2010 Free Agency, Preliminary Round
July 1st, 2010

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 Amar’e 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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