Thursday, July 01, 2010

2010 Free Agency, Preliminary Round

Thank you for your patience as we resolve the issues that have plagued this website in recent days. We're on top of it now. Sort of.

The free agency season is upon us, and a lot of housekeeping had to be done before we could get going. Players with player or early termination options had to decide if they were coming back; the few players with team options awaited an uncertain future; players eligible for QO's had to see if they got them. All the results are in now, however, and there follows a list of who did what before July 1st.

The following players opted in:

- Atlanta = Maurice Evans
- Charlotte = Tyson Chandler and Nazr Mohammed
- Cleveland = Sebastian Telfair
- Dallas = DeShawn Stevenson
- Denver = Kenyon Martin
- Detroit = Chris Wilcox
- Golden State = Kelenna Azubuike and Vladimir Radmanovic
- Houston = Yao Ming and Jared Jeffries
- Indiana = T.J. Ford
- Milwaukee = Michael Redd
- New Jersey = Kris Humphries
- New Orleans = Peja Stojakovic and Darius Songaila
- New York = Eddy Curry
- Philadelphia = Jason Kapono and Willie Green
- Phoenix = Grant Hill
- Portland = Joel Przybilla
- Washington = Quinton Ross (as a part of his trade to New Jersey)

The following players opted out:

- Boston = Paul Pierce
- Cleveland = LeBron James
- Dallas = Dirk Nowitzki
- L.A. Lakers = Shannon Brown
- Miami = Joel Anthony and Dwyane Wade
- Milwaukee = John Salmons
- Orlando = Matt Barnes
- Phoenix = Channing Frye and Amare Stoudemire
- San Antonio = Richard Jefferson
- Toronto = Chris Bosh

The following players had their team options exercised:

- Cleveland = Leon Powe
- Dallas = Jose Barea
- Houston = Chuck Hayes
- Miami = Mario Chalmers
- New Jersey = Chris Douglas-Roberts (as a part of his trade to Milwaukee)

The following players had their team options declined:

- Miami = Kenny Hasbrouck
- Washington = Josh Howard

The following players were eligible for a qualifying offer, and got one:

- Atlanta = Josh Childress
- Charlotte = Tyrus Thomas
- Cleveland = Jawad Williams
- Denver = Linas Kleiza
- Detroit = Will Bynum
- Golden State = Anthony Morrow and C.J. Watson
- Houston = Kyle Lowry and Luis Scola
- Memphis = Rudy Gay
- Miami = Joel Anthony
- Orlando = J.J. Redick
- Portland = Patrick Mills
- Sacramento = Jon Brockman
- Utah = Kyrylo Fesenko and Wesley Matthews
- Washington = Cedric Jackson and Cartier Martin

The following players were eligible for a qualifying offer, but didn't get one:

- Atlanta = Mario West
- Golden State = Anthony Tolliver and Chris Hunter
- L.A. Clippers = Mardy Collins and Bobby Brown
- L.A. Lakers = Adam Morrison and Jordan Farmar
- Memphis = Ronnie Brewer
- Miami = Kenny Hasbrouck
- Minnesota = Nate Jawai
- New Jersey = Josh Boone
- New Orleans = Aaron Gray
- New York = Sergio Rodriguez
- Oklahoma City = Mustafa Shakur
- Sacramento = Dominic McGuire
- Washington = Randy Foye

The following players had unguaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts, and made their guarantee date (or, in the case of Pendergraph, their contract conditions).

- Dallas = Eduardo Najera
- Detroit = Bumpy Jonas and Dajuan Summers
- Milwaukee = Carlos Delfino
- Portland = Jeff Pendergraph

The following players had unguaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts, and were waived before their guarantee date.

- Chicago = Rob Kurz and Chris Richard
- Miami = James Jones
- Minnesota/Portland = Ryan Gomes
- New Jersey = Keyon Dooling

The following players still have unguaranteed or partially guaranteed contracts, and thus can't rest easy.

- Boston = Tony Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette
- Charlotte = Derrick Brown
- Cleveland = Danny Green and Delonte West
- Dallas = Erick Dampier
- Denver = Brian Butch and Coby Karl
- Houston = Mike Harris and Alexander Johnson
- Indiana = Tyler Hansbrough, A.J. Price and Josh McRoberts
- L.A. Clippers = DeAndre Jordan
- Memphis = Lester Hudson
- Milwaukee = Luc Richard Mbah A Moute and Darnell Jackson
- Minnesota = Greg Stiemsma
- New York = Bill Walker
- Oklahoma City = Kyle Weaver
- Phoenix = Taylor Griffin and Dwayne Jones
- San Antonio = Garrett Temple, Alonzo Gee, Malik Hairston and Curtis Jerrells
- Toronto = Sonny Weems and Joey Dorsey
- Utah = Sundiana Gaines and Othyus Jeffers

Use your discretions as to who from that list will make it. However, note that all outstanding unguaranteed contracts except for Dampier, West and Hansbrough (who is mostly guaranteed) are for the minimum salary only.

More specific details on all the contracts in question in this post can be found in the site's salaries index. Tell EVERYONE.

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