According to Sam Amick via Twitter, star guard/forward John Salmons will reportedly opt out of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Despite Salmons deciding to become a free agent and test the open market, the Bucks are expected to pursue him for a long-term contract. Salmons came over from Chicago near the end of the [...]
Just as we all found out that John Salmons would be opting out of his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Bucks turn the tables and land star small forward Corey Maggette, while unloading disappointing talent in Dan Gadzuric and Charlie Bell.
There is still a small chance Milwaukee could resign Salmons to a long-term deal, but with Maggette now on the roster for three years and $31 million, that’s fairly unlikely.
Regardless, Milwaukee rids themselves of Gadzuric’s loaded contract and disappointing play, as well as Charlie Bell’s contract. In return, they get a bonafide star in Maggette, a strong and athletic scorer who can take over game and get to the free throw line at will.
It could still blow-up in Milwaukee’s face, but on paper, this situation couldn’t have worked out any better. With a new star small forward in town, it will be interesting to see which direction the Bucks head in the 2010 NBA Draft.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Times, the Milwaukee Bucks may have some interest in acquiring Golden State small forward, Corey Maggette.
Mike Miller, an unrestricted free agent this summer, is reportedly holding out for a solid contract with a winning team.
According to Rotoworld.com, the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings have officially completed a trade that will send center Samuel Dalembert to the Kings and Nocioni and Hawes to the 76ers.
According to sources close to waitingfornextyear.com, Tom Izzo, the head coach of the Michigan State Spartans, is close to accepting a deal to be the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to the New York Daily News, former Dallas Mavericks player and head coach Avery Johnson is the favorite for the New Jersey Nets head coaching position.
According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Toronto star small forward, Hedo Turkoglu, wants out of Canada, and is eyeing one of his former teams as his next destination.
According to reports coming out of Chicago, the Bulls have fired head coach Vinny Del Negro. Sources suggest that Del Negro and his staff were fairly surprised by the move, although rumors have suggested for months that Del Negro was on thin ice with the organization.