MyFox Houston reports that Gerald Green has agreed to a one year contract with the Dallas Mavericks. I really hope Gerald can make it there. I like Gerald and he has a ton of potential because of his athleticism, but he just never seemed to get it. Maybe Rick Carlisle can finally get him to realize that potential.
ESPN is reporting that Baron Davis has agreed to sign with the Clippers after opting out of his contract with the Warriors on Monday. He gave up $17.8 million in the last year of his deal with the Warriors and will receive a five-year deal worth an estimated $65 million from the Clippers.
According to ESPN Insider, Gilbert Arenas has received max bids from both the Wizards and the Warriors. With Baron gone, the Warriors are in the market for a point guard and can afford to pay for one. The NY Daily News reports that the Knicks have made an offer to Chris Duhon to shore up their back court. The Knicks are expected to offer Duhon a two-year deal worth roughly half of the mid-level exception, totaling around $6 million. According to SportingNews, after meeting with the Knicks, Duhon went to Orlando to meet with the Magic. He was contacted by five teams on the first day of free agency including Cleveland, Sacramento, New York, Orlando and, surprisingly, Boston.
According to the Press Enterprise, Andrew Bynum is seeking a max contract extension. Hopefully the Lakers are forced to give it to him and will leave James Posey alone.
SacBee has the Kings offering their full MLE to sign Beno Udrih.
As reported in the Herald, the Celtics have made an offer to James Posey and hope to keep him. Posey has said that he wants to stay with the Celtics and the Celtics are saying they want to keep him, but there are also other teams who are going to do their best to lure him away from the champs. Posey's hometown Cleveland Cavaliers are said to be putting together an offer, in addition to the Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. New Jersey, which came close to signing Posey last summer before he was talked into going with the Celtics, also may revisit the situation, though like most teams the Nets are carving out cap space for 2010.
According to ESPN Insider, the Magic think highly of Clippers guard Corey Maggette, but it will almost certainly take a sign-and-trade deal to lure him back to Orlando. Maggette started his career in Orlando and still owns a home in Central Florida (where his parents live). But getting him would likely cost the Magic Most Improved Player Hedo Turkoglu in a trade, and that's a deal GM Otis Smith isn't eager to make. The Celtics have also made Maggette an offer but with an offer. The guys on Sports Tonight speculated that the Celtics may be offering Ray Allen in a sign and trade and the Clippers have wanted Ray Allen for some time so who knows. They may also have offered him the LLE and hoped that his desire for a ring would overwhelm his desire for a big contract. According to MySA the Spurs are prepared to offer Maggette the full MLE for the next year. Maggette wants to go to a contender and has suggested that he would be willing to take less for a chance at a ring. San Antonio is definitely still a contender as are the Celtics so both would probably be in his list of possibilities.
The Rockets are pursuing Brent Barry according to the Houston Chronicle. The Celtics went after him before he went back to San Antonio. But, I expect him to stay in Texas.