News from July 26 - August 5

News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Patricia Bend » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00


News from July 26.

NBA ref Bennett Salvatore pleaded guilty to income tax evasion.  Salvatore
downgraded 1st class airline tickets and did not report the extra money as
income.

Atlanta signed 2nd round draft pick (#40) Hanno Mottola to a 1 year
contract with a 2nd year at the team's option.

News from July 31.

Cleveland named Chris Tucker as trainer.

Phoenix named Aaron Nelson as trainer.

New Jersey released Jayson Williams.  [Williams retired earlier and this
is a salary cap move so that Williams' salary will no longer count against
New Jersey's cap after a year.]

News from August 1.

The NBA announced that the salary cap for 2000-01 is $35.5 million.  Teams
can now sign free agents.

In a sign-and-trade, C***te re-signed Eddie Jones to a 7 year, $93
million contract and traded Jones, Anthony Mason, Ricky Davis, and Dale
Ellis to Miami for P.J. Brown, Jamal Mashburn, Otis Thorpe, Tim James, and
Rodney Buford.

Dallas re-signed Hubert Davis to a 4 year, $10 million contract.

Dallas re-signed Gary Trent to a 1 year, $2.4 million contract.

Boston signed Mark Blount to a 1 year contract with a 2nd year at the
team's option.

Denver re-signed Tariq Abdul-Wahad to a 7 year, $43.3 million contract.

Denver re-signed Ryan Bowen to a 3 year, $1.9 million contract.  The 3rd
year is at the player's option.

Indiana re-signed Sam Perkins to a 1 year, $2.5 million contract.

Indiana re-signed Austin Croshere to a 7 year, $51 million contract.

Miami re-signed Anthony Carter to a 1 year, $1.2 million contract.

Milwaukee re-signed Tim Thomas to a 6 year, $67 million contract.

New York re-signed Kurt Thomas to a 3 year, $13 million contract with a
team option for a 4th year.

Phoenix signed Tony Delk to a 6 year, $19 million contract.

Sacramento re-signed Scot Pollard to a 6 year, $30.7 million contract.

Sacramento signed Bobby Jackson to a 5 year, $13.5 million contract.

Seattle re-signed Rashard Lewis to a 3 year, $13.3 million contract with a
player opt-out clause after 01-02.

News from August 2.

Chicago signed Ron Mercer to a 6 year, $67 million contract.

Houston re-signed Cuttino Mobley to a 6 year, $31 million contract.

Indiana re-signed Jalen Rose to a 7 year, $93 million contract.

Milwaukee released Danny Manning.

Orlando named Ted Arzonico as trainer.

San Antonio re-signed Tim Duncan to a reported 4 year, $45.9 million
contract with a player opt-out after 02-03.

Utah signed John Starks to a 2 year, $4.725 million contract.

News from August 3.

In a sign-and-trade, Detroit re-signed Grant Hill to a 7 year, $93
million contract with a player opt-out clause after 04-05 and Orlando
re-signed Chucky Atkins to a 6 year, $22.5 million contract and
re-signed Ben Wallace to a 6 year, $30 million and then Detroit traded
Hill to Orlando for Atkins and Wallace.

In a sign-and-trade, Toronto re-signed Tracy McGrady to a 7 year, $93
million contract with a player opt-out clause after 04-05 and traded him
to Orlando for a conditional 1st round draft pick.

TRADE: Cleveland traded Andrew DeClerq to Orlando for Matt Harpring.

Boston signed Randy Brown to a 3 year, $7.5 million contract.

New Jersey re-signed Johnny Newman to a 2 year, $4.2 million contract.

Orlando signed Dee Brown.

Phoenix re-signed Corie Blount to a 2 year, $3.2 million contract with a
player option for the 2nd year.

Phoenix signed Ruben Garces, Justin Love, and Daniel Santiago.

San Antonio re-signed Avery Johnson to a 1 year, $8 million contract.

San Antonio re-signed Antonio Daniels to a 3 year, $9.5 million contract.

Seattle signed first round draft pick (#17) Desmond Mason to a 3 year,
$3,465,840 contract with a 4th year worth $1,898,312 at the team's
option.

Vancouver signed Tony Massenburg to a 3 year, $7.425 million contract.

News from August 4.

Miami re-signed Bruce Bowen to a 1 year, $733,200 contract.

Orlando re-signed Monty Williams to a 1 year, minimum contract.

Orlando re-signed Bo Outlaw to a 5 year, $28 million contract.

Sacramento signed first round draft pick (#16) Hidayet Turkoglu to a 3
year, $3,648,240 contract with a 4th year worth $1,995,611 at the team's
option.

San Antonio signed Derek Anderson to a 2 year, $4.725 million contract
with the 2nd year at Anderson's option.

News from August 5.

Dallas re-signed Greg Buckner to a 2 year, $2.3 million contract.

New Jersey signed Aaron Williams to a 6 year, $17 million contract with a
player opt-out after 04-05.

The NBA has released the regular and pre-season schedules for 2000-01.
You can find them at http://SportToday.org/

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News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Ed Say » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00

: New Jersey released Jayson Williams.  [Williams retired earlier and this
: is a salary cap move so that Williams' salary will no longer count against
: New Jersey's cap after a year.]

        ?? Isn't retirement a sort-of "self-release?"

: Milwaukee released Danny Manning.

        Rumor in Utah is that they're interested in getting Manning,
        but haven't been able to contact him.

: Utah signed John Starks to a 2 year, $4.725 million contract.

        Could SKF now be jocking SuperGregOstertag?  

 
 
 

News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Timothy Walto » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


> : New Jersey released Jayson Williams.  [Williams retired earlier and this
> : is a salary cap move so that Williams' salary will no longer count against
> : New Jersey's cap after a year.]

>         ?? Isn't retirement a sort-of "self-release?"

  A retired player still counts against the cap, even though the team doesn't
have to pay him.  Unlike some retiring players, Williams doesn't seem to have
wanted a buyout of his remaining years; almost as if he doesn't think he should
get paid when he's unable to play anymore.

 
 
 

News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Roger William » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> : Utah signed John Starks to a 2 year, $4.725 million contract.
>    Could SKF now be jocking SuperGregOstertag?  

    You know, I was wondering the same thing now that he's playing with
Karl SuperMalone.

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News from July 26 - August 5

Post by PUREMiotch » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>   A retired player still counts against the cap, even though the team doesn't
> have to pay him.  Unlike some retiring players, Williams doesn't seem to have
> wanted a buyout of his remaining years; almost as if he doesn't think he should
> get paid when he's unable to play anymore.

I know I read somewhere that NJ is paying Williams in full for the
remainder of his contract, so a buyout really wasn't ever discussed.

And you're right; a retired player does count against the cap, unless you
can get a special injury exception, which the league denied them.

Mitch
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News from July 26 - August 5

Post by T J KOICK » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>News from August 2.

>Chicago signed Ron Mercer to a 6 year, $67 million contract.

It was actually a 4 year, $27 million contract.  I saw this
error in the AP news stories also.  So I can see where you
got this from.
T.K.
 
 
 

News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Swyc » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>And you're right; a retired player does count against the cap, unless you
>can get a special injury exception, which the league denied them.

>Mitch
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Why were the Nets denied the injury exception for Jayson Williams?  He
is obviously injured and unable to play.
 
 
 

News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Timothy Walto » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Why were the Nets denied the injury exception for Jayson Williams?  He
> is obviously injured and unable to play.

  The League's official reason was that the Nets should have known earlier how
severe the injury was.

  Yes, it sounds like a big crock of fecal matter to me, too.

 
 
 

News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Larry Coo » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Why were the Nets denied the injury exception for Jayson Williams?  He
> is obviously injured and unable to play.

Timing of the request.  The application period is
spelled out in the by-laws and not the CBA, so I
don't have access to it.  However, in the section
of the CBA that deals with the exception, it talks
a lot about "the date the team knew or reasonably
should have known that the injury or illness would
cause the player to miss all of the following
season...."  My guess is that they decided that
the Nets didn't apply in the allotted time period
that began when they reasonably should have known.

Larry Coon
University of California


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News from July 26 - August 5

Post by Garret Okamo » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


>> Why were the Nets denied the injury exception for Jayson Williams?  He
>> is obviously injured and unable to play.

>Timing of the request.  The application period is
>spelled out in the by-laws and not the CBA, so I
>don't have access to it.  However, in the section
>of the CBA that deals with the exception, it talks
>a lot about "the date the team knew or reasonably
>should have known that the injury or illness would
>cause the player to miss all of the following
>season...."  My guess is that they decided that
>the Nets didn't apply in the allotted time period
>that began when they reasonably should have known.

Nets Pres Rod Thorn said that they applied too late
and should have applied last year.  Because of that,
Thorn said that he agreed with the NBA's decision.

Garret

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