Saturday, July 02, 2011

What Happened Prior to July 1st Other Than A Bunch Of Ultimately Unproductive CBA Negotiations

Even though a lockout is upon us, one which might last us through until the very end of existence in late 2012, there's still some bookkeeping to be done. July 1st is (or should be) the date on which one season ends and the next one begins, and thus June 30th is an important cut-off date for certain transactions.

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. We also had the added bonus of 2012/13 team options for rookie scale contracts being decided considerably earlier than usual - after all, when the usual end of October deadline comes around, the lockout may still be going on.

All the results are in now, however, and there follows a list of who did what before July 1st.

The following players opted in:

- Boston = Ray Allen
- Charlotte = Boris Diaw
- Cleveland = Ryan Hollins
- Golden State = Charlie Bell and Louis Amundson
- L.A. Clippers = Brian Cook
- L.A. Lakers = Matt Barnes
- Miami = Eddie House and Zydrunas Ilgauskas
- New York = Ronny Turiaf
- Phoenix = Mickael Pietrus
- San Antonio = Tim Duncan
- Toronto = Leandro Barbosa

The following players opted out:

- Denver = Nene
- L.A. Lakers = Shannon Brown (who has now completed the rare achievement of doing this in consecutive seasons)
- Miami = James Jones
- New Orleans = Aaron Gray and David West

The following players had their 2011/12 team options exercised:

- Houston = Goran Dragic
- Memphis = Sam Young
- Utah = C.J. Miles

The following players had their team options declined:

- Sacramento = Pooh Jeter

(No one really gives out team options any more. For an explanation as to why, read the opening of this. Well, read the whole thing, but only the opening pertains to the team options.)

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

- Boston = Jeff Green
- Charlotte = Dante Cunningham
- Denver = Gary Forbes, Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler
- Detroit = Rodney Stuckey and Jonas Jerebko
- Golden State = Reggie Williams
- L.A. Clippers = DeAndre Jordan
- Memphis = Marc Gasol and Hamed Haddadi
- Miami = Mario Chalmers
- Milwaukee = Luc Richard Mbah A Moute
- New Orleans = Marco Belinelli
- New York = Derrick Brown
- Oklahoma City = Daequan Cook
- Philadelphia = Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes
- Phoenix = Aaron Brooks
- Portland = Patrick Mills and Greg Oden
- Sacramento = Marcus Thornton
- Toronto = Sonny Weems
- Washington = Larry Owens, Hamady Ndiaye, Nick Young and Othyus Jeffers

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

- Charlotte = Garrett Temple
- Detroit = Dajuan Summers
- L.A. Lakers = Trey Johnson
- Milwaukee = Chris Douglas-Roberts
- New Jersey = Brandan Wright and Ben Uzoh
- New Orleans = Jason Smith
- Sacramento = Darnell Jackson
- Toronto = Julian Wright and Joey Dorsey
- Washington = Yi Jianlian and Mustafa Shakur

The following players had their 2012/13 rookie scale team options exercised:

- Atlanta: Jeff Teague
- Boston: Avery Bradley
- Chicago: Taj Gibson
- Cleveland: Christian Eyenga
- Dallas: Dominique Jones and Rodrigue Beaubois
- Denver: Ty Lawson
- Golden State: Stephen Curry and Ekpe Udoh
- Indiana: Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough and Paul George
- L.A. Clippers: Blake Griffin, Eric Bledsoe and Al-Farouq Aminu
- Milwaukee: Larry Sanders and Brandon Jennings
- Minnesota: Wayne Ellington, Wesley Johnson and Lazar Hayward
- Oklahoma City: B.J. Mullens, Serge Ibaka, Eric Maynor, Cole Aldrich and James Harden
- Portland: Luke Babbitt and Elliot Williams
- Sacramento: Tyreke Evans, DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi [since traded to Cleveland]
- Toronto: Ed Davis, James Johnson and DeMar Derozan
- Utah: Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors
- Washington: Kevin Seraphin, John Wall, Trevor Booker and Jordan Crawford

The following players did not have their 2012/13 rookie scale team options exercised, yet:

- Charlotte: Gerald Henderson
- Detroit: Greg Monroe and Austin Daye
- Houston: Patrick Patterson, Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet, Jordan Hill and Terrence Williams
- Memphis: Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez
- New Jersey: Damion James
- New Orleans: Quincy Pondexter
- New York: Toney Douglas
- Orlando: Daniel Orton
- Philadelphia: Jrue Holiday, Craig Brackins and Evan Turner
- San Antonio: James Anderson

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