Thanks a _ton_ to Jed Tai for helping keep track of all the transactions
that went on while I was on vacation!!! A lot of the information here
for July 18 - August 1 comes from the data he gathered.
News from July 18.
There was a delay with the NBA and the Players Association as they were
arguing dollars regarding the amount for the salary cap for 2001-02 and the
signing freeze was delayed until later in the day on July 18. An agreement
was eventually reached and the salary cap for 2001-02 is $42.5 million.
TRADE: Detroit traded a 2002 2nd round draft pick to Toronto for the rights
to Zeljko Rebraca (whose rights they received in a 1999 trade).
TRADE: New Jersey traded Stephon Marbury, Johnny Newman, and Soumaila Samake
to Phoenix for Jason Kidd and Chris Dudley.
TRADE: Phoenix traded Clifford Robinson to Detroit for Jud Buechler and John
Boston re-signed Milt Palacio to a 2 year, $1,430,000 contract.
Chicago signed Eddie Robinson to a 5 year, $41,020,000 contract.
Chicago renounced Corey Benjamin, Steve Goodrich, and Dragan Tarlac.
Jamal Crawford (Chi) torn his left ACL and is likely out for the season.
Detroit renounced Dana Barros, Kornel David, Joe Dumars, Derek Harper, Billy
Owens, and Corliss Williamson. [Dumars and Harper were still officially
Detroit free agents, even though neither played in the league last season.]
The suspension for Minnesota GM Kevin McHale ended.
Orlando signed Patrick Ewing to a 2 year, $4,725,000 contract.
Philadelphia re-signed Aaron McKie to a 7 year, $42 million contract, with
only $35.5 million guaranteed and the rest being incentives.
Sacramento re-signed Doug Christie to a 7 year, $48 million contract.
Toronto re-signed Jerome Williams to a 7 year, $40.8 million contract with
the 7th year as a mutual option.
Washington signed Tyronn Lue to a 2 year, $3.1 million contract.
Washington re-signed Popeye Jones to a 1 year, $1.3 million contract.
News from July 19.
TRADE: Atlanta traded Lorenzen Wright, Brevin Knight, and the rights to Pau
Gasol (#3 draft pick) to Memphis for Shareef Abdur-Rahim and the rights to
Jamaal Tinsley (#27 draft pick).
TRADE: Atlanta traded the rights to Jamaal Tinsley to Indiana for a
protected 1st round draft pick in one of the next 7 years. The pick is
top-18 protected for the 2 years, lottery protected for 4 years, and
unprotected in the 7th year.
TRADE: Chicago traded Brian Skinner to Toronto for Charles Oakley.
Atlanta re-signed Nazr Mohammed to a 5 year, $25 million contract.
Denver signed Avery Johnson to a 3 year, $14,975,400 million contract.
Indiana signed 1st round draft pick Jamaal Tinsley (#27) to a 3 year,
$2,416,080 contract with a 4th year worth $1,545,441 at the team's option.
Miami re-signed Anthony Carter to a 3 year, $12 million contract.
New Jersey signed Todd MacCulloch to a 6 year, $33,750,000 contract.
Orlando signed Horace Grant to a 3 year, $7,425,000 contract with the 3rd
year at the team's option.
Philadelphia re-signed Dikembe Mutombo to a 4 year, $65 million contract.
Phoenix signed Dan Majerle to a 1 year, $1 million contract.
Washington re-signed Christian Laettner to a 4 year, $21 million contract.
News from July 20.
TRADE: Portland traded Greg Anthony to Chicago for a conditional 2002 2nd
round draft pick. If the pick is greater than #50, then the pick will be in
Chicago renounced Bryce Drew.
The LA Lakers signed Mitch Richmond to a 1 year, $1.3 million contract.
The LA Lakers signed Samaki Walker to a 2 year, $3 million contract with the
2nd year at the team's option.
Miami signed Malik Allen and Mike James.
New York signed Clarence Weatherspoon to a 5 year, $27.5 million contract.
Toronto re-signed Antonio Davis to a 5 year, $60 million contract.
Toronto re-signed Alvin Williams to a 5 year, $25 million contract.
Utah signed John Amaechi to a 3 year, $7 million contract with a 4th year
worth $4 million at the player's option.
News from July 21.
Sacramento re-signed Chris Webber to a 7 year, $122,700,000 contract.
San Antonio re-signed David Robinson to a 2 year, $20 million contract.
News from July 23.
Dallas signed Michael Finley to a 7 year, $102,265,625 contract.
C***te signed head coach Paul Silas to a 1 year contract extension.
Silas is signed through the 02-03 season.
C***te named Bob Donewald Jr. as an assistant coach.
Minnesota signed Maurice Evans to a 2 year, minimum contract.
New York re-signed Allan Houston to a 6 year, $100 million contract.
News from July 24.
C***te signed Bryce Drew to a 3 year, $4.5 million contract.
Cleveland named Ron Ekker as an assistant coach.
Detroit signed Zeljko Rebraca to a 3 year, $10.5 million contract with the
1st year and $3.5 million guaranteed.
Detroit signed Ratko Varda to a 1 year, minimum contract with a team option
for a 2nd year.
Detroit re-signed Corliss Williamson to a 6 year, $33 million contract.
Toronto signed 1st round draft pick Michael Bradley (#17) to a 3 year,
$3,623,400 contract with a 4th year worth $1,984,573 at the team's option.
News from July 25.
TRADE: In a sign-and-trade, San Antonio re-signed Derek Anderson to a 6
year, $48 million contract with a player opt-out after the 5th year.
San Antonio traded Derek Anderson and Steve Kerr to Portland for Steve
C***te signed Stacey Augmon to a 2 year, $4.2 million contract.
Orlando re-signed Andrew DeClercq to a 2 year, $4 million contract.
Orlando re-signed Don Reid to a 2 year, $2.7 million contract.
Pat Croce resigned as president of Philadelphia.
Washington released Michael Smith.
News from July 26.
The NBA released the 2001-02 schedule. You can fined the schedules for all
the teams at http://SportToday.org/
Minnesota signed 2nd round draft pick Loren Woods (#46) to a 1 year,
News from July 27.
Dallas signed Adrian Griffin to a 2 year, minimum contract.
Atlanta signed Emanual Davis to a 2 year, $1.5 million contract.
C***te signed David Wesley to a 2 year, $9,405,000 contract extension.
Wesley is now signed through the 04-05 season.
News from July 28.
Miami signed LaPhonso Ellis to a 3 year, $10 million contract.
News from July 30.
Atlanta signed Jacque Vaughn to a 1 year contract.
C***te named Brian Hill as an assistant coach.
Milwaukee re-signed Rafer Alston.
Minnesota signed Joe Smith to a 6 year, $34,035,000 contract.
Portland signed Ruben Patterson to a 6 year, $34,035,000 contract.
San Antonio signed Bruce Bowen to a 1 year, minimum contract.
Seattle released Ruben Wolkowyski.
News from July 31.
Dallas signed Danny Manning to a 2 year, $3.2 million contract.
The LA Lakers signed Peter Cornell.
Seattle signed Calvin Booth to a 6 year, $34,042,500 contract.
News from August 1.
TRADE: Orlando traded the rights to Brendan Haywood (#20 draft pick) to
Washington for Laron Profit and a future 1st round draft pick. The pick is
protected and available between 2004 and 2007.
Boston signed Paul Pierce to a 6 year, over $85 million contract extension.
The exact amount of the extension will not be known until the 2002-03
salary cap is set.
San Antonio re-signed Danny Ferry to a 2 year, $2.1 million contract.
San Antonio signed Mark Bryant to a 2 year, $2.1 million contract.
Toronto signed Vince Carter to a 6 year, over $85 million contract
extension. The exact amount of the extension will not be known until the
2002-03 salary cap is set.
The NBA and Reebok signed a 10 year marketing and licensing agreement.
Since some teams currently have deals with Nike, Puma, and Champion,
those contracts will be honored, but not renewed. Eventually, all NBA
apparel will be Reebok.
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