Timberwolves have a verbal agreement with Darko Milicic
  • REPORT: Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Bucks have agreed to a verbal deal with Drew Gooden

    Keep checking back to bobcats.com as we'll continue to update you as news rolls in.


    Top 15 Unrestricted Free Agents

    1 2 3 4 5
    LeBron
    James
    UFA
    6-8, 250
    Forward
    Age - 25
    Dwyane
    Wade
    UFA
    6-4, 220
    Guard
    Age - 28
    Dirk
    Nowitzki
    UFA
    7-0, 245
    Forward
    Age - 32
    Chris
    Bosh
    UFA
    6-10, 230
    Forward
    Age - 26
    Amare
    Stoudemire
    UFA
    6-10, 249
    Forward
    Age - 27
    6 7 8 9 10
    Paul
    Pierce
    UFA
    6-7, 235
    Forward
    Age - 32
    Carlos
    Boozer
    UFA
    6-9, 266
    Forward
    Age - 28
    Joe
    Johnson
    UFA
    6-7, 240
    Guard
    Age - 29
    David
    Lee
    UFA
    6-9, 250
    Forward
    Age - 27
    Ray
    Allen
    UFA
    6-5, 205
    Guard
    Age - 34
    11 12 13 14 15
    Richard
    Jefferson
    UFA
    6-7, 225
    Forward
    Age - 30
    John
    Salmons
    UFA
    6-6, 207
    Guard
    Age - 30
    Shaquille
    O'Neal
    UFA
    7-1, 325
    Center
    Age - 38
    Raymond
    Felton
    UFA
    6-1, 198
    Guard
    Age - 26
    Josh
    Howard
    UFA
    6-7, 210
    Guard/Forward
    Age - 30

    EASTERN CONFERENCE UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
    Atlanta Hawks - Jason Collins, Joe Johnson, Randolph Morris, Joe Smith
    Boston Celtics - Ray Allen, Tony Allen, Marquis Daniels, Michael Finley, Paul Pierce, Nate Robinson, Brian Scalabrine, Shelden Williams
    CHARLOTTE BOBCATS - Raymond Felton, Stephen Graham, Larry Hughes, Theo Ratliff
    Chicago Bulls - Joe Alexander, Devin Brown, Acie Law, Brad Miller, Flip Murray, Jannero Pargo, Hakim Warrick
    Cleveland Cavaliers - Zydrunas Ilgauskas, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal
    Detroit Pistons - Kwame Brown, Ben Wallace
    Indiana Pacers - Luther Head, Earl Watson
    Miami Heat - Rafer Alston, Carlos Arroyo, Yakhouba Diawara, Udonis Haslem, Jamaal Magloire, Jermaine O'Neal, Shavlik Randolph, Quentin Richardson, Dwyane Wade, Dorell Wright
    Milwaukee Bucks - Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey, Luke Ridnour, John Salmons, Jerry Stackhouse, Kurt Thomas
    New Jersey Nets - Tony Battie, Trenton Hassell, Jarvis Hayes, Chris Quinn, Bobby Simmons
    New York Knicks - Jonathan Bender, Earl Barron, Chris Duhon, J.R. Giddens, Al Harrington, Eddie House, David Lee, Tracy McGrady, Sergio Rodriguez
    Orlando Magic - Matt Barnes, Adonal Foyle, Anthony Johnson, Jason Williams
    Philadelphia 76ers - Rodney Carney, Francisco Elson, Allen Iverson
    Toronto Raptors - Chris Bosh, Amir Johnson, Rasho Nesterovic, Patrick O'Bryant, Antoine Wright
    Washington Wizards - Earl Boykins, Javaris Crittenton, Randy Foye, Josh Howard, Cedric Jackson, Shaun Livingston, Cartier Martin, Mike Miller, Fabricio Oberto, James Singleton

    WESTERN CONFERENCE UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
    Dallas Mavericks - Brendan Haywood, Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Thomas
    Denver Nuggets - Malik Allen, Anthony Carter, Joey Graham, Johan Petro
    Golden State Warriors - Devean George, Chris Hunter, Anthony Tolliver
    Houston Rockets - None
    Los Angeles Clippers - Steve Blake, Rasual Butler, Drew Gooden, Steve Novak, Travis Outlaw, Brian Skinner, Craig Smith
    Los Angeles Lakers - Shannon Brown, Jordan Farmar, Derek Fisher, D.J. Mbenga, Adam Morrison, Josh Powell
    Memphis Grizzlies - Ronnie Brewer, Steven Hunter, Jamaal Tinsley, Marcus Williams
    Minnesota Timberwolves - Brian Cardinal, Darko Milicic, Sasha Pavlovic, Oleksiy Pecherov, Damien Wilkins
    New Orleans Hornets - Ike Diogu, Sean Marks
    Oklahoma City Thunder - Kevin Ollie, Mustafa Shakur, Etan Thomas
    Phoenix Suns - Louis Amundson, Jarron Collins, Channing Frye, Amare Stoudemire
    Portland Trail Blazers - Travis Diener, Juwan Howard
    Sacramento Kings - Sean May, Ime Udoka
    San Antonio Spurs - Keith Bogans, Matt Bonner, Ian Mahinmi, Roger Mason
    Utah Jazz - Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver

  • Top 10 Restricted Free Agents

    1 2 3 4 5
    Rudy
    Gay
    RFA
    6-8, 230
    Forward
    Age - 23
    Tyrus
    Thomas
    RFA
    6-10, 225
    Forward
    Age - 23
    Luis
    Scola
    RFA
    6-9, 245
    Forward/Center
    Age - 30
    Anthony
    Morrow
    RFA
    6-5, 210
    Forward/Guard
    Age - 24
    Will
    Bynum
    RFA
    6-0, 185
    Guard
    Age - 27
    6 7 8 9 10
    J.J.
    Redick
    RFA
    6-4, 190
    Guard
    Age - 26
    Josh
    Childress
    RFA
    6-8, 210
    Guard/Forward
    Age - 27
    Wesley
    Matthews
    RFA
    6-5, 220
    Guard
    Age - 23
    Kyle
    Lowry
    RFA
    6-0, 205
    Guard
    Age - 24
    C.J.
    Watson
    RFA
    6-2, 175
    Guard
    Age - 26

    EASTERN CONFERENCE RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
    Atlanta Hawks - Josh Childress, Mario West
    Boston Celtics - None
    CHARLOTTE BOBCATS - Tyrus Thomas
    Chicago Bulls - None
    Cleveland Cavaliers - Jawad Williams
    Detroit Pistons - Will Bynum
    Indiana Pacers - None
    Miami Heat - Joel Anthony
    Milwaukee Bucks - None
    New Jersey Nets - Josh Boone
    New York Knicks - None
    Orlando Magic - J.J. Redick
    Philadelphia 76ers - None
    Toronto Raptors - None
    Washington Wizards - None

    WESTERN CONFERENCE RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
    Dallas Mavericks - None
    Denver Nuggets - Linas Kleiza
    Golden State Warriors - Anthony Morrow, C.J. Watson
    Houston Rockets - Kyle Lowry, Luis Scola
    Los Angeles Clippers - Bobby Brown, Mardy Collins
    Los Angeles Lakers - None
    Memphis Grizzlies - Rudy Gay
    Minnesota Timberwolves - None
    New Orleans Hornets - Aaron Gray
    Oklahoma City Thunder - None
    Phoenix Suns - None
    Portland Trail Blazers - Patrick Mills
    Sacramento Kings - Jon Brockman, Dominic McGuire
    San Antonio Spurs - None
    Utah Jazz - Kyrylo Fesenko, Wesley Matthews


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