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Bottom line: A fantastic fit at a nice, two-year and $19 million price. We just dont know what Ferrys endgame is. 40-some wins, again? Well see in October, I suppose. *** Dorell Wright Wright is a good if not a lights out shooter from long-range, and he can get hot and score from all over on his loping moves to the basket. Its not particularly clear what direction the Portland Trail Blazers are going in with their mix of in-prime guys like Wright and LaMarcus Aldridge alongside all these youngsters, but theyll be fun to watch. Bottom line: Even at an increased rate (Wright is only making $6 million over two seasons) this would be a fine move.





NBA free agency rumors: Andre Iguodala and Randy Foye trade between Jazz, Nuggets and Warriors set





EDT July 8, 2013 Duane Washington, shown in 2000, spent most of his career overseas. (Photo: Sandra Behne Bongarts, Getty Images) Story Highlights Former NBA player Duane Washington sentenced to 60 days in jail for hit-and-run car accident Washington hit 71-year-old Estella Vitins on Michigan's Interstate 96, breaking her leg Brother of Derek Fisher also played briefly for New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) Former New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers player Duane Washington has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene in western Michigan. MLive.com reported Monday that an Ottawa County judge also placed the 48-year-old Washington on 18 months' probation and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service. Authorities say the ex-NBA player hit 71-year-old Estella Vitins on Sept. 18 as she walked along Interstate 96 in Crockery Township after running out of gas. Vitins survived the accident, though she suffered a broken leg and other injuries.





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We won't be seeing LeBron James dunking or Dwight Howard endlessly waiting for James Harden to pass him the ball in summer league play. However, we will get players looking to resurrect their careers. Here are three players who have to use the summer league to start turning their games around. JonnyFlynn (PG, Indiana Pacers) Scott Barbour/Getty Images After a bizarre start to his NBA career, Jonny Flynn has already found himself on the outside of the NBA looking in. Flynn's career got off to that strange beginning in 2009 when the Minnesota Timberwolves took him the selection directly after taking Ricky Rubio. It also happened to be one spot ahead of Stephen Curry. After averaging 13.5 points and 4.4 assists per game in his rookie season, Flynn did nothing but take steps back in the NBA. Last season, Flynn played with the Melbourne Tigers in Australia, and he played well, averaging17.4 points and 5.9 assists per game. That alone won't be enough to get Flynn back into the NBA. Flynn has to exhibit that same level of play in the summer league if he wants to make it back. Austin Rivers (SG, New Orleans Pelicans) Jared Wickerham/Getty Images Things did not go well in Year 1 of the Austin Rivers experiment. Will Austin Rivers ever be an effective NBA starter? Yes.





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The 6-foot-11 center averaged 5.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season with the Hawks. Full story ... Reports: Cavs, Jack agree to deal A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers and free-agent guard Jarrett Jack have agreed to a four-year contract. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not yet been announced, says Jack's deal is worth $25 million and includes a team option in the final year. Other outlets have also reported the deal. Full story ... Landry agrees to 4-year, $26M deal with Kings Carl Landry believes his second stint with the Sacramento Kings will be better and last longer than his first time around.









1 Comments The trade that will send Randy Foye to the Denver Nuggets and allow them to receive a trade exception worth $12 million for outgoing forward Andre Iguodala is set. The Deseret News on Monday confirmed a report from Yahoo! Sports that said Foye would be part of a sign-and-trade that will earn him $9 million in the next three seasons. Iguodala had already agreed upon a four-year, $48 million contract with the Warriors but will now be part of a sign-and-trade that gives Denver a year to use the trade exception. Utah will receive a future second-round pick from the Warriors. More: SLC Dunk Golden State of Mind Denver Stiffs The three-way trade also gives the Warriors enough cap flexibility to sign rookie Serbian Nemanja Nedovic. Foye will give the Nuggets three-point shooting that could have been gone with the potential free agency departure of Corey Brewer . Foye set Utah franchise three-point shooting marks in makes and attempts last year. He shot 41 percent from deep and averaged 10.8 points per game.