|1999 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 13th overall by Seattle.|
|1999 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Seattle, along with Don MacLean, Billy Owens and Dale Ellis, to Orlando in exchange for Horace Grant, a 2000 second round pick (#42, Olumide Oyedeji) and a 2001 second round pick (#41, Bobby Simmons).|
|12th July, 1999||NBA||Signed four year, $6,131,524 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team option for 2002/03.|
|2000 NBA Draft||NBA||Traded by Orlando, along with Derrick Strong, the draft rights to Keyon Dooling (#10), the draft rights to Dan Langhi (#31) and cash to L.A. Clippers in exchange for a future first round pick (#22, 2006, Marcus Williams).|
|12th April, 2001||NBA||L.A. Clippers exercised 2002/03 team option.|
|17th July, 2003||NBA||Signed a six year, $42 million offer sheet with Utah. Included early termination option after 2007/08 season.|
|29th July, 2003||NBA||L.A. Clippers matched Utah's offer sheet.|
|30th June, 2008||NBA||Exercised early termination option.|
|10th July, 2008||NBA||Signed a five year, $48 million contract with Golden State.|
|22nd June, 2010||NBA||Traded by Golden State, along with a 2010 second round pick (#44, Jerome Jordan) to Milwaukee in exchange for Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric.|
|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by Milwaukee to Charlotte (along with trading John Salmons and the draft rights to Jimmer Fridette (#10) to Sacramento) in exchange for Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston and the draft rights to Tobias Harris (#19) from Charlotte, and Beno Udrih from Sacramento.|
|26th June, 2012||NBA||Traded by Charlotte to Detroit in exchange for Ben Gordon and a future protected first round pick (#9, 2014, Noah Vonleh).|
|30th September, 2013||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.|
|15th October, 2013||NBA||Waived by San Antonio.|
|1998 - 1999||Duke (NCAA)|
|June 1999 - June 2000||Orlando Magic (NBA)|
|June 2000 - June 2008||L.A. Clippers (NBA)|
|July 2008 - June 2010||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
|June 2010 - June 2011||Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)|
|June 2011 - June 2012||Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)|
|June 2012 - June 2013||Detroit Pistons (NBA)|
|September 2013 - October 2013||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
June 25, 2011
Ric Bucher kicks the night off with the announcement of a three team trade between Charlotte, Sacramento and Milwaukee, one which highlights the futility of ever trying to predict trades. [No one alive predicted this. No one even predicted the framework of it.] Bucher tells of how Charlotte will trade Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston and the #19 pick to Milwaukee, in exchange for Corey Maggette from Milwaukee and the #7 pick from Sacramento, thereby ending my own Stephen Jackson-based aspirations.
The trade also includes John Salmons and the #10 pick being sent from Milwaukee to Sacramento, in addition to Beno Udrih going the other way, thereby making the deal from the Kings perspective a swap of Salmons for Udrih, and a trading down of three spots. Salmons was a King between July 2006 and February 2009, when he was traded to Chicago along with Brad Miller in exchange for Andres Nocioni's lengthy contract, Drew Gooden's expiring contract, and some peripheries. Sacramento's motivation to deal was to save short term money by taking on long term money. They then did the opposite, taking on short term money to open up long term cap space, when they traded Nocioni and Spencer Hawes last summer for Samuel Dalembert. And now they have used that cap space.......on John Salmons. It is, needless to say, a baffling trade, and one that could have been avoided had the Kings done more than 5 seconds of Googling and checked to see if Salmons had gotten much worse since he left.
The rest of the deal is fairly simple to comprehend. Charlotte moves up big by giving up two decent but excess guards, and accelerates a long moribund rebuilding process. Milwaukee beings the long process of undoing their own expensive mistakes, gaining some contributors in the process. But as for Sacramento........what was the point? What was the aim? What does this deal hope to achieve? The answers get no clearer throughout the evening.
(Stephen Jackson is reported to be unhappy about being traded to Milwaukee. Him and a thousand others. Wait until the day comes that he's traded to somewhere where he's not allowed to wear a headband. It's going to kick off.)
June 9, 2011
[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:
- Milwaukee: John Salmons, Corey Maggette and Drew Gooden - Pretty much every dollar Milwaukee gave out last summer is one they would like back. Salmons put up his worst season since his Philadelphia days, while Maggette proved to yet another team who hoped to convert his numbers into production that it wasn't possible. Meanwhile, Drew Gooden barely played, and shot every time down when he did, hitting only 43% of said chucks.